Cosmetic surgery complications

Mar 3, 2023 | Publication

Cosmetic surgery is booming in Australia. Australians now spend more on cosmetic procedures per capita than the United States. Every year Australians are consuming $350 million worth of Botox procedures, having 8,000 breast augmentation surgeries and 30,000 liposuction procedures.

The top five most popular procedures are anti-wrinkle injection, fillers, breast augmentation and reduction and liposuction.

Some of the most common cosmetic surgery complications are hematoma (pocket of blood that resembles a large, painful bruise), nerve damage, infection, deep vein thrombosis, scarring, appearance dissatisfaction, organ damage and blood loss.

Whilst some of these complications may not occur through any fault of your doctor, many are. Doctors have a duty of care to provide reasonable treatment and care.

As the demand continues to increase for cosmetic surgery, doctors must ensure that they provide reasonable treatment and care.

Assessing whether any complication in your cosmetic surgery was due to the fault of your doctor is not always easy to assess.

Contact McAuley Lawyers to speak to an experienced compensation lawyer today.


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