Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery as it is most commonly know, is a cosmetic procedure which involves the removal of fat and skin deposits from around the eyelids. The purpose is to decrease the appearance of bags under the lower eyelids and drooping skin causing hoods on the upper eyelids. This is the second most popular cosmetic procedure for both men and women in the
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A lot of the time eyelid surgery is undergone purely for aesthetic purposes, with the aim of reversing the visible signs of natural aging. However this surgery can also be underwent to achieve a functional purpose. The surgery has a high success rate and is considered relatively safe, though surgery around the eyes make the risk more dramatic when it comes to being injured or receiving a botched cosmetic surgery.
There is always the risk with this type of cosmetic procedure that the surgeon will be inexperienced or poorly trained to carry out this type of treatment. With that in mind, there is an increased chance that the surgeon performing this surgery could be negligent, meaning the client would receive a botched treatment that could have permanent irreversible effects.
Patients undergoing eyelid surgery have a right to expect the operation will be carried out by someone who is skilled in this area of surgery. If the surgeon fails to provide the essential duty of care to the client, then this is classed as negligence. To claim compensation for negligent eyelid surgery is common because of these negligent professionals. I you wish to receive eyelid surgery compensation, seek expert legal advice from a firm who specialise in all types of cosmetic surgery compensation claims.