Having surgery is a big decision and commitment, which you’re likely to have deliberated about for a long time before deciding to proceed.

When the surgery is completed and the desired outcome achieved, this can ultimately transform lives.

Abdominoplasty, or ‘tummy tuck,’ procedures are usually carried out on those who have significant skin laxity, excess fat and separation of the muscles with a classic tummy tuck being the most common procedure.

This is performed under general anaesthetic, however, it is not a simple surgical procedure.

What could go wrong?

  • Thick, obvious scars may develop
  • Bulges under the skin
  • ‘Dog ears’ (extra skin) at the edges of the scar
  • Wounds failing to heal
  • A collection of fluid in the area
  • Numbness or pain in the tummy area
  • Infections

What happens if something doesn’t go according to plan?

If you’re not happy with the result of your tummy tuck, you should have an open and honest discussion with the operating surgeon and be given an explanation.

Cosmetic surgery can be a life-changing experience for many, but if it is not performed properly, it can have serious consequences.

In the event that your cosmetic surgery procedure did not go according to plan and you have not been provided with a solution, our Specialist Clinical Negligence Lawyers can help.

Please call Specters on 0300 303 3629, start your claim here, or learn more about our legal services related to cosmetic surgery negligence.