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Chin Implants Gone Wrong

Do you feel your chin implant surgery has gone wrong and left you suffering as a result? If so we can help you make a claim for compensation against the offending surgeon or clinic.

As with any procedure, mistakes can happen. But in an unregulated industry like cosmetic surgery, it’s important to know you have somewhere to turn for help if you are the victim of sub-standard treatment or care.

With over £3 million of compensation claimed for clients to date and a 95% success rate on all cases pursued after obtaining medical evidence, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors was the first legal practice established to focus solely on cosmetic surgery negligence in England and Wales.

To speak to us about your claim, get in touch today. Either call 0808 252 3134 or request a callback from the team using our online contact form on this page.

About chin augmentation or mentoplasty

A chin implant operation, often known as chin augmentation or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to reshape or enhance the size of a patient’s chin. Done either by inserting an implant or by moving or reshaping facial bones, the surgery is popular with patients who feel that their face is not shaped in the way they would like.

The procedure is often performed at the same time as a nose job or rhinoplasty to try and balance the facial proportions in a similar way.

Patients undergoing this kind of surgery typically have the  operation because they have a weak or receding chin that makes them feel overly self-conscious. They hope that a chin implant will balance their facial features and produce a significant change in their facial profile. Chin reduction surgery is an option also used by patients who would prefer their jaws to be less prominent in their facial profile.

In recent years chin implants have become increasingly popular among men and women in the UK, with a 50 per cent rise in the amount of procedures being undertaken since 2010.

The procedure

Normally the procedure takes up to an hour and the patient is put under general anaesthetic for the duration of the operation.

The implants are usually made of silicone or Gore-Tex and are custom-fitted depending on the configuration of the patient’s face.

The cosmetic surgeon makes an incision underneath the chin or inside the patient’s mouth where their gum and lower lip meet. By gently stretching this tissue, the surgeon then creates a pocket in front of the chin bone and under the muscles where an implant can be inserted and positioned, usually attached to the bone with sutures or screws. Once this is done, sutures are used to close the incision.

Examples of negligence

Following the chin augmentation, the patient will have some swelling and experience some tenderness. A liquid and soft food diet may be required to limit chewing for a few days after the implants are inserted, but the swelling will normally go down within a few weeks.

However, if your chin implant surgery hasn’t produced the results you were expecting, then you may have experienced negligence on the part of your plastic surgeon or clinic. Indications that a negligent chin augmentation procedure has occurred can include:

  • Displacement of the chin implant after cosmetic surgery
  • Asymmetry of the face after the chin augmentation
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Inappropriate scarring

Why Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors?

As the first legal practice focused on cosmetic surgery negligence to be established in England and Wales, we have unrivalled experience and expertise in this complicated area of the law.

We know exactly what it takes to bring a claim that has the best possible chance of winning, and to guarantee your peace of mind, comfort and satisfaction throughout the whole process.

Our wide ranging experience, coupled with our sensitive and respectful way of working means that our clients benefit from a comprehensive, stress-free service that places their best interests at the centre of everything that happens.

We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to our team of specialists, overseen by Mike Saul, leader in the field of cosmetic negligence law, call 0808 252 3134 or request a callback from the team using our online contact form on this page.

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