Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery and Medical Malpractice April 14, 2012.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, plastic surgeons performed more than 13.8 million procedures in 2011 and rhinoplasty accounted for 244,000. This cosmetic procedure is usually performed safely and effectively, but a mistake can occur during any operation.

The main goals for this procedure include:

  • changing nose size or width;
  • repairing nasal structure after a break;
  • removing bumps or imperfections on the bridge;
  • reshaping a nasal tip that is too large or upturned; and
  • remedying nasal deviation or asymmetry.

Regardless of how many rhinoplasties a plastic surgeon has performed, he or she could make an error in judgment. Medical malpractice claims often cite:

  • an anesthesia overdose;
  • an infections; or
  • improper surgical technique.

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim for a Rhinoplasty Mistake?

Simply disliking what your nose looks like after plastic surgery is not enough to be able to file a claim. Your surgeon must have caused a severe and debilitating injury, infection, or disfigurement. Attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation if you have questions about your procedure.