Plastic and cosmetic surgery is real surgery with all potential risks and complications. There is no absolutes in the outcome of your cosmetic procedure and no serious plastic surgeon will give you a guarantee. Be realistic about your expectation and consult with your surgeon. The ideal patient is one with realistic expectations. On the flip side, if a patient has minimal, almost ‘invisible’ problems but has an intense need for surgery, a good surgeon will always advise against surgery.
Though surgical techniques and surgeons’ expertise have improved dramatically in the last decade, our surgeons endeavor to carefully examine patients prior to surgery, to avoid unnecessary complications and advise against patients who shouldn’t be undergoing surgery especially if they have compromised health. And as a golden rule, patients are advised against smoking 4 weeks prior and after surgery as this increases the risks of wound healing.
In general, if patients are adequately ‘prepared’, complications are rare.
All medical conditions and medical history must be fully disclosed to the surgeon – please note these on the medical form and discuss them during your consultations with your surgeon. Make sure the surgeon is aware of all the medications you are currently or previously taken and if you have had: