Breast Implant Claims

Breast implants are the most common type of cosmetic surgery in the UK, however loss of feeling and problems with implants still occur.

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Breast implant procedures are now the most common form of cosmetic surgery undertaken in the UK, and whilst most patients who undergo breast augmentation do so without any problems, medical complications can occur.

If after having breast implant surgery, avoidable complications do occur either from as a result of surgical error or due to implant defect, you may be entitled to make a breast implant compensation claim.

What are the common types of breast surgery?

  • Breast enlargement (saline or silicone implants)
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast uplift surgery (mastopexy)

Breast Implant Complications

While breast augmentation is a relatively common procedure, it still carries with it risks for the patient and requires a specialist surgical team, suitable implant selection and post-operative care, to ensure that the patient does not suffer any unwanted consequences.

If medical negligence does happen, then the consequences can be devastating to the patient and can involve:

  • Breast surgery acquired infections
  • Reduction in size and/or loss of feeling in nipple
  • Breast implant failure or rupture
  • Capsular contracture
  • Hardening of implant and/or tissue
  • Uneven or unequal breasts
  • Inappropriate scar tissue

Making a Breast Augmentation Claim

Every year thousands of patients are admitted to hospital for cosmetic surgery and surgical reconstruction. Patients place a great deal of trust in the plastic surgeons involved and the level of care patients receive should be of an exceptionally high standard.

Breast implant manufacturers should ensure that every implant product that leaves their manufacturering centres, is of the highest possible standard, whether based on saline or silicone composition.

Most breast augmentation procedures should also involve an element of psychological care by medical professionals, both before and after surgery. In the case of cosmetic procedures, this may involve ensuring that any body image or self-esteem issues have been properly evaluated. In the case of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, ongoing psychological care should be a part of any treatment plan.

Contact us today on 08000 93 00 94 for no obligation advice on making a compensation claim following a breast implant complication. With our team of experienced medical negligence solicitors we will be able to talk you through your options and help you pursue a claim for compensation.

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