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Tummy tuck surgery claims

If mistakes are made during an abdominoplasty, better known as tummy tuck surgery, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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Slater and Gordons medical negligence experts are ready to help you with your cosmetic surgery claims. Contact us online today or call us on freephone 0330 041 5869 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

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When does a tummy tuck procedure become a medical negligence claim?

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is the procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the waist area to leave the patient with a flatter stomach. Some people undergo tummy tuck surgery for cosmetic reasons, and some for medical reasons, including:

  • To correct abnormalities after a disease, illness or surgery, e.g. large tumours or hernia repair
  • To fix structural defects of the abdomen

Regardless of the reason you undergo tummy tuck surgery, if mistakes are made during surgery, or during your recovery, which cause an injury or illness, you may be entitled to No Win No Fee compensation for medical negligence.

What type of mistakes cause medical negligence in tummy tuck surgery?

All procedures such as tummy tuck surgery have an element of risk. However, where mistakes have led to an injury or illness, you may be able to claim compensation. There are a number of mistakes that can lead to negligence, such as:

  • Risks haven't been explained properly
  • Neglecting the patient
  • Lack of precautionary measures
  • Clinical error
  • Lack of instructions regarding after-care

What type of injuries can result from medical negligence in tummy tuck procedures?

There are a number of injuries which can result from negligent care both during and after tummy tuck surgery. Such injuries include:

  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Scarring
  • Skin or fat necrosis
  • Nerve damage – resulting in numbness in the abdominal region

How do I make a medical negligence claim for tummy tuck surgery?

Our medical negligence team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

The team are highly experienced in dealing with negligent cosmetic surgery claims and can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but that you also receive the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery.

Visit our medical negligence FAQs or our medical negligence claims guide for further information on how to make a claim.

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