Cosmetic surgery necrosis occurs when cells in living tissue start to die, and this is often caused by a lack of blood flow as a result of injury or trauma caused during surgery. Unfortunately, necrosis is still a risk for anyone going under the knife, and it pays to be aware of all of the risks of cosmetic surgery before signing up for treatment. Here are just a few examples of the other risks you could face:
- Ruptured implants
- Loss of sensation
- Pain and bleeding
Whilst most cosmetic procedures go smoothly and patients recover well, there is always the potential for mistakes to be made, as with any type of surgery. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous and poorly-qualified doctors around who are happy to pass themselves off as experienced surgeons – on the other hand, there are also qualified, experienced professionals who, for whatever reason, can make mistakes during surgery, which could have serious implications for the patient.
Whatever has happened, if you have suffered from cosmetic surgery necrosis after your procedure, you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation, whether you were treated on the NHS or paid for a private procedure.
Making a claim – what happens next?
You’ll need to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer in order to make a claim for compensation and it’s best to do so as soon as possible after your surgery. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, but don’t risk missing out. However you have been injured, you’re entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering if medical negligence has occurred, and a reputable personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you how much compensation you’re likely to receive. A botched cosmetic surgery procedure can affect you mentally as well as physically, and this will usually be taken into account when working out a settlement.
To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown