Rhinoplasty is more commonly known as a ‘nose job’, and it is an increasingly popular procedure for people wanting to re-shape, re-size or re-structure their nose. This is usually for aesthetic reasons but could also be due to health, or more specifically breathing issues.
As with any surgical procedure, there are elements that can go wrong with a rhinoplasty operation and your surgeon should suitably prepare you for this, regardless of how unlikely it is. However, if you feel that your surgeon has been negligent and you have been left with an injury and/or psychological damage, then you are entitled to seek compensation for your trauma.
How can rhinoplasty negligence occur?
A rhinoplasty operation entails the patient taking a general anaesthetic and a perfectly normal outcome is that some bruising will be evident around the eyes in the immediate aftermath. However, there are a number of other common implications which will point to an issue of rhinoplasty negligence. These are:
- Anaesthetic complications
- Misshapen nose, or not the result you wanted
- Severe cuts and wounds not healing
- Nasal septal perforation
Apart from the physical implications of this cosmetic surgery negligence, you can be affected emotionally by the procedure, as your self-esteem can be knocked considerably. You can also be affected financially by the costs of the failed operation, a potential loss of earnings as you recover and the direct costs of that rehabilitation.
This combination of physical, emotional and financial hardship can be at least partly addressed by seeking compensation for the surgical errors that have taken place.
Honest, ethical clinical negligence advice
There can be several different reasons why a surgical error has occurred. It is prudent to gather evidence of these to enable you to pursue a solid compensation claim. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, or you are in any way dissatisfied with the outcome of the nose job operation, you should contact us straight away.
Georgina Parkin, our main cosmetic surgery solicitor, is based at our Harrogate headquarters. Georgina has a great deal of experience in cosmetic surgery negligence claims. We can offer free initial advice, put you on the road to recovery and then agree a programme to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.