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Facelift surgery gone wrong


Lisa Clark won £18,000 in compensation after our client underwent cosmetic surgery that left her with a receding hairline, droopy eyelids and an uneven facial appearance.


Our Client approached a cosmetic surgeon after becoming concerned about wrinkles round her eyes. After talking to the surgeon, it was agreed that he would carry out work on her upper and lower eyelids to remove excess skin, as well as a forehead lift. Within months, however, the skin on her eyelids drooped again and she developed creases at the corners of her eye which she had not had previously. As well as appearing to have more wrinkles and lines than before the surgery, there was some scarring from the operation near her eyes and at the top of her forehead. Her hairline receded and the hair has still not grown back. To correct the initial surgery, she underwent a second procedure and was given fat injections in her cheeks but these produced an uneven appearance with one cheek more plump than the other and she later required a further corrective procedure. As a result of the negligence caused by the surgeon our client was awarded £18,000 in damages. ​

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