27 Aug '11, 12am

Woman has spent at least 3 days in ICU after emergency surgery to remove part of her intestines damaged in liposuction

Woman has spent at least 3 days in ICU after emergency surgery to remove part of her intestines damaged in liposuction

A diabetic woman has spent at least three days in intensive care, after emergency surgery to remove part of her intestines damaged in a liposuction procedure that apparently went wrong. The 60-year-old is now believed to be on the mend. The Straits Times understands that she underwent the fat-removal procedure on her abdomen last Friday at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), but still felt pain in the operation site two days later. Background story Rules on liposuction A patient must observe a seven-day 'cooling-off' period before each procedure so they can think through their decision to undergo it. A patient must wait at least two weeks between two consecutive liposuction sessions. Each repeat procedure on a patient must be performed in a surgical centre or hospital, and be treated as a separate procedure. All staff involved must be trained in basic cardiac life suppor...

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