The Risks of Cosmetic Surgery: Some Things You Should Know

If you want to change your face or body, there are some things you can alter through diet and exercise. When a lifestyle change can’t make a difference, you can do things like having a facial or getting a haircut. However, there are some things you can’t change unless you’re willing to go under the knife. For example, the only way to naturally make your breasts larger is to put on weight. And you can’t change your nose without having a surgical procedure. If you’re considering surgery to change something you don’t like, you have to be aware of the risks.

Medical Negligence

Whenever you have surgery, there is always the chance that someone will make a mistake. They might have the right education, but they are still humans. There are good doctors and bad doctors, and there are doctors who make mistakes, just like anyone else. One of the risks of cosmetic surgery, as with any surgery, is that you will be the victim of medical negligence. Your surgeon or someone else might fail in their duty to care for you. When this happens, you might end up pursuing a legal case. For example, women sometimes make breast augmentation claims for compensation after a botched surgery.

Other Complications

There doesn’t need to have been a mistake on your medical team’s part for something to go wrong. For example, you could have an allergic reaction to something, such as anaesthetic. It’s also possible to get an infection, although the risk is very small. Another complication that could occur is excessive bleeding or clotting, which can result in a haematoma. There are some rare complications such as nerve damage to be wary of. Although many of the risks sound frightening, it’s important to put them into perspective. Many of them are very unlikely to occur.

Disliking the Results

After your surgery, there is always the possibility that you could be unhappy with the results. Before you make up your mind, it’s important to wait for everything to heal. If you’ve given it some time and you’re not happy with what you’ve got, you have to decide what your next move will be. It’s a good idea to think about this before you have any surgery. If you don’t like it, will you go under the knife again?

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Psychological Impact

Having cosmetic surgery can have an emotional impact too. This is often because the results of the surgery don’t match the patient’s expectations. Before deciding to have cosmetic surgery, it’s important to have a realistic idea of what you can get out of it. It’s for this reason that it can be a good idea to see a therapist before you have surgery. While it might help you feel better about your appearance and perhaps give you more confidence, it won’t change other things in your life. It isn’t going to improve your relationships or your career on its own.

Before you decide to have cosmetic surgery, familiarise yourself with some of the risks. You’ll know if it’s right for you if you’re willing to accept them.

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2 Comments

  1. I underwent breast reduction in january. I thought I was 100% prepared but I wasn’t. Few days before surgery I panicked. Thanks to great staff at the clinic I got relaxed again. One of the most important thing is to choose right clinic for you. I did. I was at Forme clinic in Prague. And my client coordinator was the most beautiful person in the world. In times of my panic and fear she helped me to get through it. Many thanks and good luck to everyone who is considering any plastic sugery.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story with us steph! I hope others as well will share their surgery stories. 🙂

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