I Had 8 Surgeries on my Breast?

one doctor, 8 surgeries on my breast and they look a mess. Loss of pigment, no nipple long black scar from armpit to armpit! Am i a victum of medical malpractice?

Doctor Answers (2)

Severe complications after breast reduction should be very rare.

+1

Hi.

Eight operations does not sound right.  I would get independent evaluations from two other board certified plastic surgeons.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Multiple Breast Operations; Malpractice?

+1

Thank you for the question.
I'm sorry to hear about the complications you have experienced after breast surgery. Unfortunately, this is not the appropriate forum to receive medical legal advice. There is no way, without knowing much more information, of giving you meaningful advice online.
Generally speaking, it is important for patients to understand that sometimes (despite best efforts and intentions) complications do occur. This occurrence of a complication does not  necessarily equate to “malpractice”.  I can assure you, that for the majority of plastic surgeons the occurrence of complications  is very troublesome;  you will find that the surgeons will “bend over backwards” to help patients through the challenging courses they experience postoperatively.
   Second opinions from well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons in your area may be helpful to you.
Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 681 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.