Necrotising fasciitis in both calves caused by Aeromonas caviae following aesthetic liposuction

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Abstract

Liposuction is the most widely performed cosmetic procedure in the world, and is considered safe and without serious complications. However, necrotising fasciitis has been documented as a rare complication following abdomen and thigh liposuction. We present a case of necrotising fasciitis in a 22-year-old female who underwent cosmetic liposuction in both calves. The diagnosis of necrotising fasciitis was delayed, leading to multi-organ dysfunction and skin necrosis with consequent massive skin loss. Non-cosmetic physicians are generally unfamiliar with liposuction-induced complications, and may not suspect necrotising fasciitis due to its rarity. However, awareness of its clinical features is critical since early diagnosis and prompt surgical debridement can prevent significant morbidity and even death.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

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Aeromonas caviae
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Lipectomy
Esthetics
Cosmetics
Skin
Debridement
Thigh
Abdomen
Early Diagnosis
Necrosis
Morbidity
Physicians

Keywords

  • Aeromonas
  • Calf
  • Liposuction
  • Necrotising fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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