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I was wondering what are some risks to cosmetic plastic surgery?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Smoking increases your risk of a bad result. Many docs won't do plastic surgery on smokers.
Dr. Patrick Hsu
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Common complications

Common complications with any surgery include bleeding, infection, scarring and need for revisional surgery.
Pt should always carefully discuss what the expectations are and whether the doctor can perform the surgery to his/her expectations. Be sure to ask for before and afters since poor cosmetic outcome is a common risk with any aesthetic surgery.

In brief: Common complications

Common complications with any surgery include bleeding, infection, scarring and need for revisional surgery.
Pt should always carefully discuss what the expectations are and whether the doctor can perform the surgery to his/her expectations. Be sure to ask for before and afters since poor cosmetic outcome is a common risk with any aesthetic surgery.
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