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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Compensation for Negligent Facelift Surgery

Facelift Surgery

The UK’s third most popular cosmetic procedure is a Rhytidectomy, commonly known as a Facelift. This procedure is not only popular with women, but there has also been a 23% increase in men receiving this procedure between 2008 and 2009.

The purpose of a facelift is to reverse the natural aging effects by tightening the skin and muscles in the face. This then works to reduce wrinkles and appear more youthful. A surgeon will cut away skin and excess fat from the face so they can then tighten the soft tissue. The client’s skin is the repositioned on the face and secured with sutures.

A face lift is a procedure which generally lasts for 3-4 hours and requires very skilful surgeons. A surgeon’s method of operation differs from another, so a client must do extensive research about their practitioner before undergoing surgery.

Increasing competition in the UK’s cosmetic surgery sector means there is a lack of regulation, and with this comes great room for error. Patients should be offered a medical consultation before their surgery to make sure they are fit for theatre.

An asymmetrical facial appearance, uneven skin texture and permanent scaring on the face are what constitute a botched cosmetic surgery. Any of these imperfections will need further surgery to rectify the mistakes, leading to further expenses and emotional and physical turmoil on your behalf. Not to mention the possibility of infection during and after surgery.

Each patient has the right to expect a professional surgical procedure when putting their trust in a medical professional. Surgeons many be considered negligent if they fail to achieve the aesthetic appeal that was intended, or if they have caused the client additional pain and expenses. Claiming compensation for negligent facelift surgery is the least you deserve after a botched cosmetic surgery procedure.