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Tummy tuck compensation claims

If you have experienced issues following your abdominoplasty surgery (more commonly known as a tummy tuck procedure) and think that the problems you faced were the fault of a negligent surgeon or clinic, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.

The tummy tuck compensation you may be entitled to could help you pay for restorative surgery as well as damages for any physical or psychological distress you suffered as a result of the surgery going wrong.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is a specialist UK law firm in the field of abdominoplasty claims and was the first legal practice established in England and Wales dedicated to helping victims of a tummy tuck gone wrong.

Working on a no win, no fee basis, we have an impressive win rate of over 95% for the cases we’ve pursued after obtaining medical evidence, successfully recovering over £10 million for our clients in the process.

To speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a tummy tuck claim, get in touch with us today. Call 0808 189 7704 or fill in the quick contact form to request a call back.

How can tummy tuck procedures go wrong?

While most abdominoplasty surgeries are carried out successfully, there are times when tummy tucks go wrong due to negligence.

There is a wide range of physical issues that a negligent tummy tuck surgery can cause. We have successfully helped patients claim compensation after experiencing the following problems:

  • Excessively high scarring

  • Incorrect positioning of belly button

  • Unacceptable contour  

  • Puckering of the skin around the scar line

  • Substandard management of post-operative seroma

In some cases, these issues can be caused by the negligent actions or inaction of a surgeon. All surgeries carry inherent risks, but surgeons have a duty of care to minimise these and perform the procedure to a standard set by UK law. This negligence can have serious repercussions, from infection to scarring and disfigurement, all of which are unnecessary.

Signs of tummy tuck negligence

After surgery, patients should allow a recovery period of three to four weeks before deciding whether to claim compensation.

Abdominoplasty is a major operation so some pain, swelling, and discomfort are to be expected following surgery. However, if symptoms persist following this recovery period, you may be entitled to tummy tuck compensation.

Some common signs of a tummy tuck gone wrong are:

  • Excessively high scarring

  • Incorrect positioning of belly button

  • Unacceptable contour  

  • Puckering of the skin around the scar line

  • Substandard management of post-operative seroma

If you find yourself dealing with any of the above symptoms following your tummy tuck procedure, seek medical advice immediately, and consider speaking to the legal experts at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors for advice.

How can we help with your tummy tuck claim?

Regulations within the cosmetic surgery industry are inconsistent in places, so it can be hard to understand your legal position if you have experienced a tummy tuck gone wrong. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can support you in your claim following a botched abdominoplasty and secure you the tummy tuck compensation you deserve. We understand the distress and discomfort that can arise from a procedure that has not gone as planned. Our dedicated team of solicitors specialises in providing legal support to those affected by negligent cosmetic surgery.

We offer a confidential, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss the details of your case. During this session, we will listen to your experience, assess the merits of your claim, and provide you with clear, professional advice on how to proceed. If you decide to make your tummy tuck compensation claim with us, we will help you to gather all the necessary evidence, including medical records and expert opinions, to build a strong case on your behalf.

We operate on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you do not have to worry about legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful. This approach ensures that accessing justice is risk-free and accessible for everyone.

The cosmetic surgery industry's regulations can be confusing and daunting. We can help you navigate these complexities, providing clarity on your legal rights and the standards of care you should expect.

Can I claim for a negligent tummy tuck surgical procedure?

Determining your eligibility to make a claim for tummy tuck negligence is an important step towards obtaining justice and compensation for the harm you have suffered.

To be eligible for abdominoplasty compensation, you must be able to prove that the surgeon or clinic failed to provide the standard of care expected, which directly resulted in your injuries or complications. This can include errors during the surgery, inadequate pre-operative or post-operative care, or failure to inform you of all the risks involved.

Complications alone do not always constitute negligence. Your claim must demonstrate that the complications you experienced were avoidable and directly caused by the negligence of the healthcare provider.

To support your claim, you will need comprehensive documentation, including medical records, photographs of your complications, and any correspondence with the surgeon or clinic. Witness statements and expert medical opinions may also strengthen your case. If you have incurred additional medical expenses for corrective surgery, lost earnings due to recovery time, or suffered physically or psychologically, you may be eligible for compensation. Your claim can cover these costs and damages.

There is also a legal time limit for making a cosmetic surgery negligence claim in the UK. Generally, you have three years from the date of the surgery or from the date you first realised that your suffering was due to negligence to make a claim. To be eligible for medical negligence compensation, make sure to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible and get your claim started within this timeframe.

How long will the tummy tuck claims process take?

Each case we deal with is unique, due to the individual circumstances of every client. We do not offer a precise length of time for the claims process until we have spoken with you. We pride ourselves on offering an accurate timescale that reflects your personal situation after we have assessed your circumstances.

Our specialist experience and skills in this area of law enable us to handle your claim quickly and efficiently, while causing very minimal disruption to your life. To learn more about the claims procedure, click the button below.



Contact us today

If you have experienced problems due to a bad tummy tuck procedure and think they are the result of negligence, talk to our expert cosmetic surgery negligence team today. Call 0808 189 7704 or request a callback by completing the contact form.

Contact Us Today

If you have experienced problems following abdominoplasty surgery and think they are the result of negligence, talk to our expert cosmetic surgery negligence team today. Call 0808 271 6219 or request a callback by completing the contact form.

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Signs of negligence - Abdominoplasty

A standard abdominoplasty is one of the most common techniques used to create a slimmer, tighter stomach, and is performed under general anaesthetic.

Signs of Complications / Negligence Sign

  • Excessive scarring
  • Loss of belly-button or off-centre repositioning
  • Nerve damage, which can lead to a loss of sensation

signs of negligence - partial or ‘mini’ abdominoplasty

This is not as invasive as other tummy tuck techniques, as the belly button is not moved. It is recommended for people who have surplus skin and fat located in the mid to lower abdomen, and is either performed under general or local anaesthetic.

Signs of Mini Abdominoplasty Complications / Negligence

  • Excessive scarring along the lower abdomen
  • Persistent pain in the abdominal area – if symptoms worsen, seek medical advice.

SIGNS OF NEGLIGENCE - Extended abdominoplasty

The procedure for an extended tummy tuck involves the removal of skin and fat from the lower abdomen under general anaesthetic, while also removing tissue from the back, waist and upper thighs to reshape the abdominal area.

Signs of Complications / Negligence

  • Swelling, which may not subside for many months.
  • Off-centre repositioning of the navel.
  • Seroma – fluid collecting around the wound.

Find out more about your legal rights in our report: Cosmetic Surgery: Knowing Your Rights if Something Goes Wrong

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