Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Attorneys
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New trend in surgery targets the underarm area

People undergo surgery for many reasons. Some surgeries are on an emergency basis, while others are standard, routine operations. And then there are elective surgeries, the surgeries that aren’t necessary but ones that a patient opts for nonetheless. Many elective surgeries are for cosmetic purposes but simply because a procedure is elective and not directly health-related doesn’t mean that a surgeon’s standard of care is diminished.
Doctor’s must maintain the same standard of care towards a patient’s healthcare regardless of the type of procedure. If a patient suffers an injury at the hands of a surgeon due to negligence, the patient may consider the consultation of a New York Surgical Error Attorney. An attorney can provide the patient with the appropriate information to allow the patient to decide whether or not to bring a malpractice claim against the surgeon or hospital for the injury.
Patients should understand the risk of surgeon error and the possibility of injury associated with surgery especially in light of a new recent trend in one cosmetic procedure in particular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number upper-arm lifts have skyrocketed over 4,000% in the last decade.
Experts believe that superficial reasons are to blame for the large increase in the arm lift procedure. After people lose a large amount of weight, they also want their arms to look fit and toned. Even after adopting a healthy lifestyle, sagging skin leftover from a larger frame simply can’t be tightened through exercise.
The official term for the arm surgery is brachioplasty and the process trims loose skin from the underarm of the patient. There is some risk involved as patients are put to sleep during the procedure but it is an inpatient process and patients can go home the same day. The procedure leave a visible scar but that doesn’t seem to be a concern for those who want to show off their successful weight loss.
If a patient is concerned about the risk of the surgery, ask the doctor or surgeon about alternative options. The arm can also be tone and tightened through radio waves or infrared.


Jay W. Dankner

JAY W. DANKNER was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from law school in 1973, he joined the firm of the legendary, Harry H, Lipsig, under whose tutelage he learned the intricacies of civil litigation and trials. He tried and won his first case against General Motors in a case involving a design defect within weeks after his admission. Thereafter, he focused his attention on the emerging and developing field of law known as products liability litigation.



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