What is Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery embodies a range of invasive and non-invasive procedures, which aim to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of an individual.
What are the most common kinds of Cosmetic Surgery?
Recent statists suggest that there is a huge growth in people undergoing non-invasive cosmetic procedures compared to those which are more invasive. Below are some of the most common types of each, alongside a further breakdown of what they are:
What injuries are caused because of Cosmetic Surgery?
There are a wide range of injuries and adverse reactions that may result from cosmetic procedures. Some of the most commonly found associated with the non-invasive procedures include:
Often these procedures are carried out by a registered Doctor or nurse. However, as there is little regulation in this area – those carrying out these procedures can have limited or no medical or specialist training.
Those associated with more invasive procedures can be life-threatening. It may be that surgery has been carried out incorrectly and negligently, or the product used in good faith is found to be dangerous.
Often these findings can come too late for many who have already undergone the procedure, such as breast augmentation if it is found that the implant used is not fit for purpose and prone to leaking. These procedures should always be carried out by a registered doctor or surgeon.
Who Does it Affect?
The adverse effects of cosmetic surgery can affect anyone. When undoing these procedures, the practitioner should always explain the risks involved. This may be that the outcome may be not as expected, or that there inherent risks associated with the product or procedure.
In invasive procedures, this information should be obtained via consultation, and should be explained in depth before any further steps are taken. Those who are found to be more at risk than others should have this explained fully to them, and in some cases the practitioner may refuse to carry out the procedure if the risk is considered dangerous.
In non-invasive procedures, again the adverse effects can affect anyone. Although it is not a requirement, we would always advocate that consent only be obtained once all the risks have been explained. The practitioner should always explain fully and administer the product with care and skill.
Can I make a Claim?
It may be that the results were not what you were expecting nor discussed or agreed in the consultation, or you were not properly advised about the risks of an undesirable outcome.
Cosmetic procedures are supposed to make you feel better, happier and leave you feeling more confident. If you decide to part with your hard-earned money to have any cosmetic treatment undertaken, you must place all of your trust in the clinician or surgeon chosen and assume that they will exercise their duty of care to you and perform the procedure to a high standard. Unfortunately, this does not always take place.
If the clinician or surgeon has been negligent, you could be left with painful, long term or even permanent injuries or disfigurements. In some situations, there could have been additional complications resulting in significant adverse effects to your confidence and appearance.
If you’ve had cosmetic surgery and you believe that the procedure went wrong, we understand that you may be left suffering physical and emotional pain.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you’ve suffered as the result of botched cosmetic surgery, get in touch today for a free initial consultation. Choose one of the methods on the right-hand side of this page, or call us on 0113 200 9787 to find out how we can help you.
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