Understanding the Risks of Plastic Surgery


Plastic surgery has evolved since the introduction of the reconstruction of body parts in the medical industry. However, the procedures accompany risks which may result despite being rare while surgeons are working hard to ensure the prevention of such risks. Cosmetic surgery, like other types of operations, also has risks ranging from complications of unnatural outcome to scarring and sometimes death. Despite many patients assuming that simple procedures such as dental being safer compared to other types, they all come with risks.

Risks Related To Plastic Surgery

1. Scarring

Among the most significant risks of plastic surgery is scarring, which is commonly unpredictable after surgery but can be controlled. Scarring may result when there is a growth of excess tissue on the cut region of the skin and may take some time to heal or removed manually by the surgeon. However, patients are usually advised to avoid certain practices such as smoking while eating well and being consistent with the surgeon’s instructions during the healing process to prevent scarring.

2. Numbness

Plastic surgery procedures usually include the nerve system which may end up being damaged or remain numb. The damaged nerves may end up making a specific body part unresponsive at any instructions commanded by the brain. For instance, facial surgery injuries on nerves may result in the inability to make expressions or drooping of one side of the face such as the eyes, mouth or even the neck region.

3. Infections

As surgeries involve open cut wounds, usually left for some time to heal, instances of infections accompanied by other diseases may occur. Infections may result from poor wound care which will allow entry of harmful pathogens, viruses and bacterial organisms leading to the introduction of new agents in the body thus risks of other complications. As to … Read More..

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