Cosmetic surgery is any procedure carried out to improve a person’s appearance, rather than their health.  In Ireland cosmetic surgery is a growing multi-million Euro industry.  This area can be fraught with danger posed by botched procedures and unskilled or untrained doctors performing the procedures.  It is always preferable that a patient will consult, in the first instance, with their GP who should be in a position to recommend a reputable cosmetic surgeon.  It is often advisable to consult with a registered plastic surgeon and in Ireland these professionals can be identified by examination of the online register on the Medical Council website.  Patients should also consult with the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons as its members have accredited training and are on a Specialist Register in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

There are many different types of cosmetic surgery which can include the following:

  • Plastic surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Scar revision surgery
  • Forehead lift
  • Hair transplant
  • Laser surgery
  • Chin surgery
  • Ear surgery
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
  • Face surgery
  • Breast implants

Negligence from cosmetic surgery can cause the following:

  • Nerve injury
  • A poor outcome
  • Negligently inflicted scarring following surgery
  • Perforating the bowel from liposuction
  • Complications following breast augmentation, such as asymmetry or leakage of silicone
  • Complications following rhinoplasty – nose surgery which can include infection, difficulty breathing through the nose and permanent numbness
  • Burns to the skin following laser hair removal
  • Eyesight injury following laser eye surgery
  • Negligently performed facelifts and the consequences can cause deformities of scarring to the skin as well as nerve injury
  • Dermal fillers/lip fillers – if this surgery is carried out negligently it can cause deformities in the face
  • Dental negligence – if this is performed for cosmetic reasons such as teeth whitening, negligence can occur which can cause nerve injury
  • Hair transplant surgery that is performed negligently resulting in scarring and permanent hair loss
  • Tattoo removal – this is usually carried out through laser surgery and if it is carried out substandard it can cause burns and scarring

Our cosmetic surgery compensation claims solicitors

If you or a loved one have suffered harm because of cosmetic surgery negligence, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.

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