Case study breast reduction surgery complications
The case:

Breast Reduction Surgery Complications

Last Updated: 26th Apr 2024
Surgery Negligence Claims

After undergoing reduction surgery, Miss H’s breasts had not been decreased to the size agreed and her nipples had been placed too high, meaning she required further reconstruction to fix these. Learn how we helped our client reach the right settlement for these errors.

Jessica Wright - Senior Medical Solicitor
Senior Solicitor
Jessica Wright


Miss H decided that she would like to undergo breast reduction surgery, as the size caused her both embarrassment and back pain. She therefore consulted a private plastic surgeon who agreed to carry out the surgery.

Following the surgery, Miss H found that her breasts had not been reduced to the extent by which she had agreed and that the nipples were positioned too high up on the breast. She required further surgery to reconstruct both breasts, where her nipples were lowered by 4cm to present a normal appearance.

It was deemed negligent to place the nipples in that position causing surgical complications for the patient, and a cosmetic surgery claim was pursued by our expert medical solicitors.


Although the Defendant initially denied breach of duty and causation, the claim was settled before the issue of proceedings for £30,000.

This case was led by Jessica Wright.

NOTE: While our case studies are designed to give an indication of the outcomes that can be achieved in these circumstances, the compensation awarded in individual cases can vary significantly due to a range of factors, including effects on life expectancy, the severity of the negligence that took place, and the financial impact.

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