Have you been the victim of negligent eyelid surgery?
Claims National is an expert on the procedures for cosmetic and beauty enhancements and can provide you with free help and advice in relation to making a claim for compensation.
Whilst generally considered safe, eyelid cosmetic surgery can have some serious side effects. Some of the minor side effects can include pain, swelling or bruising around the eyes, dry or itchy eyes and scarring or discoloration of the skin on your eyelid. There is also the chance of developing some more serious complications such as bleeding, damage to the surface of the eyeball, damage to the surrounding tissue, tightness of the eyelid or even blindness.
If your procedure hasn’t had the desired effect or you have ever been the victim of someone else’s professional negligence then we may be able to help you with a claim for compensation.
As part of the ageing process, the skin around the eyes loses its elasticity, and therefore fat around the eyes bulge, and makes the eyes look baggy and/or droopy. Therefore, many people undergo blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, a process which removes the excess fat and skin around the eyes to improve their appearance. Furthermore, the drooping of the eyes as part of the aging process, can also limit your range of vision. These are just two of the reasons why over 7,800 people underwent an eyelid surgery in the UK alone last year.
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Although most cases of eyelid surgery are successful, reaching the desired results, mistakes can happen, and whether it couldn’t be helped, or your surgeon performed negligently, you could result in injury.
As all cosmetic surgery procedures do, eyelid surgery has its own genre of risks and side effects that could occur during or after the surgery. A local anaesthetic is usually used during the process of an eyelid surgery, which also creates risks in itself. Your cosmetic surgeon is obliged to make you fully aware of the risks and side effects associated with eyelid surgery, in order to limit the risk of injury occurring.
Complications that can occur due to your surgeon’s negligence during an eyelid surgery include:
- Problems closing your eyes
- Lop-sided or difference in appearance of both eyes
- Removal of too much or too little skin/tissue
- Droopiness of the lower lid
- Overcorrection of your drooping lid
- Overcorrection of your drooping upper lid, which can lead to damage to the cornea
- Blurred or impaired vision
- Partial or complete blindness.
As a beauty technician, it is amongst your duty of care to ensure that the treatment you are performing is practiced to the best of your ability, following all health and safety regulations, and following the correct method of treatment. It is significant that you take into consideration all medical conditions your client has, as to prevent any injuries and/or infections occurring as a result of your negligence.
As with all cosmetic and beauty compensation claims, you must be able to prove that your injuries/problems have occurred as a result of your beautician’s negligence and there must be sufficient evidence of this. If you have obtained some form of injury, it is significant that you seek medical attention straight away, not just for the benefit of your health, but for the benefit of your case, too. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your case, and all factors, such as; extent of your injuries, pain and suffering, time off work, loss of earnings, further treatment, and medical attention, will all be taken into consideration when deciding upon the compensation sum you receive.