Facelift Surgery Compensation Claims
Rhytidectomy (Facelift surgery) is a type of cosmetic surgery used to give a more youthful facial appearance. Its normally performed under general anaesthetic.
The surgery involves the removal of excess facial skin, which gives the impression of a more tightened skin appearance. The surgery also can often involve the re-draping of the skin on the neck area.
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:
- Unnecessary scarring
- Blood clots under the skin
- Damage to nerves — numbness of the face and even paralysis of facial muscles
- Loss of skin and hair
- Excessive Bleeding and swelling
- 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 facelift operation, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.