Rhinoplasty compensation claims
If you have undergone rhinoplasty (also known as nose reshaping surgery or a nose job) and you experienced complications that you believe were caused by a negligent clinic or surgeon, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Many people choose to undergo rhinoplasty surgery to change a part of their appearance that they are unhappy with. So when nose jobs go wrong, and you are left in a worse position than before, you deserve to be compensated. Making a claim not only allows you to rebuild your life, but can also help to prevent the same negligence being inflicted upon anyone else.
To speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a claim for nose surgery compensation, get in touch with us today. Call 0800 634 0285 or fill in the quick contact form on this page to request a call back.
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If your rhinoplasty surgery has gone wrong, contact Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today. To speak to one of experts about whether you can make a claim for nose job compensation, call 0800 634 0285 or fill in the quick contact form on this page to request a call back.
HOW CAN NOSE JOBS GO WRONG?
In most instances, you should wait to fully heal after your surgery before considering making a compensation claim, as the nose is a delicate structure and it may take some time to settle down and for your breathing to become clear again.
After this recovery period has passed, however, there may well be indications that your nose job has gone wrong. Some examples of surgical malpractice include:
- Nasal collapse where the bridge of the nose, or columella, 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
- The results of the procedure look different to what was expected
- Injury to nerves
The above physical effects can trigger a negative emotional response, which can lead to:
- Feeling disappointed that the surgery failed to achieve the effect the patient desired
- Depression as a result of unsuccessful surgery
Find out more about what you can expect from a rhinoplasty here.
Endonasal rhinoplasty - signs of negligence
Endonasal rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthetic. The length of the surgery will depend on how much your nose is going to change shape.
Complications / Signs of Negligence
- You may experience an altered sense of smell
- Minor bleeding
- Bruising and swelling
external rhinoplasty - signs of negligence
The open approach to rhinoplasty involves incisions being made across the section of skin connecting the two nostrils (the columella), so the skin can be lifted, allowing greater access to reshape the nose.
Complications / Signs of Negligence
- A deformed bridge of the nose caused by removing too much tissue.
- Breathing difficulties.
- Injury to nerves.
THE DUTY OF CARE FOR CLINICS AND SURGEONS
Surgeons who carry out rhinoplasty procedures have a duty of care to ensure patients’ safety and wellbeing. It is important that they are held accountable to this duty as when nose jobs go wrong they can cause long lasting physical and psychological damage to the patient.
Clinics and surgeons are not only responsible for preventing things that can be reasonably preventable, but also for telling you about the complications that cannot be prevented. If your clinic or surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care, you may be eligible to make a claim for rhinoplasty compensation.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
If a cosmetic surgeon or clinic was negligent during your rhinoplasty procedure, you can make a claim for financial award. This compensation can include damages for any physical and psychological injury you have endured as well as cover the cost of any restorative surgery you might need.
Regulations surrounding the cosmetic surgery industry are very inconsistent, which makes it hard for patients to understand their legal position or where to turn for specialist help. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors will provide you with thorough and professional guidance to make a claim for nose job compensation.
With a win rate of over 95%, our expert team will take the time to understand the impact your negligent nose surgery has had on your life and guide you through the complex claims process.
Are you concerned about the success of your rhinoplasty procedure? If so, contact Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today. To speak to one of experts about whether you can make a claim for nose job compensation, call 0808 273 6713 or fill in the quick contact form to request a call back.
Find out more about your legal rights in our report: Cosmetic Surgery: Knowing Your Rights if Something Goes Wrong