When cosmetic surgery goes wrong
As a journalist for women’s magazines I’ve interviewed a lot of women who have had cosmetic surgery. It saddens me to say that for every positive story of an operation that has been successful, there seems to have been another one of a botched boob job, or where something else had gone very badly wrong, with the patient being left scarred for life, physically and emotionally. I will always remember the case of a woman who had gone for a tummy tuck and ended up with what can only be described as a giant iron mark across her stomach. It completely destroyed her self-confidence – the opposite to what she’d set out to achieve.
The recent PiP breast implants scare serves as an important reminder, I think, that things can and do go wrong, and that with every operation, there’s a risk. If you’re electing to go under the knife (or needle), it’s very important you’ve done all your homework, checked out the surgery and surgeon and procedure and are really happy to go ahead, before you have to call in the medical negligence lawyers.
I should stress that I know many women, including celebs, who have had successful cosmetic surgery and are very happy with the results.
But if you’ve had a procedure that hasn’t gone according to plan it’s definitely worth finding out whether you’re entitled to compensation and getting in touch with medical negligence solicitors. After all, it’s your body, and your life.