Breast Augmentation, more commonly known as a “Boob Job”, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures with 9,854 procedures carried out in 2012 alone.

The procedure consists of inserting an agreed sized implant through a small incision made in the natural crease of the breast. There are risks with all surgical procedures and the majority of procedures occur without incident. There are however a number of recognised risks with breast augmentation. Sometimes poor management of these risks can give individuals potential grounds for a claim for compensation.

The Risks

  • Pain
  • Bleeding or Haematoma
  • Infection
  • Scarring/abnormal scarring
  • Altered nipple sensation
  • Asymmetry/Synmastia (uneven breasts/nipples)
  • Capsule and capsular contracture (what does this mean?
  • Rapture (should this be rupture?
  • Seroma
  • Silicone bleed/Migration and granulomas (need to define what means

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 augmentation, 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.