Serious complication during a cosmetic plastic surgery is statistically very rare. But you must understand and take into account certain points when you are considering cosmetic surgery.
The first consideration is that only a few patients attending a consultation presented are acceptable risk for cosmetic surgery, and that there are two areas of potential risk. The first is the risk of the surgery itself and the second is the anesthesia.
On the risks that may occur during surgical procedures. No cosmetic surgery is recommended in some patients, because their expectations do not match the real odds of success. For example, a patient who has had three previous procedures like Rhinoplasty and still not satisfied with the result generates a certain risk when trying an additional procedure of rhinoplasty. Even if your dissatisfaction is acceptable, the patient must understand that if they made three attempts and still objectives were not achieved and it may not be achieved still in the following procedure. If the odds are not favorable, you should see another plastic surgery.
Sometimes, nonsurgical procedures are recommended such as filler injections or medications that will help reduce a portion of the skin if the skin is contributing to the problem. Yet another visit to a cosmetic plastic surgeon may still have little success, especially if it is determined that it is the need for tissue graft.
Another case of risk of a surgical procedure are bad habits that patients have. These can influence when taking into account the potential complications when a plastic surgery. Cigarette smoking is one of the greatest enemies especially when there has been a face lift or neck lift kind of procedure done.
The main risk of any operation, whether cosmetic plastic surgery or a medical procedure such as those performed by general surgeons, is always the risk of anesthesia. Now, remember, if the patient has a serious medical condition and requires a necessary medical procedure, you must accept the risk of anesthesia. But elective cosmetic plastic surgery should be performed only on those who have few medical problems that could have a severe effect on anesthesia.
Cigarette addiction has an impact on anesthesia but is not a reason to stop having surgical procedure if deemed necessary. However, if a patient has a significant hepatic dysfunction, perhaps because of a long history of drug or drug ingestion, then the use of anesthesia is not for you. Also, heart disease make potential patients not eligible for a plastic surgery.
To reduce the risk of a complications when using anesthesia, you have to do a complete physical examination by the attending physician or specialist before any cosmetic plastic surgery involving anesthesia is done. The patients age, physical examination in addition to standard blood tests, an EKG or chest x-ray or other studies necessary should be analyzed thoroughly including a list of all medications that the patient is taking before plastic surgery both prescription and non-prescription. If there is even a question about a possible risk before the use of anesthesia, the plastic surgeon, the anesthesiologist and staff involved in the surgery should discuss and prepare before you are in the surgery room.