Nose and ear reshaping has become a popular procedure in the UK over recent years, especially with men. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, in 2012 the most popular procedure for men was nose reshaping, with 952 operations occurring across the country.
‘Crisis waiting to happen’
However, a review from the medical director of the NHS this April, 2013, has warned of lack of controls during certain cosmetic procedures. Sir Bruce Keogh states that anyone wishing to undergo cosmetic surgery should be protected and that the practice was a ‘crisis waiting to happen.’ The Review of the Regulations of Cosmetic Interventions also stated that ‘hidden advertising’ in reality television shows for cosmetic procedures should be monitored; as should the reality TV shows in which young celebrities endorse cosmetic procedures.
‘TV glamourises procedures’
Two such procedures that are ‘glamourised’ on reality TV shows include nose and ear reshaping. Rhinoplasty, also known as the nose job, is a procedure to bring the shape and size of the nose into proportion with the face and for the nose to complement the other facial features. Ear surgery can reshape prominent ears and model them into a less protruding shape.
Physical, psychological and financial difficulty
No surgery can ever claim to be 100 per cent successful and sometimes surgeons and medical teams do make mistakes. Ear and nose reshaping could be wanted for either medical or cosmetic reasons. However, if an operation goes wrong, then you could be facing not only physical and psychological damage, but also financial difficulty.
If a failed nose or ear reshaping operation keeps you from working, then you may be entitled to compensation for loss of earnings. Similarly, if you have to pay for a new operation to fix the first, then you could make a medical compensation claim to seek reparation for your suffering and pain.
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Date Published: November 26, 2013
Author: David Brown