Plastic surgery is a major medical undertaking. Typically, since these procedures are elective and cosmetic, people do not consider the serious medical implications of plastic surgery. People looking to have plastic surgery should be very discerning when it comes to choosing a surgeon. Not only should the particular surgeon be credible, but they should also be specialized in the specific area that the patient seeks to amend.
While researching doctors, patients typically have a price range in mind, which will often direct their choice. When looking at prices, patients should be wary if the price is too low. If the price seems too good to be true, it usually is. Doctors with bad ratings will drop their prices or run extremely cheap specials in order to bring in business. Many spas and dentists offer Botox injections, but it is important for people to understand that this isn’t a safe or ethical way to receive injections. According to the website of the Law Offices of Paul Levin, some common types of medical malpractice that occur are doctor and personnel abuse, informed consent, injection errors, and surgical errors.
In addition to researching surgeons, patients need to know the risks of surgery. Despite how good the surgeon is, people heal differently. Some people are more prone to scarring than others. If a patient is looking to have a liposuction procedure, they need to be mindful that fat can often redistribute in other parts of the body. If a surgeon removes a fat surplus in the stomach, fat won’t necessarily return to the stomach, but it might accumulate in other regions like the thighs or the sides of the torso. Also, patients should be honest with their doctors about their smoking habits. Surgeons often won’t operate on smokers because of the reduced oxygen content of their blood. This is for the safety and survival of the patient. If a patient commits to quit smoking for an amount of time, surgical planning can resume successfully.
If you have been a victim of a plastic surgery mistake, contact the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey today to learn more about your options.