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Dutch Woman Dies After Liposuction

Posted May 16 2007 12:00am

Dutch News .

A 21-year-old woman has died after undergoing liposuction to remove fat from her waist and thighs at a private clinic in Utrecht. The cause of death is not yet known but is under investigation by health inspectors.

Liposuction is a safe procedure when done properly but any surgery has risk. The question here is whether or not the operation was appropriately chosen and performed. Any surgery done incorrectly or by untrained personnel is dangerous. We’ll see if information is forthcoming in this case.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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