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Sep 12, 2012 at 11:28am IST

Hyderabad: Liposuction surgery leads to Asst Prof's death

Hyderabad: In a shocking incident in Hyderabad, a liposuction surgery in the Andhra Pradesh capital led to the death of an assistant professor, following which a case of medical negligence was filed.

For Assistant Professor Narendar Kumar, the liposuction surgery was meant to boost his confidence by helping him lose a few inches. But soon after his surgery on Wednesday, the young professor complained of abdominal pain.

A diagnosis revealed that the surgery had gone horribly wrong as a part of his large intestine had been ruptured. On Sunday, Narendar Kumar succumbed to post-operative complications.

Even as the postmortem report is awaited, Kumar's family has lodged a complaint with the police accusing the private clinic, Aakruti Cosmetic Surgery, of medical negligence.

According to experts, liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery in India and must be carried out only by a cosmetic surgeon. But with hardly any regulations in place, patients are going under the knife, not knowing who is operating them.

Dr Amit Gupta, a cosmetic surgeon said, "It is the most common surgery in both women and men. Delhi itself does some 500-600 a day. There are a number of unregistered clinics which offer beauty solutions and cosmetic surgeries."

Kumar's death is perhaps a note of caution not just for those who opt for such surgeries but also for authorities who permit private clinics to function with minimal equipment and infrastructure.