Young ladies please beware. You have decades of fun ahead of you. So its important that you don't do anything now that you will regret in ten or twenty years when you can still enjoy life.
All surgical procedures carry some amount of risk. When a patient undergoes surgery, they are typically informed about the inherent dangers associated with the procedure. The surgeon and medical team performing the procedures may be highly skilled, properly trained and experienced enough to perform the surgery without committing errors.
However, not all surgeries are successful, and in some cases, surgical errors lead to permanent injury or even death.
Here's a summary of key issues and risks you should know about elective or cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery Injuries and Errors
It is estimated that there are nearly two million cosmetic surgeries performed each year in the United States and another nine million minimally invasive procedures done. The general risks for all cosmetic procedures include:
- allergic reaction and other complications from anesthesia
- hematoma or blood clotting under the skin
- drop in blood pressure
- necrosis (insufficient supply of oxygen causing death of tissue)
- nerve damage, and
- death due to severe complications
Specific Elective Surgery Procedures and Risks
Liposuction—The removal of fat deposits often performed on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and upper arms. The risks of this procedure may include fluid loss, swelling, bruises, scars, and a numbing of the skin.
Rhinoplasty—The reshaping of the nose to make it bigger, smaller or to narrow the span of the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. Specific risks include recurring nosebleeds, difficulty breathing through the nose and numbness in and around the nose.
Breast Augmentation—The enlarging of a woman’s breasts using saline or silicone-filled implants. Implants can break or rupture and some women experience hardening of the breasts which may require additional surgery.
Eyelid Surgery—Drooping upper eyelids and bags below the eyes are corrected by removing extra fat, muscle, and skin. Specific risks include retinal detachment and ectropian (drooping effect causing the lower lid to invert) which both require additional surgery to correct.
Tummy Tuck—The abdomen is flattened and extra fat and skin is removed while abdominal muscles are tightened. Wound healing is extremely slow and permanent numbness of the abdomen may occur.
Face Lift—Excess fat is removed and muscles are tightened before the skin is redraped, resulting in tighter skin on the face and neck. Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles, and skin discoloration may occur.
Breast Reduction—Both men and women may elect to have this procure.The risks may include loss of sensation in the nipples and areola, scarring, the inability to breastfeed, and breasts may not be symmetrical in size and shape after surgery.
Lip Augmentation—The surgeon hollows out a portion of the lip and inserts an implant to give the lips a more full appearance. The specific side effects of lip augmentation include lumping, scarring, numbness, cold sores, and asymmetrical lips.
Prior to performing any kind of surgery, a doctor should fully evaluate the patient’s current health and medical history, use of medications, alcohol, tobacco and their family history. Surgeons who perform elective surgery should also have a thorough understanding of the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Understand — what may look great today, can become a nightmare later! People often make the mistake of thinking in the here and now. Young people know you can have 40+ strong years of love and sex ahead of you. You will want to look attractive at 30, 40, 50 and 60, which might be the best years of your life.
Think twice before undergoing the knife.
Why paint a diamond? Accentuate your looks - bring out your natural beauty, your gift from God. Stay healthy and enjoy life to its fullest! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR OWN WAY!