Although cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction are commonly known, other procedures are less well known. One of them is hair transplantation.
In a practice made famous by celebrities such as Wayne Rooney and Gordon Ramsay, principle hairs are removed from one area of the body and implanted in another area of the body.
Although thought of as the domain of men who are losing hair, hair transplant surgery can be undergone by a variety of patients, including those who have maybe lost their hair to alopecia, a former injury, or stress.
Does a hair transplant have the same risks as other cosmetic surgery?
Hair transplantation may include risks such as swelling, pain and irritation, thinning of hair and scarring. Although these are all risks that you may expect when undergoing surgery, if you have not been informed correctly about the risks involved then you may be entitled to medical compensation.
For example, if you did not sign a form detailing that you knew about all possible outcomes of the surgery, and then an outcome which you did not expect occurred, you could receive reimbursement.
Medical negligence must also be taken into consideration, as the success of the hair transplant will depend on the skill of the surgeon involved. Surgical error, although rare, does happen and if you have been a victim of this then Accident Advice Helpline can help you make your next move.
Financial compensation can be paid out to reimburse you for costs accrued though paying for further surgery, or any other expenditure related to your hair transplant, if it went wrong due to medical error.
However, medical negligence claims cannot be made purely based on the fact that you are unhappy with the outcome of the surgery. Proof of surgical error or proof that you were not adequately made aware of the risks involved must be provided if you want to make a claim.
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Date Published: November 26, 2013
Author: David Brown