Fat transfer compensation claims
If you think you have suffered as a result of negligence during fat transfer surgery - also known as lipofilling - you could be entitled to a significant amount of compensation.
Fat grafting gone wrong can leave patients with visible and unsightly complications, which can result in significant psychological distress for the affected individual. In many cases, further restorative surgery may be needed to correct the damage done.
When this happens, making a claim for compensation can help you to move forward with your recovery, while also preventing others from experiencing the same negligent care. Working with a specialist clinical negligence solicitor with years of experience in this area could maximise your chances of a successful claim.
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If you’ve recently undergone fat transfer surgery that has gone wrong, you could be entitled to make a claim. To speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a claim for fat transfer compensation, call freephone on 0800 634 0285 or fill in the online contact form and we will call you back.
HOW CAN FAT TRANSFER SURGERY GO WRONG?
A certain amount of postoperative pain, bruising and swelling are common for several days after a lipofilling procedure, even when the surgery was a complete success. Moreover, significant amounts of the transferred fat may be absorbed by the body following the operation, meaning some patients may require further treatment.
However, when something goes wrong, a number of potential problems could arise that cause physical and emotional suffering. These include:
- Asymmetrical disfigurement that leaves the area unequal in shape
- Overfilling, where too much fat is injected into the relevant area of the body, resulting in distortion of the skin
- Unsightly scarring, bruising and saggy skin as a result of the surgery
- Fat necrosis (where the skin cells die) with lumps under the skin
- Blood clotting can occur, however this is rare
A 'Brazilian Buttock Lift' (BBL) is a fat transfer procedure that has grown in popularity in recent years, however there are mounting safety concerns about the surgery. Read more about the official statement from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) here.
SURGEONS’ AND CLINICS’ DUTY OF CARE
Even in the case of minimally invasive surgery, all medical procedures of this kind involve some degree of inevitable risk, which is why surgeons and clinics have a vital duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients in various ways.
This means that medical professionals involved in this process need to be highly accountable for the work they do, as fat grafting gone wrong can be physically harmful and emotionally distressing for the patient. Clinicians need to carefully monitor and manage potential risk factors, and brief patients thoroughly on the ins and outs of the process to ensure they are able to provide informed consent.
If you feel that your surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care and you have suffered as a result of negligence, you may be eligible to make a fat transfer compensation claim.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
If you have been the victim of a fat transfer procedure that has gone wrong, you may experience strong emotions as you come to terms with the operated area not looking as you expected.
We specialise in the field of cosmetic surgery negligence, and were the first legal practice established in England and Wales specifically to guide victims of negligent cosmetic surgery through the complicated legal process.
Working on a no-win, no-fee basis, we have successfully recovered more than £4 million in compensation for hundreds of victims, including those who have experienced fat transfer surgeries that have gone wrong; as such, we understand your situation, and can answer any questions you might have during the process.
To speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a fat transfer compensation claim, get in touch with us today. Call us freephone 0800 634 0285 or fill out our online enquiry form to request a call back.
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