Your Self-Enhancement Surgery May Be Riskier Than You Think
Millions of people opt to have elective surgeries in the U.S. every year. In 2011, there were nearly 14 million people who chose to have various cosmetic surgery procedures done in an effort to improve the quality and appearance of their lives.
To be clear, cosmetic surgery specifically is defined as surgeries performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of an individual by surgical or medical means. This typically includes surgeries like face-lifts, liposuction, breast augmentation, or tummy tucks.
However, too many of these “nip and tuck” procedures don’t bring patients the desired results of youth or beauty that many are seeking. The emotional and relational trauma that can come with altering one’s physical appearance is only one piece of an often ugly web of devastation.Common Risks Associated With Cosmetic Surgery
- Gross disfigurement from botched surgeries
- Partial Paralysis from Botox surgeries
- Breast Augmentation that leaks or causes death
- Blood clots from surgery
- Permanent Nerve Damage from face lifts
- Emotional or psychological distress caused by a sudden change in physical appearance (whether intentional or not!)
- Permanent Blindness
All of these risks, along with countless others, can contribute to a diminished quality of life for patients who must learn to cope with these effects of a daily basis.Taking Legal Action for a Failed Cosmetic Surgery
When victims suffer life-altering effects from cosmetic surgery, taking legal action may be one option. A personal injury attorney must prove that the surgeon failed to provide the patient with a reasonable standard of care comparable with other doctors in the same profession. Your attorney will need to have expert testimony from other cosmetic surgeons to testify that your surgeon put you at risk.
If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic surgery mess-ups, or how an attorney can help, please fill out the contact information form on this page. We can schedule your no-hassle consultation today.