Woman dies after liposuction; family demands answers

Irma Saenz of Los Angeles traveled to Mexico for cosmetic surgery; she went into a coma and has since died, family says
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Authors: Motamedi M, Herold C, Allert S Abstract Lipoedema used to be a rather unknown disease. In the past five years, it has gained increasing awareness, especially through media attention. Besides non-surgical treatment by complex conservative decongestion, there are an increasing number of studies pointing out the potential of liposuction for a successful treatment of lipoedema. As a result, an increasing number of affected patients present to plastic surgeons and request correction and pain relief.As the German Federal Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA)) has not positively acknowledged liposuc...
Source: Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir Source Type: research
Authors: Nanami M, Suemitsu K, Nagasawa Y, Hasuike Y, Kuragano T, Nakanishi T Abstract BACKGROUND: An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is considered the gold standard modality of vascular access (VA) for maintenance hemodialysis (HD) because of its superior patency, few complications, provision of high quality of life, and low risk of patient mortality. The rapid growth of the aging population and the high prevalence of comorbidities, particularly diabetes mellitus and peripheral vascular disease, in patients requiring HD inevitably deteriorate the ability to construct and maintain a conventional AVF because of these pa...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
Conclusion Figure 4 shows that the 27 different molecular defects within the ALB so far reported to cause CAA are located in ten different exons (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12) and in seven different introns (1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11, and 12) (The Albumin Website, 2018; Caridi et al., 2019). Variations in the last two coding exons (13 and 14) would probably cause the presence of a circulating C-terminal variant of the protein and not CAA. The first twelve exons of ALB, with the exception of the two shortest, exons 2 and 6, were reported to contain at least one molecular defect resulting in CAA (The Albumin Website, 2018; ...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
There has been intense discussion lately about the risks associated with breast implants. France has gone so far as to ban the use of textured breast implants – an act that occurred earlier this month. Solana Beach, CA-based Puregraft has developed an option other than an implant - a technology that would use a patient’s own fat, for breast augmentation, or restructuring. “Fat transfer, believe it or not, is the most popular procedure that you’ve never heard of,” Brad Conlan, Puregraft CEO, told MD+DI. “The first fat...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
Apyx Medical (NYSE:APYX), formerly known as Bovie Medical, said late yesterday that it has voluntarily withdrawn the FDA 510(k) clearance application for its J-Plasma/Renuvion device seeking a dermal resurfacing indication. The Clearwater, Fla.-based company submitted a new 510(k) clearance application seeking new indications for the Renuvion system in December. The application came supported by by data from a 55-patient, multi-center, single arm, evaluator-blind prospective investigational device exemption study of the system exploring its ability to reduce facial wrinkles and rhytides, Apyx Medical said. The study, howev...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance apyxmedical Source Type: news
ConclusionsIt is important to determine the area of the abdominal deformity and its classification, to establish the strategies of treatment, and association of complementary procedures. A lower marking respecting the treatment areas will allow a better esthetic scar and a harmonic body contour as well as an adequate placement of the elements: umbilical scar, pubis and lateral extremities of transverse abdominal scar.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the ...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
PMID: 30933342 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
In this study, the authors compare the outcomes of obese and nonobese patients who underwent abdominoplasty. Methods: A retrospective chart analysis was performed on all patients who underwent abdominoplasty by a single surgeon from 2009 to 2016. Complication rates were compared in obese and nonobese patients. Patients were excluded if they did not undergo a full abdominoplasty, underwent a combined surgical procedure, or underwent liposuction in an area outside of the abdomen or flanks at the time of the abdominoplasty. Results: A total of 83 patients were included: 62 nonobese and 21 obese patients. The obese group...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Abdominal etching is a safe and effective method of creating a defined anterior abdominal wall for patients who desire the muscular definition of vertical abdominal lines. Almost all of our patients reviewed were satisfied with this procedure, maintained long-term results, and had an acceptable rate of complications. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsAuthor(s): Soomin Han, Younghun KimAbstractObesity is one of the most serious health problems, and liposuction among the treatment strategies is the most common and popular regimen, but it induces various undesired side-effects. Here, we synthesized a polypyrrole (PPy)-coated hollow gold nanoshell (HAuNS@PPy) that minimized these side-effects of liposuction (pain, bleeding, infection, and long recovery times). To improve biocompatibility and photothermal conversion efficiency, PPy was coated on the surfac...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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