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Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice

Plastic Surgery · Feb 17, 2021

Seema Madhavan

Seema MadhavanCase Manager

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involved with the improvement of a person's appearance and the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects. There is a risk of temporary or permanent damage with plastic surgery as there is with any other type of surgery.

When undergoing plastic surgery, you expect to be treated in a careful and professional manner.

If the medical care provider acted with negligence or deviated from the standard of care during plastic surgery, you may be able to file for a plastic surgery medical malpractice lawsuit.

Disfigurement

A disfigurement is any permanent damage to a person’s appearance. Disfigurement can cause emotional distress and a reduction in the overall state of happiness in life. An example of a disfigurement from plastic surgery can include permanently bloated cheeks following a botched plastic surgery.

Some different types of disfigurements include:

Abnormal Scarring

Abnormal scarring forms when the skin is cut or injured and heals itself by forming too much scar tissue. Abnormal scarring can lead to pain and embarrassment which may prevent you from enjoying the quality of life you enjoyed prior to the scarring.

Suffering and Agony

If the abnormal scarring is in an area of the body that is often touched by clothes, it might result in constant pain. You might find yourself worrying about the scar being touched, which can limit your activities.

Psychological Toll

People may get plastic surgery to enhance a specific part of the body. Therefore, abnormal scarring in that area may cause an individual to develop new insecurities and appearance-related anxiety or depression.

Swelling

Following plastic surgery, swelling may occur minor swelling usually lasts for about two weeks, but residual swelling may last a few weeks longer. Recovery from a facelift, for example, usually consists of swelling and bruising.

If your swelling doesn’t gradually get better (or instead gets worse), contact a medical professional as soon as possible. Postoperative management may have been improperly done.

Skin Discoloration

Skin discoloration from plastic surgery is another source of anxiety and distress. While skin discoloration is a painless complication, the psychological effects may sometimes be even worse.

Skin discoloration after plastic surgery may occur as a result of excessive force. This may lead to life-long depression or other forms of mental damage. Psychological damages may be compensated for. Contact an attorney today!

 

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