Nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a popular surgery to provide the surgical solution for changing the size of or re-shaping the nose. There are many different reasons why people choose rhinoplasty. The size or shape of the nose can make a huge difference to your appearance. If you are unhappy with it, this can lead to embarrassment and feeling self conscious. It is therefore very traumatic when this procedure is carried out negligently.
There are several nose alteration procedures that deal with an individual’s concerns including, reducing the size of the nose, changing the shape of the nose, increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils and smoothing lumps and bumps.
Nose reshaping surgery is a delicate and complex operation that, if carried out negligently, can result in:
- permanent breathing difficulties
- damage to the cartilage wall
- heavy nose bleeds
It is important that your surgeon has explained the risks and complications of the procedure and how they would be treated if they occurred. It is also important that your surgeon has discussed the likelihood of achieving the desired end result. Many claims arise as a result of lack of informed consent being provided to a patient prior to an operation.
Compensation claims for nose reshaping can take a number of forms. Our Clinical and Medical Negligence solicitors have vast experience in nose reshaping medical negligence compensation claims.
If you, or a loved one, feel you have undergone an inadequate or negligent nose reshaping procedure and would like to discuss making a claim for compensation, please call our Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, please feel free to complete the request a call back form and we will call you.