If you are disappointed with the results of surgery, it is human nature to want to blame someone. And if you feel that you did everything right, you may want to conclude that your surgeon has done something wrong.

The reality is that you entered into an agreement for the performance of a service and not for a guaranteed result. Your surgery does not come with a guarantee of any kind, and there are many reasons why you may be dissatisfied.

Every patient is different – from their anatomy to their perception of the result. One person’s “great” may be another’s “major disappointment”. From a surgical point of view, your results may be clinically acceptable, taking into consideration your pre-operative anatomy. Having realistic expectations and clearly understanding the limitations of surgery is vital to your outcome.

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