The private cosmetic surgery industry in the Republic of Ireland is inadequately regulated. Cosmetic surgery clinics often employ or contract doctors who are specialists in areas other than plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery including general surgeons, dermatologists, ear nose and throat surgeons, ophthalmologists etc.
It is not essential for a doctor who carries out cosmetic surgery procedures to have specialist training. In these circumstances it is not surprising that negligence is common place in matters involving cosmetic surgery. We have represented victims of botched surgery by bringing successful claims against clinics and surgeons or doctors for failing to notify their patient of the risks involved in a procedure, performing the cosmetic procedure negligently or without due care or attention and, for substandard aftercare.