Introduction

The practice of piercing one’s body for ornamental reasons has been around since pre-historic times and some cultures have taken the custom to gruesome extremes. In today’s society, there is no sign of piercing losing its popularity. Generation Y, Z, and Millennials are embracing tattooing and piercing with enthusiasm.

While the ear remains the most common and traditional area for piercing, particularly with women, the nose, tongue, lips, eyebrows, nipples, naval and genitals can also be pierced in a variety of ways with an astonishing variety of objects: studs, rings, letters, barbells, pins, chains and decorative bespoke jewellery. The motivation can be one of self-expression, to identify with a particular group or as pure ornamentation.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

There are risks involved with all cosmetic procedures where patients and even staff can be harmed. Accidents can occur due to:

  • Inadequate staff training, experience and supervision in the use of specialised equipment, application of medication and drugs, or assessing the suitability of patients.
  • The mis-matching of patients to procedures. Many procedures are only suitable for certain people or need to be tailored to the patient. People wanting piercings who are haemophiliacs or have auto-immune disorders may not be suitable for piercings. Likewise people with skin rashes and lesions in the targeted area are also unsuitable candidates.
  • The use of malfunctioning technology or outdated methods.
  • Unusual allergic or other unexpected extreme reactions to cosmetic procedures in some patients.

Piercings can carry specific risks, primarily bacterial, fungal or viral infections at the time of the piercing or later on if the hole is contaminated or torn open if the piercing catches on something while moving rapidly. All instruments need to be thoroughly sterilised.

Furthermore, some piercings can be difficult to remove and a specialist with the appropriate tools will need to be consulted.

Experts in the field of ear, nose and body piercing can provide opinion on:

  • Whether the standard of care provided by beauty clinic staff was reasonably competent, particularly about issues of negligence, malpractice and tools and substances used.
  • Whether a patient was adequately warned about possible side effects and whether an individual’s side effects are more severe than one can reasonably expect.
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Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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Profiles of Experts in Health - Ear, nose and body piercing

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

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