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Plastic surgery, because it is often considered an elective surgery, may not be thought of as something that can count as medical malpractice if something goes wrong. However, that’s entirely not the case. Just because you choose to get an operation done, does not mean you are signing a waiver allowing anything to happen. There are plenty of ways that plastic surgery procedures can go wrongs, and it’s important to know that you have rights in the event that you experience problems.

Potential Problems with Plastic Surgery

While some of the after-effects of getting plastic surgery may seem abnormal, many times they are simply par for the course. Things like swelling or minor infections may occur and should be taken care of by your doctor as soon as possible, but things like severe scarring, internal bleeding, or the need for additional surgery to fix the initial procedure are not normal. Other abnormalities of these procedures can include the wrong shape or size outcome (such as with breast augmentation or rhinoplasty), excessive scarring, blood clots, or internal bleeding, and can have severe consequences. While surgery always poses health risks, you should be able to trust your doctors not to leave you disfigured.


How Do Mistakes Happen?

While procedures have developed significantly over the years, individuals that have very little or no professional training or credentials can perform many new treatments. With procedures like Botox and laser skin treatments, there is a high margin of error and problems can develop very quickly. That’s why it is important to always fully vet the people who will be doing procedures. If you do end up dealing with complications, know that you have options. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your case and go from there. An attorney who has experience dealing with plastic surgery malpractice cases will be able to determine the best course of action and what type of compensation to seek.

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