What is liposuction?
Liposuction, colloquially known as ‘lipo’, is a cosmetic procedure which involves the break up and removal of fall cells from different parts of the body. During the procedure, a cosmetic surgeon will inject the area with a liquid solution. Small cuts are then made around the targeted area and a tiny tube inserted which will suck the fat out of the tissue using a vacuum machine.
- In 2015, 5551 patients underwent some kind of liposuction procedure
- This was an increase of 20% from 2014
- More than 82% of those patients were female
Most liposuction procedures go ahead without incident and produce successful results. However, there are unfortunately some times when this isn’t the case.
If you have recently undergone a cosmetic procedure and are not happy with the result, including a related procedure like a ‘tummy tuck’, then you could be entitled to make a liposuction claim. If you feel that the surgery did not improve your procedure, or if you think that the procedure was carried out carelessly, then please contact us to discuss your complaint further. We are very happy to talk to you and offer our advice and observations.
Problems after liposuction
- Limp or uneven skin
- Pigmentation of the skin
- Scarring or skin damage
- Puncturing an internal organ
- Blood toxicity
- A disappointing result
- Emotional distress e.g. depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or embarrassment