Safety Limits Of Cosmetic Surgery – Dr Chidinma Akpa
The safety limits of cosmetic surgery
Women and occasionally men from different age groups plan to have cosmetic work done on themselves at some point in their lives.
As humans, our public image and perception of ourselves matters and can affect our approach to life. Aesthetic surgery procedures are secretly admired and desired however the big clause is the question “How safe is it?”.
Safety remains the primary concern for seekers of surgical aesthetics. Despite the heavy price tag attached to doing these surgeries, money is the least worry for many.
They seek reassurance that going through with cosmetic surgery will have no untoward effects on their lives and future.
The limits of safety in plastic surgery is determined by two factors, the surgery provider and the patient.
Therefore a breach occurs when aesthetic surgery procedures are performed by the wrong hands. Cosmetic surgery is a super specialty of plastic surgery.
To ensure safety, the educational qualifications and experience of the surgeon has to be ascertained. All persons who intend to have surgery should research their clinic thoroughly and consult plastic surgery veterans and influencer pages who put out genuine information.
A second safety breach is doing too many procedures at the same time. There is higher risk of significant blood loss when multiple procedures are done at once especially in a facility without an intensive care unit, emergency plan or blood bank services.
This factor is both surgeon and patient centered. It is safe to set realistic expectations on surgery goals and then split procedures.
A second round can be performed as from six months after the previous one. For patients with a high weight, It is best to have different surgeries safely, than have severe complications while trying to do it all at once.
Having certain health conditions can affect the process and recovery from plastic surgery.
All patients are expected to fully disclose all medical conditions to their surgeons and undergo necessary tests and screening.
Shopping for another surgeon when denied cosmetic surgery is a huge risk to life. It’s best to be in the best possible state of health before any cosmetic surgery.
To conclude, Cosmetic surgery is safe when performed on a patient in optimal health condition by a skilled and safe surgeon.