A breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure to reduce the size and potentially alter the shape of the breasts. It can be performed on both men and women.

A breast reduction surgery (or "boob job" colloquially) is a surgical procedure to reduce the size and potentially alter the shape of the breasts. It can be performed on both men and women.

It can be an option for women who suffer from back pain due to the size and weight of their breasts. Alternatively, a woman may elect to have the surgery if she is unhappy with the shape or droop of their breasts.

The operation itself is performed under general anesthetic and generally takes between two and three hours. There are a number of different types of procedure. Most surgeries will remove excess skin and fat, reshape the breast and potentially reposition the nipples. Patients will generally have to stay in hospital one or two nights to recover from the operation and allow tissue and scars to heal.

Like any surgery, there are inherent risks and complications to a breast reduction procedure. Whether those complications indicate negligence must be evaluated on a case by case basis.

There are however a number of different signs that may indicate negligence that can lead to a breast compensation claim, including:

  • Excessive scarring
  • Breast scars
  • Irregular or lopsided outcomes between breasts
  • Skin necrosis
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Persistent pain
  • Cardiac complications
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Blood clots

We can help if you think your breast reduction surgery has gone wrong.

Our experienced and professional team can review your medical records following a free, initial consultation on your case. We have healthcare expertise and over 25 years of experience in handling breast compensation claims such as these, enabling us to quickly establish whether or not your claim has a chance of success.

The majority of our breast reduction claims are dealt on a no win no fee basis, which means that if your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay.

Frequently asked questions

How do I prove negligence has occurred?

The treating surgeon will always owe their patient a duty of care, proving negligence involves demonstrating that this duty of care was breached and caused the injuries complained of on a balance of probabilities; that is, but for the defendant’s breach of duty, you would not have suffered the injuries.

The best thing you can do is seek expert advice. Any initial consultation with us is free, under no obligation and strictly confidential. You can call us now on 0800 800 555. We will establish quickly whether or not we think you have grounds for a claim, and you can then decide if you wish to proceed.