Eyelid Surgery Claims
Have you experienced negligent eyelid surgery that has had a significant impact on your life? If so, you may be wondering where to turn to lessen your suffering.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are here to help. We were the first legal practice established in England and Wales that is dedicated to supporting victims of cosmetic surgery negligence and will give you the best possible chance of recovering the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.
We have a 95% success rate we have on all cases we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence and the millions of pounds of compensation we have claimed for our clients to date.
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This procedure – also known as blepharoplasty – can be performed on a patient’s upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both at the same time. Eyes are often one of the first features to show signs of ageing – the skin around the eyes becomes less elastic and the muscles become looser. As they become looser, fat around the eyes may also bulge forward and make a person’s lower eyelids appear droopy.
The main purpose of eyelid surgery is to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eyes by removing excess fatty tissue and skin from underneath the patient’s eyes and attempting to smooth crow’s feet from the corner of the eyes.
During this kind of surgery, the eyelid muscles are tightened and the surgical incisions are closed using fine stitches. Sometimes a blepharoplasty operation can also be done to improve a patient’s vision by providing a less obstructed field of view, once droopy eyelids are restored to their former positions.
Upper eyelid surgery
This procedure involves an incision being made along the creases in the eyelid and the laughter lines to remove excess fat and skin, with the aim of improving the overall appearance of the eye area. The operation normally proceeds as follows:
- You will be given a general anaesthetic or an intravenous sedation before surgery starts.
- Your surgeon will make incisions along the natural creases in the upper lid and laughter lines in the corner of your eye.
- Your surgeon will then begin to adjust the fat deposits, tighten the muscle tissue and remove any excess skin.
- The incisions are closed with either surgical tape, removable or absorbable stitches or skin adhesives.
Lower eyelid surgery
For this version of blepharoplasty, the procedure is carried out with the following steps:
- You will be given either a general anaesthetic or an intravenous sedation for your comfort before the surgery begins.
- Your surgeon will cut just below your eyelash line. This means scarring will run in line with your natural folds of your eyes.
- As with upper eyelid surgery, the loose skin, excess fat and muscle are removed.
- The stitches are then closed together using fine stitches or surgical tape.
Examples of negligence
For patients undergoing an invasive surgery like blepharoplasty, there is generally some pain and discomfort for several weeks, including swelling in addition to itchy or watery eyes.
However, the following complications can indicate that your eyelid surgery has gone wrong:
- Removal of too much skin leaving eyelids unable to close, known as lagophthalmos
- Lopsided or difference in appearance of both eyes
- Removal of too little skin or tissue
- Droopiness of the lower lid (ectropian)
- 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)
Why claim compensation with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors?
In our experience, compensation has been able to completely transform the lives of those who have been left with physical and psychological pain following a botched operation.
Not only can a financial award contribute to the cost of reconstructive surgery and further treatment, it can also lessen the financial burden on you if you have been unable to work because of your suffering.
The experts here at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors will give you a great chance of success, with the minimum of stress. The claims process can be complicated, but we handle everything for you and keep you in the loop throughout. As leaders in the field with many years of experience, this hassle-free way of working is second nature to us.