Cosmetic surgery is often performed by licensed plastic surgeons or plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Whether it is utilized for cosmetic or health purposes, physicians practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery must have a strong educational background and experience with working in the surgical field.
Cosmetic surgery is often utilized as a reconstructive procedure for patients who have suffered an accident that has left them physically scarred from burn injuries or other types of bodily harm. Wounds, scars, and soft tissue injuries can be made less overt through the use of reconstructive surgery, soft tissue reconstruction, skin grafts, scar revision, and wound reconstruction. Such operations may also be used for hand surgery, facial fractures, facial trauma, lacerations, past-massive weight loss surgery, or post-bariatric surgery.
Cosmetic surgery can also be used solely as a cosmetic procedure in relation to the appearance of a patient. Such procedures include liposuction, chin surgery, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), rhinoplasty (nose surgery) blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), otoplasty, Botox, body contouring, and facelifts. The physician must be licensed or certified in surgery before treating patients with operations.
Lawsuits related to cosmetic surgery often involve medical malpractice or a case involving informed consent. A cosmetic surgeon may also be retained as a cosmetic surgery expert witness in claims to evaluate the cost and amount of medical attention required for scars and similar types of injuries.
Errors made in the field of cosmetic surgery, like other types of medical disciplines, may lead to potential lawsuits. ForensisGroup has been recruiting top quality cosmetic surgery expert witnesses for over two decades. Call ForensisGroup or Submit An Expert Request Form to find the right cosmetic surgery expert witness.