Everyone considering cosmetic surgery should always be concerned about the risks of the procedure. whether the procedure is Botox or Juvederm or a more invasive procedure such as a facelift, risks are inherent. some risks span the gamut of procedures and others are specific to certain procedures. As always, you should speak with an experienced and trained surgeon before undertaking any plastic surgery procedure as risks are dependent on the individual, the procedure being performed, and the exact method for performing the procedure.
Bruising and swelling
Any procedure will result in a variable amount of bruising and swelling. While no person can estimate the amount of bruising and swelling, some things can be done to decrease the amount. Avoid medicines which prevent blood clotting such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen. If you are taking prescription strength aspirin or other prescription medications that prevent blood clotting, speak with your doctor about stopping those medications for a few days around the time of the procedure. be careful of over the counter supplements and vitamins as some of these can also increase your risk of bruising.
Poor cosmetic result
Every cosmetic surgery procedure is done to try to improve the way something looks. unfortunately, some procedures end up causing things to look worse or maybe not quite the way things were expected. be sure to convey to your plastic surgeon anything that bothers you about your results. often times, a simple revision procedure can be undertaken which corrects the problem.
Anytime the skin is broken, a scar will result. A skilled cosmetic surgeon can hide these scars in areas where they will not be easily seen. Scars can take quite a while to fully heal. be sure to abide by the surgeon’s recommendations for scar treatment. be careful of sun exposure as this can lead to either light or dark scars.
While these risks are common to almost any cosmetic surgery procedure, be sure to sit down with a trained and experienced plastic surgeon before undertaking any procedure. Disclose to your surgeon all medications, including over the counter and herbal supplements you may be taking. Every procedure has its own risks and a skilled cosmetic surgeon can speak with you about them so that you can make an informed decision about any plastic surgery procedure.