In general, plastic surgery has become extremely popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), buttocks augmentation is the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States. Like any cosmetic procedure, buttocks augmentation presents an increased risk of serious medical complications. However, if the medical complication occurred as a result of the doctor’s negligence, a person may have grounds to recover damages.
Typically, buttocks augmentation is undertaken to become more voluptuous by increasing the size of your backside. Buttocks augmentation is achieved in two different ways, which are Brazilian butt lift using body fat or silicone implants. According to the ASPS, in 2017, there were an estimated 25,000 butt augmentation procedures performed in the United States. In addition, the use of silicone butt implants increased by 42 percent since 2016.
Unfortunately for some patients, buttocks augmentation results in serious or fatal consequences. In 2017, a female in Miami died after a doctor injected a mixture into her rear end to enhance her backside. Recently, the physician was sentenced to ten years in prison. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), there is a 30 percent chance of a medical complication stemming from a buttocks implant procedure. Complications include the following:
- Complications related to anesthesia;
- Infections from implants;
- Ruptured implant;
- Drainage complications;
- Blood clots;
- Severe scarring;
- Nerve, muscle, or tissue damage; and
Cosmetic medical negligence occurs when there is a failure to provide the same adequate and appropriate care that a reasonably prudent cosmetic medical professional would provide, and as a result of this failure, the patient sustains injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a buttocks augmentation procedure, it is important to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney that will evaluate your case and seek maximum compensation from those responsible for your injuries. Seeking the assistance of an experienced lawyer is vital in protecting your rights. Contact the dedicated, experienced attorneys at Levine & Slavit, PLLC for the compensation you deserve. Call (888) LAW-8088.