Breast reduction surgery – also known as reduction mammoplasty – can solve some physical and emotional problems for a lot of women, but can also cause distress, if negligence results in complications further down the line.
Surgery to reduce the weight and volume of the breasts is a procedure whereby skin, glandular tissue and fat are removed and the breasts re-shaped. Women may choose to do this because they are unhappy with appearance or size, or they are suffering from back pain. It is true that men can also feel similarly self-conscious about their appearance and can seek surgery to correct this.
What is breast reduction negligence?
Breast reduction negligence can come in the form of:
- Fatty tissue
- Persistent pain
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Problems with the areola or nipples
- Fluid accumulation
- Breast asymmetry
- Bruising or swelling
- Blood clots
When the breast reduction procedure is meant to leave you feeling confident and emotionally strong, it can be very stressful when this goes wrong, through no fault of your own. A surgeon may have made an error resulting in one of the issues listed above, or they may not have fully explained the possible implications of surgery.
You can claim cosmetic surgery compensation to cover general pain and discomfort, care costs, medical and travel expenses and loss of earnings. We can help you to gather evidence of your injuries or discomfort, using photos where appropriate. You should also retain evidence of expenses you have incurred.
Our team of cosmetic surgery negligence solicitors
We can help you gather this evidence and establish whether a clinical error has led to the physical or mental discomfort you are now experiencing. We have a team of experienced clinical negligence solicitors and our specialist cosmetic surgery solicitor is Georgina Parkin.
Breast reduction negligence can lead to self-esteem issues, and as a result we recognise the importance of a woman coming forward and seeking to redress this by pursuing a cosmetic surgery claim. We can help you get back on your feet and recover from this ordeal and can then assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Call us on 01423 788 538 today.