Breast surgery in the UK is on the rise

breast implantsBreast surgery in the UK has seen a significant year-on-year increase, according to recently released figures.

Cosmetic surgery statistics published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs), show that breast surgery procedures increased by 6.2% in 2011, compared to 2010. The figures also reveal that the number of women having breast augmentations has now topped the 10,000 mark, with 10,015 women opting for breast surgery in 2011.

It is likely that such an increase will also lead to more breast surgery claims. Especially since the NHS reports that around 30% of women require further breast surgery within 10 years of their first procedure. Such a high incidence of repeat surgery indicates a high level of dissatisfaction or complications due to breast surgery.

The law firm Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors deals with breast surgery claims that have arisen due to a wide range of different complications. One of the most common issues is capsular contracture, where scar tissue around the breast implants tightens, leading to hard, painful breasts. While some clients think of capsular contracture as an unfortunate occurrence after breast surgery, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors help women by checking to see if in fact a surgery’s negligence was to blame. Such a pursuit now seems more necessary than ever in the light of the increased breast surgery figures.

As the first specialist cosmetic surgery law firm in the UK, we are here to help you resolve any claims first.

Should you feel your cosmetic surgery has gone wrong and would like to discuss it with a professional please visit to request a call back from our team.