A leading cosmetic surgery clinic has paid £15,000 compensation after a South Wales woman was left with serious personal injury following a routine facelift operation.
Denise Maitland of Gower in South Wales says she was ‘seduced’ into having the surgery after watching popular TV programmes such as ‘Ten Years Younger’ and ‘Cosmetic Surgery Live’ but is now advising other women to seriously consider the possible consequences of plastic surgery.
Denise suffered serious complications after her surgery, including heavy bleeding and has been left physically and mentally scarred after spending £5,000 of her life savings on the botched operation.
Complications set in when the surgeon who examined her after the treatment, failed to inspect her wounds correctly before she left the clinic, the resulting heavy bleeding led to the onset of skin necrosis, which caused permanent damage to her face. Denise had to undergo an emergency operation to repair the damage and needed two years of specialised care.
Denise launched a medical negligence compensation claim against the Midlands based clinic and was awarded £15,000 in an out of court settlement.
Mrs. Maitland said she deeply regretted having the operation done and warned other women to think twice before proceeding with any cosmetic surgery.