Every year, there are more than 1.5 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US. There are risks associated with every operation, and plastic surgery malpractice can occur during even the most routine procedure. Whether the cosmetic surgery is medically necessary or is a personal choice, patients expect the end result to be one of improvement. Some common procedures that put the patient at risk because of plastic surgery malpractice are:
• Breast Augmentation
• Rhytidectomy and Blepharoplasty
• High-Volume Liposuction and Suction-Assisted Lipectomy
• Skin Resurfacing.
Plastic Surgeons’ Responsibilities
Plastic surgeons have a number of legal obligations, which protects patients from bad plastic surgery and unqualified practitioners. By rendering care to a patient, a plastic surgeon implies that they possess the education, training, and prudent skill necessary to practice plastic surgery safely.
Surgeons have a legal obligation to disclose all possible risks to their patients prior to surgery. Plastic surgeons are required to offer this important information whether or not their patients request such information to protect them against plastic surgery malpractice. If you underwent a procedure and want a free plastic surgery malpractice consultation in New York, contact Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson today.