Many of us in the quest to look and feel better will have considered cosmetic surgery. With advertisements in nearly every magazine and social pressures, it’s not surprising. Many companies also offer heavy discounts or payment options to entice people. Often they are also pressured by heavy selling and promises of unrealistic expectations.
Traditionally it was mainly women having cosmetic surgery, but there is an increasing trend in men also choosing to have surgery. Unfortunately, accident solicitors in Kinross are seeing more and more cases of botched cosmetic surgery cases.
Popular cosmetic procedures
- Liposuction (fat removal);
- Breast augmentation;
- Eyelid surgery;
- Cheek implants;
- Arm lifts; and
- Tummy tucks.
Many people who choose to have cosmetic surgery suffer from low self-esteem and lack of confidence. By having cosmetic surgery, they feel that their lives will be improved. This is why when things go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous both physically and emotionally. Our accident solicitors in Kinross come across patients who are distraught after surgery has gone wrong or the outcome is not what they expected.
Common errors across which accident solicitors in Kinross come across
- Items left in the body;
- Outcome not as expected/promised; and
- Need for further corrective surgery.
As with any type of surgery, cosmetic surgery does carry some risks, which should be fully explained to you before your procedure. Many errors and mistakes occur when the surgeon is not fully trained, experienced or qualified in carrying out cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is a very specialised area and reputable surgeons will give you realistic expectations. They should also be able to provide testimonials and examples of their past work. It is important to check the surgeon’s credentials.
What to do when things go wrong
If you feel your cosmetic procedure has caused you physical and/or emotional injury and believe it was not your fault, then you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline and our accident solicitors in Kinross are experts in this area of personal injury law and can help you win the compensation you deserve.
You should make the surgeon and company aware of your dissatisfaction and also visit your GP for further advice. Your accident solicitors will also most likely arrange a further medical assessment to assess your problems.
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