[NEWS] Florida Passes Plastic Surgery Law Mandating Use of Ultrasound Guidance to Help Ensure Safety of Gluteal Fat Grafts
Roughly half of the plastic surgeons in Florida rely on Clarius wireless ultrasound scanners to guide safer and more accurate procedures.
Miami, Florida, July 20, 2023 – Florida’s House and Senate recently passed the state’s first plastic surgery bill, HB 1471, which mandates the use of ultrasound guidance during gluteal fat grafting procedures to protect patient safety. This bill was sent to the governor’s office who signed it into law. As of July 1, 2023, Florida physicians who perform gluteal fat grafting must use ultrasound guidance to clearly see that fat is injected only in the subcutaneous space and never into the muscle. When fat graft have inadvertently been injected into the gluteal muscle, the fat has traveled to the heart, lungs, and brain with fatal results. Dedicated to improving patient safety, Clarius is pleased to announce that today the Clarius L7 HD3 is the leading wireless ultrasound scanner among Florida’s plastic surgeons.