The cosmetic surgery industry is worth an estimated £2.3 billion and is set to rise.

There are many different type of cosmetic surgery. Some are carried out for purely cosmetic reasons to improve appearance but there may also be a medical need for the surgery too. For example, breast reduction surgery improves the physical comfort of the patient and can alleviate issues such as back pain with any aesthetic issues being secondary to the main purpose of the treatment.

In the majority of cases though, the procedures are initiated by the by the individual seeking treatment rather than a doctor advising that the procedure will improve health issues. There are many other procedures undertaken for cosmetic reasons that do not involve surgery, these are known as non-surgical procedures.

In 2012, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), 43,172 procedures were carried out. Regrettably, errors during surgery can occur. Some of these mistakes can be serious and often reduce significantly the quality of life for the victims involved.

At P R Scully & Co, we understand the stress and financial pressure involved in going through with cosmetic surgery procedures. We know that people usually only go ahead after a great deal of thought and in the hope that self-esteem and confidence will be improved. There can often be a deep rooted psychological need to have the treatment done. When things go wrong, the affects can be devastating, both on a professional and personal level.

Our all-female team of solicitors and fee earners are happy to help those who fall victim to errors made during cosmetic surgery procedures. Call our professional team today on 0800 083 6290.

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