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Cosmetic Surgery Claims

Making Plastic / Cosmetic Surgery Claims

We take a lot of care over our appearance and presentation in society to look and feel the best we can. If you have undergone a surgical cosmetic procedure or treatment that went wrong, then you may have a claim for medical negligence.


We understand this can leave you feeling physically and emotionally drained. We are here to help.

When to Make Cosmetic Surgery Claims


Our Medical Negligence team are here for clients who have had a range of cosmetic procedures, such as breast enlargement or reduction, nose shaping, tummy tucks, gastric bands, laser skin resurfacing, laser eye surgery, cosmetic dentistry or suffered from the effects of the surgery.

How We Can Help with Your Cosmetic Surgery Claims


Our team of experts can help you claim compensation for the following: 

  • If a defective product was used
  • The standard of your treatment was below expectation
  • You didn’t receive enough information regarding the risks of the procedure
  • Excessive scarring was caused by poor surgical techniques
  • Your aftercare was substandard

Why Choose us for your Cosmetic Surgery Claim?


We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the care and attention it deserves.

We appreciate that worry about costs can be a barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.

If you choose us to look after your claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:

  • Earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for clients
  • Helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
  • Removing any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly and sensitively
  • Remaining a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights

Cosmetic Surgery Claims FAQs


How Long after Cosmetic Surgery Do You Claim?

Like all medical negligence claims, there is a time limit for making your cosmetic surgery claim. It must be within three years of the surgery taking place, or when the negligence became apparent. You should contact a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible. 

Will I Have to Go to Court if I Make a Cosmetic Surgery Claim?

Most claims can be settled out of court. There is a chance you may have to attend court under certain circumstances, but this is not likely.

How Much Compensation Will I Get if My Cosmetic Surgery Claim is Successful?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a range of factors including the severity of your injuries, the cost of ongoing treatment and care, the loss of earnings, and the impact it’s had on your overall health and well-being.

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We offer free drop-in sessions with our medical negligence solicitors at our Sheffield, Rotherham, and Barnsley offices. If you think you may have a compensation claim for medical negligence, call 0114 2496611 to speak to one of the team who can go through your claim with you, no appointment necessary.

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The Medical Negligence Team

Our medical negligence team headed up by the highly rated Michelle Gyte, is a specialist practice group driven hard by their belief that everyone is entitled to access to justice.

Professionally, this is a group of highly skilled, very diligent medical negligence lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly. Very simply, they want to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support.

Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They’ve seen most things and understand how these traumatic incidents can devastate lives, gauging the true cost of the physical, psychological and emotional damage sustained. They will listen and encourage and then use their technical skills to translate everything that they’ve heard and felt into positive action for you.


“You have made a very fortunate choice of legal representation who have done a fantastic job of persuading the Defendants to part with a large sum of money. I am certain that no legal team could have done better.” His Honour Judge Robinson, Medical Negligence Case, 2021 talking of the Howells team.

Chambers UK

The prestigious Chambers UK 2022 guide ranks the department highly and says Howells is a “noteworthy team offering a broad range of clinical negligence advice to clients, including related human rights claims. Further experience in claims concerning issues surrounding failures in hospital care, including severe birth injuries and delayed diagnoses. Also acts on spinal injury claims, amputations and fatal accidents. The department possesses significant experience in medical inquests.”

“They go the extra mile for the client and are highly efficient.”

Michele Gyte is named as a Star Associate in this area of law and that she is “A very good lawyer – technical, conscientious and hard-working.”

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 recommends Howells Clinical Negligence department, saying “Michelle Gyte directs the clinical negligence offering at Howells Solicitors. A specialist in birth injury and fatal accidents, she oversees a team notable for its expertise in niche areas such as prison healthcare, inquests and the interests of secondary victims. Notably the firm also covers matters arising from mental health care, purported violations of the Human Rights Act and supports families during inquests linked to the coronial process.”

Jenna Kisala is also named as a key lawyer in this field.

Jenna Kisala

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Michelle Gyte

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Amy Fiddler

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Rebecca Pepper

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Sasha Marshall-Congreve

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Sharon Rinaldi

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Ellise Todd

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