Just like any surgery, there are potential risks and complications associated with plastic and cosmetic surgery. It is important that you understand the potential risks and complications associated with your procedures as this can help you prepare and make complications and risks even more unlikely to occur. This can be done by discussing any concerns up front with your surgeon and asking them how you can reduce the likelihood of any risks and complications, whether this is pre or post surgery. Likewise, it is important to be realistic with your expectations, as no serious or good plastic surgeon will ever give you 100% guarantees as everybody is different.
It is also important to ensure you are of healthy mind and body before going ahead with any procedure. This can mean having talked about your procedure and all possible outcomes with your surgeon and a close friend, to living a healthy lifestyle before (and after) surgery. It also means that you should not be going into this procedure hoping for perfection or hoping to change your mental health. Plastic and cosmetic surgery is to make you more confident and happy in yourself.
In order to have good health before your surgery, there are a few things you could, and should, do.
One of the most important things pre-surgery to decrease the chances of risks and complications is to be 100% open and honest with your surgeon about your medical conditions and history. Likewise, all medication you are on must be disclosed. At the time of your consultation, ensure you discuss with the surgeon if you have previously taken or had:
We do all we can to minimise the risks and complications of all procedures, but it is important you are aware of the inherent risks and complications in all types of surgery.
Some individuals are more prone to risks and complications, and it is important you discuss these with your surgeon should they apply to you. If you:
At the time of your booking, you will be given a consent form, it is imperative you read through this thoroughly and if you do not agree with any of the risks and complications mentioned, please do not proceed with surgery.