6 Risks Of Plastic Surgery Everyone Considering It Should Know About

With the upward mobility of the classes, plastic surgeries have become the norm. Read ahead to know the risks of plastic surgery.

Tanya Srivastava
Written by: Tanya SrivastavaPublished at: Jul 16, 2022Updated at: Jul 16, 2022
6 Risks Of Plastic Surgery Everyone Considering It Should Know About

Plastic surgery and cosmetology have been prevalent for years, they are booming more than ever right now. Blame it on digital culture and the lifestyle changes, but it is a reality here to stay. Due to a shift in the way people look at themselves, a desire to alter their appearance according to their preference, and accessibility people are opting for it more nowadays. The notion that plastic surgeries are for famous people only is long gone. People have the liberty to make their own choices, which is why plastic surgeries have been normalized more among ordinary people. 

With the upward mobility of the classes that has brought financial freedom to many women, plastic surgeries have become the norm for many of them. However there are several health hazards that you should know before undergoing plastic surgery.

Health Risks of Plastic Surgery

1. Hematoma

Almost 1-6% of breast augmentation procedures lead to hematoma. One might experience this as a complication of facelift surgery as well. In order to undo the damage, a person then has to undergo another surgery to fix which can take a toll on the body.

2. Infection

Infections are one of the most common complications of all types of surgeries. In some instances, due to plastic surgery, the infection may become severe. As a result, it can then require intravenous antibiotics to treat it. According to Manipal Hospital, approximately 4% of people who go through plastic surgery face this risk.

3. Nerve Damage

Plastic surgery (depending on the area of the body) has the risk of causing nerve damage. If you develop this complication, then you might feel tingling sensation and numbness while or after undergoing  the surgery.

Understanding The Risks Of Plastic Surgery

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4. Organ Damage

During liposuction , you need to be careful about internal organ damage. Punctures can occur at any point of time during surgery. To correct this, you might need to undergo an additional surgery. 

5. Scarring

Anyone undergoing plastic surgery will have some scars. This might not cause any major health risks but it can result in redness, thickened and raised appearance of the skin. It is more common in women who undergo breast augmentation.

6. Post-anesthetic Complication

Anesthesia is frequently used during plastic surgery. General anesthesia is given to make the patient unconscious but it might lead to health complications such as stroke, heart attacks, lung infection, and even death in some extreme cases.