MANCHESTER, England, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
A significant rise in cosmetic surgery claims has been recorded by Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors whilst the number of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out has remained constant.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, who work on a no fee, win or lose basis, has experienced a 58% year on year rise in cosmetic surgery claims from 2011 to 2012 with a further increase expected in 2013. In the same period BAAPs members performed 43,172 surgical procedures in 2012, a 0.2% increase from 2011.
People in the UK are increasingly turning to the surgeon's knife to perk themselves up with Britons spending around £2.3bn a year on cosmetic treatments and Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is seeing the majority of claims for cosmetic surgery gone wrong relate to botched breast augmentation procedures.Confirming it is still the most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the UK, 9,843 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2012 and Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors has revealed that breast implants represent 50 per cent of cosmetic surgery claims handled. Instances of breast implants gone wrong include slippage or rupturing, asymmetrical breasts, nerve damage and breast scarring. Rhinoplasty, the fifth most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, fell in popularity by 7.5% in 2012 with 4,180 people going under the knife. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors has revealed that rhinoplasty, considered a technically complex and invasive procedure, is the second most commonly litigated procedure. The Manchester based law firm has dealt with many instances of nose job surgery gone wrong including over-resection of cartilage which can lead to the nose collapsing or indentations, lopsided nostrils or a narrowed nasal passage causing breathing difficulties. The Manchester based law firm, the first to establish a practice specialising in cosmetic surgery negligence, report that common illustrations of cosmetic surgery gone wrong following other cosmetic surgery procedures include gross asymmetry, inappropriately placed scarring and nerve damage. Cosmetic surgery claims can also result due to breathing difficulties associated with nose re-shaping surgery. Mike Saul, Partner and Head of Cosmetic Negligence Claims for Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors said: "Thousands of people in the UK are turning to the surgeon's knife to perk themselves up with the intention of boosting their self-esteem and confidence. "However we are encountering a growing number of clients, mostly women, who have experienced cosmetic surgery gone wrong, often at the hands of unscrupulous surgeons who are not adequately qualified. Problems caused by inexperienced or negligent surgeons often leave patients in a highly distressed state. In the worst cases, clients can't even go to work and become housebound.