Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that breaks up and sucks fat from some parts of the body like the abdomen, thighs, neck, buttocks, chin, calves, back and upper and back of the arms.
Liposuction is performed by inserting a hollow instrument, known as a cannula, into the skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum pump. It is manoeuvred to break up the fatty deposits and the fat cells are then removed. The incision is then stitched and bandaged. The procedure is normally carried out under a general anaesthetic.
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), there are over 4000 liposuction treatments that take place in the UK annually.
What can go wrong with a Liposuction Procedure?
There can be severe consequences if the procedure is not carried out in the right way leading to a botched liposuction, including:
- Severe bruising and swelling
- Residual numbness
- Fluid on the lungs
- Injury to your stomach
- Severe scarring
Our specialist team have healthcare expertise and over 25 years’ experience, we have recovered millions of pounds for our clients in botched liposuction compensation. Our goal from the start is to work with you and guide you through each step of the process. We can see you wherever is convenient for you, be that in our offices in London or the North West of England, at home or in hospital.
The majority of our claims are dealt with by our firm on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if we do not succeed in your botched liposuction claim, you will not have to pay anything.
If we can prove your case we will be able to recover damages for you as well as the cost of revision surgery if appropriate, loss of earnings and any other expenses you have incurred.
Frequently asked questions
Why do problems sometimes occur after liposuction?
Problems can occur when the surgeon is not experienced and takes too much fat away. The greater the amount of fat removed, the greater the risks arising from the procedure which may result in an uneven distribution of the skin and other skin abnormalities.
Are there varying types of liposuction?
Yes. There are a number of liposuction techniques including Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction and Powered Liposuction.