Prospective patients should do their homework when deciding upon not only just whether or not to undergo a cosmetic surgical procedure, but also which cosmetic surgeon they want to perform the surgery. There can be an overwhelming number of physicians from which to choose, and all will claim to have many years of education, training, and expertise in performing a wide variety of cosmetic procedures.
Bruising is one of the most common side effects of plastic surgery. Because blood vessels are broken, cut, and disturbed during any surgery, the patient is likely to experience at least minor bruising. In general, this is no cause for concern, but it can be unsightly and uncomfortable for some patients.
A facelift procedure can rejuvenate the appearance of the face, producing a more youthful and refreshed look. In today’s youth-oriented culture, a procedure such as a facelift may help active older patients look as young as they feel.
If your breasts are too large for your body, you may experience significant physical and psychological trauma. Not only do large breasts create a strain on the shoulders, neck, and back, they can also lead to public embarrassment and trouble finding clothing that fits. Whether your breasts are a result of genetics or breast augmentation, the pain associated with breasts that are too large may call for breast reduction surgery.
The body stores fat under the skin, and no matter how hard patients work out, sometimes they have fat deposits that simply will not go away. Luckily, liposuction can physically remove these fat cells, giving the body a lean and toned look. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the following areas of the body.
Tobacco can be one of the most detrimental products that a patient can put into the system before and after surgery. Because it takes a long time for tobacco to completely work its way through the body, and because of all the processes that it affects, it is vitally important that plastic surgery patients stop using tobacco for a few weeks before and after the surgery. No matter what surgical procedure the patient is having, tobacco products can significantly delay the healing process and should be avoided.
Many patients may not realize that certain cosmetic surgical procedures are more involved than others. For example, there is a great deal of difference between having dermal injections to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face and having a tummy tuck procedure. Dermal injections are done with a very fine needle using local anesthetic only in specific targeted areas. On the other hand, a tummy tuck is a major medical procedure that usually requires general anesthesia and an incision that runs from one hipbone across to the other.
Many patients experience bruising around the nose and under the eyes after undergoing rhinoplasty. This is usually accompanied by swelling and some pain, all of which indicate a healthy healing process; still, bruising can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for those who have received this surgery.
Prior to undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, the plastic surgeon will usually provide a list of medications to avoid in the weeks before and after the procedure. It is important that each patient follow these instructions and abide by these warnings, to reduce the risk of complications and ensure that the body is in optimal condition for plastic surgery. While plastic surgery is generally safe, it is still important to make sure that the body is in the right condition to heal properly after the surgery.
For most women, knowing the breast augmentation procedure’s side effects before undergoing treatment makes patients better equipped to handle over the recovery process. Keep in mind that patients are not likely to encounter all of these side effects, and none of them are likely to be severe.