Some liposuction patients find that the surgery does not produce the results they had been assured of by their medical professional. If you think your surgery was not performed to a professional standard you may be able to recover compensation. The sooner you get in touch, the sooner we can take action to get you the result you deserve.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a process were by unwanted fat is removed from the body. This is done in areas such as the thighs, tummy, buttocks and hips. This procedure is generally used to improve the appearance of the areas rather than cure the problem. But liposuction can treat conditions such as lymphoedema and gynaecomastia.
What can go wrong
When undergoing liposuction it normally doesn’t have many side affects. But in rare occasions issues during and after surgery can arise. These can be:
- Excessive bleeding or fluid loss
- Fat or blood clots
- Buildup of fluid on the lungs (pulmonary edema)
- Puncture from liposuction utensils
- Permanent colour change to the skin
- Uneven skin surface
- Damage to nerves that can lead to numbness
If you have been treated for these symptoms you may be entitled to compensation. As we believe that no one should be suffering for something that wasn’t their fault.
What are the implications
There are many implications of suffering a liposuction treatment that has not gone as planned. The physical implications can not only leave you feeling dissatisfied with your results but can affect your self esteem. Having liposuction complications can sometimes mean time of work to recover which can mean potential loss of earnings or redundancy. These factors can put you in a difficult situation and cause even more stress in your life. This can be hard for some people as plastic surgery in general can cost lots of money, which people save up for over a number of years. Having complications after surgery could also mean your recovery time is longer meaning your day-to-day routines such as taking your children to school may be affected. This is why we will do are all to make sure you get the justice you deserve and help you get back to your normal daily routine.
Post treatment claims: what can I get compensation for
The most common claims for liposuction include the following:
- Not happy with the end result
- Infection after procedure
- Medical malpractice
- Unqualified surgeon (seen most common in none UK cases)
- Reaction to anesthetic or other medication used in the procedure
- Numbness due to nerve damage
- Surgical tools left in body
- Puncture of muscles or organs during the procedure
So if you believe that you have suffered any of these complications and believe it was through no fault of your own then please feel free to contact us.
How can we aid your recovery
Here at Scott Rees & Co we pride ourselves on providing the best treatment possible to help our clients get back to full health. So by this if you require corrective treatment we can refer you to the best plastic surgeons and doctors in the UK. We know that suffering a complication from plastic surgery can leave you feeling down and can affect your self confidence. That’s why we offer counselling or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) if requested to help you come to terms with your ordeal. We can also in some cases offer interim payments to our clients to help them pay for bills and health care costs if needed. This way you have one less thing to worry about and you can solely concentrate on recovering.
How to make a claim
For free advice, without obligation, simply fill in the claim form on the right hand side of the page or give us a call. We will be sure to answer any of your questions about whether or not you could make a claim for compensation and will help to give you peace of mind that making a claim is the right option for you.
No win, no fee
All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, which means that, providing you are completely honest and follow the instructions given to you by us, you won’t have to pay a penny if we are unsuccessful with your claim, so there really is nothing to lose by getting in touch. We can also help you by answering any questions you may have or you can take a look at our frequently asked questions page.