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Chapter-28 Medicolegal Aspects of Liposuction

BOOK TITLE: Atlas of Liposuction

Author
1. Shiffman Melvin A
ISBN
9789350903452
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11849_28
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2013
Pages
10
Author Affiliations
1. 17501, Chatham Drive, Tustin, California, USA, Email: shiffmanmdjd@gmail.com, Newport Specialty Hospital, Tustin, California, USA
Chapter keywords
Medicolegal aspects of liposuction, Anesthesia, Liposuction limits, Megaliposuction and medications, Medical negligence, Informed consent, Medical Board of California

Abstract

Liposuction has been considered to be a safe procedure. However, complications and deaths are occurring that are unnecessary and giving liposuction a poor reputation. Anesthesia, liposuction limits, megaliposuction and medications are discussed. The legal aspects of medical malpractice are described including medical negligence, standard of care, informed consent, patient rapport, handling complications and the angry patient. Legal cases are presented with comments on what happened and why.

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