Cosmetic Nose Surgery Negligence (Rhinoplasty)
Cosmetic Nose Surgery is one of the more common forms of plastic surgery. Often the procedure is performed without any complications, but from time to time mistakes will be made. If these mistakes result in addition pain or disfigurement, they may amount to medical negligence. If you can successfully claim compensation, this will usually include the cost of corrective plastic surgery (by a different surgeon).
What Is Rhinoplasty?
To consider examples of negligence, you first need to understand the different types of cosmetic surgery that are available for the nose. Rhinoplasty is the technical name for nose cosmetic surgery which is often also refereed to as 'nose reshaping' or a 'nose job'. The reason for the surgery can be to improve function of the nose, or to change the shape of it (or both). Mistakes can be made in both types of procedure which can lead to a claim for compensation.
When Does Cosmetic Surgery Amount To Negligence?
There are many examples when plastic surgery to the nose can lead to a medical negligence claim, including (but not exclusively):
- Failing to achieve the agreed objective (ie the new shape or rectifying the functionality problem)
- Making the appearance worse than prior to the surgery
- Further disfigurement caused by the surgery
- Loss of sense of smell
In many of these cases a revision (further operation) may be necessary. Understandably, many patients do not want to receive surgery from the same consultant who undertook the first operation. It is worth seeking legal advice if you have already had one operation and been offered revision surgery from the same surgeon. You can call us free on
0800 234 3300 or complete our Online Enquiry Form if you would like our expert opinion.
What Can You Do?
If you have suffered disfigurement or pain and suffering following cosmetic nose surgery, you may well be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. We can obtain your medical records for you and assess whether you have a good chance of a successful claim. We can also investigate further private medical treatment that might improve your disfigurement or relieve your pain.
How We Can Help You
We are always happy to speak to you early after the event to explore the details surrounding the plastic surgery and to advise you of your options. We act for clients throughout England and Wales, and if we cannot help you we will make no charge for our time. If we can help you to make a claim for compensation, you will benefit from the following funding options:
- Medical Negligence No Win No Fee
- Legal Expenses Insurance
- Private Funding
- Structured Payment Plans
Need Assistance from Specialist Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims Solicitors?
Early legal intervention can be vital so please contact us if you think you may have a claim. Please call us on 0800 234 3300 or complete our Online Enquiry Form.
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