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is cosmetic surgery safe?

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Safe: The risks of cosmetic plastic surgery are the same as any other surgery: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, hypertrophic/unacceptable scarring, bleeding, as well as the potential cosmetic problems such as overcorrection, undercorrection, contour irregularity, inability to achieve a specific cosmetic result, etc.
Answered on Oct 22, 2017
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Dr. Laurie Casas
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes Plastic Surgeon: Key is to have an in depth consultation with ABMS certified Plastic Surgeon who can demonstrate the skills to perform the procedure you desire in a safe reliable way.
Answered on Aug 4, 2015
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Dr. Larry Nichter
36 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
#plasticsurgerysafe: As long as you are in good health, cosmetic surgery is safe, but like all surgery there are risks and complications. The key to having less risk is picking the best plastic surgeon. See this link for helpful hints: http://drnichter.com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/
Answered on Dec 27, 2015
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
All surgery . . .: While cosmetic surgery procedures are generally well-tolerated and typically have good results, there are possible risks and complications you should be aware of for any surgical procedure. Be sure to consult with board certified plastic surgeons and be as informed as possible. (http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2009/09/16/board-certification-in-what-specialty-and-by-who/)
Answered on Oct 22, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Safety: Plastic and cosmetic surgery is very safe. It is still surgery and there are risks. You are actually safer in the O.R, than driving to the O.R. that day. Fatal complications are usually from heart trouble. This is why it is important to talk to your doctor about any issues you may have. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

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