When cosmetic surgery goes wrong: We look at the critical importance of monitoring your post-operative health.
Anyone who has done their research before going ahead with cosmetic surgery will know that some post-operative discomfort is usually to be expected as the body takes time to heal. The extent of that discomfort and the recovery time varies from procedure to procedure and this can create uncertainty on the part of the patient. So how do you know if the problems you are experiencing are normal, and therefore nothing to worry about, or whether they are abnormal and indicative of cosmetic surgery that has gone wrong?
We have put together a checklist to help you identify whether your post operative health is anything to be concerned about:
- You had little or no consultation before the procedure started. All procedures, whether it's a minimally invasive facial peel or significant abdominal surgery, should start with a good consultation conversation;
- You experience symptoms that you have not been told to expect;
- You have been given very little or no information regarding aftercare;
- Your surgeon was not qualified to perform the procedure; or
- Your surgeon has shown no concern for your personal wellbeing.
When cosmetic surgery goes wrong it is important to seek independant medical advice as quickly as possible.
There are steps you can take yourself to minimise the risks of cosmetic surgery going wrong. These include:
- Making sure you do your research on both the surgeon and the procedure;
- Ensuring you explain clearly what you want to achieve, whilst being realistic about what can actually be achieved;
- Not being taken in by any discounted offers – they are not always as good as they seem;
- Not undergoing any treatment on a whim or on the spur of the moment; and
- If you are going abroad for treatment – making sure you think about what would happen if the cosmetic surgery goes wrong.
If the worst does happen and you believe that your cosmetic procedure has been negligently performed please call our free helpline about pursuing a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
You can contact us for a free case assessment on 0808 139 1592 or by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org