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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: Tummy tuck

    Cosmetic accidents: Tummy tuck

    Abdominoplasty, which is commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles.

    Are there risks in getting a tummy tuck?

    Yes, there are risks in having a tummy tuck, as there are with any surgical procedure.

    These risks may include, pain, scarring and numbness.

    Your surgeon should explain the risks, before the operation, to you. If you did not sign a form that detailed the potential risks, saying that you did understand the risks involved in the operation, then you could qualify for compensation.

    What are the complications?

    Complications during a tummy tuck may arise due to surgical error. This is another instance where you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. Inclusive of tummy tuck complications are permanent numbness caused by nerve damage, infection, the potential for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and excessive bleeding.

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    What could I receive compensation for?

    If any of these examples have happened to you, after undergoing a tummy tuck, then Accident Advice Helpline is here for you.

    Compensation can be paid out to you for further surgery if the abdominoplasty surgery has gone wrong. You could also be entitled to payments to compensate for physical injuries, the cost of care you may have needed after the failed surgery and the pain and suffering caused.

    Furthermore, you could be paid for loss of earnings whilst recovering from the problems caused by the surgery or any other expenditure that resulted directly from the operation.

    If you have undergone a tummy tuck in the last three years, and suffered from complications resulting from the surgery that were not made clear to you before the operation or if the operation went wrong then you could claim medical compensation.

    Have you suffered from an accident in the last three years?

    With free advice available 24/7 we are here to guide you through the steps of your personal injury claim. Our legal team works on a 100 per cent no win, no fee basis. If you have had a accident stemming from health and safety failings or negligence then contact us now. Our helpline is free on 0800 689 0500, or you can use our 30-second compensation calculator to start your journey to receiving compensation.

    Date Published: November 26, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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