What are the possible risks of cosmetic surgery?


Any cosmetic surgery procedure carries with it potential risks and complications and it is imperative that your plastic surgeon explains them in the full before you decide to go ahead with treatment.

The complications associated with any plastic surgery procedure

Although the extent of the procedure can play a role – a full body lift which affects a large area of the body is bound to have a higher degree of risk then a more minor procedure such as an eye lift. However, any procedure that involves a general anaesthetic, an incision and trauma to the different tissues such as muscles, skin or fat, will have the following possible risks.

  • Bleeding; if is severe may require further treatment
  • Pain and discomfort; usually can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers, but if it persists for longer than a week then speak to your plastic surgeon
  • Infection; you may be prescribed antibiotics after your procedure to safeguard against possible infection. If not, monitor the treatment area carefully and make a follow-up appointment if you see any signs of infection
  • Scars; any incision will leave a scar but these should fade until they are unnoticeable and a plastic surgeon such as Coventry plastic surgeon Mr Alan Park is skilled at positioning the scar where it will be least obvious

Non-surgical procedures should also be treated seriously

As aesthetic procedures have grown in popularity, with clinics declaring they are ‘non-invasive’ with ‘no downtime’, many patients deciding to opt for them over cosmetic surgery. However, cosmetic surgeons such as Warwickshire-based Mr Alan Park are seeing an increase in patients who have disastrous non-surgical procedures and are seeking help in reversing the damage.

Any injectable procedure, such as muscle relaxing treatments or dermal fillers, can cause problems, such as infection or lumps or irregularities under the skin. And you might just not be happy with the results.

A plastic surgeon who offers non-surgical treatments is the ideal person to see as they have the ability to deal with any potential problems and also the understanding of anatomy necessary to produce the results you are expecting. such as Mr Alan Park offers the full range of non-surgical procedures at his private cosmetic surgery practices in Coventry and Leamington Spa.

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