Cosmetic surgery, once only reserved for the rich and famous, has become widely available to us all in recent years as prices of procedures have dropped whilst availability and incomes have risen.
In 2020, it was estimated that the UK cosmetic surgery market was worth around £3 billion, with non-surgical treatments such as Botox and fillers accounting for 9 out of every 10 procedures carried out.
With such a growing, lucrative market available, it was almost inevitable that we would start to see a rise in injuries. Some are just due to sheer weight of numbers – with more procedures being carried out, it follows that more people would suffer injuries as a result. However, not all injuries we come across are due to pure bad luck, an increasing number are down to either poor training or substandard products being used.
Perhaps the most publicised example in recent years was the PIP breast implant scandal, where silicone usually used as mattress filler was sold as a medical grade implant. Sadly, this is far from the only example, as fake and poor grade products continue to be widespread in the cosmetic surgery market, and our desire for a bargain can often cloud our judgement with sometimes devastating and lifechanging consequences.
If you think you have been injured due to defective or poor grade cosmetic surgery products, or due to poorly trained staff administering the procedures, then Russell Worth solicitors may help. It’s free to contact us and we only ever accept cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.