The term cosmetic surgery is used to describe the reshaping of the body and face and sometimes deeper structures for aesthetic purposes. Initially plastic surgery techniques were developed for the purposes of reconstruction, for example to treat someone who has been injured. Over time however and with advances in medical technology it has been possible to develop techniques to enhance physical appearance and correct scars and blemishes.
The cosmetic surgery industry in Ireland has seen considerable growth over recent years with more and more people opting for procedures. Although for the most part operations are carried out carefully and correctly by skilled and reputable surgeons, there are cases each year where the treatment of a patient is substandard. This can cause pain, severe health problems and scarring.
Types of Cosmetic Surgery
There are many different types of cosmetic surgery now available. Some of the most common procedures in Ireland include:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Chin/cheek reshaping
- Eyelid reduction
- Face lifts
- Mastopexy (breast lift)
- Scar reduction
- Silicone implants (breast, buttocks, calf, cheek and chin)
- Setting back prominent ears.
In relation to surgical cosmetic procedures and cosmetic dentistry there are a number of non-invasive cosmetic treatments available such as botox, dermal fillers and laser treatment. As these are not considered surgical, they are sometimes carried out by establishments that are not monitored, regulated or controlled in the same way.
Do you need help with cosmetic surgery claims?
Moloney & Co. Solicitors have considerable experience in dealing with cosmetic injury claims. If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a cosmetic treatment you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact Moloney & Co. Solicitors today at 045 898000 or simply complete an online contact form.