Plastic Surgery Malpractice
Perhaps because plastic surgery is usually an elective procedure, many people take undergoing cosmetic procedures lightly. But plastic surgery is surgery and all the inherent risks and possible side effects seen with any invasive medical procedure are there, as well as a couple of dangers unique to plastic surgery.
Any surgery involves the risk of:
- Blood clots
- Severe reaction to anesthesia, including death
- Infection–infections from surgery can be caused by a number of things including sponges left inside the body, sterilization issues or improper wound care
- Respiratory complications while under anesthesia
Any form of plastic surgery also involves the possibility of disfigurement if the procedure does not go according to plan. Any change in appearance can also result in disturbances in mental state including depression, anxiety, and certain personality disorders. Many individuals are not properly prepared for the impact extreme changes to their features will have to their self esteem. Good plastic surgeons will evaluate potential patients on both a physical and a psychological basis. Patients should be emotionally secure prior to any type of plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery has had an explosion in popularity in recent years. The incredible demand for cosmetic procedures has led to an increase in exploitative doctors with subpar skills entering into the field.
If you or someone you love has experienced physical or emotional harm in the hands of an incompetent plastic surgeon, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.