Ok, this is the what really happened to both women who died. Both of them had tummy tuck. Both of them were under GA. Both of them died because their heart failed them. The first one, the MP's wife, was done in a local clinic. that clinic is very famous among the royals and socialites in malaysia. also politicians. they have a puppet certified PS on board but all the surgeries are performed by the orthopedic surgeon without any training in PS. She was under GA for 9 hours. First the doctor fixed her eye bags, the moved to other parts of her face and then tummy tuck. Tummy tuck is a very intricate and dangerous surgery because of the size area and types of tissue involved. They actually managed to finish the whole thing but her heart failed her in the middle of the night and she was rushed to a heart centre. She died after months of coma. The clinic is still operating and no one's practising license has been revoked. I still see the boss giving nonsensical advice on magazines promoting Fraxel everywhere.aadvark wrote:yup, i think asiaone had a few articles on lipo deaths in m'sia in the past year. one was a datuk's wife, the other was this lady who did lipo 15 times, and fell into a coma (posted this article a few pages back).cersepn wrote:No it isn't. Lipo is one of the most dangerous cosmetic procedures with the highest fatality rates. I'm not trying to scare you but the statistics prove this; just do a google search and you'll see what i mean.curiousdreaming wrote: btw, is this naive, or is it that lipo should be fairly straightforward... just suction of fat, right? I mean, how hard can that be? I would be more concerned with nose or jaw jobs cos you're looking for a specific shape?
I guess that gives me time to order the Marena garments though. any idea where I can get Sineech? I am based in HK.
It's not that the surgery is extremely technical; taking out fats upsets the balance in the body and unfortunately i'm not well-versed in lipo to fill you in on the details but the act of taking out fats is quite dangerous.
kanye west's mum, donda west (a professor no less), also died from lipo, creating quite a bit of controversy, because the surgeon was showcased on oprah quite a few times.
a botched nose or eye job will at most result in ugliness, a botched lipo could mean death
The second lady who died recently went for liposuction EVERY MONTH consecutively for quite some times and the procedure that took her life was the final tummy tuck that she opted to have in a hospital with the same doctor. She was also under GA and her heart failed her in the middle of the surgery too.
Both cases have its root in GA. GA itself is dangerous. I myself do not respond well to GA. I will shiver and vomit terribly. The quality of the aneasthetic drug also makes alot of difference. I doubt they were diven good quality ones. So it is actually to have procedure performed under LA with sedation unless it can only be performed under GA.
As for liposuction, oh dear God, my first liposuction was so truamaticing that it took me a long time to dig up my guts to do revision. I had traditional lipo at the beginning many years ago. A much thicker cannula was inserted and the horrible process of poking began. This is the only way to loosen up the fat cells. The poking practically destroyed all the tissues and blood vassels that so much fluid and blood were sucks up together with fats. The dr gave me BLOOD TRANSFUSION becuase of the amount of blood that I've lost. And because of the amount of the blood that I've lost, the doctor had to finish up the procedure. This mean I lost more blood than fats. And when I woke up from GA, I was in hell. Not only it was extremely painful, I always vomitting and shivering none stop. And I was so swollen that I had to hide at home for 2 weeks They say liposuction is like having a truck runs over your body. It's true for traditional lipo. But i think even a truck will give you a smoother coutour.
So last year I was finally psychologically strong enough to do a revision. I opted for VASER from another doctor. It was heaven. I was under LA and sedation so beside feeling a bit dizzy when I woke up, there was no other complications at all. There were so little bruises and swelling, and REALLY no pain at all. The doctor inflitrated the area with a solution which will loosen up the fat cells, numb the area and also minimise bleeding. then the cannula is inserted into the treatment area. the ultrasound waves produced by the tip of the cannula will break down the fat cells without destroying the surrounding tissues and blood vassels. the liquefied fat is then sucked up together with the solution.
the dr said there will be liquid (the solution) leaking out from the incisions for the first night so asked me to gently massage the area to squeeze out those fluid once I got home. After that, beside a little swollen, I felt nothing at all. My mum saw how comfortable I was that she actually went for it herself. 1st she did her arms and her breast. after that she went back for her tummy. We actually went Taka straight away after the tummy Vaser. No one knew we had Vaser. So it says alot about the swelling and brusing.
Both old and new incisions lie side by side each other. those new ones are so much smaller and are fading away without forming keloids although they are only a few months old. But those old one are much longer, dark in colour and raised.
so if you are thinking of getting a traditional lipo with GA, please reconsider. Fat removal really shouldnt be painful.