Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping & Nose Surgery) Claims
Have you suffered due to the errors made during your nose surgery?
Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery; also referred to as nose surgery, nose reshaping or a nose job, is a very popular procedure for both women and men. The purpose is to alter the appearance of either the bridge, tip or nostril of the nose. Some patients have a nose job performed for aesthetic reasons, while others for reconstructive purposes or to improve breathing. While results for rhinoplasty depend on nose size, skin condition and the patient’s age, any alteration to the nose can greatly change a patient’s appearance.
In most cases, nose reshaping proceeds without complications, however, where errors are made by your surgeon, you may be eligible for compensation. If your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation, the amount can include substantial fees for the physical and psychological scars left behind by a bad nose job.
Rhinoplasty on the Rise
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery in the UK. In 2013, there were nearly 5,000 procedures performed, according to figures from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs). Ranked fifth most popular plastic surgery for men and women, rhinoplasty was up 17% on the previous year’s figures. Nose surgery remained the most popular cosmetic surgery choice for men.
When Nose Surgery Has Gone Wrong
In most instances, you should wait to heal fully after your rhinoplasty surgery, before considering making a surgical negligence claim, as the nose is a delicate structure and it may take some time for your nose to settle down and for breathing to be clear again. However when rhinoplasty goes wrong there are some typical indicators. These include:
- Nasal collapse where the columella, or the bridge of the nose, caves inwards
- Saddle deformity at the tip of the nose (also known as supra-tip hollowing)
- Asymmetrical nostrils or contour irregularities caused by removing too much tissue
- Breathing difficulties
- An extruding implant
- Internal bleeding indicated by persistent swelling
- Damage to the septum (the cartilage wall between your nostrils).
- Loss of sense or smell or taste
If feel you have been subjected to negligent treatment, but your condition hasn’t been mentioned above, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make a claim for compensation. You should still speak to us on 0808 256 1296 to find out if you could be entitled to cosmetic surgery compensation.
Why you should make a Claim for Compensation
Most people choose cosmetic surgery to rectify an element of their appearance that they are unhappy with. So when it goes wrong, and you’re left in a worse position than before, you deserve to be compensated.
Errors made by your cosmetic surgeon can lead to permanent facial disfigurement and emotional distress, preventing you from living your life as you once did. Claiming compensation not only allows you to rebuild your life, but also prevents the same negligence being inflicted upon anyone else.
The financial award can contribute to financial burdens and physical and emotional distress; including any financial loss you may have incurred whilst being out of work, as well as the cost of follow-up treatment, counselling or corrective surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is the first law firm in the UK dedicated to victims of cosmetic surgery negligence, making our solicitors best placed to assess the details of your claim and get you the maximum attainable compensation for your injuries.
If you choose to pursue a medical negligence claim, our experienced lawyers can offer you support and guidance through what is, understandably, an extremely distressing time. Our solicitors will fight your corner to get you the outcome that you deserve.
Call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are one of the only specialist UK law firms in the field of cosmetic surgery negligence. We have an unrivalled reputation for achieving the best possible outcomes for patients with nose surgery claims.
We’ve helped many victims of negligent nose jobs, allowing us to fully support you through what is often a very emotional, distressing experience.
We can answer any questions you may have about the claims process and identify the impact caused by the negligence so that you are compensated accordingly.
To find out if how we could help you, all Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0808 256 1296 or request a call back for a no obligation initial consultation.