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Breast Reduction Negligence Claims

FAQ for when breast reduction surgery has gone wrong

Breast reduction cosmetic surgery, also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure undertaken by women seeking to relieve discomfort associated with large breasts such as back, neck and shoulder pain. Reduction mammoplasty is also often sought by women who feel self conscious due to the prominence of their breasts attracting unwanted attention from the opposite sex.

Breast reduction surgery is an invasive procedure performed under general anaesthetic and is sometimes combined with breast uplift  cosmetic surgery and usually takes between two and four hours to complete.

During a breast reduction procedure excess breast tissue is removed through incisions made in the lower part of the breasts and the nipples are moved to fit the new breast shape. Once the breasts have been reshaped incisions are closed with the use of stitches which may be dissolvable.

Successful breast reduction cosmetic surgery can have a profoundly positive effect on self esteem, can increase the ability to move freely and exercise, and can ensure the patient feels comfortable with how their body looks.

What happens in instances when breast reduction surgery goes wrong

At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors we are highly experienced in breast reduction surgery claims and know exactly what to look for.

Below is a list of typical problems associated with breast reduction surgery going wrong which indicate the occurrence of breast reduction surgery negligence:

Breasts which remain droopy or ptotic after the procedure. This can occur if insufficient skin or tissue has been removed in the operation

Excessive scarring

Asymmetrical breasts

Asymmetrical nipples, where one appears higher than the other

Loss of nipple itself or loss of nipple sensation


Haematoma – this is when bleeding occurs inside your breast making it swollen and painful. You may need further surgery to stop the bleeding

Have you experienced any of the problems described here following breast reduction surgery gone wrong? Contact our specialist breast uplift surgery solicitors who are experts in the field of breast reduction surgery negligence with extensive experience in dealing with breast reduction surgery claims.


Breast reduction surgery claims can net large sums of compensation

For any of the examples of breast reduction surgery gone wrong detailed above, you should contact us immediately to discuss making a breast reduction surgery claim.

However, even if the types of breast reduction malpractice we have listed do not match your particular example of breast reduction surgery gone wrong, you should still speak to us to find out if you could be entitled to cosmetic surgery compensation.

We know which instances can result in a successful breast reduction surgery claim, and we will advise you on what you need to do now. Talk to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors for specialist legal advice on……. or request a call back from our team of experts.


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