Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast(s). It can also be undertaken to reconstruct a breast(s) after cancer surgery.
Breast implants can be made of various materials, with the most common options being saline and silicone.
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK, and standards are generally very high. However, as with any surgery, there are inherent risks.
Your Surgeon should have explained the risks and potential complications associated with the surgery before you decided to proceed; if they did not, they might have been negligent if you then went on to suffer injury, complication, or an undesired effect.
The most common complications arising from this type of surgery are:
If you consider that you have been let down and suffered injury and emotional distress as a result of a negligent breast augmentation operation, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.