Breast Surgery Claims
If you have experienced a problem following your breast surgery and you believe this was because of the negligence of a surgeon or clinic, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
This can help to pay for restorative surgery and can offer you peace of mind following such a distressing experience.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is a specialist UK law firm in the field of breast surgery claims and was the first legal practice established in England and Wales dedicated to guiding victims of negligent cosmetic surgery through the complicated claims process.
Working on a no win, no fee basis, we have an impressive win rate of over 95% for the cases we’ve pursued after obtaining medical evidence, successfully recovering over £3 million for our clients in the process.
To speak to our expert solicitors about your situation, get in touch with us today. Call 0808 163 8266 or fill in the quick contact form at the top of the page.
About breast enlargement surgery
During surgery to enlarge the breasts (augmentation mammoplasty), usually an inframammary incision is made in the bottom crease of the breast and an implant is placed under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle beneath the breast.
The breast implant is inserted into a pocket and placed either directly behind the outer layer of the chest wall muscles (sub-muscular) or behind the breast tissue (sub-glandular). With a sub-muscular placement the patient may take slightly longer to recover compared to sub glandular placement, and may also experience a little more post-operative pain.
The surgeon closes the incisions with layered sutures in the breast tissue, and with skin adhesives, sutures and surgical tape to close the skin and keep it closed.
For more information about the breast augmentation surgery process, read our guide.
The duty of care for clinics and surgeons
Those who carry out cosmetic surgery procedures and beauty treatments have a duty of care to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Surgeons must be held accountable to this duty, as cosmetic surgery negligence can cause long-lasting physical and psychological damage.
The clinic/surgeon is not only responsible for preventing things that can be reasonably preventable, but also for telling you about the complications that cannot be prevented.
What can go wrong?
Most breast enlargement surgeries are carried out successfully, but inevitably there are times when surgery goes wrong.
The impact could be emotional, for example it could lead to:
- A feeling of disappointment that the surgery failed to “achieve the effect” the customer desired
- The breasts not looking the way the customer expected them to
- Depression as a result of unsuccessful surgery
The problems can also be physical in nature. We have helped patients claim for the following:
- Ptosis or breast sagging
- Slippage, movement or rupture of the breast implant
- Lopsided or different sized breasts
- Uneven position of nipples
- Problems with implant placement or the creation of the ‘pockets’ for the implants, causing one or both implants to sit too high, too low or too lateral
- Unsightly scarring, above or below the fold beneath the breast
- Symmastia or uni-boob – implants crossing over in the centre of the chest. This can occur when the surgeon makes pockets for the implants that are too close together, which results in the breasts touching in the middle. It is usually seen several days after the surgery and requires revision to make it look normal again
- “Double-bubble” or “cottage loaf” effect – where the breast has a double instead of single mound appearance
- “Bottoming out” – this is a problem that occurs when the implant falls to the bottom of the breast. It occurs when the breast implants are placed too low or are too big and they fall, crossing over the inframammary crease
How can we help?
When the cosmetic surgeon or clinic is responsible for an error in procedure, a claim can be made. Compensation could include damages for physical and psychological injury and restorative medical surgery.
The cosmetic surgery industry in the UK is inadequately regulated. When you’re dealing with an inadequately regulated industry, it can be difficult to understand your legal position or know where to turn. And that’s where we come in.
We have an impressive win rate for the claims we have pursued to date and have successfully recovered over £3 million for our clients.
We are here to fully establish the impact caused by the negligence you experienced, and guide you through the complicated process of claiming the compensation you deserve. With a long history of being at the forefront of this field and a track record that speaks for itself, we are confident we can help you.
Contact us today
If you experience any of the problems described above following your surgery, even if your experience does not quite match any of our examples, talk to our expert legal team today on 0808 163 8266 or request a callback by completing the contact form on this page.