Is plastic surgery safe? I believe fear comes from a lack of education about the subject. Contact your board certified plastic surgeon's office. Let them know your concerns. They will be equipped to help you. I tell my patients that nervous is normal so please don't worry. Best of luck to you!
Mastopexy and liposuction - mortality rates
Thank you for asking about your mastopexy and liposuction.
- Your question isn't silly because in the 1960s - 1990s anesthesia had many more risks.
- Today because of much safer anesthetics and very good monitoring, elective surgery with general anesthesia in an accredited out-patient surgery center done by a qualified plastic surgeon is very very safe.
- Problems do arise when doctors who are not trained in surgery do major surgery in a non-accredited office surgery center.
- Can disasters arise? Anything can happen in life but there are thousands of people having elective cosmetic surgery done by qualified surgeons in qualified surgery centers every day with no complications.
- Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth
Morgan MD PHD FACS
You have a higher chance of dying from a car accident than from surgery. General anesthesia is very safe today, and the majority of people do very well. Please discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon.