Infographic reveals alarming cosmetic procedure statistics
A set of statistics featured in an infographic from Blackwater Law have shed light on the full extent on cosmetic surgery claims in the UK. Cosmetic surgery has always had a chequered history, and when the work doesn’t go as planned, the results can be catastrophic. It’s essential that any surgeon explains in full the risks involved in cosmetic surgery to you at each stage. People who feel that they did not receive the right amount of care before, during and after the cosmetic surgery process can take legal action.
A reputable and reliable law firm can be expected to offer a personal and professional approach, always keeping you in the loop about how things are progressing with a claim. You should expect to be given the chance to call or e-mail at any time, always being updated. Some of the most common areas for claims include breast augmentation, gastric bands, nose reshaping and facelifts. Many of the best law firms specialising in cosmetic surgery claims offer a ‘no win, no fee’ service, removing the risk from making a claim.
Procedures Still on the Up
There were over 50,000 medical procedures performed in the UK last year, representing an upturn of 16.5%. Liposuction procedures were up by over 40% too, with many customers reporting dissatisfaction with body contouring services. Anti-ageing procedures were also up significantly, with eyelid surgery being up by 14% for instance. The most requested procedures included breast augmentation – the most popular service, up 13% from last year with more than 11,000 people opting for this in 2013. Eyelid surgery and face/neck lifts came in third. Breast reduction was in fourth place, with just under 5,500 asking for this procedure.
Some of the most common risk factors attached to cosmetic surgery include pain, discomfort, infection, scars and implant/skin graft failure. Non-invasive surgeries also remain popular. These include fillers, botox and laser hair removal. The market for these procedures is now worth around £3.6 billion, up from £2.3 billion from the year before. These procedures are now worth 75% of the overall market for cosmetic surgery, due in no small part to the media coverage that they have received. These procedures can be carried out without training, in places such as clinics, hairdressers, beauty parlours and even at home.
Getting Legal Help
Non-invasive procedures aren’t without risks, with bleeding, double vision and unintentional eyelid droop being amongst the most common results. It’s been said by the British Association of Dermatologists that 63% of botched non-invasive work is irreversible. If you feel that you have suffered as a result of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, you can get in touch with a law firm to seek justice. With such mixed results, it’s no wonder so many people are approaching solicitors to seek redress after botched medical procedures. Cosmetic procedures are showing no signs of dipping in popularity, but undesirable results remain common. The right legal professional can help you to receive the compensation and justice that you deserve.
Let’s have a more detailed look at the infographic: