Scar Revision Claims
The team of experts here at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve if you have suffered as a result of negligent scar revision surgery.
Scar revision or reduction surgery is supposed to improve the appearance of scar tissue, but in some cases surgeons and clinics are unable to meet the standards that patients expect, causing further physical, emotional and psychological damage.
If this has happened to you, we are confident we can help you claim a financial reward. We were the first legal practice in England and Wales to specialise in cosmetic surgery negligence and since then we have had a 95% success rate in all cases we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence.
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To get your claim started with our team of experts, call us freephone on 0800 634 0285 or complete our online contact form to arrange for us to call you back and discuss how we can proceed with your case on a no win, no fee basis.
how scar revision treatment can go wrong
After scar revision and reduction surgery, normal activities can usually be resumed shortly after the operation. Full healing may take up to two weeks, but the disappearance or reduction of the scar may take considerably longer.
If, however, it’s clear to you very quickly that your surgery has gone wrong, then you may be suffering from one of the following indicators of negligence:
- Inappropriate new scarring
- Altered pigmentation
- Other skin damage
If you have suffered from any of above following dermabrasion, micro-dermabrasion, laser or light therapy or a chemical peel, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Speak to our specialist team of solicitors today to find out how they can help you on a no win, no fee basis.
signs of scar revision negligence
Scar revision and scar reduction procedures usually take between 30 minutes and an hour, normally under local anaesthetic. Surface treatments are most often used to soften surface irregularities and reduce uneven pigmentation.
These procedures either mechanically remove the top layers of skin (epidermis) or change the nature of the tissue to provide cosmetic improvement of scars. Below, find out more information about how scar revision treatment can go wrong for different kinds of cosmetic surgeries:
- Breast enlargement - two types of breast enlargement scars may occur that indicate negligence:
- A keloid scar – an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a skin wound. The new tissue is elevated, rounded and firm
- A hypertrophic scar – a wound that heals to greater-than-normal size as a result of an aggressive lay down of collagen, contained in abnormally large skin cells
- Breast reduction - scars either around the nipple (areola), from one nipple to the crease below the breast, or from one breast bone to the armpit along the crease below the breast that do not fade could be a symptom of negligence
- Eyelid surgery - negligence is often illustrated by incisions that extend beyond the eyelid and are visible at the corner of the eye
- Facelift - scars that are in front of, or behind, the ears can indicate negligence, usually due to removing too much skin or closing the incision with tension on the tissues
- Tummy tuck - scars above the waistline that fail to flatten out or lighten in colour after 12 months, combined with ongoing numbness, could indicate the occurrence of negligence
- Brow lift - scars are evident that are not concealed behind the hairline or fail to diminish over time
how we can help
If your scar revision or scar reduction procedure has gone wrong due to negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our specialist team of solicitors have with a success rate of 95% for claims pursued after obtaining medical evidence and have secured over £4 million in compensation for our clients.
Find out more about your legal rights in our report: Cosmetic Surgery: Knowing Your Rights if Something Goes Wrong