In recent years Rhinoplasty procedures also know as a ‘nose job’ have become increasingly popular. As in 2013 19% of plastic surgery in the UK were Rhinoplasty procedures. But these procedures can sometimes not go as planned and cause the nose to look worse, create breathing difficulties and cause infection.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
This procedure is more commonly known as a nose job and is normally for patients who want to correct the size, shape and structure of there nose. The procedure entails general anesthetic and can cause bruising after the surgery around the patients eyes.
What can go wrong?
The main implications and things that can go wrong in nose job surgery is the risk of infection and permanent damage. Here is a list of the most common things that could go wrong:
- Infection e.g MRSA
- Severe cuts and wounds
- Wounds not healing
- Nose not turning out as expected
- Complications with anesthetic
- Bleeding (Hematoma)
- Nasal septal perforation
What are the implications?
The implications of bad cosmetic surgery can not only just affect the way you look but affect your self esteem. As people can save up thousands of pounds over many years to get the surgery they want. When this does not go to plan this can affect you financially as surgery done abroad especially can mean corrective surgery may not be an option. That’s why Scott Rees & Co will make sure you get all the help you need even if you had the surgery outside the UK.
Other implications that an injury suffered as a result of bad nose job procedure, can be that you are forced to take time off work, due to the pain suffered or the emotional strain compiled by potential scarring. This of course could have an affect on your ability to cover household bills due to loss of earnings, as well as the cost of correction surgery and rehabilitation.
It is also common for people who have suffered some form of disfigurement to suffer from bouts of depression, as they struggle to live their lives as what they would have classed as normal prior to the accident and in this instance the family and friend so the victim can also suffer as a knock-on effect.
Post treatment claims: What can i get compensated for?
With any plastic surgery that has gone wrong can be entitled to claim for:
- Infection after surgery
- Unsatisfactory outcome
- Irritation from bandages
- Cuts, bruises and wounds that don’t heal
- Excessive scaring
- Medical malpractice
- Unqualified surgeon
- Anesthetic reaction or error by practitioner
So if any of these symptoms apply to you please seek medical advice.
How we can aid your recovery
Here at Scott Rees & Co we pride ourselves on giving our clients the best service and treatment possible to aid your recovery. This would include referring you to our best doctors and surgeons in the UK if you need corrective surgery. We also know that suffering plastic surgery gone wrong can have an affect on your confidence. This is why we can offer counselling or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) if you feel you may benefit from this. In some cases we can offer interim payments to cover any bills that may not of been paid if you have had to take time off work. This will give you piece of mind so you can solely concentrate on getting back to full health.
How to make a claim
For free advice, as to whether you could make a claim, 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 be entitled to make a rhinoplasty procedure compensation claim.
No win, no fee
At Scott Rees & Co, all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, providing that you are open and honest with us and that you follow our instructions throughout the claims process. What that means is that if we are unsuccessful with your claim, you won’t have to pay us a penny, so if you have fallen victim to a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure that has gone wrong, you have nothing to lose by giving us a call.