Over the past decade there has been a massive growth in the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery. Official figures from the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) show that since 2002 the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery has increased by a staggering 300 per cent.
Millions of pounds are being spent on cosmetic surgery every year
Most operations are carried out by private clinics, with between £200 and £300 million spent on cosmetic procedures every year.
The vast majority of people choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery are women. However, the number of men opting to have these procedures is also rising year by year.
While the standard of healthcare in the UK is generally good and most operations are carried out correctly by qualified surgeons, this is not always the case.
Unfortunately, cosmetic surgery is poorly regulated and problems sometimes occur. This is especially the case in private clinics where doctors can carry out plastic surgery without the relevant higher training attained by those working in the NHS.
Negligence during cosmetic procedures is not an isolated experience and recent statistics have shown that around 20 per cent of private healthcare patients have cause for complaint to solicitors.
Our experts have helped a variety of patients who’ve been left both physically disfigured, with poorly healed wounds or severe scarring, or who’ve suffered psychological trauma and had their self-confidence destroyed by poor cosmetic surgery.
Helping you recover
At TJL Solicitors we understand that anyone who has been through a cosmetic operation has been through a distressing, painful and traumatic time.
Our specialists will help you to seek amends by offering sympathetic advice and will always treat your case with compassion, no matter what you’ve been through.
We want to help you get back on your feet and will ensure that making a claim for compensation or recovering costs for corrective surgery is as quick and easy as possible.
Click here for a list of types of operation and the problems associated with them.