Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, often referred to as a ‘nose job’, which is designed to reshape the nose either due to aesthetic desires or because of injury or malformation. The procedure is a difficult and rather painful one, as it requires the bone to be broken and reshaped, along with the cartilage, with splints needing to be inserted for the healing process. Although it’s a very common procedure in the United Kingdom, it’s not without its risks.
When rhinoplasty goes wrong
Many rhinoplasty patients report a number of symptoms following surgery, including a loss of their sense of smell, scarring, haemotoma, bleeding, disfigurement and difficulty breathing. The physical effects of having difficulty breathing or losing your sense of smell are serious enough, but the aesthetic effects can be just as bad, if not worse. With the nose being so prominent, any scarring or disfigurement will be highly visible and it is entirely possible that psychological effects could be felt.
Failed rhinoplasty? Do you have grounds for medical negligence claim?
It is worth noting that issues arising from a failed rhinoplasty procedure are not necessarily the result of medical negligence, but if you have been through a rhinoplasty procedure which has failed and left you with an undesirable outcome, you may well be able to lodge a claim for medical negligence against the surgeon who treated you. If you have suffered pain, disfigurement or any negative effects following surgery, you should speak to our team of accredited specialist medical negligence lawyers at your earliest convenience so that we can assess your case and see if a claim may be able to be brought.
Is corrective surgery required?
In some cases, further surgery is required in order to correct previous errors, which can prove expensive if the procedure has been carried out privately or at the patient’s cost. In this situation, it may well be possible to claim for the cost of follow-up surgery as well as seeking damages for the disfigurement, pain and the issues associated with it. It must be noted that many medical negligence claims surrounding cosmetic surgery procedures do tend to fail due to a patient’s unrealistic expectations, so your expectations of the results of your rhinoplasty should be measured against the actual outcome, as this will have a bearing on the likelihood of your claim being successful.
Failed rhinoplasty – that’s where we come in
In any case, it is highly recommended that you call us if you have suffered injury, loss or disfigurement as the result of a failed rhinoplasty procedure as we will be able to assess your situation and advise you as to whether or not there may be a claim for medical negligence. It is best way to get an idea as to whether or not you might want to pursue a claim which could then lead on to you finally getting the justice you deserve. Millions of people put their faith in doctors and surgeons every year, which is why it’s so important that each case of possible negligent medical treatment is looked at carefully and with the consideration it so rightly deserves.
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