In the medical field today, plastic surgery is among the top surgical procedures. Due to the innovative techniques as well as enhanced surgical techniques, plastic surgery is considered to be reliable and safe.
Although they seem to be rare, complications and risks still exist. This is true for any surgical procedure.
The degree of having complications and risks due to plastic surgery depends a great deal upon what kind of procedure is performed, and one must also take into consideration the patient’s physiology and health condition.
The following is a list of some of the general risks and complications that are associated with plastic surgery:
» Bleeding and associated risks Bleeding is very common with the first 24 hours after your surgical procedure and can lead to certain complications. Blood sometimes pools and collects under the skin to form what is called a hematoma. It may result in a return trip to the operating room to have it drained. Furthermore, a very large hematoma will put you at risk for such things as wound separation, infection and necrosis.
» Reaction to sutures and wound separation – Sutures are foreign substances so it is not uncommon for your body to have a reaction to it. Spitting sutures, suture granulomas and even suture abscesses may result. If this is left untreated, further infection may occur.
» Necrosis This is often known as the death of tissues and it is a result of oxygen starvation. The higher risk procedures have a better chance of a patient developing necrosis such as with face lifts, breast reductions and tummy tucks.
These are just a few of the dangers that are present when you consider having plastic surgery done.