Breast reduction, also known as reduction Mammoplasty surgery, is an operation to remove the weight and volume of the breast.

It is becoming increasingly popular with both men and women whether for cosmetic reasons alone or simply with a view to reducing discomfort. The procedure consists of fat, glandular tissue and skin being removed from the breasts.

The breast is then reshaped and the nipple repositioned. As it involves the removal and repositioning of the nipples, scarring is inevitable and the extent of the scarring will depend on the individual case, your surgeon should have explained the implications to you in detail. It can create an anchor-shaped scar, a vertical scar from the nipple downwards and a horizontal scar in the crease below the breast.

The risks of this procedure can include;

  • Scarring/abnormal scarring
  • Asymmetry/Synmastia (uneven breasts/nipples)
  • Altered/loss of nipple and areolae sensation
  • Breast lumpiness
  • Pain
  • Bleeding or Haematoma
  • Infection
  • Problems breast feeding

With all cosmetic surgery procedures there are risks. However, these risks should be managed and minimised. If problems arise because of poor management of these risks, individuals may have grounds to claim for compensation.

If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after undergoing a breast reduction, contact our all-female specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.

As well as claiming or any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:

Remedial surgery – if you have to have your surgery corrected, the additional cost involved could form part of the claim against the surgeon or company that carried out the original operation

Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the surgeon or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.

If you are suffering or have in the past suffered any of the above problems or have had any other issues after breast reduction surgery contact our all-female specialist cosmetic surgery team on 0800 083 6290.