Can I Sue For A Botched Rhinoplasty?

If you're not happy with how you look, a large part of your appearance is tied into your nose. If the results turn out to be bad enough, you may need to sue for medical malpractice. But first, you will need to have realistic expectations regarding rhinoplasty.

Results Can Vary

The appearance of your nose can change dramatically depending on the extent of the work done, but you will not be able to change the basic architecture of your nose. Also, you will probably not want to change your nose too much anyway since a type of nose that looks good on one person will not necessarily look good on another.

In most cases, the goal of a nose job is to help your nose blend into the rest of your face. If your nose stands out too much, this will not achieve the results you want. For this reason, you need a good plastic surgeon who can work with your facial structure to construct the perfect nose for you.

You Can Affect the Results of the Surgery

Following the rhinoplasty, the nose will usually swell. The extent to which it swells varies from person to person. Fortunately, you can heal more easily if you take the right steps after receiving the surgery.

When sleeping at night, rather than lay down on a normal pillow, sleep with more than one pillow to keep your head elevated. Also, for the first two days, use a cold compress on your nose.

Avoid exercising too much for the first two weeks. Moving up and down aggressively, blowing your nose, eating food that requires a lot of chewing and pulling clothes over your head that push your nose can interfere with the work that your plastic surgeon did. Also, avoid bending or lifting.

The Results Might Be Disappointing At First

After the surgery, you might be disappointed with the results. However, your nose will be distorted for a few weeks and you will not see the full results of the surgery until later. The thicker your skin, the longer it will take for your desired results to appear.

The first thing you will notice is that your nose might by larger and might also be turned upward. This is simply a result of the swelling and will go away once your nose has recovered from the procedure.

If you believe that something has gone horribly wrong with your surgery, you might need to hire a medical malpractice attorney (such as one from Hazelton Law Group). Though you may not necessarily receive the results you want, if the plastic surgeon engaged in practices that are unconventional, your malpractice attorney may be able to argue that you deserve compensation.