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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Cosmetic accidents: Liposuction

    ‘Lunchtime lipo’

    Liposuction is in the press as it is a common procedure for celebrities to undergo as a ‘quick’ way to lose weight. Recent stories have even involved clinics introducing ‘lunchtime lipo,’ a non-invasive procedure you can fit in between work hours!

    Men as well as women get liposcution

    Statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPs) show that although percentages of British people undergoing liposuction have dropped, men as well as women are opting to have the procedure. BAAPs show that in 2012, liposuction was the 5th most popular surgical procedure for men and the 8th most popular for women.

    The most standard procedure is suction-assisted liposuction that involves the sucking and draining of fat from the body. This is effected by the insertion of a cannula under the skin and then the attachment of a high-pressure vacuum to the cannula to ‘suck’ out the fat. Other methods include ultrasound-assisted liposuction and electronic-assisted liposuction.

    The most common areas for liposuction are the stomach, inner and outer thighs, buttocks and arms.

    What are the risks involved with liposuction?

    Risks involved to the patient include damaged skin in the effected area, as well as scarring and an uneven silhouette in that area. More serious risks that come with having liposuction include damage to internal organs, blood clots and even death in some extreme cases.

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    You may be able to claim for medical compensation after your liposuction. If you suffered an accident as a result of medical error during surgery. If this has happened to you then Accident Advice Helpline could help.

    Likewise, if you were not made aware of the risks or effects of the liposuction, before the procedure took place, you may be eligible to make a claim.

    Have you had a recent accident at work or been the victim of medical negligence after liposuction?

    Sponsored by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline are a compensation provider for anyone who has suffered a work related injury or perhaps an accident after a breach in health and safety at work or in a public place.

    Our friendly, professional advisers are available on the phone 24/7 to provide you with the guidance you need.

    With an extensive legal team who operate on a 100% no win, no fee* basis we aim to get you the compensation you deserve after an accident that was not your fault.

    Date Published: November 26, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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