Breast Fat Transfer Claims
If you think you have suffered as a result of negligence during fat transfer surgery, you could be entitled to a significant amount of compensation. This can help you both recover from the pain caused and pay for any restorative surgery required.
The specialists at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis and have helped many people who have been affected by a mistake before, during or after surgery. We have a success rate of over 95% in the cases we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence and have recovered millions of pounds for our clients.
To get in touch with our experts and to find out how we can help you, call 0808 252 3134 or request a call back from our specialist legal team.
About fat transfer surgery
Fat transfer – also known as lipofilling – procedures are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the UK each year. This is a minimally invasive procedure that is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to breast implant surgery. However, the increasing number of procedures has also led to an increase in instances of negligence by surgeons or clinics.
Before the surgery can be carried out, the patient is usually required to wear a special suction bra for several hours a day for about a month. This attempts to expand the breasts in preparation for receiving extra fat in the breast fat transfer process.
The surgery is actually made up of two procedures; the harvesting of the fat and the insertion of the fat into the breast. Both procedures are minimally invasive and take in total between three and four hours.
The patient receives a local anaesthetic and an overnight hospital stay is not generally required. If your operation is completed without complications then the process should proceed like this:
- In this low-pressure liposuction, the process begins with the cosmetic surgeon administering tumescent or swollen fluid to the patient. When it has taken full effect, two small incisions, not normally longer than 3mm, are made at the donor site agreed beforehand by the surgeon and the patient. The fat tissue can be taken from many different parts of the patient’s body but usually fat is extracted from the thighs, belly or buttocks
- Fat is then harvested by inserting a tiny cannula or thin metal tube connected to a small syringe into the donor site. This prevents the living fat cells from being destroyed
- The suctioned fluid is then processed through centrifugation to separate out the unwanted blood, oil and water and what is left is pure fat
- To insert the fat into the breast, hundreds of tiny individual fat droplets are injected into the breast site, again using a cannula to increase breast size or reshape breast volume. The cannula is used to try and prevent bleeding from the small vessels in and around the tissue
- If all goes according to plan, the new fat is then incorporated within the existing fat tissue and the breasts are enlarged
- Finally, the cosmetic surgeon closes the incisions with sutures and applies a dressing to the breasts to minimise swelling. After surgery, the suction bra is worn again for about a week
Is this how your procedure was performed? If not, you may be entitled to make a claim for substantial financial compensation.
Examples of negligence
Following a lipofilling procedure, post-operative pain, bruising and swelling are normal for several days. Even with a successful breast cosmetic procedure of this type, significant amounts of fat may be absorbed by the body following the operation and some patients may require further treatment.
When breast fat transfers go wrong, however, there are considerable costs for the patient. Negligent breast surgery can provoke strong emotions, which may include feeling that your breasts do not look as you expected them to or being disappointed with the general reaction to your ‘new’ breasts. However, the physical consequences can be even harsher. Some of the most common indications that a bad lipofilling procedure may have occurred are:
- Asymmetry disfigurement where the fat transfer leaves the breast skin area unequal in shape
- Overfilling where too much fat is injected into the breasts resulting in distortion of the breasts
These are signs that your lipofilling may have gone wrong and that a claim may be made.
Making a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is a specialist UK law firm in the field of cosmetic surgery negligence. We were the first legal practice established in England and Wales dedicated to guiding victims of negligent cosmetic surgery through this often complicated legal process.
Working on a no win, no fee basis, we have successfully recovering over £3 million in compensation for our clients.
We’ve helped hundreds of victims of negligent cosmetic surgery, including breast fat transfer surgeries that have gone wrong, and understand your situation. We can answer any questions you have about making a claim, and will be there to support you through the whole process.
If you’ve recently undergone breast fat transfer surgery that you’re not happy with, even if your experience doesn’t necessarily match the examples above, you could be entitled to make a claim. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is the number one UK law firm in the field of cosmetic surgery negligence. We have helped many victims of negligent cosmetic surgery and understand how difficult it can be to recover from lipofilling surgery that has gone wrong.
Contact us today
To speak to us about your claim, call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0808 252 3134 or request a callback from the team using the online contact form on this page.