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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.

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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.

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

General anaesthetic carries numerous risks, however, these are very rare (typically, these risks will occur one case in every 10,000).

The complications can include:

  • Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)
  • Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic
  • In extremely rare cases, death (approx. 1 death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given).

These problems are more likely to arise if:

  • You are undergoing emergency surgery
  • You have other illnesses
  • You are a smoker
  • You are overweight

Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation.

Surgery Process Guide to Anchor Lift Mastopexy

Step by step process guide

An incision is made around the areola and down to the crease of the breast. Another incision is made along the crease of each breast before the excess skin is removed and the breast repositioned.

  1. Breast uplift surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic.
  2. The surgeon will make an incision around the edges of the areola.
  3. And then make a second cut down to the crease of the breast.
  4. Another incision is made along the crease of each breast where it joins the chest wall.
  5. Following the incisions, the surgeon will remove the surplus skin.
  6. Next, the nipples are moved to their position and stitched in place.

Complications / Negligence Signs

  • Excessive scarring.
  • Asymmetrical breasts.
  • Loss of all, or part, of the nipple – the nipple tissue can die because of changes in the blood supply.

Has your surgery left you with questions and concerns about the success of your procedure? Contact us today.

Surgery Process Guide to Circumareolar Mastopexy - (The ‘Donut’ Lift)

Step by step process guide

The donut lift is an incision technique used in mastopexy in which the surgeon makes an incision around the edges of the areola only.

  1. Your surgeon will give you a general anaesthetic so you do not feel any discomfort during the operation.
  2. Once you are asleep, the surgeon will make an incision around the areola only.
  3. After this incision has been made, the surgeon will cut out the surplus skin from the area, allowing a mild lift.
  4. The nipples are then reattached.

Complications / Negligence Signs

  • Asymmetrical nipples post-surgery.
  • Nipple loss – the changes in blood supply may cause the nipple tissue to die.

Has your surgery left you with questions and concerns about the success of your procedure? Contact us today.

Surgery Process Guide to Crescent Mastopexy

Step by step process guide

The crescent lift is a mastopexy technique in which the surgeon administers a crescent shaped incision around half of the areola.

  1. Breast uplift surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic.
  2. The surgeon will make a small incision around just half of the areola.
  3. Next, the surplus skin around the crescent line is taken off.
  4. The skin from the crescent line is then reattached to the areola.

Complications / Negligence Signs

  • Loss of nipple sensation after the surgery has taken place.
  • Haematoma (bleeding under the skin) – you may need surgery to drain the area.

Has your surgery left you with questions and concerns about the success of your procedure? Contact us today.

Surgery Process Guide to The Lollipop Lift

“The reduced scarring [of the lollipop lift] is a distinct advantage. However, the vertical pattern is less effective and reliable when dealing with particularly large breasts.” – BAPRAS

Step by step process guide

The lollipop lift works very much in the same way as the other mastopexy techniques, the only difference is the form of incision, hence the name. It is also sometimes known as a keyhole incision.

  1. You will usually be given a general anaesthetic for your comfort throughout the surgery.
  2. Your surgeon will create an incision around the entire areola.
  3. A second incision down to the breast fold where the tissue meets the chest wall.
  4. The surgeon will then remove the excess breast skin from either above or below the nipple so the breast can be pulled further up.
  5. Finally, the nipples are moved to their new natural point position and stitched in place.

Complications / Negligence Signs

  • Keloids (red or raised scars) – these may be permanent.
  • Uneven breast size and shape.

Has your surgery left you with questions and concerns about the success of your procedure? Contact us today.

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.

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