Scientific article
Case report

Liver Trauma During Combined Liposuction and Abdominoplasty: A Rare but Potentially Lethal Complication

Published inAesthetic surgery journal, vol. 35, no. 7, p. NP211-NP215
Publication date2015

Liposuction is a well-established procedure that is generally safe. However, rare complications can occur. The authors report on a 38-year-old woman who underwent combined abdominoplasty and liposuction at a private clinic. Four hours after the procedure, severe hypovolemic shock developed and required emergency transfer to a tertiary-care center. After primary fluid resuscitation, abdominal ultrasonography and computerized tomography revealed severe right-sided liver trauma, with active bleeding and free intra-abdominal fluid. Two attempts at right hepatic artery embolization failed to fully control the bleeding, and surgical hemostasis was required. After a 2-week hospitalization, the patient was discharged, and she returned to work 3 months later. Although it appears that this is the first reported case of liver trauma during liposuction, this potential complication should be kept in mind and identified early to permit efficient and effective management.

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GIALAMAS, Eleftherios et al. Liver Trauma During Combined Liposuction and Abdominoplasty: A Rare but Potentially Lethal Complication. In: Aesthetic surgery journal, 2015, vol. 35, n° 7, p. NP211–NP215. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjv028
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