Breast Uplift (Mastopexy) Compensation Claims
Has your breast uplift (mastopexy) procedure gone wrong? If so, the specialists at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can help you claim compensation for your suffering.
It doesn’t matter what type of cosmetic surgery you undergo, you must trust that your cosmetic surgeon will maintain a duty of care to you and that you will have suitable surgical treatment. That duty of care for surgery, which includes mastopexy procedures, is a UK legal requirement. When your breast uplift surgery has fallen short of those standards, we are here to help.
Our team is well equipped to help you succeed with your claim and we were the very first dedicated legal firm established in England and Wales solely to help victims of cosmetic surgery negligence. This means we have deep insight into cases of this kind, combined with many years of experience helping our clients get the results they deserve.
Call us today on 0808 256 1296 or request a callback by completing our online enquiry form.
About breast uplift surgery
This is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the appearance of sagging breasts (ptosis) by essentially lifting up the breasts. Ptosis is a common legacy of breastfeeding, putting on weight and then losing it, as well as normal ageing.
Often carried out in conjunction with breast augmentation or reduction, breast uplifts are, like most breast cosmetic procedures, increasing in popularity on an annual basis in the UK.
During the procedure several incisions are made before surplus skin is removed from underneath the breasts of the patient.
The breast itself is remodelled into a tighter cone and the nipples are then repositioned at a higher level. The size of the areola may also be changed to suit the new shape. If a breast uplift procedure is combined with a breast enlargement operation, breast implants will be inserted to help shape the breast.
There are four different methods used to perform this procedure:
1. The Anchor Lift
In this type of surgery, an anchor shaped incision is made on the areola and breast crease. This method will leave the most scarring and is used in cases with severe sagging.
For more information about the anchor lift, visit this page.
2. The Lollipop Lift
The lollipop lift is a form of mastopexy in which the sagging skin of each breast is pulled further up, correcting droopiness. This particular procedure is used with patients who have a reasonable degree of drooping skin.
To find out more about the lollipop lift, click here.
3. The Circumareolar Reduction – (The ‘Donut’ Lift)
The circumareolar or ‘donut’ lift is used on patients with moderate to mild sagging.
4. The Crescent Lift
The crescent lift is a technique used for patients with very mild sagging. It is not as common as other techniques.
More detailed information about the crescent lift can be found on our process guide for the procedure.
What can go wrong?
Many different problems can occur following a breast lift surgery, but when the cosmetic surgeon or clinic has been negligent the consequences for the patient can be truly damaging. Common complications include:
- Changes in blood supply, causing the nipple tissue to die and leading to nipple loss
- Post-operative scarring around the breast is inappropriate or unsightly
- Asymmetrical nipples
Making a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
Our team of expert lawyers have a win rate of over 95% on claims we have handled after obtaining medical evidence, meaning you have a much greater chance of success if we can help with your claim.
Our success over the years has turned into millions of pounds of compensation for our clients, allowing them to pay for restorative surgery and additional treatment and rehabilitation without having to shoulder the financial burden themselves.
Contact us today
To speak to us about your claim, call the team today on 0808 252 3134 or request a callback using our online contact form.