Breast Augmentation Claims

Breast augmentation is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the UK with around 25,000 women having the procedure per year. Therefore one would anticipate the procedure to be well known by the most well practised surgeons and the least expected outcome of the operation to be pain, disfigurement and scarring.

However, sometimes surgeries do not go to plan and problems arise following a breast augmentation. Unfortunately complications are possible and these will all be discussed in detail with you by your surgeon before the surgery takes place. But when the complications are down to your surgeonís negligence not unforeseeable circumstances, you have the right to claim compensation.

Common issues with breast augmentations include:

  • Scarring: of the area and of the breast tissue itself
  • Pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Implant rupture (for more specific information regarding PIP implants click here)
  • Loss of sensation
  • Nipple damage
  • Uneven breasts

If you have experienced any of these issues and you feel that the circumstances were the fault of the cosmetic surgeon whom you entrusted to perform the procedure you should contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor immediately. The breast augmentation claim you make will take into account any extra medical expenses you have incurred due to the error, pain, emotional/psychological damage and loss of earnings and any other financial effects or long-term effects on your health.

Breast Reduction Negligence

It is also possible to claim following negligent breast reduction surgery. Many of the problems which can arise following a badly performed breast reduction are the same as a breast enlargement but also include the failure to lift the breasts following the reduction leaving them lower on the chest than intended.

Breast Augmentation Gone Wrong - Can I Claim?

Some aesthetic issues are deemed as due to the client's disproportionate expectations of the procedure, but each issue is assessed on a case by case basis. In any case where you do not feel happy with the outcome of your procedure however, you have every right to investigate claiming. In circumstances where you have experienced pain or damage you are most likely to have grounds for a successful breast augmentation claim.


1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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