Impairment of beauty is known as “disfigurement,” and most medical disfigurements contribute to an abnormal appearance for a person. The damage to someone’s appearance could be in the soft tissue, skin, ligaments, muscles or bone. Most social studies show that people react differently to other people who suffer from a physical impairment, so this could leave the sufferer with psychological problems because of his or her appearance. Many disfigurements are caused by an accident, at birth or a medical defect. If you suffer from a disfigurement from any type of medical procedure that went badly, contact a personal injury attorney.