Making a claim for a cosmetic surgery procedure that’s gone wrong

At the end of 2019, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons noted that the number of surgeries that were taking place had remained stable, despite calls for greater regulations of quick fix solutions. Women underwent 92% of all cosmetic procedures recorded, and as in 2017, the three most popular procedures for women were breast augmentation, breast reduction and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). The biggest increases for women were for liposuction which rose 12%, and facelifts which rose 9%. With the number of surgeries on the rise, the potential for botched surgeries is also unfortunately rising. If you suffer from any form of problem from a cosmetic operation, then trained solicitors will be able to help you.

Cosmetic Surgery Claims


Cosmetic surgery solicitors can help you with claiming cosmetic surgery compensation for any pain or trauma suffered as a result of negligent cosmetic treatment. You can claim when:

  • Your surgeon did not fully explain the procedure to you, outline possible outcomes and dangers, or give you a chance to reconsider the procedure following the initial consultation
  • The cosmetic procedure fell below the expected standard of a competent cosmetic surgeon
  • A defective product was used, for example, a faulty or damaged implant
  • Inadequate aftercare was provided or there was a failure to notice you were developing an infection

There are many different types of cosmetic surgery. Some are small procedures, and some are more life-changing. Our cosmetic surgery solicitors can help you through the cosmetic surgery compensation claims process if things went wrong with your:

  • Breast surgery, such as enlargement and reduction
  • Chemical peel
  • Ear reshaping
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Facelifts
  • Gastric band & weightloss surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose reshaping
  • Tummy tuck

Wider Surgical Negligence Claims

Cosmetic surgery claims fall under a wider umbrella of surgical negligence claims. If you are going to be making a cosmetic surgery claim, it is worth understanding what a more generalised surgical negligence claim can involve. Surgical negligence covers a range of mistakes which happen on the operating table. These include:

  • Performing the wrong operation
  • Performing an operation in the wrong place
  • Incorrect dosage of anaesthesia
  • Damaging nerves, tissues or muscles
  • Damaging internal organs
  • Failing to notice damage to organs
  • Leaving foreign objects inside a patient’s body
  • Failure to effectively stitch or dress an open wound
  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient
  • Infections associated with contaminated surgical implants
  • Failing to notice that a patient is developing an infection
  • Death caused by surgical error

If you have suffered from anything that falls under the category of either surgical negligence or cosmetic surgery negligence, then you may be able to make a claim.

NHS negligence claims

In some cases, patients may receive cosmetic surgery treatment through the NHS. Confronting an organisation as large as the NHS can seems daunting, but the right solicitors will be able to steer you through NHS negligence claims with minimal fuss. If avoidable mistakes have been made, then they will be able to help you make a claim against the NHS.

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