If you or somebody close to you has had cosmetic or weight loss surgery that didn’t go to plan, our expert solicitors will help you get the answers you need.
When choosing to undergo plastic or weight loss surgery, most people research the surgery they want to undergo and which private clinic and surgeon they trust to perform the procedure. Most operations go as planned, but sometimes mistakes happen, and these can have life-changing consequences.
If you feel your treatment was below the standard you expected, our medical negligence specialists can help you move forward. We’re here to listen. We understand that you may feel angry, confused, anxious or nervous but you’ll find our medical negligence specialists friendly and easy to talk to.
We work on a no win, no fee basis, so there’s no need to worry about costs. Plus, our specialist solicitors provide an initial free assessment of your claim.
plastic surgery negligence claims typically involve medical errors relating to:
Weight loss surgery negligence claims typically involve medical errors relating to:
A compensation claim can provide security and stability for the future. For example, compensation funds could relieve a stressful situation if you are unable to work because of an injury sustained as a result of the negligent surgery. The funds could also be used to finance your care requirements or any further treatment, if needed.
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Plastic Surgery is surgery carried out to reconstruct or repair damaged or missing skin and tissue and to restore function of skin and tissue to as close to normal as possible. Plastic surgery includes surgery for burns, congenital abnormalities, reconstruction after some cancer surgeries and reconstruction and repair following an accident or injury. Plastic surgery is funded by the NHS.
Cosmetic Surgery is an elective surgical operation solely to enhance a person’s appearance. Unless there is a medical need, the NHS will not pay for cosmetic surgery. The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures are breast augmentation (“boob job”), rhinoplasty (“nose job”) and abdominoplasty (“tummy tucks”).
There are also cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers that do not involve surgery. These can be legally carried out by those who do not hold any medical qualifications.
For the vast majority of people, the NHS will not pay for cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures as the NHS will not fund surgery or treatment undertaken without medical need.
The NHS will only pay for cosmetic procedures in very limited circumstances, e.g. to correct protruding ears or major breast abnormalities.
The price of cosmetic surgery depends on the type of procedure. Generally, the total operation cost quoted is referred to as the package price and should include:
The costs can be higher or lower, depending on a range of factors:
If you are considering whether or not to undergo cosmetic surgery, you should check the surgeon’s credentials, which you can do on the specialist register held by the General Medical Council. You should also consider the risks of the surgery and the potential outcomes of the surgery, as well as the cost.