Let me start off by saying that plastic surgery is not something that I’d ever consider. I don’t think that the risks outweigh the benefits and I think it’s far better to age gracefully, so this article might be a bit biased. Even so, I was incensed earlier when I saw that a women in the UK has been awarded over £6m just because she had a face lift that went wrong. I haven’t read the whole article so I don’t know the details of the story, but it seems to me that if you go for surgery then you always know there is going to be some risk.
The problem is that any type of surgery is going to have some danger attached to it. While the danger of death may be very low when going for something like a face lift, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a chance of something else going wrong. If something does go wrong then does that really entitle the person to millions of pounds in compensation?
I may have completely misunderstood the story, because if the surgeon did something very wrong during the surgery then this is a different matter. But people need to understand the risks of getting any type of cosmetic surgery- just because a doctor may say that it’s a routine operation doesn’t mean that there are no risks attached to it. In severe cases things can go wrong with any surgery.