Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Negligence Claims
Blepharoplasty Cosmetic Surgery in the UK
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure carried out to remove excess skin and fat around the eyes. As part of the aging process the skin around the eyes loses its elasticity and the muscles become looser. As the muscles become looser, fat around the eyes may also bulge forward and make lower eyelids appear baggy or droopy.
Eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery in the UK and in most cases is successful. However if eyelid surgery does go wrong, then a law firm of cosmetic surgery solicitors can make a negligent blepharoplasty claim for you and considerable compensation can be awarded so you can cope better with your physical and psychological distress.
Blepharoplasty in the UK
The primary purpose of blepharoplasty is to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eyes. However in some older people, sagging and excess skin surrounding the eyes can be so extensive that it limits the range of vision and eyelid surgery can help rectify the situation. Whatever the reason for undergoing eyelid surgery, it is a very popular surgery in the UK, the second most common cosmetic procedure in fact with over 7,800 operations last year alone. That’s a rise of 14 per cent on the previous year.
Unfortunately while eyelid surgeries are increasing substantially in number so is the total of eyelid negligence claims enquiries that Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors now receives.
As the first legal practice in England and Wales established purposely for victims of negligent cosmetic surgery, we understand how difficult bad eyelid surgery can be for you. If your blepharoplasty wasn’t a success, contact Michael Saul, Head of Cosmetic Negligence Claims on 0800 634 0285 to start an eyelid negligence claim or request a call back from his specialist legal team.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Blepharoplasty surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic and normally takes one to three hours to perform. During a blepharoplasty procedure, incisions are made along the natural lines in the eyelids – along the creases in the upper eyelids and below the eyelashes in the lower eyelid. Loose skin and excess fat tissue or muscle are removed, the eyelid muscles are tightened and the cut is closed using fine stitches. If only fat is removed and there is no excess skin, the cut may be made inside the lower eyelids, leaving no visible scar.
Despite eyelid surgery being a common operation in the UK, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors now deal with a rising number of instances where blepharoplasty has gone wrong and where eyelid surgery medical negligence claims should be made. If you’ve been affected by eyelid surgery going wrong, see below on how you can make a claim.
H3: Make a Eyelid Surgery Claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
Eyelid surgery going wrong can put patients in a very difficult situation. If your blepharoplasty has caused you distress and pain gone wrong, you may be able to make a claim for cosmetic medical negligence. Get out help by taking these steps to start your claim for compensation:
- Speak to our experienced eyelid surgery claims team on 0800 634 0285
- Request a call back at a convenient time that suits you and your schedule
- Provide us with the details of your eyelid surgery gone wrong and Michael Saul, Partner and Head of Cosmetic Negligence Claims and his team will identify your options
- Let our eyelid negligence solicitors do the rest
When Blepharoplasty Goes Wrong
As eyelid surgery is an invasive procedure, it is normal for patients to feel some pain and discomfort for several weeks following their blepharoplasty. While most people can expect good results from eyelid surgery, they will still have swelling, bruising as well as dry, itchy or watery eyes as a result of their cosmetic surgery but these effects should clear gradually.
When some time has passed and you are still feeling the effects of your eyelid surgery, you should check our list of possible indicators for blepharoplasty negligence. Typical problems associated with eyelid surgery going wrong which indicate the occurrence of negligent eyelid surgery can include:
- Problems closing eyes
- Lop-sided or difference in appearance of both eyes – Your eyes may not look identical or level, or the folds of skin and creases may be uneven
- Removal of too little skin or tissue
- Droopiness of the lower lid (ectropian). This can occur when too much skin is cut away, resulting in displacement of the lower lid away from the eyeball, exposing the white of the eye (scleral show)
- Overcorrection of your drooping upper lid. This can lead to damage to your cornea
- Blurred or impaired vision (in extreme cases this can lead to acute glaucoma)
- Partial or complete blindness (very rare)
Michael Saul and the eyelid surgery claims team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors see these types of instances of bad eyelid surgery on a regular basis. Often because of the clinic’s or surgeon’s negligence, subsequent blepharoplasty negligence claims have been made.
Substantial compensation can be awarded for eyelid surgery claims and if you’ve suffered from any of the symptoms mentioned above, then contact our specialist blepharoplasty claims team on 0800 634 0285 now.
Talk to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today
We are a specialist UK law firm of cosmetic surgery solicitors with a deserved reputation for delivering the best results for the many patients who’ve suffered eyelid surgery negligence.
We can answer any questions you may have about the eyelid surgery claims process and support you through what is often a very difficult experience.
If you’re a victim of an eyelid surgery going wrong, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can identify the impact caused by the negligent blepharoplasty you’ve had and secure the appropriate compensation for the distress you’ve had to suffer.
Speak to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back
from Michael Saul or one of the dedicated eyelid surgery claims team.