What is an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
It is a procedure which aims to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and hips, improve your posture and reduce any pain in your lower back. Many people undergo the procedure to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Tummy tucks can be performed in a number of ways, and the one that your surgeon will decide to use will depend on how much excess fat and skin you would like to be removed and any other health issues that may be relevant. The procedure can take between two and four hours, and you will likely be in pain afterwards, so you will likely be prescribed intravenous painkillers.
Often these are performed on a private paying basis, but these can be done under the NHS. it is important to find out who is responsible should anything go wrong as this can be the clinician (who should have insurance for this), the hospital or both.
How can negligence cause issues during or after my tummy tuck?
Tummy tucks are often performed successfully and with only expected minor side effects, including pain, bruising and some swelling.
There are however occasions where the procedure is perhaps not performed correctly due to negligence – it could be that the surgeon is inexperienced in doing the surgery, or that something went wrong that wasn’t accounted for beforehand. It may be that you were not consented properly before the operation as to what you could expect.
Any such negligence can lead to a procedure that is unsuccessful, and as a result, the following side effects may appear:
• An increased risk of infection
• Very red or raised scars which may take a while to fade
• Problems with how your wound is healing
• Numbness or pain when touching the skin due to nerve damage caused by the procedure
it is important to recognise that not all undesired results are as a result of negligence, but if they are you may be entitled to compensation.
What do I do if I believe I have been a victim of negligence?
If you believe that you have experienced negligence during or after your tummy tuck, you will, of course, be feeling upset, and you will likely be in pain and need to undergo even more treatment to rectify the issues caused by the procedure.
The dedicated team at T G Baynes appreciate how you are feeling and have a wide range of experience in helping people like yourself make a compensation claim for negligence after a tummy tuck that hasn’t gone as expected. We will guide you through the legal process from start to finish to ensure you are entitled to claim what is rightly yours.
We adopt a sensitive approach at all times to ensure that your needs and concerns are always listened to. You will be given all the facts you need to make informed decisions about your claim. T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases.
If you would like to speak to us about making an Abdominoplasty Error Compensation Claim, please call us on 020 8301 7777 or email email@example.com