Cosmetic Surgery Errors

Cosmetic surgery is any surgery where there is no specific health gain. It is usually where you choose to change the appearance, colour or position of bodily features. The surgery is almost exclusively undertaken in the private sector where you are paying often significant sums of money. It is therefore even more important for you to be advised properly as to the risks of treatment and any alternative options. Problems often arise when the outcome is not what was expected, and can often mean that corrective or remedial surgery is needed at extra cost.

There are increasing numbers of clinics advertising cosmetic surgery, anti-ageing procedures, permanent make-up, laser treatments, aesthetic clinics offering anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, etc. With the huge growth of such services has come an increase in unsuccessful surgery and poor outcomes which can leave you extremely vulnerable. Contact the team for Free Consultation.

Common cosmetic surgery claims:

  • Breast enlargement/breast reduction
  • Blepharoplasty (eye lift surgery)
  • Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping/nose-job)
  • Face lifts
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Liposuction
  • Hair transplant surgery
  • Botulinum Toxin injections(“Botox”)
  • Filler injections
  • Cosmetic dental procedures (see dental negligence)
  • Pinnaplasty(also known as Otoplasty,ear-pinning or re-shaping)

Why do you need a specialist solicitor?

We have many specialists in cosmetic negligence cases who can advise you as to whether you have a claim. If you do, it is possible to reclaim the cost of any corrective surgery as part of the overall claim against the negligent surgeon. Our clinical negligence experts will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results. Get in touch

Surgery outside of the UK – Issues and Support

You may have visited a clinic in the UK to find out about a procedure but had the surgery outside of the UK where there has been little or no after-care and the surgeon is refusing to reply. We have dealt with such situations and can help you trace the surgeon and his or her insurers and the clinic in the UK who arranged the surgery in order to recover compensation for you.

We understand that, in addition to the physical outcome, there may also be a psychological trauma effect, as the results may be disfiguring and cosmetically embarrassing.

Unfortunately, there is no formal regulation and almost anyone can set up a clinic and offer treatment. However there are some safeguards. We will check whether the surgeon is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).There are guidelines issued by BAAPS and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(NICE) against which the surgeon’s competence can be assessed.

We will also check whether the surgeon is insured or has the backing of a union(MDU/MPS) in order to meet a claim for compensation.

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