Cosmetic surgery is now an established multi million pound a year industry in the UK but as with any surgical procedure there is always an element of risk involved to the patient, if you have been the victim of cosmetic surgery that has gone wrong, you could be entitled to make a cosmetic surgery claim.
Injuries Direct have over ten years worth of experience dealing with compensation claims, including claims involving cosmetic surgery, so you can be safe in the knowledge that we can secure the highest amount of damages possible to compensate you for your pain and suffering or loss of earnings.
For free no obligation claim advice simply call one of our experienced claim advisors on 0800 2800 979 or if you would prefer to contact us online, please feel free to complete our easy to usecosmetic surgery claim form.
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Cosmetic surgery can be very expensive as the majority of treatments are only available to the private patient, there are situations when a patient can be treated on the NHS but this is usually because of an underlying medical condition which has a detrimental affect on the patient’s physical or psychological well being.
People usually decide to undergo cosmetic surgery in an attempt to boost their self-esteem or to reverse the aging process, so when things do go wrong it can have a devastating affect on the patient, who may feel that that the surgery has achieved the opposite of what they were hoping for.
Some of the most common cosmetic surgery operations include:
Sometimes referred to as augmentation mammaplasty or more commonly as a ‘boob job’, breast augmentation involves the insertion of implants, usually containing either saline or silicone to either increase bust size or to replace breast volume after losing weight or due to pregnancy.
Liposuction often shortened to ‘lipo’, refers to the process of suction assisted fat removal from areas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. The amount of fat removed is usually at the discretion of the cosmetic surgeon, as removing too much fat can have an adverse affect on the body and carries an increased surgical risk.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure which aims to make the abdomen more visually appealing by removing excess skin and fat in order to tighten the abdominal wall. The operation is usually sought after by women with loose or sagging tummy tissue caused by pregnancy or rapid weight loss.
Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is a relatively new technique which aims to permanently alter the shape of the eyes cornea and lens, to correct eye defects such as myopia (short sightedness) and hyperopia (long sightedness) allowing for perfect vision without the aid of spectacles or contact lenses.
Making a Cosmetic Surgery Claim
Many people, who have suffered a poor experience when undergoing cosmetic surgery, claim for medical negligence compensation, as they feel that they were misinformed by their surgeon or they have not received the level of medical competence they were expecting.
Some common mistakes and conditions caused by sub-standard cosmetic surgery include but are not limited to the following:
- Accidental perforations of the bowel
- Damage to nerves during a facelift
- Eyesight made worse by laser surgery
- Excessive scarring following facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction or breast surgery
- Leaking breast implants
If you feel that you have been the victim of medical negligence after undergoing cosmetic surgery, you could be entitled to claim compensation from the surgeon or clinic that performed the operation.
For further information and to find out if you can claim please call us today for a discreet, friendly consultation on 0800 2800 979 or alternatively you can contact us online with our simple to usecosmetic surgery claim form.