All surgery involves a wide range of procedures that can vary in complexity and risk. There are inherent risks and potential complications associated with all surgery. The risks can vary depending on the specific procedure, the patient's health status, and other factors. Here are some general risks associated with surgery:
It's important to note that while these risks are potential, many surgeries are successful with minimal complications. Surgeons and medical teams work diligently to minimise risks and provide the best possible care for patients. Prior to undergoing any surgery, patients should have a thorough discussion with their surgeon to understand the specific risks and benefits associated with their procedure, as well as the steps taken to mitigate those risks.
Plastic surgery, like any medical procedure, carries both benefits and risks.. Some of the risks associated with plastic surgery which are additional to the above general risks of surgery include:
More details about specific risks for each procedure are listed in the FAQ section on each procedure page.
It's essential to thoroughly discuss these risks with a qualified and experienced Plastic Surgeon during the consultation process. A responsible and ethical surgeon will provide you with a realistic understanding of potential risks and work with you to make an informed decision about whether plastic surgery is right for you. More information about the risks involved with each procedure offered by Dr Moncrieff can be found in the FAQ section of the relevant procedure page.
While nothing will reduce risks of surgery to nothing, you have the power to reduce your risks!
Choosing the right surgeon, having a healthy lifestyle and following your pre and post operative instructions are key to reducing your risks.
Most important steps to reducing risks and potential complications of plastic surgery:
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