Plastic Surgery: The Risks

September 6, 2013 in Uncategorized by admin

For every action, there is always an equal and opposite reaction. Every medical surgery has side effects, some are minor to negligible while other are a big as life changing responses take place. It is best to avoid side effects as early as we can. Take into account the following necessary checks on oneself before undergoing plastic surgery, or any type of surgey.

Overall health
Healing capabilities
Smoke and alcohol intake
Prior breast surgeries
Bleeding tendencies
Infections

The personal choice to undergo cosmetic surgery is one that hundreds of thousands of patients are making each year. Plastic surgery provides men and women the opportunity to improve oneself physically and gain confidence. However, one should be aware of the risks. Risk varies differently from different aspects and factors of the surgery. Let us first deal with the risks of the most common cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Risk
For the most part, breast augmentation is considered a relatively safe procedure with little potential for complications. The common risks are the risk of anesthesia-related complications: aspiration, allergic reaction, increased blood pressure and heart rate, nausea or vomiting. Specific Risks of Breast Augmentation: loss of sensation in the breast or nipple area, difficulty breast feeding after the procedure, breast implant rupture, rippling or irregularities in breast contour and inflammation of a blood vessel.

Let us then consider facelift risks. Risks in facelift surgery are mostly minimal, they include skin pigment changes, scarring, and asymmetry.

Lastly, as any surgery comes with a degree of risk, there’s general plastic surgery risks. Surgical risks might include:
Excessive bleeding or swelling
Infection
Hematoma or blood clots
Tissue death
Scarring after the procedure

Note that risks tend to be higher in patients with preexisting medical conditions.