Breast Augmentation

What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or enlargement, uses silicone or saline implants to make your breasts larger or to create a new shape. This surgery is considered to provide the patient with a number of physical and psychological benefits, including greater self-confidence.  
It is performed under general anaesthetic, and you would typically need to stay overnight in hospital after the procedure. It is usually done at private hospitals, but occasionally can be performed under the NHS. 

How can negligence cause issues after my Breast Augmentation procedure?

According to the NHS, breast augmentation is the most common form of cosmetic surgery performed in the UK currently, and there are around 8000 women a year who undergo it. In the vast majority of cases, the procedure goes well and to plan. 

However, there are occasions when issues may arise either during the operation or post-operatively, and sometimes this is due to the negligence of the surgeon or team carrying out the procedure and post-care.
Examples of issues that may arise include:
•    An uneven size or shape of your breasts after the operation. 
•    Complications including hardening of the scar around the implant(s).
•    Bleeding within the breast tissue post-op which can cause you to have painful and often swollen breasts. 
•    A reduction or a complete loss of nipple sensation.
•    Implants that are visible are near the skin can then cause creasing of the breast. 

These issues are noted as potential risks of undergoing breast augmentation and not all undesired results are due to negligence. However, should your care fall below the required standards either during the operation or afterwards and as a result, these issues are caused or made worse, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation on the grounds of negligence. ​

What do I do if I believe I have been a victim of Cosmetic Surgery Negligence?

Deciding to undergo breast augmentation is likely to be one of the most significant decisions you will ever make. You would have likely researched many different surgeons and hospitals and would have put your trust into a team that you had got to know throughout various appointments. So if something goes wrong as a result of someone’s negligence, it can be an incredibly worrisome time for you, especially if you are also in pain as a result and need to undergo even more invasive treatment to rectify the issues. 

The expert team at T G Baynes appreciate how you are feeling. The team are experienced in helping people make a compensation claim for Cosmetic Surgery Negligence and will guide you through the legal process. We adopt a sensitive approach at all times to ensure that your needs and concerns are always listened to. You will always be given all the facts you need to make informed decisions about your claim.   T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases.

If you would like to speak to us about making a Breast Augmentation Error Compensation Claim, please call us on 020 8301 7777 or email