All You Need to Know About Cosmetic Surgery Lawsuits

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, December 16, 2015

First things first, just because you do not like the results, does not mean you can file a lawsuit. Cosmetic surgery is generally voluntary and complicated, and may not always yield the desired results. However that is not an adequate reason to label the surgery harmful and commence a cosmetic surgery lawsuit on that basis.
There is a lot to be understood when it comes to cosmetic injury lawsuits. Here we attempt to shed light on the most important aspects.

What Constitutes Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a type of reconstructive strategy on the skin or flesh. While some plastic surgeries are essential to repair serious injuries and restore damaged body parts, there are few who opt for cosmetic surgery as a voluntary medical treatment to enhance body image.

The elective nature of this surgery, is what makes it a difficult litigation scenario. Health insurers rarely pay for cosmetic surgery.

Botox, liposuction, breast augmentation and reduction, hair transplant, lip plumping, face lift, tummy tuck and skin repair are the most common types of cosmetic surgery.

When Can You File Cosmetic Injury Lawsuits?

Negligence and surgical errors are the main criteria to file cosmetic injury lawsuit. But the question is how do you determine these? When any of the following factors are experienced in your cosmetic surgery, it indicates malpractice and you become eligible to file a cosmetic surgery lawsuit.

Unskilled or Inadequate Surgeons

Like any other surgery, doctors and surgeons performing cosmetic surgery must display a high degree of skill and competency. If the doctor does not show that level of efficiency,expertise, and cautiousness in the procedure, it can be stated that the treatment did not meet medical standards.

If the operating surgeon is found to be without adequate experience or certification, it does make your case stronger. However, it is always recommended to verify the credentials and qualifications of an individual before you agree to be operated on by him.

With no health insurance involvement, many inadequately qualified surgeons also get into the business of cosmetic surgeries and often end up causing serious injury to the patients.

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