Kate hadn’t considered Tummy Tuck Surgery until the birth of her second child.

The pregnancy had left her stomach skin loose and deflated, and she no longer felt comfortable in a bikini. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, seemed like the most logical solution… so she booked to speak with a surgeon. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan.

It is incredibly normal for the body to change following pregnancy, although many women find it difficult to adjust with their confidence still intact. This has created a huge market in the cosmetic surgery field.

Unfortunately, these procedures can sometimes make the situation worse. The result may not be what the client had hoped for or the surgery may not have gone to plan. The real concern here is the high proportion of surgeries involving medical negligence.

During surgical procedures, there are many negligent situations occurring that could have been avoided. Mistakes that should never have happened in the first place.

Like Kate, people tend to trust the surgeon completing the procedure and assume they’re too knowledgeable to make surgical errors. This makes it really confusing when something doesn’t look or feel right post-surgery. Self-doubt is a huge factor and can influence whether a patient decides to confront the surgeon with their concerns.

Kate is urging anyone who suspects medical negligence has been at play, whether that be in relation to a tummy tuck, facelift, liposuction or more, to seek professional legal advice like she did.

“This is your body and you deserve to feel happy and confident in your own skin. If something doesn’t feel or look right, seek legal advice.

“When Cosmetic Surgery Claims took over, they really gave me hope things would get sorted. When the settlement offer came through, it was just a huge relief that I was right. That I was justified to have questioned the surgeons work,” Kate said.

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If you’re unhappy with your recent surgery, speak to a legal expert with previous experience in the medical industry. Phone Cosmetic Surgery Claims on 0300 303 3632.