Scar revision or reduction surgery

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When it comes to plastic surgery, there are a number of different techniques which may be undertaken to change specific parts of the body, but one technique which is fairly universal right across the body is that of scar revision or scar reduction surgery.

If you have been involved in a serious accident or have received a serious injury during your lifetime then it’s likely that you will have been left with a scar as the result, in some cases these scars can be rather large and can cause disfigurations, as a result some people choose to have plastic surgery to either remove or cover up the scars.

As with any type of plastic surgery, scar revision and reduction surgery brings with it a number of risks and if you feel that your surgeon has been negligent towards you then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST?

Compensation claims are based on one main theme – negligence – so when it comes to making a compensation claim you need to consider who has been negligent towards you, in the case of this type of surgery it is usually the surgeon. The surgeon is responsible for your health during and after the surgery as well as ensuring that you are given the correct rehabilitation instructions. If you feel that your surgeon has been negligent in your treatment, or that he has made a mistake during your surgery then you could claim against him.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CLAIMS THAT YOU DEAL WITH?

When it comes to scar revision claims we deal with a number of common injuries and these include:

  • Worsening of the scar
  • Infection of the scar
  • Allergic reaction to chemicals which are used
  • Excessive bleeding and blood clotting

IS THERE ANYTHING ADDITIONAL THAT I CAN CLAIM FOR?

  • Psychological trauma – dealing with a scar can be difficult, but if your scar revision surgery has made this scar significantly larger or more obtrusive then it could lower your self–esteem and prevent you from enjoying many common activities, as a result you could claim for any psychological damage you have received
  • Inability to work – if you are a model or hold another occupation which requires the use of your body then you could be eligible to make a claim for loss of income if you are no longer able to perform this role.

WHY IS THE MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U APPROACH DIFFERENT?

At Medical Compensation 4U we treat you as more than just a number. With an individual case officer you will have a friendly face to guide you through the process every step of the way. At Medical Compensation 4U we understand how difficult this experience can be to you and we want you to know that we are there with you, every step of the way.