NEW YORK MAN DIES AFTER LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Director of the clinic said (via Ensegundos.do) the patient underwent liposuction on the gluteal region. At 6 p.m., he had respiratory distress, and staff tried to resuscitate him. The facility said he died of respiratory distress, Noticias Sin reported.
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Liposuction is one common cosmetic procedure performed worldwide. Although there are some adverse events and complication may occur but mortality is extremely low. There are speculations on the cause of death in this case but it should have never happened.
The organization warns the procedure carries risks and potential complications, including problems with anesthesia, infection, as well as damage to structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs and organs. The surgery can also affect the heart and lungs, and cause deep vein thrombosis.
Firstly, there are few indications for doing liposuction under general anesthesia. Almost always is preferred to perform liposuction under local anesthesia. Dr. Ray states that at his Liposuction center in Rocklin California, liposuction is performed under local anesthesia. The chance for complications would be significantly reduced as a result.
This case comes as a warning and a lesson for the people planning to have liposuction. Finding an experienced and competent physician would be the most important factor when planning for liposuction.