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What are the Risks Involved with Plastic Surgery?

Oct 5, 2021 | Firm News

Undergoing plastic surgery does involve risks, just like any other surgery or procedure. The factors depend on the type of procedure and how your body responds. While complications are rare, there is always a possibility.

How to Ensure Immediate Relief and Treatment if Problems Occur?

It is important to note here that it is best to inform your doctor about any problem or potential complications you are having as soon as possible. This way, they can take immediate action and save your life.

Some complications that are associated with a few plastic surgeries are:

  • A weakened blood supply
  • Deficient wound healing
  • Growing tissue around the incision
  • Bleeding
  • Postoperative pain
  • Lacerations
  • Flesh-eating bacteria
  • Swelling
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Blood loss
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots
  • Organ damage
  • Scarring
  • Complications of anesthesia
  • The dissatisfaction with appearance

How Should You Speak to Your Doctor?

In cases where problems are not severe, you should be assured that the doctor will inform you about what they intend to do to remedy the problem so that you can have a general idea of what to expect.

When you go to the doctor for the first time, make sure to tell them that you have done a lot of research about what to expect, and you will appreciate their advice. They should be in the best position to tell you exactly what to expect during the procedure.

We’re Here to Help

If you’ve been harmed due to the negligence of your plastic surgeon, you may be able to sue for medical malpractice. Here at Garau Germano, P.C., our practice is devoted almost exclusively to pursuing medical malpractice claims for patients injured by their healthcare providers. Let us obtain justice for you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.

Call the medical malpractice attorneys today at 317-978-9973 to discuss the details of your case or fill out our form online.