The majority of people undergo cosmetic surgery in order to improve their appearance and increase their self-confidence and many invest both their savings and trust in their cosmetic surgeon. Prior to 2002 however, many cosmetic surgeons did not undergo specialist training and instead carried operations as wide ranging as breast augmentations and rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) which with today’s tighter regulations would normally be deemed specialist areas by different types of cosmetic surgeon.
Whilst the quality of treatment given by many cosmetic surgeons is very good there are some who make unsatisfactory errors, leading to claims for operations such as face lifts, breast enlargement or reduction, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), cosmetic dentistry, gastric band surgery and other complications such as damaged nerves, arteries and organs and failure to obtain informed consent.
In addition, whilst post-surgery infection is not necessarily grounds for medical negligence, failing to notice that a patient is developing an infection may be because neglected infection can be far more life-threatening than infection which is treated at onset.
Our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors will deal sensitively and professionally with your cosmetic surgery claim and offer a free 30 minute initial consultation to discuss whether or not you have a case, your funding options and any time limits for bringing your compensation claim.