Tummy Tuck Compensation Claims
Abdominoplasty surgery better known as the ‘Tummy Tuck’, is a procedure used to make the abdomen more firm.
The Surgeon will remove excess skin and fats from the abdominal area and the result should be that the abdomen looks more flat and toned.
There are many reasons why these procedures are undertaken, but generally they are for women who may have just given birth or patients that want to look slimmer.
There are also many different types of tummy tuck surgeries; the procedure performed should depend on your goals and needs. The Surgeon may also have a preferred technique.
The Surgeon should explain the risks and potential complications associated with the surgery before you proceed, if they did not then they may have been negligent, if you suffered injury, complication or an undesired effect.
The most common complications which seem to occur arising from this type of surgery are:
- Nerve damage — numbness in abdominal region;
- Skin and/or fat necrosis (lost blood supply to tissue resulting in complications)
- Blood clots
- Pain and infection post-operation
If you consider that you have been let down and suffered injury and emotional distress as a result of a failed and negligent tummy tuck operation, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.