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Eyelid Surgery Claims
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery which is performed on both/either the lower or upper eyelids. While this procedure can be performed on the NHS if the eyelid skin impairs vision, it is most commonly performed in a private hospital or clinic for cosmetic reasons.
Blepharoplasty is more commonly known as ‘eyelid surgery’ and it is usually performed to give a more youthful appearance to the face.
If you have suffered as a result of negligence associated with eyelid surgery, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim. Call our lawyers today on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch online to learn more.
Types of Eyelid Surgeries
These surgeries typically involve creating an incision on the crease of the upper eyelid or the inside of the lower eyelid. Skin, fat or muscle is then taken away or adjusted to try and get the desired result of the patient. However, it is possible that certain aspects of the surgery can go wrong which may result in injury.
Some types of eyelid surgeries include:
- Cosmetic eyelid surgery to create a more youthful appearance
- Lower eyelid surgery to tighten, adjust and remove excess fat or tissue
- Taking out muscle to reduce a bulky eyelid
- The removal of fat pads
- Surgery to take away excess eyelid skin
- Surgery to improve vision
When do Blepharoplasty Operations Become Eyelid Surgery Claims?
It is important that any medical practitioners involved in your surgery prioritise your care. This involves informing you about any risks which could occur from your surgery before it begins, ensuring your care during the surgery and afterwards.
If the surgery result is unsatisfactory, this does not necessarily mean that you have received negligent care. Whether your care was negligent or not will need to be assessed by an independent medical authority who can determine who was responsible for any injury that occurred and whether this injury was avoidable.
Some of the more common problems encountered through blepharoplasty are:
- Permanent scarring of the eyes/face
- Eye muscle injury
- Excessive bleeding, such as behind the eye
- Infection of the eye
- Removing too little or too much of the skin, tissue or muscle
- Retraction of the eyelids
- Drooping of the eyelids
- Increased visual impairment
- Lack of symmetry to the eyes or eyelids
Eyelid Surgery Claims
As with other types of medical negligence compensation claims, it is possible to claim for financial losses. This includes a loss of earnings if the injury is so great that you have not been able to return to work and the cost of corrective surgery to rectify any mistakes or injuries. There may be the possibility to receive compensation to pay for any other medical expenses you have incurred.
Each Blepharoplasty surgery is unique and any resulting injuries or suffering will also be unique. Therefore, compensation will be decided on an individual basis.
Making a Medical Negligence Claim with First Personal Injury
If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and help win any compensation that you deserve.
First Personal Injury work with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team to begin the process, either by phone on 0800 808 9740 or through our online form.