Are the risks of a breast augmentation and lower body lift life-threatening?
Yes, even a minor surgery can cause loss of life, but then so can a trip to the grocery store or nearest shopping mall. The real question is the degree of risk. For a normally healthy patient the risk of dying in an auto accident is about 50 times the risk of dying in the Operating Room assuming you have a well trained surgeon and board certified anesthesiologist in attendance.
Risk for combination procedures
Thank you for your question. Combination procedures are common and the risks depending on medical problems associated. When these procedures done in proper setting and by a experienced board certified PS, risks are low. It is unlikely any death risks. Please consult with a board certified PS for evaluation.
Body lift and breast augmentation - risks?
Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation and body lift.
- Severe bleeding and blood clots can occur after any major surgery -
- Blood clots can occur just after a long car ride -
- But your surgeon will plan your surgery to minimize your risks and take every precaution necessary to reduce the risk of blood clots.
- After your surgeon evaluates your health, discuss the additional risks you face - if any - and what extra planning may be needed.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Risk of lower body lift and breast augmentation life threatening?
Thank you for your questions. It is always important to be in good health, consult with a board certified surgeon, and be medically cleared by a board certified anesthesiologist before pursuing any elective surgical procedure. I wish you best of luck.
Combination procedures can be performed safely and effectively. The risk of complications can increase with certain patient factors and other factors. Long operating times, typically greater than 7 hours are associated with complications such as blood clots. Patient factors such as medical comorbidities like diabetes,sleep apnea, smoking, and body mass index are associated with a higher risk profile. This forum is not an adequate one to address all the issues. The bottom line is that you should be evaluated in person on a case by case basis to determine if a combination body contouring procedure can be safely performed on you. Seeking a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs many body contouring procedures to discuss your goals and go over your specific risk profile is important in making the decision to operate.Best wishes,Dr. Ravi Somayazula
The procedures you are considering are low risk surgeries when performed by a trained, skilled physician in a controlled surgical environment. There is always risk to every surgery, but with proper precautions unexpected events are quite rare. Speak with your surgeon about your concerns so that he/she can help you feel more comfortable with the process.
In general, your procedures are safe when done under the proper circumstances, proper facility, and by a trained surgeon. I would go and find a surgeon you trust. You can most certainly do them separately as well.Best Wishes,
nana Mizuguchi, MD
Risks after body contouring
Dear Crista: When patients are selected appropriately life threatening risks are rare but possible. Blood clots that result in pulmonary embolism are possible but very rare in Breast Augmentations alone. There are many factors that your board certified plastic surgeon will review with you. Best wishes
Depending on the area to be treated, the size of the area, the amount of tissue to be removed, the amount of separation between the two areas in order to preserve the blood supply to both and maximize the wound healing potential, your general health, the amount of time each procedure will take, and the experience of the surgeon with combination procedures, it is possible to have more than one operation at the same time. The surgeon will need to discuss all of these issues with you and make a safe plan that will give you a well thought out, well executed operation with an excellent outcome.
Safety in body contouring
The complications you're describing can be life-threatening, IF not handled appropriately (such as taking you back to the operating room in the event of a hematoma to stop the bleeding). Most of these issues are dealt with before surgery, such as using Heparin or Lovenox to prevent a blood clot, based on your Caprini score. So, the surgery itself is not life-threatening, provided you go with a real plastic surgeon who knows how to be safe and with real anesthesiologists.