Fat transfer surgery differs from liposuction because while this procedure also restores volume and shape to areas of the body, it uses fat taken from other parts of the body. The motivation for such a procedure is largely the same as for liposuction or for a reduction or augmentation procedure, as you are simply combining two surgical procedures into one.
Common areas for fat transfer surgery are to enhance or reduce the breasts, buttocks or face, while fat can also be transferred from the thighs or abdomen.
How fat transfer surgery can go wrong
As you might expect, the risks associated with fat transfer are similar to those surgical procedures involving liposuction, breast reduction and breast augmentation. While all these procedures are relatively safe, there is always the risk of surgical error or that the outcome is not to your satisfaction. In such cases you are entitled to seek compensation where it can be proven that surgical negligence has led to injuries, discomfort, psychological suffering or financial hardship.
Common issues that can result from fat transfer surgery negligence can include:
- Blood clots
- Nerve problems
- Abnormal shaping
- Fatty tissue
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Fluid accumulation
- Damage to abdominal organs
Cosmetic surgery procedures are often undertaken to improve appearance and can be a huge boost to self-confidence and self-esteem, and hence when this goes wrong it can have long-term implications for the patient in many ways; through physical discomfort, emotional distress and financially through surgical costs – both initial and corrective – therapy and rehabilitation and loss of earnings.
Fat Transfer Surgery Claims
We believe that you are entitled to seek justice and a financial award to help you recover from this ordeal, and to compensate you for current and ongoing financial difficulties. To do this you need to be able to show evidence that fat transfer surgery negligence directly contributed to your injuries and discomfort. This requires you to act quickly and we can help you secure this evidence and pursue a claim for compensation.
Speak to our cosmetic surgery solicitor, Georgina Parkin, for expert and confidential advice today.