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What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Plastic Surgery?

Dec 2, 2021 | Firm News

Plastic surgery procedures come with many benefits. They help patients achieve their desired look, gain confidence, and feel healthier. However, every patient will suffer side effects.

Why Are Side Effects Common?

One reason is that the procedure itself can sometimes be an invasive one. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 150,000 plastic surgery procedures are performed daily Many people are afraid to endure pain or live with their scars after their procedure.

That’s why plastic surgeons perform these procedures, to begin with. However, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are not without risk.

What Are the Risks?

Plastic surgery has been a relatively safe procedure, compared to some other surgeries. The National Cancer Institute reports that deaths due to plastic surgery occur in about one in every 10,000 procedures. Some of the top risks include infection, excessive bleeding, and complications with other surgical procedures.

However, a good plastic surgeon will offer treatment and care for these issues before or after the surgery. In some cases, these issues can be avoided altogether.

The most common side effects from a cosmetic procedure include:

  • Pain

  • Bleeding

  • Inflammation

  • Cuts

  • Post-operative scarring

Some common side effects from a reconstructive procedure include:

  • Back pain

  • Possible bruising

  • Blood loss

  • Bleeding

  • Painful breast exams and other screening tests may be required for this surgery.

  • Anesthetic and pain killers may be necessary to ease the pain from these procedures.

Where We Can Help

If you’ve been injured due to malpractice during your surgery, Garau Germano, P.C. is here for you. Our practice is devoted 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.