CHIN REDUCTION SURGERY COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Have you been left unsatisfied with your chin reduction surgery due to human error or medical negligence? If so, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Chin reduction surgery (also known as genioplasty) can help people to alter their appearance, improving their self-esteem and psychological wellbeing. As such, it can be highly distressing when the procedure goes wrong or is botched, as this can leave patients with long-term injuries.
In cases like this, you deserve to receive compensation to help you move ahead, rebuild your life and receive the care you need. What’s more, your case can also help to ensure that others do not receive the same substandard care from the clinician in question.
To speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a chin reduction surgery claim on a no win, no fee basis, get in touch with us today. Call 0808 252 7177 or fill out our online enquiry form.
How can chin reduction surgery go wrong?
As an invasive procedure, recovery from chin reduction surgery can be a lengthy process, taking up to six weeks on average. However, for those who have been the victims of clinical negligence, the following abnormal symptoms may arise:
- loss of sensation in the lips
- loss of sensation in the chin point
- dental damage as a result of the chin reduction
- asymmetry of the chin
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Examples of negligence
Chin reduction is an invasive procedure and full recovery time can be up to six weeks.
Symptoms that indicate the negligence has been encountered, however, can include the following:
- Loss of sensation in the patient’s lips
- Loss of sensation in the chin point
- Dental damage as a result of the chin reduction
- Asymmetry of the chin
ABOUT CHIN REDUCTION SURGERY
If a person feels their chin is out of proportion with the rest of their appearance, it can cause them to feel self-conscious and harm their self-perception. This is common among people with prominent chins who are looking to soften their appearance, or individuals going through a gender transition.
A chin reduction is an invasive cosmetic surgery that helps to rebalance the patient’s facial features in order to help them feel more confident, content and happy with their appearance. It involves removing part of the bone, after which the muscle and soft tissue are fitted to the shape of the new chin.
This type of surgery takes place under general anaesthetic and normally takes up to three hours to perform, depending on the complexity of the procedure.
SURGEONS’ AND CLINICS’ DUTY OF CARE
Surgeons and clinics carrying out chin reduction surgery have a duty of care to ensure patients’ safety and wellbeing, since any medical procedure of this kind comes with an inherent risk of complications.
As such, these medical professionals are expected to meet a high standard of accountability, as a chin reduction gone wrong can result in physical and psychological damage that can be extremely long-lasting for the patient in question.
As well as taking steps to manage risks, surgeons are expected to brief patients thoroughly about the ins and outs of the process and flag up any likely complications, allowing them to make informed decisions about the surgery.
If you feel that your surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care and you have suffered as a result, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.