The cosmetic surgery industry in the UK over the past decade years has seen significant growth. More and more people are turning to specialist cosmetic Surgeons to improve their appearance. Cosmetic surgery may be undertaken for many reasons, including to boost self-esteem and self-image and reverse the signs of ageing. Regardless of the motivations for cosmetic surgery, no one should take the decision to ‘go under the knife’ lightly, as with all surgical procedures, there are risks.
It is important to select a Surgeon who has a good reputation and has the skills and experience to carry out the procedure you are seeking. All Surgeons in this field should be highly trained and skilled in the field of cosmetic surgery.
However, although Surgeons typically specialise in specific parts of the body, it is now increasingly common for a cosmetic Surgeon to carry out breast enlargement surgery one-day, and a Rhinoplasty procedure (Nose reconstruction) the next.
Generally, standards are excellent in the industry, but errors can and do occur, causing injury and emotional distress, and unfortunately, cosmetic surgery claims are on the increase.
We are seeing a rise in the number hairdressers, beauty therapists and Dentists, performing cosmetic procedures. Although they are generally trained to do the procedures, they are not as skilled as a Surgeon. If you have been a victim of an error causing you a personal injury, we can also assist you to pursue a claim for damages.
If you have been let down by a cosmetic Surgeon or beauty therapist, one of our specialist Solicitors can help you.