Queensland Woman Sues Practice for Botched Cosmetic Surgery

j0404952Even though cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures now use the latest technologies and advanced equipment, there are still a risks involved with even the simplest procedure.

Doctors and medical spa directors are required to inform and educate patients about potential risks and side effects, but it is ultimately up to the patient to make the decision to proceed with their procedure.  Unfortunately, the outcome isn’t always what the patient would have hoped for.

A 51-year Old mother from Cairns, Australia recently underwent a facelift but the surgeon did not perform the procedure correctly.  The woman was left with unbalanced features and she cannot close her eyes properly.  She’s now filing a class action law suit against the surgeon, and has found that she’s not the only victim of botched surgery by the same clinic.  According to The Cairns Post, the woman is devastated about the disfigurement she now has to deal with after a simple facelift procedure.

She says she spent nearly $20,000 for a facelift and neck lift, and ended up looking much worse than before the procedure. She isn’t alone.  Several women who have had procedures at the same surgery center ended up with disfigured bodies.  One woman had breast implant surgery and the implants started to move into a different position during her recovery period.

The women who had the botched facelift further explains that she had originally intended to just go in for a neck lift.  The doctor had suggested she get the facelift that would get rid of bags under her eyes, but the surgery left here with an exposed lower lid and excessive scarring under her eyes, around her chin and behind her ears.

The doctor who performed the surgeries is working with an attorney to defend the work, and denies any wrongdoing.  The case is being taken to court by a law firm in Brisbane.  (Source: Cairns.com.au)

Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.

  • Women who want to squeeze into their favorite pair of high heels but can’t find the perfect fit do have the option of undergoing cosmetic foot surgery. This procedure is designed to sculpt and shape the foot by lengthening or trimming the toes, and may also help to remove painful bunions and other growths that are causing pain around the feet and ankles.