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Cosmetic Surgery Claims Increase Raises a Few Eyebrows Whilst Number of Procedures Performed Stabilise

March 26, 2013

MANCHESTER, England, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

A significant rise in cosmetic surgery claims has been recorded by Cosmetic Surgery
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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 GBP2.3bn 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
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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
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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.

“Breast augmentation and rhinoplasty are particularly invasive procedures where we are
being contacted by clients seeking compensation so that they can pay for corrective

About Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors (http://www.cosmeticsurgerysolicitors.co.uk
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Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors has represented hundreds of men and women following failed
cosmetic surgery procedures and successfully recovered over GBP1million compensation for
clients following cosmetic surgery gone wrong.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is an accredited member of Lexcel, the Law Society
Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Making a Cosmetic Surgery Claim

Have you recently undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure that you’re not happy with as
a result of cosmetic surgery gone wrong where you might be entitled to compensation? Talk
to one of our specialist solicitors on 0808-256-1667 or request a call back from our team
on CosmeticSurgerySolicitors.co.uk
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SOURCE Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors

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