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Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Statistics released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) revealed that nearly 10,000 women underwent a breast augmentation in 2010, marking a 10.3% increase from the previous year. Breast enlargement is therefore one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK, with the rise in demand outstripped only by gynecomastia (male breast reduction).

Successful Breast Augmentation

The almost commonplace nature of breast augmentation surgery shows how safe the procedure is considered and many patients are satisfied with the outcome. However, success is often dependent upon a patient knowing exactly what she would like changed, and why. For example, the motivation to have a breast augmentation may stem from the effects of: pregnancy, breast-feeding, old age, a change in weight or self-esteem issues.

Nevertheless, even if a woman is clear about her hopes and expectations, the final result will also be determined by a second factor: the skill of the surgeon. If the surgeon in question does fail to display the appropriate expertise and complications occur, there could be the grounds for a medical negligence claim.

Cosmetic Breast Augmentation Negligence

All surgery carries risks, and breast augmentation surgery is no different. For example, there is a chance your body will react badly to the implant, the implant may shift or change shape, or problems may occur due to the general anaesthetic. A patient should be fully informed of all these risks before consenting to surgery.

However, there are unfortunately occasions when a patient will encounter complications as a direct result of surgical negligence. We have dealt with many such cases over the past 25 years, with some of the most common types of claim arising due to:-

  • Excessive scarring;
  • Undesirable result eg. lopsided breasts;
  • Nerve damage, leading to a loss of sensation;
  • Ruptured implant;
  • Infection;
  • Haematoma (bleeding).

If you have experienced any problems during or after a breast augmentation and you believe your surgeon was to blame, you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.

Medical Negligence Claims

To discover whether or not you have a medical negligence claim, you need to speak to a legal expert who specialises in this area of the law. After an initial consultation, a medical negligence solicitor will be able to assess your case and advise what options are available to you. If you do proceed with a claim, you may be awarded compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of expenses you have incurred.

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