The Top 10 Risks With Cosmetic Surgery

Top 10 risks with cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic Surgery Risks

With so many people voluntarily electing for procedures nowadays, cosmetic surgery almost seems standard or routine — perhaps to many it doesn’t seem much different than visiting the dentist to have a wisdom tooth extracted.

You need to know, whether you elect to have cosmetic surgery, or whether you require the more specialised reconstructive plastic surgery, all surgery carries serious risks.

So What Are The Top 10 Risks With Cosmetic Surgery?

They are:

  • Unfavourable scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Blood clots
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Anaesthesia risks
  • Skin discolouration and/or prolonged swelling

Since you’ve come this far with the Top 10, let’s give you a bonus:

7 Cosmetic Surgery Risks You Want To Be Aware Of:

  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Major wound separation
  • Asymmetry
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Possibility of revisional surgery
  • Suboptimal aesthetic result

Just be aware that, like all forms of surgery, cosmetic surgery is real surgery, and complications and adverse reactions can occur.

This is why I ensure that my clients only have their procedures done at accredited facilities, and by the more specialised plastic surgeons.

If something does go wrong, you’ll be glad you elected to be in the best-trained hands in the best-equipped place with the best-trained staff.

Source for risks: ASPS

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By Kate Moreland

By Kate Moreland