Plastic Surgery Risks and Complications

Published on December 2, 2010 by Brian Joseph

December 2, 2010

Cosmetic Surgery Risks and Complications

Cosmetic surgery is performed to improve the appearance of your body and facial features. No matter what aspect of your appearance you want to change, there is a cosmetic procedure for you.

Orlando plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Joseph is a compassionate, board-certified plastic surgeon who will listen carefully to your cosmetic goals and concerns, and is devoted to your successful outcome.

Millions of Americans undergo cosmetic surgery each year. The popularity of cosmetic surgery is one indication that it is safe and effective overall. However, it is important to remember that all surgery carries some risk.

Potential Complications

While major complications are rare, some of the more common side effects include:

  • Infection
  • Sudden drop in blood pressure (which can lead to irregular heartbeat)
  • Temporary numbness or permanent loss of sensation
  • Moderate to severe asymmetry (which may require additional surgery)
  • Visible scarring
  • Loose stitches (which can result in internal bleeding or hernia)
  • Dimples, puckers and divots
  • Skin death
  • Slow healing

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Selecting the right surgeon for your procedure will help reduce the risk of complications. Look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Joseph, who is also skilled in performing the procedure of your choice. After the procedure, it is your job to follow all your post-operative care instructions and make sure your sutures are not disturbed for optimal healing.

If you live in Orlando, Florida or the surrounding area and are interested in enhancing your appearance with cosmetic surgery, please contact Dr. Joseph at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.

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