Eyelid surgery – also known as blepharoplasty – is a delicate cosmetic procedure, but is generally safe. The process involves removing excess skin, fat and muscle around the eyes and people choose to do it where growth or age has altered their appearance, or for health reasons.
Surgeons who carry out this procedure require specialist accreditation, but even if your procedure is carried out by a medical professional who is suitably qualified, surgical errors can still occur.
What are the effects of eyelid surgery negligence?
Of course, due to the invasive nature of this procedure, it is normal for patients to experience some discomfort following the operation. Bruising, swelling and irritation are common side effects, but when these are experienced over the long-term, or where other issues develop, you may have been the victim of eyelid surgery negligence. The most common implications can include:
- Removing too little/too much skin or tissue
- Damage to the eye itself
- Asymmetrical-looking eyes
- Blurred or double vision
- Dry itchy eyes
- Bleeding behind the eye
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms following eyelid surgery, or you are in any way dissatisfied with the outcome, you are entitled to seek compensation, as long as you can prove that negligence has directly led to your injuries and discomfort.
Eyelid Surgery Compensation
We are aware that many people undertake cosmetic surgery procedures to boost confidence and self-esteem, and therefore when this goes wrong, the emotional impact can be extremely damaging. This of course is coupled with the financial impact of the costs of the procedure, the costs of physical and mental rehabilitation and the costs of any loss of earnings.
Therefore, we believe you are entitled to seek justice for the ongoing discomfort you are suffering through no fault of your own. We are here to give you free initial advice and then set out a programme to ensure you get the medical and emotional help you need. We help you gather evidence of the eyelid surgery negligence that has occurred and we can then put the wheels in motion to process a claim.
Contact our cosmetic surgery negligence solicitors, headed by Georgina Parkin, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.