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What are some risks to getting plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes?

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Dr. Stephen Colbert
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Surgery risks

Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient.
Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done on patients who carry too high risk. An example: many plastic surgeons not doing breast lifts on patients who smoke because of risk to tissue. General risks: infection, bleeding, failure, damage to tissues, recurrence, ; need for other procedure.

In brief: Surgery risks

Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient.
Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done on patients who carry too high risk. An example: many plastic surgeons not doing breast lifts on patients who smoke because of risk to tissue. General risks: infection, bleeding, failure, damage to tissues, recurrence, ; need for other procedure.
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