6 Common Injuries Following Cosmetic Surgery

Now that cosmetic surgery procedures have become much more affordable, quicker, and more convenient it is even easier to seek the perfect look, or to make some improvements to the face or body. It is not wrong to look for a way to improve on imperfections or correct the damage caused by an accident or injury.

But some people find that the quest for improvement ends in disaster. And injuries from cosmetic surgery can result in permanent scarring or other serious problems. If you have been injured through a cosmetic surgery procedure you could be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries. Take a look at the following most common injuries that occur after cosmetic surgery. And find out what legal steps you can take if you have been affected.

1. Nerve Damage

Any surgery comes with the risk of nerve damage and it can be very serious, particularly when it affects the face. A sign of nerve damage could be tingling skin or numbness in the skin. You may experience a loss of sensitivity in the area which was treated.

2. Hematoma

Hematoma is where blood pools under the skin and results in a large bruise-like mark. Hematoma can occur after any type of surgery and it is a particular problem in facial surgery and in breast augmentation surgeries. Sometimes you will need to have the blood drained to correct the problem.

3. Infection

Many cosmetic surgery claims are for infection that was contracted during the surgery or during the recovery period. If infection is severe you will need antibiotics and perhaps another procedure to correct the damage.

4. Scarring

You may have to expect some scarring, and you should be told by the therapist how much scarring is possible. But sometimes you can suffer from scars following the procedure that dramatically affect the way you look.

5. Organ Damage

Sometimes internal organs can be affected by cosmetic surgery procedures. If any internal organ is damaged it can take a lot of time and skill to repair the problem.

6. Blood Loss

A certain amount of blood loss can be expected, but if surgery leads to uncontrolled bleeding it can be fatal.

If you have suffered an injury as the result of a cosmetic surgery procedure, first get your injury treated by a doctor and take notes on the severity of the injury, and any treatment you seek. You should also consult a specialist cosmetic surgery claims lawyer who will be able to guide you through the next steps to take in order to make a claim.

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