Facelift Negligence Compensation Claims Solicitors
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a form of cosmetic surgery that has shown a huge increase in popularity in recent years.
During surgery, the cosmetic surgeon will lift or pull the skin in order to make the patient’s skin appear smoother, particularly around the jowls and neck.
As an incredibly intricate and sensitive procedure, there are a number of risks involved with a rhytidectomy.
However, you may be eligible for financial compensation if difficulties following your facelift were brought on by the cosmetic surgeon's negligence.
A successful facelift claim can go a long way towards assisting you in covering the cost of any corrective surgery you may need as well as providing financial relief for the emotional and physical harm your facelift surgeon’s negligence may have caused.
If you have experienced harm prior to, during or after a facelift that could have been avoided if the healthcare team handling your surgery followed procedures properly, then you might have experienced rhytidectomy negligence and could be entitled to compensation.
Your health and well-being is always the number one priority, so you should wait until you are ready before embarking on a claim. The full extent of your injuries and the impact they will have on your life may be clearer by this time, allowing your solicitor to more accurately value your claim.
We will guide you through the entire process and make sure you get you the answers you deserve.
Why choose us?
Our medical negligence, accident, and personal injury law firm is committed to helping our clients get the best possible outcomes.
All kinds of surgical negligence can be traumatic. But facelift negligence in particular can lead to lifelong mental health struggles and destroy your self-confidence. If you have suffered avoidable harm during facelift surgery, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
If we think you could have a claim, we'll work closely with you to develop the strongest case possible, making sure all pertinent information is provided and whatever losses you have endured are acknowledged. It doesn’t matter if the harm you have received is mental, emotional, physical or financial - we will make sure that all of these factors are taken into account.
Our specialist team at SDS Solicitors has over 25 years of direct experience representing clients in medical negligence claims involving cosmetic surgery injuries, many of whom have been affected by facelift surgery negligence and have successfully pursued compensation.
In order to provide the greatest care and highest settlement values, we help people from all over England and Wales to determine whether they have a claim and to guide them through the process.
To learn how we can assist you, give us a free call at the number at the top of this page, or fill out our contact form, and a member of our qualified team will contact you.
How do I know if I have a facelift injury claim?
All medical procedures, whether they are cosmetic or non-cosmetic, carry with them a certain number of associated risks.
But when a patient experiences harm that could have been avoided if their medical team had followed all of the correct procedures, then this could be a case of medical negligence.
Whenever a medical professional’s actions (or, in some cases, lack of actions) are directly tied to a patient’s injuries or mental/financial struggles, then the care that the patient received will be deemed negligent.
In order to make a successful claim for compensation, it is important that you can prove that:
- The health care provider who treated you was careless and behaved in a manner that falls short of what is reasonable to expect of a competent practitioner in their field.
- You were hurt or rendered ill due to their carelessness (causation).
Sadly, there are many ways in which facelift surgeons (and the rest of their team) can act negligently, including (but not limited to):
- using the incorrect tools.
- incorrect steps were taken.
- no consideration of your prior medical history was made.
- failure to foresee an allergic reaction to a medication you were taking.
- exaggerated promises in relation to the possible results.
- inadequate aftercare causings wounds to become infected.
- nerve damage.
If any of the above sound familiar, you could have experienced facelift surgery negligence. To find out for sure, get in touch with one of our facelift surgery negligence experts today by filling out our contact form or calling the number at the top of this page.
What are the symptoms of facelift surgery negligence?
As stated above, not all harm caused during facelift surgery is negligence. Emotional, physical or financial troubles are a result of negligence if they happen because your cosmetic team acted inappropriately during your treatment.
The following issues are common following negligent facelift surgery:
- Pixie ear deformity (ears that are lopsided or asymmetrical).
- Significant scarring in front of or behind the ears
- Permanent nerve damage or numbness of the facial sensory or motor nerves, which the patient did not consent to as a risk prior to the procedure
- Asymmetry of the face
- Skin overtightening
- Infection mismanagement
- Inadequate necrosis management or treatment - skin loss or discoloration caused by infection or a lack of circulation
- Loss of hair or a shift in the hairline behind or in front of ears
While the physical implications of negligence can range from mild to severe, all of them can cause victims of facelift surgery negligence to experience further mental, emotional or financial hardship.
What is subperiosteal facelift negligence?
Subperiosteal facelifts are performed by lifting the soft tissues of the face vertically, thereby completely separating them from the facial bones, and raising them to the desired position. The procedure causes more facial swelling during the recovery period than some other comparable facelift surgeries.
Some of the common risks associated with subperiosteal facelifts (which may also be symptoms of subperiosteal facelift negligence) include:
- prolonged facial swelling
- nerve damage, which can be temporary or, in rare cases, permanent
If you think that you, or someone close to you, might have experienced facelift surgery negligence, then you are not alone. Our expert team can help you determine what your next steps should be.
To learn whether you could be entitled to compensation, get in touch with one of our experts today by calling the number at the top of this page or filling out our contact form.
What is readlift (also known as featherlift) rhytidectomy negligence?
This surgery is frequently used to correct drooping or laxity around the eye, forehead, and nasolabial fold areas. This is because readlift rhytidectomy surgery is significantly less invasive than a standard facelift.
Under local anaesthesia, the lift can be carried out, and the cosmetic surgeon fixes the skin in place using barbed or specially designed surgical thread. Due to the fact that no skin is removed, they effectively are the only thing keeping the lift in place.
Some of the most common symptoms of readlift rhytidectomy negligence include:
- If the skin around the barbs holding the skin in place “puckers”
- threads along the hairline become visible.
- skin is left with asymmetrically sewn edges
If you recently underwent readlift rhytidectomy surgery and believe that you could have experienced medical negligence: there is help available.
What are my next steps?
Because there are so many different ways that facelift surgery negligence can happen, the long-term effects are frequently life-altering.
Even minor injuries brought on by carelessness during your surgery could create long-term anguish for you and your loved ones.
In order to get the closure you deserve and learn whether you could be entitled to compensation, it is vital that you seek legal advice from a qualified solicitor who has experience with situations just like yours.
After determining whether you might have a claim, we will help you understand how much you might be entitled to, and what your next steps should be.
Even though the effects of facelift surgery negligence can often be extremely challenging, know that you are not alone.
Our knowledgeable team at SDS Solicitors has a wealth of experience assisting victims of medical misconduct in obtaining the compensation they rightly deserve.
Money could never put right what you have gone through.
However, if you select a lawyer with relevant experience handling situations like yours, you can file a claim that considers the full extent of the emotional and physical hardship that medical negligence brings, in addition to the financial hardship that can often arise as a result.
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for victims of non-fault incidents, such as negligent cosmetic surgery.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
The team of Facelift Injury Claims Solicitors at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Northern Ireland or England and Wales.
We specialise in no win no fee injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service.
With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your Facelift Compensation Claim is in safe hands.