Thigh Lift surgery, or ‘Thighplasty’, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the thigh area. Sometimes the procedure is performed alongside Liposuction to achieve better cosmetic results.
During a Thigh Lift surgery, long incisions are usually made down the length of the thighs in a less conspicuous area that is agreed to beforehand by the patient. Areas of the skin are removed and the remaining tissue is lifted to achieve the desired result of smoothness and tightening.
In our experience, many Thigh Lift claims arise from a lack of consent from the patient. Patient concerns are often dismissed and unrealistic expectations about the results of the treatment are created. Sometimes, surgeons will ignore what a patient has requested or change a carefully agreed procedure plan midway through the surgery, leaving patients upset or traumatised.
In other cases, surgeons may not have applied reasonable surgical technique, causing excessive scarring to the legs or poor irregular results. There may be a number of signs or complications following a Thigh Lift surgery, which indicate that the surgeon or team treating you have been negligent. These include:
- Excess or unsightly scarring
- Uneven or lopsided appearance
- Nerve damage
- Blood clots
- Poor aesthetic results
Think your Thigh Lift surgery has gone wrong? We can help.
Our specialist team have healthcare expertise and over 25 years’ experience. Our goal from the start is to work with you and guide you through each step of the process. We can see you wherever is convenient for you, be that in our offices in London or the North West of England, at home or in hospital.
The majority of our claims are dealt with by our firm on a No Win No Fee arrangement. 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
How do I prove that negligence has occurred?
The treating surgeon will owe a duty of care to their patients when carrying out any cosmetic procedure. To bring a successful claim for negligence, it has to be shown the surgeon has fallen below this standard of care and this is the cause of the damages suffered by the claimant. The surgeon also has to advise you about possible complications that may occur, and properly obtain your consent prior to the procedure.
What do I if my thigh lift surgery has gone wrong?
Your first step is to seek expert advice and establish whether you have grounds for a claim. You can come to us for a free, initial consultation with no obligation, and from there we can agree whether you may have a claim and if you wish to pursue.