Cosmetic surgery is a booming industry in the UK, with over 28,000 operations carried out in 2017. We also have a very popular beauty treatment market.

The majority of cosmetic treatments will be carried out to a high standard, but there are times when things go wrong.

As well as making sure any procedures are carried out properly, surgeons and beauty technicians have a legal obligation to provide full detail of any cosmetic treatments or products you use and adequate care before, during and after undergoing these. If they fail to do so, you may have grounds for a compensation claim for negligence by your cosmetic treatment provider.

You may be able to claim compensation for botched cosmetic surgery or beauty treatments which do not meet your expectations. As well as the use of defective implants or complications from surgery such as nerve damage or scarring, this could cover procedures such as:

  • Tummy tucks and gastric bands
  • Botox and fillers
  • Brow lifts
  • Breast augmentation or reduction
  • Facelifts
  • Rhinoplasty

The implications of substandard cosmetic operations or treatments can be far-reaching. Errors during surgery can cause disfigurement and leave permanent scars. Your body may reject an impact or product. Any mistakes may need to be corrected through further cosmetic surgery. This has serious emotional and physical implications and making a compensation claim is important to provide financial support for any further treatments needed and to hold the responsible surgeon or treatment provider to account.

Even though some beauty procedures may be unregulated, and more and more people travel abroad for cheaper surgery or treatments, there is still an expectation to receive an adequate level of service from cosmetic experts.