What are my risks? Can I go into cardiac arrest or any other complication if I get plastic surgery? (Photo)
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Risks of Tummy Tuck
Thank you for your question. Fortunately, significant complications from abdominoplasty are infrequent. Every year, many thousands of people undergo successful aesthetic surgery of the abdomen, experience no major problems and are pleased with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and risks. Best of luck!
Dhaval M. Patel
Double Board Certified
Is a Mommy Makeover Procedure Safe
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of #risk. Always discuss your issues and concerns with the Plastic Surgeon during and following your consultation. Information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation. The suitability of your procedures and any specific risks may be determined during you #consultation.
#Combining these procedures decreases anesthetics, costs, and recovery time. Most importantly, your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of #risk. Always discuss your issues and concerns with the Plastic Surgeon during and following your consultation. Information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation.
It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with the procedures included with a Mommy Makeover. . Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
What are my risks? Can I go into cardiac arrest or any other complication if I get plastic surgery?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Beverly Hills, CA
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Cosmetic surgery complications
Concerned about complications from plastic surgery
- I assume the lung nodule was evaluated and is of no concern.
- If not - it should of course be checked.
- Serious complications of the kind you fear are very rare but there is a risk to consider which is blood clots.
- These are rare but increase with long surgery, tummy tucks especially and can be fatal.
- The best way to avoid them is with good surgical planning and preparation.
- You are planning a lot of surgery at one time -
- You should have a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss the risks and plan the safest way to have surgery.
- Usually it is better to divide the surgery into two parts, to keep surgery short and your risks low.
- But the final planning is between you and your surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
Major Risks with Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic Surgery and Patient Safety
First, it is important to be in good health before you have cosmetic surgery. If you have medical issues, they should be adequately controlled (example: high blood pressure) and your family doctor should clear you for surgery if you have any medical problems or are over 50 years of age.
It is important to select a board certified plastic surgeon for your procedures. The doctor should operate in a certified operating room. I would also recommend that you consider doing your procedure in stages, especially if you want to reduce risks and have a speedier, healthier recovery.
Personally, I would not offer a patient a breast reduction, tummy tuck, body lipo, and fat transfer to the buttocks in one single operation. It would be best to divide the procedures into two sessions to maximize safety and results.
I hope this helps you. Please interview several doctors and focus not only on results, but safety considerations as well!
Is it safe for me to get a tummy tuck
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