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
The following is a list of some of the general risks
and complications that are associated with plastic
* 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
* 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
* 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.