Introduction

Cosmetic surgery aims to improve the appearance of the human body, usually for aesthetic purposes that are deemed not strictly medically necessary for proper anatomical functioning, and is therefore optional or elective. The desire for surgery can arise after the removal of tumours, after burns or from congenital disorders present from birth. Also known as “plastic surgery”, cosmetic procedures seek to sculpt or reshape the body to either its former appearance in the case of reconstructive surgery or into what society or the patient deems “normal” or desirable.

In the field of reconstructive cosmetic surgery, there are a number of common procedures that involve the:

  • Breast
  • Burns and scarring
  • Cleft lip palate
  • Hands
  • Skin cancer

For cosmetic surgery on the head or face, the most common procedures are:

  • Ear pinning
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Face lift
  • Neck lift
  • Nose surgery
  • Scar revision
  • Skin rejuvenation by laser

For cosmetic surgery on the body, the most common procedures are:

  • Abdominal etching
  • Abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck)
  • Body contouring
  • Buttocks lift
  • Arm lift
  • Liposuction
  • Spider veins
  • Thigh lift

Other forms of cosmetic surgery include labiaplasty and nipple enhancement for inverted nipples.

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

Cosmetic procedures carry both major and minor risks. Major risks may include heart attack, stroke or even death from botched surgery, whereas minor risks include further patient dissatisfaction with body image.

Expert witnesses in the field of cosmetic surgery are often called upon to provide expert opinion in cases involving procedures, complications and patient responses. Our experts are well versed in providing opinions based on their extensive careers in the field. They may give opinions regarding every aspect of cosmetic surgery.

Practitioners in cosmetic procedures are most commonly engaged by our clients for medical negligence and personal injury claims.

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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
Relevant Articles Report on the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures

NSW Health undertook a review to determine whether the current regulation of cosmetic procedures is appropriate to ensure the safety of consumers.

Relevant Cases Lanzer & Anor v Patterson [2007] VSCA 45

This matter was a claim for damages for personal injury, and arose out of performance upon the plaintiff of a medical procedure known as liposuction of the breasts. An expert in liposuction provided expert opinion.

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Profiles of Experts in Medical - Cosmetic procedures

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.

  • #ID1920

Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

ID1920 is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with particular expertise in gender reassignment surgery. He performs a variety of cosmetic, reconstructive, hand and therapeutic surgery and can also advise on non-surgical procedures such as cosmetic denervation and dermal fillers.


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