Bad liposuction results are less likely to occur when only properly trained and experienced surgeons are consulted... after all, liposuction is an invasive, surgical procedure.
Some health experts worry that liposuction has been oversimplified in the popular media. Complications can and do arise... sometimes with fatal consequences.
The standard method of liposuction involves inserting a thin, straw-like, tube or "cannula" (which is connected to a suction-motor) into small incisions in the skin and sucking out fat cells.
Various techniques of liposuction can be used to assist in fat removal including Ultrasound, Twin-cannula, Power-assisted, Laser, & Water-assisted.
But you should never forget... it is always the skill and experience of the surgeon that counts most... not the technique used.
In July 2011 Anaheim physician Dr. Peter Normann was convicted of causing three liposuction deaths. He was found guilty of the second-degree death of Ralph Gonzalez, 33, in December 2006; the second-degree death of Leslie Ann Ray, 53, in July 2007; and the manslaughter of Alicia Santizo Blanco, 41, in April 2007.
*2007, November 10...
Donda West, 58 year old mother of singing star Kanye West, died following complex plastic surgery involving a breast reduction, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Kanje West told the Huffington Post (09/16/2010):
"Gas gangrene is a very rare condition... The infection, once contracted, can have devastating and rapid consequences, thus in liposuction procedures the proper and effective sterilisation of instruments, of the patient's skin and of the environment the procedure is to take place is essential."... Deputy Coroner Anthony Schapel.
Maria Shortall, 38, died following a bad liposuction procedure in an un-accredited, inadequately-equipped cosmetic "Rejuvenation Institute" in Weston, Florida. The procedure involved 22 incisions and was carried out under local anaesthetic by a doctor who was not a plastic surgeon. An autopsy report revealed a fat embolus got into the bloodstream and blocked the blood flow to the lungs. The patient died soon after the fat, which had been removed from her stomach, was injected into her buttocks.
*2012, May 10...
Manhattan, New York.... a 51 year old woman (who'd had a heart-transplant operation in 2004 by famed Dr. Mehmet Oz) collapsed and died after undergoing liposuction in a Park Avenue office. The doctor who performed the bad liposuction procedure had previously boasted to a newspaper of his $7 million home.
Three women who underwent liposuction at a cosmetic surgery center in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA contracted Group A Streptococcus infections... one died. Bacterial invasion of deep tissues can lead to invasive gas disease which is also called necrotizing fasciitis, or "flesh-eating" disease.
*2012, September 9...
A 32 year old male PhD scholar, Narenda Kumar, died as a result of a liposuction procedure performed at a private hospital in Hyderabad, India.
"During the surgery, the large intestine of Narenda got ruptured and, due to leakage of excreta, his kidneys, liver, pancreas and lungs got infected."... L Saida Naik, Assistant Professor Dept. Biotechnology.
*2012, October 19...
Brazilian model Pamela Nascimento, aged 27, died of severe blood loss after a suspected perforation of her kidney or liver. Her aunt was quoted as saying "She was obsessed with her looks." The model had had two liposuction procedures carried out previously.
These a just a few examples of what can result from bad liposuction.
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