The need for cosmetic surgery can arise through various situation, it can be either due to the result of trauma from wounds and injuries, the results of a mastectomy, or through the patient wishing to enhance their own physical features. The requirements for an aesthetically pleasing outcome are much higher with elective cosmetic surgery than with general surgery, and so exceptional care should always be taken to ensure that the client is satisfied with the outcome of the surgery. Cosmetic surgery goes beyond the mere superficial appearance, it can concern much deeper issues of image and self-esteem, meaning that surgery performed to sub-standard quality can severely impact your day-to-day life. While breast surgery is normally completed without any issues, there are rare cases where problems can arise. The types of surgery from which claims can arise include:
The danger arising from cosmetic surgery can involve professionals claiming to have experience that they do not, and the relative ease with which a cosmetic surgery can be set up. A professional in the field of cosmetic surgery, upon making a mistake that an established number of other professionals would not have made, will likely be considered in breach of the duty of care that they owe their clients.
Claims can arise from cases where the surgeon failed to obtain properly informed consent from the client before undergoing surgery, and therefore giving them an unrealistically high expectation of the outcome. Claims can also arise from these types of complications arising from surgery:
Substandard aesthetic results
Unexpected and avoidable scarring
Implant distortion which can lead to misshapen breasts