Plastic surgery is a type of procedure that has become increasingly common in recent years, and this means that while more people have been successful in achieving the physical appearance that they want, there has also been an increase in negative outcomes from plastic surgery.
There are several things that can go wrong in a plastic surgery procedure. Since plastic surgery is usually performed in order to achieve an aesthetic result, an error in the final result can lead to the patient feeling as though he or she cannot leave the house because of the fear of drawing attention to the error. Aesthetic errors can have a devastating impact to the patient’s mental health and these should never be underestimated.
In addition to aesthetic errors in plastic surgery, which are typically not physically dangerous, patients can be at risk of life-threatening complications as a result of plastic surgery. One of the most common risks is the risk of infection. A post-surgery infection can increase recovery time significantly, meaning that you may not be able to return to work and lose wages as a result of potentially negligent practices on the part of your doctor. Infections can also pose a risk to a patient’s life; therefore, if it can be proven that a doctor’s negligent actions led to an infection, legal action can be taken.
If you have suffered an adverse consequence of a plastic surgery procedure in Georgia, it is important that you take action so that you can potentially recoup damages for what you suffered. Doctors have the legal responsibility to act with competence and care at all times.