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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Cosmetic accidents: Facelift/necklift

    Cosmetic accidents: Facelift/necklift

    With all of us striving to look younger, it is no wonder that more and more people turn to surgery to achieve a youthful appearance.

    As a result of ageing, gravity causes the muscles in our face to relax and the skin loses some of its elasticity. This can be exacerbated by daily life stresses and too much sunlight. However, the rate of ageing differs from one person to the next. Effects of this ageing process on the face are loose skin around the jaw, and prominent smile and expression lines.

    To counteract this many people, are turning to face and necklifts as a solution.

    Facelifts and necklifts are usually carried out under a general aesthetic and can be included with other facial cosmetic surgery, such as eyelid surgery. Incisions are made and scars are usually covered up within the hairline.

    Cowboy surgeons can cause cosmetic accidents

    Many people who enter the doctors wanting to appear younger are walking away facing a nightmare after a botched operation. These so called ‘cowboy surgeons’ offer deals that are too good to be true, and may not be qualified to perform such cosmetic surgery.

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    If this is the case, and you have suffered from medical negligence after a dodgy face or necklift procedure, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you gain compensation.

    Cosmetic accidents could cause scarring on your face or neck, that may require further surgery to rectify. If this is the case then we could help you gain the financial support necessary.

    Ensuring patients know the risks involved

    In a review published in April this year by the Department of Health, people who chose to have cosmetic surgery were to be protected from rogue practitioners who may have caused permanent injuries.

    One recommendation of the ‘Review of the Regulations of Cosmetic Interventions’ was that providers are obliged to ensure that people are aware of the risks of procedure before agreeing to surgery.

    Health Minister Dr. Dan Poulter commented, “While there are some responsible clinics which do take proper care of their patients… This review makes clear that there is a significant risk of people falling into the hands of cowboy firms or individuals whose only aim is to make a quick profit.”

    Have you been the victim of a cowboy surgeon or an accident at work?

    If you have, then contact Accident Advice Helpline today. A law firm with an extensive legal team, offering a 100 per cent no win no fee basis, we provide professional advice for claiming compensation after work accidents.

    Injuries at work such as vibration white finger or industrial deafness could result in personal injury compensation.

    Date Published: November 26, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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