In the beginning, plastic medicine played a restorative role in the face of different fatalities in life, but in recent decades, the cult of the body has become one of the main obsessions of millions of women and men, which through a surgical procedure, seek to obtain the happiness or satisfaction necessary in their lives, despite the risks that these interventions entail.
Although the new techniques of plastic or cosmetic surgery are becoming safer and less aggressive, and their consequences less and less visible, undergoing this type of procedure is a very serious matter. To the risks inherent in any operation, we must add the process of preparing the patient, and a probable tedious postoperative period, which can sometimes be linked to health problems and can even lead directly to death.
Specialists consulted by lanacion.com indicated the safest measures that patients who want to undergo an operation of this type should follow and explained the risks that each of the surgical specialties bring.
Finally, the specialist stressed that the choice of the patient is essential, that he must be healthy, and have all the necessary medical and psychological check-ups to face cosmetic surgery.
The specialists consulted by lanacion.com indicated the risks in each of the most common cosmetic surgeries that are carried out, but they highlighted that infections, bruises and rejection or nervous disorders are the ones that most often appear.
Breast implant: This is one of the cosmetic surgeries with the highest demand. It is also one of the most risky. Episodes of great pain, deformity or infections can occur that can cause the prosthesis to encapsulate and that a new intervention is necessary to remove it, since it can cause an infection. On the other hand, if the prosthesis is not of good quality it can break, deflate or lose filling, all this will cause a reduction in size, but also inflammation and a lot of pain. Hematomas may also appear, where blood gathers around the implant, the solution of which is a drain.
Rhinoplasty: Poorly performed cosmetic nose surgery can have serious consequences, generating defects that are very difficult to treat. The most common are: excessive shrinking, impingement at the tip and retraction of the nostrils. Beyond the unpleasant appearance that can be left to the nose, the most serious problem is that there can be functional failures such as breathing difficulties.
Liposuction. It is necessary to take extreme care of the anesthesia that is supplied. The most common risk is an asymmetry or infection. In addition, bruising and bleeding may appear. Special care must be taken with the scars so that they do not become hypertrophic, according to the patient’s skin type, or keroids.
Facial rejuvenation with “golden threads”. It is a minimally invasive procedure where small gold threads, which is a material that is not very reactive to the body, fill furrows in the skin, providing a more youthful aesthetic appearance. It is an alternative to tightening the skin through a lifting. It is important to use sterilized threads with lateral sticules and that the procedure is performed in a place under aseptic conditions, a condition free of microorganisms that cause diseases or infections. A bacterium can cause a severe infection, with serious health results.
Lifting. Removing excess skin tightens the muscles of the face. Bruising and infection may appear. A poorly performed surgery can lead to neurofacial damage that causes tightening of the muscles of the face due to damage to the facial nerve.
The causes can be very varied, from the use of materials or drugs that are not of good quality, to failures in the administration of anesthesia, either due to the quantities or due to not having correctly checked the patient’s tolerance. There are also human failings of the professionals who, many times, are surgeons but have not specialized in plastic surgery, and there are even cases of doctors who are not even doctors.