The risks of cosmetic surgery

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Plastic Surgery.The risks of cosmetic surgery.Complications can accompany any surgery, but most acutely perceived in aesthetic surgery.In operations carried out for medical reasons, the risk of most complications outweighed by the need to eliminate existing or potential problem.Cosmetic surgery does not deal with diseases, actual or potential.Therefore, in the event of complications the patient is thinking, "I wish I did not do this operation."

In order to objectively evaluate the results, you should fully understand the risk of complications, and - if they do occur - be willing to accept them.In addition, a qualified and experienced surgeon is likely to obtain an acceptable result, even after complications.

following are the main risks inherent in all operations.

enhancements do not meet the expectations

One of the most common problems is the disparity between the actual result desired.Patients sho

uld see this as a potential risk.The cause of frustration may be unsuccessful surgery, but is most often to blame for high expectations.

Risks of plastic surgery.Infection

Infection can occur after any surgery, and is often treated with antibiotics alone.Sometimes you need to remove the sutures, to provide drainage.In some cases, the wound is left open resulting in a more conspicuous scar remains which is removed by repeated surgery.In severe infections may require additional surgery and hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics.

Hematoma Hematoma - a collection of blood in the surgical area after the closure of the incision on the skin.A small hematoma usually leads to the emergence of a small bruise and swelling that disappear by themselves.A large hematoma - it is much more serious.It can damage the surrounding skin and cause infection and have a negative impact on the aesthetic effect.When a large hematoma usually require surgical exploration with its subsequent removal.


gray - a cluster of clear fluid that seeps into the wound a few days after surgery.Most gray surgeon can remove a puncture using ambulatory.Education usually prevent seroma with plastic drainage tubes that are inserted into the wound during surgery and removed during the postoperative visit.

necrosis or skin break

necrosis (necrosis) of the skin may occur in those areas where it is stretched or where the violation of her blood supply.This often occurs after an infection or hematoma, and is most common in smokers.In this case, you must wait until the lifeless land separated from the living skin, after which the dead skin is removed and the tissue heals on its own opened or closed surgically.It is not difficult to guess that this may affect the aesthetic result of the operation.

Risks of plastic surgery.Asymmetry

natural and symmetrical appearance - this is a common objective of the patient and the surgeon.Nevertheless, as a result of the operation is not always possible to eliminate asymmetry existed and sometimes becomes a consequence of the asymmetry of operation.Moderate or severe asymmetries may require a second surgery.

Numbness and tingling

Sensory changes can occur after many operations.Sometimes they expected, as a temporary numbness of the cheeks after a face-lift, permanent numbness belly after its correction or temporary tingling sensation after liposuction.In other cases, the changes are unexpected, such as the constant numbness nipples after breast augmentation surgery.In most cases, these effects vanish and sensitivity returns.But before that happens, they can cause serious experiences.For more information about sensory problems described below.

General anesthesia

General anesthesia involves a lot of stress to the body than the local, and therefore it is associated greater risk.Those most at risk are patients with cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, or obese.Among the complications caused by general anesthesia, may be called pneumonia, stroke, heart attack, and blood clots in the legs or lungs.Fortunately, in healthy individuals these complications are extremely rare.

insurance in case of complications

If after aesthetic surgery have developed a complication, such as infection, pneumonia or thrombosis, you may require hospitalization and repeated surgery.Most plastic surgeons do not directly require you to pay for these extra services, but some physicians billed the insurance company.Find out this issue at the surgeon as soon as possible.If complications arise after surgery, without a doubt, you will have to pay for the services of other doctors, hospital stays, and operating lease.

insurance company may not recover the amount spent on treatment if health problems were the result of aesthetic surgery.One could argue that this is equivalent to the fact that the insurance company refuses to pay for the treatment of lung cancer because you smoke, or treatment of injuries after a car accident because you have decided to go by car.In each of these cases is a serious medical problem is the result of personal choice.complications of treatment in a hospital is expensive (sometimes tens of thousands of dollars), and so you have to know in advance whether you can count on insurance.Turning to the insurance company, insist on a written response.

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