It's common practice these days before undertaking a cosmetic procedure, to have virtual surgery images made up so you can see an accurate representation of your new look. The technology is pretty advanced and very precise. So what happens if the actual cosmetic surgery doesn't provide the outcome you were lead to believe you would get?
The saying beauty is in the eye of the beholder is often a way to agree that two different people can have opposing views of beauty. However, when comparing a virtual image of a predicted outcome with the actual outcome it's easier to see if they match exactly, are close or are simply chalk and cheese.
The before and after shots along with the virtual image provided by your surgeon should enable even a lay person to determine if you got what you paid for. If there's enough of a discrepancy then you could ask the surgeon to fix it if you have confidence that he can. In some places it might be a requirement that you discuss a resolution before you can make a legal claim for compensation. You need to find out if this applies to your situation.
Once you are at the point where you believe you have a case it's time to find a solicitor who is qualified to represent your needs. Make sure you find someone with lots of experience and a good track record of successful claims. That probably goes without saying but many people are too nervous to ask for proof of successful wins when they consult a solicitor. Remember this guy is your only chance of receiving compensation so you have every right to ask if he's suitably qualified and skilled.
Cosmetic surgery compensation claims are very common these days as more and more people are making use of surgical procedures to alter their looks. Many years ago it was the reserve of the rich and famous but nose jobs (rhinoplasty procedures) are popular with people from all walks of society.
If you are just considering plastic surgery you can minimise the chances of needing to make a compensation claim by doing your homework and making an informed decision. As well as being wary of very low prices, be very careful if you are looking at going abroad for treatment.
Remember most cosmetic enhancements work out just fine but you are the paying customer so if you're not happy with the result or don't believe it matches the image you were given, then making a complaint is your right. Whilst you might not need to go all the way to making a legal claim for damages, very small differences in expectations could still merit a reduction in your bill.