A facelift – also known as a rhytidectomy – is a common cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK, but like any form of surgery it does carry a risk of something going wrong. This can have serious, long-term repercussions and if you feel you have been the victim of facelift surgery negligence, then we can help you pursue a case to seek suitable compensation.
There are many reasons why people choose to undertake a facelift procedure, but it is very popular with people over the age of 40 who wish to smooth out facial wrinkles and reduce the visible signs of aging. A facelift procedure effectively removes excess skin to achieve this, and in terms of a cosmetic surgery procedure is one of the most expensive.
What can go wrong with facelift surgery?
Following facelift surgery, it is common for a patient to experience some bruising to the face which will usually clear up quickly. However, there is a small risk of other implications should an issue of surgical negligence occur. These might include:
- Excessive loss of blood or pockets of blood forming under the skin
- Facial scarring
- Facial nerve damage
- Wounds not healing
- Bad reaction to general anaesthetic
- General dissatisfaction with the results
Where you feel that a surgical error has led to any of the above symptoms, you might be entitled to seek compensation to cover the costs of the initial surgery, ongoing costs of recovery, emotional strain and loss of earnings.
Facelift Surgery Negligence Claims
In order to pursue a facelift negligence claim it is important that you gather evidence of your injuries, along with other information that can clearly demonstrate that surgical error has directly led to the injuries, discomfort or emotional strain you are now suffering from.
We can help you gather this evidence and advise you on your options. Our free, initial consultation has been a great help to many people who have suffered from cosmetic surgery negligence through no fault of their own, and need some expert guidance in seeking redress and getting their life back on track.
Speak to our legal expert, solicitor Georgina Parkin, who has extensive experience in compensation claims and she can advise you on what to claim for, what evidence you need and what your options are going forward. We are the friend you need, when you really need it, so contact us today and we can start to help you as soon as possible.