Cosmetic Surgery Error

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All plastic surgery is usually performed with a common objective. The goal of any cosmetic surgery is to create a beautiful, youthful, and natural appearance. However, cosmetic surgery is an art and not an exact science, which can result in an unfavorable cosmetic surgery outcome due to plastic surgery error. Plastic surgeon error by a mediocre plastic surgeon is the equivalent of giving a child a box of crayons and asking them to recreate Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa. Most plastic surgery errors are not true errors, but rather unrealized expectations. In some cases, however, true errors do occur.

Root Causes of Plastic Surgery Error 

The way the patient heals is often the greatest contributor to cosmetic surgery error. Some patient's tissues excessively scar both internally or externally, leading to mal-position or malfunction of the tissues.

  • Outdated techniques
  • Under-experienced or poorly trained surgeons
  • Poor judgment
  • Misinterpretations of the underlying problem

Often, plastic surgery errors will correct themselves over time, but when the plastic surgery error is on the most visible part of your body or your face, the results can be devastating, and a solution to the problem should be sought. 

Common cosmetic surgery errors usually occur during eyelid surgery, nose surgery, facelifts, and breast surgeries.

Reduce Your Risk 

Board-certified cosmetic surgeons frequently consult with their colleagues for each other's expertise in revising and correcting plastic surgery error. Having a team of specialists who focus on a different area of facial, body, and reconstructive surgery reduces the occurrence of plastic surgery error. It also allows them to take plastic surgery error and transform them into success stories.

While any surgery has inherent risks and potential complications, there are some measures you can take to minimize your risk. Before consenting to plastic surgery, it is important to know what procedures your doctor specializes in.

- Questions to Ask

  • How many procedures of the desired nature has he or she performed?
  • How recently have they performed the desired plastic surgery procedure?
  • Research his or her track record and reputation.
  • Ask for referrals

Try to get a referral to a cosmetic surgeon from a doctor or a friend who has had a procedure similar to one you are considering. Try and get names of patients who had similar operations to see if they experienced any plastic surgery errors.

- Plan Ahead

Plan to be in your best physical health before having surgery, and agree to follow pre- and post-operative instructions, which are designed to optimize your result. Discuss with your surgeon the anticipated and realistic results.

- The Three A's 

Finally, evaluate your surgeon for the three A's: affability, ability, and availability. This will give you an idea of how your surgeon will handle any complications, in the unlikely event that one does occur, and this will help you avoid plastic surgery error.

Contact an Attorney Near You 

If all your research doesn't pan out and you become the "one-in-a-hundred" that suffers from plastic surgery error, all is not lost. While your health is the first issue, getting an attorney should be your second. Contact an attorney to file a claim against your cosmetic surgery error and receive the compensation you are due.

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