In one of our recent posts, we discussed a negligence claim launched against a London cosmetic surgeon who famously performed a breast enlargement operation on live television. The complaint against the surgeon is not in relation to that procedure but to a tummy-tuck surgery that the patient claims went wrong.
If you choose to undergo cosmetic surgery, then you undoubtedly expect the surgeon to warn you of any possible side effects or complications. Often patients must review and sign consent forms that describe such complications so that patients are fully aware of the risks. Individuals who undergo cosmetic surgery should also expect to have follow-up consultations with the surgeon to ensure that problems, if they arise, are properly monitored and addressed.