Michigan Plastic Surgery Attorney
Sometimes, people choose to get plastic surgery to improve their appearance. But what happens when a medical professional is negligent or messes up a part of the procedure, and it all goes wrong? This is called plastic surgery malpractice. Another form of plastic surgery is reconstructive surgery – for example, when people with a disfigured body part undergo a cosmetic procedure in order to gain some confidence – and unfortunately, these procedures go wrong as well.
The following plastic surgery procedures that have gone wrong and resulted in medical malpractice lawsuits include but are not limited to:
- Breast Implants
- Breast Reductions
- Face Lifts
According to recent statistics released from the United States Census Bureau, approximately 11.5 million plastic surgery procedures occur annually. Unfortunately, a small percentage of these surgeries go wrong due to a doctor’s negligence. Even just one plastic surgery procedure gone wrong is just one too many. Contact our attorneys today if your plastic surgery went wrong and you feel it was because your doctor was negligent.
With breast implants, common complications include nerve damage, infection, incorrect size, distortion, and excessive scarring. Many breast reduction cases involved asymmetry, disfigurement, and even loss of a nipple which requires skin grafting to correct. Liposuction malpractice victims have experienced numbness, disfigurement, abdominal perforations, internal bleeding, organ penetration, and in some cases, death. Many patients that have had only their face operated on have experienced problems as well, including nerve damage, excessive dry eyes, and more. Some victims who have gotten nose jobs have reported crooked results and breathing difficulties.