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Cosmetic Surgery Claims
Cosmetic surgery can sometimes lead to unsatisfactory results, which can lead to cosmetic surgery claims. Your surgeon should have taken every opportunity to discuss your procedure with you, outlining possible outcomes, results and dangers. There should also be a period of time between your consultation and the procedure, which is known as the cooling down period, which can give you the chance to reconsider the procedure if you wish.
If you have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure through a private clinic but believe that you did not receive an adequate level of care, were misled or even pressured by your surgeon, you may be entitled to make a cosmetic surgery claim.
Cosmetic surgery solicitors Christopher Livingston and Dominic Graham are specialists in the area of cosmetic surgery compensation claims. With their experience and skill, they will be able to help you put your claim together. In addition to this, Christopher is a senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Our approach is always professional and personal, ensuring that you are dealt with the care and consideration you deserve when looking at making a cosmetic surgery claim. By offering exceptional service, you can have direct access to your team when you need it, so you can make the best decisions for you with the information that you need. We can either meet you in person, talk through your case over the phone, or via email; whichever option is best for you. By keeping you up to date with the progress of your cosmetic surgery compensation claim simply and clearly, you can always make the best decision for you.
Our expertise covers dealing with a range of cosmetic surgery claims such as:
- Breast augmentation/reduction
- Laser eye surgery
- Penile enhancement
- Gastric bands
- Tummy tucks
- Nose reshaping
- Botox injections
If you would like to talk to Christopher or one of the team to chat through your experiences and assess whether you would like to pursue a cosmetic surgery claim, call us or complete the online contact form and we will get back to you right away.
The initial consultation is always free of charge and our cosmetic surgery compensation claims are offered on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis.
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Cosmetic Surgery Claims
A growing procedure
Last year saw 50,122 procedures performed.
A rise of 16.5% on average overall.
The year 2013 also recorded a 41% rise in liposuction procedures;
possibly a backlash against the many non-surgical treatments for body contouring which may have proven less effective than advertised
Anti-ageing procedures also continued to prove popular among men and women
• Eyelid surgery rose by 14%, face and neck lifts up by 13%, fat transfer (where fat is injected into the face to add volume) by 15% and brows rose by an expressive 17%
Top Requested Procedures:
The top ten surgical procedures for men & women for 2013
(total 50,122- an increase of 16.5%)
1. BREAST AUGMENTATION
• 11,135 – up 13% from last year
2. BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)
• 7,808- up 14% from last year
3. FACE/NECK LIFT
• 6,380- up 13% from last year
4. BREAST REDUCTION
• 5,476 – up 12.5% from last year
• 4,878 – up 17% from last year
• 4,326 – up 41% from last year
• 3,466 – up 16% from last year
8. FAT TRANSFER
• 3,302 – up 14.5% from last year
• 2,138 – up 17% from last year
10. OTOPLASTY (EAR CORRECTION)
• 1,213 – up 14% from last year
Surgical Risk Factors:
• Pain & Discomfort
• Implant Failure
• Skin Graft or Flap Failure
Non-invasive procedures include practices such as:
• Laser Hair Removal
2015- NON-INVASIVE MARKET SET TO GROW TO £3.6 BILLION
2014- MARKET IS CURRENTLY WORTH £2.3 BILLION
Non surgical procedures account for 9 in 10 interventions and are worth 75% of the market.
There is currently no regulation around who can administer Botox or dermal fillers, it can be carried out without training.
Whereas surgical procedures must take place in regulated clinical settings, such as independent hospitals. Providers of non-surgical procedures are subject to less stringent controls and are carried out in a range of contexts including:
• Beauty Parlours
• At Home
What Can Go Wrong With Botox?
• Unintended Muscle Weakness
• Eyelid Droop
• Double Vision
• Speech and Breathing Difficulties
• Allergic Reaction
The British Association of Dermatologists found that 63% of complications their dermatologists saw from botched non-invasive cosmetic work was irreversible.
The vital action needed they say is legislation “which we all believe is necessary for public safety,” said a spokesperson.
What our clients say…
“Anna Woolf’s persistent nature when dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and encouragement when it came to pursuing the correct amount in compensation was excellent. Once again, a big thank you to Anna and all involved with my case.”Read More