Nose Reshaping Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty, which is often referred to as a “nose job” is one of the most common cosmetic procedures carried out in the UK. According to the latest statistics, over 1300 people decided to have the treatment in 2021, down from almost 2000 in 2020.
Normally, the procedure is carried out with no issues, however sometimes negligence can creep in and it can leave you with potentially life changing implications.
If you believe you have suffered as a result of negligence during rhinoplasty feel free to get in contact with our team of medical negligence solicitors. We are more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose to instruct us.
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What is Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)?
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a ‘nose job’, can be either a cosmetic or medical surgical procedure (reconstructive surgery). The procedure entails the reconstructing of the nose on a patient to alter its shape, change the angle of the nose, correct a bump or alter the shape of the tip of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is a tricky procedure, with the surgeon making incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. Some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue added. The nose is the central feature of a person’s face, and is one of the areas of the body that is most commonly disliked.
With the majority of cases, the procedure is completed correctly, and individuals are happy with the result, there are occasions when things go wrong.
Potential risks of the Rhinoplasty procedure
As with any cosmetic procedure a Rhinoplasty can present a number of risks.
A significant amount of trust is placed in a clinician’s hands and as such, if mistakes happen, the consequences can be far reaching and, in some cases, life-changing.
- Anaesthetic risks
- Bleeding (Hematoma)
- Poor wound healing or scarring
- Change in skin sensation / perception
- Nasal septal perforation
- Difficulties breathing
- Decreased sense of smell
Whatever the reason for your cosmetic surgery, if you believe that you have suffered negligent treatment during or after the surgery, it may be possible to proceed with a clinical negligence claim.
Making a claim
If you would like a medical negligence claim regarding your laser eye surgery there are a few things you will need to consider. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as saying something went wrong and you will need to show that a medical professional acted negligently and as a result, you suffered.
Often you will need to provide evidence and support for you claim, to help with this you should;
- Report any concerns to the company who carried out the treatment
- Visit a professional (GP, minor injuries unit, A&E) to have your injuries assessed
- Make an account of what happened
- Make sure you have a record of what you were told prior to the surgery, include all the facts
- Keep note of all documents received about the treatment
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Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.
If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.