The 10 Most Common Plastic Surgery Complications

We all know that the popularity and demand for plastic surgery are increasing with each passing day as it provides great opportunities to people to eliminate congenital deformities or deviations from the normal structure of their bodies and return to a normal lifestyle. It helps ageing models, film stars, and public figures to get an attractive appearance once again.

As the number of plastic surgeries is increasing, unpleasant consequences and undesirable results have also increased a lot. In cases of an unsuccessful plastic surgery, terrible consequences, serious complications, various health problems, mental disorders, repeated surgical procedures, depressions, public condemnation are bound to come in your way sooner or later. A patient who face such problems forced to visit psychologists and psychotherapists for further treatment, which results in a great financial loss. So, what are the main complications of plastic surgeries? Let’s understand.

1. Hematoma

Actually, the hematoma is the formation of blood clots in the subcutaneous space against the background of haemorrhages. It happens both during the operation and after it. Its timely diagnosis is very important as it can quickly develop into tissue necrosis. So, the patient is kept under the supervision of a nursing or surgeon in the first 4-6 hours after the operation.

In case, a hematoma appears, the patient is either taken to the operating room (where the sutures are opened for subsequent removal of blood clots and to stop the bleeding) or special drugs are prescribed immediately with cauterization of bleeding sutures.

Pigmentation may occur on the background of haemorrhages in case of all those people who have sensitive and delicate skin. It goes away in a few months. Necrosis of the tissues is caused by technical errors. It results in the case of thinning or excessive tension of the sutures in the area of the operated skin flap which causes insufficient nutrition and gradual death.

2. Infection

Generally, the Symptoms of infection appear 2-6 days after the plastic surgery, which is accompanied by an increase in the temperature of the whole body or only of the operated area, pain, itching, etc.

These days, surgeons prefer intravenous administration of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection in patients. It is true in the case of breast augmentation surgery and buttocks, facelift, abdomen tightening, etc. Now, Infections are easily treated with antibiotics as such as complication is considered not dangerous (if diagnosed at the right time) and does not affect the final result of the plastic surgery.

3. Scar Sealing

In several cases, after plastic surgery, a thin, pale and noticeable scar appears on the human body. To treat this, Cosmetic stitches are placed in an area imperceptible to the eyes. Such scars become completely invisible after a few months of the plastic surgery. It is always difficult to predict the “behaviour” of the scar.

4. Implant Displacement

Mainly, this complication in plastic surgery appears because of the fault of the patients themselves when they stop wearing compression underwear ahead of time or violate other postoperative recommendations of the surgeon. However, it is possible to return the implants to the right place without going for a repeated surgical intervention.

5. Deformation of Contours and Tissues in the Operated Area

It is actually a complication in plastic surgery of the face, mainly caused by inaccuracies on the part of the surgeon. Always keep in mind that the displacement of the contours occurs against the background of the displacement of tissue flaps in the operated area or because of the formation of small hematomas there. A secondary operation is required to correct this complication.

6. Blood Loss

In every plastic surgery operation, some blood loss is natural. Nevertheless, uncontrolled blood loss can lead to a decrease in blood pressure with potentially fatal outcomes, such as the lack of blood in the patient, his/her death, etc. So, the speed of decision making (on the part of doctors) and assistance plays a major role in saving the life of patients. Timely diagnosis and properly rendered medical care can cure this problem.

7. Seroma

In simple words, Seroma is a condition which takes place when the serum from your blood pool is under the surface of the skin, leading to swelling and pain. It appears like a big blister. The problem can surface after any surgery and is the most common complication of a tummy tuck. As seromas can become infected, doctors drain them with a needle. There are chances of their recurrence. So, be careful.

8. Anesthesia Complications

Anaesthesia is used by doctors to allows patients to undergo surgery without feeling any pain during the plastic surgery. General anaesthesia, which is used by doctors to make you unconscious, can sometimes lead to health complications. These problems include lung infections, stroke, heart attacks, and death. Apart from this, other risks for risks for anaesthesia are awakening in confusion and disorientation and trembling.

9. General Dissatisfaction with the Appearance

In most of the cases, people are satisfied with the results of the plastic surgery, some folks face disappointment. All those females who undergo breast surgery may experience problems with contour or asymmetry. On the other hand, those who undergo facial surgery may not like the final outcome.

10. Not Every Mammoplasty Can Beautify Your Breasts

Every girl wants to have beautiful and elastic breasts. Unfortunately, many girls don’t have perfect beasts. So, females go for the breast augmentation surgery to have perfect breasts. The risk of unpredictable consequences of this operation is incredibly high. A professionally performed intervention can bring the desired results. If you select implants improperly and non-compliance with the technique of performing operation, the outgoing gel can leak into surrounding tissues, causing severe pain, inflammation and suppuration.

Final Words

If you are thinking about plastic surgery, it is always important for you to know the benefits and risks. Complications of plastic surgery are more common these days because of plastic surgery.

Obese and elderly people are more likely to have numerous complications. You can easily reduce your risk of suffering from these unwanted effects by following your doctor’s credentials and examining the object where your operation will take place. Talk to your doctors in detail regarding the risk of complications and be prepared for it.

Author Bio:

Sheetal Goswami is working as Blogger for Tricity Institute of Plastic Surgery. A famous Institute for plastic – cosmetic surgery and Hair Transplant Punjab. She has been blogging for several years about the fusion of Medical Science. She is a voracious follower of medical achievements and loves to share all about it.

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