Risks - Complications - Side-effects

Risks - Complications - Side-effects

Every surgical procedure carries certain risks. Plastic surgery is one of the least risky types of surgery due to its minimally invasive nature. Nevertheless, the risk on complications is also present in cosmetic surgery. It’s very important to be well informed before undergoing an operation.

Your doctor is the best source of information and will inform you about the general risks of a particular surgery and can estimate your personal risk.

The main risks of aesthetic plastic surgery operations are infection, sensory change in or around the operation area, decolourisation of the skin, tissue necrosis, asymmetry, formation of bad scar tissue, pain and allergic reactions to the anesthetic.

The consequences of these complications can usually be corrected by one or more additional operations.

Exceptionally rare, a remaining aesthetic blemish, permanent functional damage or death may be the result of cosmetic surgery.

Reduce your risk of complications

People who smoke have a higher risk of complications. Plastic surgeons recommend quitting smoking at least 4 weeks before and after your surgery. A reduced level in your general health, excess weight and age are also factors which increase the risks. Certain illnesses, medication and drug abuse can lead to a higher chance of complications.

Don't hesitate to confide in your doctor. It is important that your doctor is well-informed. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance for the Wellness Kliniek.