Cosmetic surgery has increased tremendously in popularity in the last decade. The number of procedures performed grew about 5% from 2010 to 2011 alone, and overall has grown by 87% since 2000!
Unfortunately, not all these procedures are being performed by qualified surgeons, and cosmetic surgery medical malpractice has also grown. One study estimated that about 40% of all liposuction providers were not plastic surgeons. Even when performed by ostensibly qualified surgeons, errors in plastic surgery are relatively common, with some procedures having a complication rate higher than 30%!
Some forms of complication following cosmetic surgery include:
- Poor cosmetic result including:
- Prolonged healing
- Lasting pain or numbness in surgical area
- Breast implant complications
Complications are not limited to cosmetic surgery. Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures may also result in complications. Patients have reported lasting disfigurement after injection with dermal fillers, the spread of botulinum toxin to other parts of the body, and serious burns from laser procedures. Often these injuries are due to unskilled people performing the procedures without proper training or supervision.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of cosmetic surgery medical malpractice, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. To learn more about your rights in the Miami area, please contact The Cochran Firm South Florida today for a free case evaluation.