The annual plastic surgery procedural statistics reveals that in the year 2015 only, close to 15.9 million minimally-invasive and surgical procedures were performed in the United States – accounting for a 2% rise over 2014. Overall procedures have increased 115% since 2000 in the country, but the types of procedures that patients are opting to get are changing.
The top 5 cosmetic plastic surgical procedures in no specific order, that were performed in the US in 2015 were liposuction, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, nose reshaping, and tummy tuck while the top 5 minimally-invasive procedures were Botulinum Toxin Type A, soft tissue fillers, chemical peel, laser hair removal, and Microdermabrasion.
Common Questions about Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
A lot of people in New York have questions about plastic and cosmetic surgery and medical malpractice. Here is a look at some of the most common ones:
Q: What are some of the common cosmetic procedures that can put a patient at risk?
A: There are a few cosmetic procedures that can put patients at risk, such as:
- Breast augmentation
- Blepharoplasty and rhytidectomy
- Suction-assisted lipectomy and high-volume liposuction
- Skin resurfacing
Q: What are some of the injuries that can be caused by errors during a cosmetic procedure?
A: some of the common injuries caused by errors or negligence during a cosmetic procedure include:
- Nerve damage
- Internal bleeding
- Chronic pain
- Injuries caused by medication errors
- Disproportionate breasts, limbs, or other body parts
Q: Where can I find out whether or not a doctor has had medical malpractice suits? Where can I file a complaint against a doctor?
A: There is a Medical Board in every state in the US. This Board licenses physicians as well as tracks complaints and disciplinary actions that have been taken against physicians from all fields of medicine. You will find online systems in most states where you can quickly look up doctors by name. To find the correct office, contact the Department of Health or Medical Board in your state.
Q: What should patients consider when looking for a cosmetic surgeon?
A: According to the American Medical Association (AMA), patients should select a healthcare provider based on their education, training, experience, and demonstrated history of practice. Ultimately, prospective patients must choose a cosmetic surgeon based on the type of procedure they are having.
It is recommended that they know the surgeon’s training in that area and how often they perform the procedure. Patients should also talk to people who have undergone cosmetic surgery with the surgeon they are considering and also request to see the results before they commit to any surgeon.
Get Legal Help for Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
If you or a loved one has been injured during a cosmetic surgical procedure due to your surgeon’s negligence, you should immediately seek the help of the experienced and reliable medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280. Get a free consultation to find out how to begin your medical malpractice suit against a negligent cosmetic surgeon.
You are going to need a medical expert to support your claim. We know of these people. If your case is viable we can do something about this since we know medical experts that we can call. These cases are not easy to win and they are time consuming but you have been mistreated and you have had your life set back, someone needs to pay.
Call RMFW Law today!