Over the past few years, cosmetic surgery has grown in popularity. More and more people are considering plastic surgery to improve major or minor flaws in their body.
Being attractive has a price to pay. A really expensive price! Plastic surgery is not cheap at all.
Though there are some countries like Thailand where plastic surgery is less expensive as compared to other places, it still takes two or even more pay checks to be able to afford a simple nose lift.
In addition to this, there are a lot of risks related to cosmetic surgery. Some experts will say that the advancement in technology and the knowledge from cases has helped in lessening the risks involved. Even if they are lessened, there are still risks and here are some of them.
Top 5 Risks Of Plastic Surgery Procedures
Risk # 1: Infections
After surgery, your body will become very susceptible to infection. The open wounds you have will let bacteria enter your body easily. This is why whatever the antibiotics your cosmetic surgeon will give you right after the surgery, you must take religiously. Those antibiotics play a vital role in the healing process and will automatically fight any bacteria that might cause infections that lead to complications.
Risk # 2: Scarring
It is quite ironic that scarring is one of the risks of cosmetic surgery when the main goal is to ensure that your body is flawless. Unfortunately, it really is. This is most especially true for people who have not experienced how sutures naturally heal on their bodies. For all you know, you might be the type of person who is colloidal. Thickening of the skin edge could occur alongside the formation of granular tissue.
Risk # 3: Nerve Damage
Nerve damage is one of the risks that you should be very aware of. In extreme cases of surgeries that go wrong, nerve damage is just one of the side effects. While some people recover right away from nerve damage, some suffer longer. Nerve damage can last for more than a year. Some patients even need to go through reconstructive surgery just to get nerve function back into normal. Reconstructive surgery is expensive, too. Sometimes, it might even be more expensive than the cosmetic surgery you had that caused the damage. Talk about double expenses!
Risk # 4: Necrosis
Necrosis is the termed used for the death of a group of tissues in the body. Necrosis happens when the supply of oxygen to the area of surgery is insufficient. It becomes worse with inflammation that you will notice right away. If you are a smoker, you are at a higher risk for necrosis because of blood vessel constriction. The treatment for this kind of condition is hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Risk # 5: Seromas
Seromas are quite similar to hematomas. In the case of Seromas, there is accumulation of tissue fluid while in hematomas; there is an accumulation of blood. There is a higher risk for this condition if the cosmetic surgery has tissue removal involved. This condition can be treated by compression or drainage.