October 4, 2012 11.20 am This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln woman wins £25k over faulty breast surgery

Breast blunder: A local woman won thousands of pounds in compensation after two operation left her with disfigured breasts.

A Lincoln mum won £25,000 in compensation after cosmetic surgery on her breasts went wrong.

The woman (27), who wishes not to be named, had two operations by a Harley Street plastic surgeon in 2007 and 2008.

However, the initial operation did not go to plan and after the second corrective operation, she was left with different sized breasts, bulges and a lot of pain.

She made a claim against the company with county solicitors Sills and Betteridge, and despite an initial dispute, she won an out-of-court settlement.

Part of the funding will be put towards corrective surgery.

The woman said: “It was a terrible ordeal and, though the money can’t make it right, it has paid for another operation.

“I was so shaken and upset by the whole saga but glad I took legal advice. I would urge others not to suffer in silence but to make sure they seek recompense.”

Stephen Wilson, Sills and Betteridge deputy senior partner and head of the Accident Claims Department said: “She has suffered both physically and mentally as a result of these operations and the compensation has allowed her to have corrective surgery.

“Amidst the current wave of concerns and problems in the cosmetic surgery industry we are receiving more and more enquiries.

“We would urge anyone who is worried or unhappy about their surgery to seek legal advice.”

Recently, the government has request a review of cosmetic procedures led by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh.

It will help decide if there needs to be more regulation and better clinical governance, and see how complaints are dealt with.

The review was ordered after a French company earlier in the yeah was discovered to be using breast implants made from industrial silicon instead of medical grade silicon.