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Claiming For A Botched Facelift

If you have had a facelift that has gone wrong, we understand just how upset you will be feeling. You may be left with nerve damage, disfigurement or scarring, none of which you would have expected when you went into surgery.

If this has happened to you, contact a solicitor as soon as possible, as you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have incurred. Although this will not undo the damage that has been done, it will at least help you obtain a sense of justice, and will help pay for any corrective surgery you may require.

Facelift medical negligence claims

A facelift, known medically as rhytidectomy, is designed to make someone look younger. The exact nature of the operation will depend upon the individual, but will generally involve tightening the skin on the face and neck to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, thereby giving a more youthful appearance.

Such surgery can produce excellent results and patients are generally pleased with the outcome. However, the procedure does have several known risks about which a patient should be informed before signing a consent form. These include bleeding, temporary nerve damage, infection and discoloration of the skin. Most of these complications are unavoidable and should clear up within a few weeks of the operation.

Nevertheless, what happens if you are left with permanent injury because of a facelift? Perhaps you have suffered extensive nerve damage, a lopsided appearance or extensive scarring? If so, you must contact a solicitor without delay. This is because the substandard outcome of your procedure may well be attributed to medical negligence. This means that your surgeon did not display the necessary level of skill and expertise during your operation, causing you to suffer harm.

Unfortunately this is not especially uncommon, as facelifts do lead to a significant number of medical negligence claims each year. In March, a British woman was awarded £100,000 in compensation after a Belgian clinic botched her facelift surgery. She was left with damage to her facial skin and nerves, and was also left with an uneven look. This story echoes that of Penny Johnson who received £6million in 2003 when a surgeon carried out “experimental surgery” during a facelift.

Speak to a solicitor today

If your facelift has not gone according to plan, you will be going through a considerable amount of physical and emotional trauma. You will also be wondering what options are available to: do you simply have to live with the results, or can you pursue legal action to help you pay for corrective surgery? A solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims will be able to answer these questions for you, helping you to clarify whether you are entitled to financial redress for the suffering you have been caused.

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