Tummy tuck compensation claims
If you have experienced issues following your abdominoplasty surgery (commonly known as a tummy tuck) and think that the problems you faced were the fault of a negligent surgeon or clinic, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
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 negligent cosmetic surgery.
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 £4 million for our clients in the process.
Get In Touch
To speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a claim after your tummy tuck has gone wrong, get in touch with us today. Call 0800 634 0285 or fill in the quick contact form to request a call back.
HOW LONG WILL THE TUMMY TUCK CLAIMS PROCESS TAKE?
Each case we deal with is unique, due to the individual circumstances of every client. Due to this, 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.
However, due to our experience and skills in this specialist area of law, we will handle your claim quickly and efficiently, while causing the very minimal disruption to your life. Find out more about what is involved in the claims process here or get in touch today to speak with one of our solicitors about your case.
HOW CAN tummy tucks go wrong?
While most abdominoplasty surgeries are carried out successfully and patients are happy with their results, there inevitably there are times when tummy tucks go wrong.
There are a wide range of physical issues that a negligent tummy tuck surgery can cause. We have successfully helped patients claim compensation after experiencing the below problems:
- Excessive scarring
- Incorrect positioning or loss of belly button
- Nerve damage
- Swelling that does not subside for months
Signs of negligence
After undergoing a tummy tuck, patients should allow a recovery period of three to four weeks before deciding whether to make a claim for compensation.
Abdominoplasty is a major operation so some pain, swelling and discomfort is to be expected following surgery. However, if symptoms persist following this recovery period, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Some common signs of negligence are:
- Skin contour deformity due to insufficient removal of excess tissue
- Puckering of the skin around the scar line
- Persistent pain in the abdominal area
- Seroma - fluid collecting around the wound
How can we help?
If you have experienced any of the signs of negligence following your tummy tuck surgery, get in touch with our team to discuss the details of your case on a no win, no fee basis. You can call us freephone on 0800 634 0285 or use our enquiry form to request a callback.
Regulations within the cosmetic surgery industry are very inconsistent, so it can be hard to understand your legal position if you have experienced negligence from a surgeon or clinic. But Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can support you in your claim for compensation following a botched abdominoplasty.
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