A Facelift is a surgical procedure that removes excesses of skin on the face, to make the face appear more youthful.
It involves an incision starting in the hair or at the hairline and in front of the ear. The surgeon will lift the skin and fatty tissues, off the underlying muscle as far as is necessary to remove the excess skin.
The surgeon may perform a number of additional procedures to achieve the necessary effect including eyelid surgery, autologous fat injection, removal of buccal (cheek) fat pad, forehead or brow lift and a number of others.
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) 2017 Audit, over 1800 women had facelift surgery in 2016 and the number of women having this procedure had fallen by 44% from the previous year. This is because many women were starting to opt for more subtle and less complex procedures.
A Facelift procedure does carry a number of risks, these can include:
- Bleeding, hematoma and bruising
- Neurological dysfunction (which may manifest in loss of sensation or muscle function)
- Widened or thickened scar
- Loss of hair (in the area where the incision was made)
- Skin necrosis (loss of skin through tissue death)
Suffered as a result of negligence? We can help.
Our team is comprised of healthcare professionals and we have over 25 years’ experience. From the very start, we will work with you and guide you through every step of the process of your facelift compensation claim. We can see you in a location and at a time that suits you.
The majority of our claims are dealt with by our firm on a No Win No Fee basis so if we do not succeed in your claim, you will not have to pay anything.
If we can prove your case we will be able to recover damages for you as well as the cost of revision surgery if appropriate, loss of earnings and any other expenses you have incurred
Frequently asked questions
If my claim is successful, will I able be able to use the funds for corrective treatment?
You can use your compensation for whatever you wish, so if corrective treatment is available you will be able to pursue that should your claim be successful.
How long will my claim take?
Pursuing a claim for compensation is no quick fix and can take several months. however, we work to ensure you are kept fully up to date at every stage of the process, so that your expectations of when your claim will be settled are realistic.