breast enlargement compensation from cosmetic surgery solicitors
Breast enlargement or implants, technically known as augmentation mammaplasty, is the most common of all cosmetic surgery procedures.
According to figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), in 2011 alone more than 10,000 women underwent a breast enlargement operation.
The reasons for undergoing breast implants are very personal and different for each individual. However, the operation is often chosen by women who are small busted naturally or are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts.
It is also sometimes performed in combination with a breast uplift or reduction, or chosen by women who’ve noticed their breasts have changed due to weight loss or if they have recently had a baby.
However, you may have suffered disfigurement because of your surgery or feel dissatisfied that it has not provided the results you required.
If you’ve been suffering with adverse symptoms since having breast surgery, it’s very important to find out about the breast surgery claims process. Below is a list of typical problems associated with breast enlargement surgery gone wrong:
- Breast sagging, also called “ptosis”
- Infection, including Toxic Shock Syndrome—when during breast implant surgery, wounds are contaminated with micro-organisms, such as bacteria or fungi
- Distortion and hardening of the breast, caused by tightening of the tissue over the implant (capsular contracture)
- Implant slippage, movement or rupture
- Problems with implant placement or the creation of the ‘pockets’ for the implants, causing one or both implants to sit too high, low or laterally
- Lop-sided or different sized breasts (asymmetry)
- Inappropriate or unsightly scarring, above or below the fold beneath the breast
- Loss of sensation or numbness
- Implants crossing over in the centre of the chest (symmastia or uni-boob). This is a rare complication generally caused by over dissection of the tissues in the area
- “Double-bubble” or “cottage loaf” effect, where the breast has a double instead of single mound appearance. This happens due to problems with implant pockets, causing the implant to sit too high with the breast tissue falling away beneath
- Inappropriate type / size of implant inserted
- “Bottoming out” – this is a problem which occurs when the implant falls to the bottom of the breast. This can be caused by the use of implants which are too large and/or by failure to reinforce the implant pocket
- Magnification of previous asymmetry
If you’ve suffered mental or physical injury as a result of breast surgery negligence, our lawyers understand you will have been through a traumatic and painful time. We can help get you back to your old self and look forward to your future, physically and financially.
Freephone 0800 634 0285 to talk with one of our cosmetic surgery solicitors or request a call back and making contact with one of our experts if you feel you have experienced breast surgery negligence. With a winning case, you could be due substantial breast surgery compensation.