Liposuction Death

Based on survey there are over 400,000 liposuction procedures done in the US every year. Liposuction is the most common surgery not only in the US but in the whole wide world. Liposuction involves the breaking up and sucking out of fats through a hallow instrument called cannula by inserting under the skin. Since it is a surgical procedure, liposuction death is very rampant. In 1993 to 1998 there are 48,527 liposuction death referred to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, this is according to report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Out of this figure, 5 deaths are done through tumescent liposuction.  The most common cause of liposuction death of these victims is due to the slowing of their heart rate and their blood pressure dropped dangerously. This is because of the lidocaine used in the procedure. Lidocaine is used in the Medical Practice during emergency measure to slow dangerously rapid heart rate.

Other liposuction death is caused by fluid overload.  The excess fluid is collected in their lungs which caused them to be drowned to death. Other dies because of blood clot particularly in their lungs. According to some doctors, tumescent liposuction can be fatal, this is due to the toxicity of lidocaine and unfavourable interactions of lidocaine with other medications during and after the procedure.

Based on the data gathered by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon (ASPRS), in about 496,000 liposuction operations there are 95 liposuction death occur. And the most common cause of death is due to pulmonary thromboembolism or also known as blood clot. Researchers say that in the US more number of people killed during liposuction than in car accidents. The fatalities rate in car accidents is 16.1 per 100,000 accidents while the fatality rate for liposuction is 19 per 100,000 operations.

Liposuction procedure can contour your body perfectly, it can boost your confidence but the danger of occurrence of liposuction death cannot be avoided especially when your surgeon is not an expert on the procedure which is most applicable to your body. It still safer to make sure that your surgeon is licensed and has a wide range of experience when it comes to this kind of surgery. Yes it is very essential to keep your body as good looking as you can but when you consider liposuction as an option does not forget to consider also the danger equipped with it. Treat liposuction as one of the major operations which should be taken seriously. Be aware also that liposuction should be done in a hospital where facilities are complete and safer for you in times of emergency.

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