The most recent survey of claims has revealed that over 20% of all clinical negligence claims in plastic surgery stem from consent of treatment and up to 80% of all claims arise from breast surgery, facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, and abdominoplasty. And when you consider the fact that the number of cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK has more than doubled since 2005 the number of cosmetic surgery claims is substantial.
The area of cosmetic surgery is inherently open to these types of complaints due to the often high, or even, unrealistic expectations of the clientele. Many people are seeking physical perfection and if this is not achieved (in their eyes), from what is often an expensive procedure, then they will pursue any avenue possible to seek compensation. That said, private medical practices are all too aware of the demands of customers, and the only way to cover all bases is to implement the most robust consent procedures possible, preparing any potential patient for all possible outcomes. There are even cases where psychological assessment is deemed necessary prior to surgery.
Technological advancements are aiming to reduce the risk of these procedures going wrong and maximising results, for example nanotechnology is in development to make breast implants more adaptable to human tissue resulting in longer lasting implants and minimizing complications. However, the fact remains that that these forms of aesthetic procedures are usually performed on healthy patients and any unfortunate outcomes will ultimately be less tolerated and as a result there will always be a need for Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors.
cosmeticsurgerysolicitors.co.uk is a cosmetic surgery law firm that deals with breast surgery claims for clients due to large number of factors, including capsular contracture and implant ruptures. If you need more information on these issues then visit the website or contact direct, as the first specialist cosmetic surgery law firm in the UK, we are here to help you resolve any claims first