How can you avoid the common risks of plastic surgery?

Posted by COSMETICA on Jul 16, 2021 12:44:28 PM

Medicine is a constantly evolving science and all advances in technology used to monitor patients during surgery, in the safety of anesthetic drugs and in the effectiveness of the surgical techniques currently used, have led to surgery currently proving to be quite safe.

However, there will always be a degree of risk for complications during surgery, which occur in relation to the physical condition of patients before entering the operating room and to the existence of previous or chronic diseases, so there are protocols designed to minimize the existence of these possible complications.

These protocols typically consist of laboratory tests such as blood biometrics, blood chemistry, and general urinalysis, as well as chest X-rays and electrocardiogram and a clinical examination and physical examination conducted during an assessment prior to the performance of the surgery by an anesthesiologist or internist.

In the event that the patient suffers from any chronic disease or any disorder, In addition, a prior consultation may be requested by a specific specialist who may require additional and specific studies to ensure that the patient can be operated as safely as possible. It should be noted that generally, patients who undergo plastic surgery are healthy people who will only require the standard protocol.

All patients should feel completely free to ask any questions they deem necessary before plastic surgery or any type of surgery, So your doctors will be able to solve them and help your desire to operate prevail once it is understood that the benefits are often far superior to the potential risks.

In this way, the risks during a plastic surgery can be prevented and corrected in a collegial way by all the team that will intervene in the operative process, thus improving the safety of the patient in the operating room and therefore, the prognosis and satisfaction with the results.

Now, fear of surgery is a normal reaction, and you might ask: what can go wrong during plastic surgery? so here are some of the complications that can occur most often during and after plastic surgery: 

  • Allergic reactions to medicines or material used during surgery. In the case of people allergic to latex it is important for example to prepare the operating room in such a way that the equipment and material are free of this material in order to minimize risks.
  • Nausea and vomiting secondary to used anesthetics
  •  Mild to severe pain after surgery 
  • Accumulation of body fluids in the operated area (seromas) 
  • Infections in the operated area
  • Bleeding from the wounds. At this point it is important to note that the use of medicines such as aspirin should be stopped at least two weeks before surgery to decrease this risk.
  • Formation of fibrosis or bruising.
  • Changes in skin sensitivity in the regions operated on or changes in skin texture and appearance.
  • And the risks specific to the type of plastic surgery performed. For example, perforation of the nasal septum during nose surgery, pulmonary complications during liposuction or abdominoplasty or ocular dryness after eyelid surgery. These exemplified complications are often very rare, but it is necessary for the patient to understand that they can occur in order for their decision to operate to be as autonomous and conscious as possible.

It is also important to note that there are factors that may increase the chance of complications during surgery such as age, smoking, alcohol or drug use, the type of surgery to be performed and not to follow the instructions given to the patient by the plastic surgeon and his or her team about his or her resting time, the use of specific clothing after surgery, the care of the operated area, the type of diet to be followed, among many others.

A radical factor to avoid complications is the choice of certified plastic surgeons with the necessary credentials and diplomas to support their professional training. The correct choice of the surgeon and his or her team is fundamental for the risks and complications to be minimized and the patient feels satisfied at the end of the process.

So while it is impossible to ensure that there are absolutely no risks during plastic surgery, even in completely healthy people, these can be minimized and be very small with respect to the potential benefits to be gained from surgery, whether there is good communication between the patient and the plastic surgeon and their team of associate professionals. The above added to a punctual follow-up of the preoperative protocols and the indications of the doctors by the patient will allow us to have a very favorable outcome after any surgical procedure performed.


COSMETICA is a plastic and anti-aging surgery clinic located in Port St. Lucie, Florida and is considered one of the best clinics to have surgery. We have a rating of 5.0 in our reviews of Google, as our treatment and quality of service are exceptional. Our experts charge $100 consultation fee for your first visit that will be applied against your surgery fee to advise on surgeries so that the results stick as closely as possible to the patient’s expectations, in addition all staff are highly qualified. "Enhance your beauty" is the motto of COSMETICA, as we believe that we are all by nature, beautiful.

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Our Safety Program

The Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Patient Safety Program involves our patients, surgeon, nurses, staff, and patient families or other caregivers all working together toward a common goal: Assuring the safest possible surgical experience.

Steps to Ensure Your Safety

At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging, your safety is our number one priority. To make sure that we do everything possible to maintain your safety, we have formalized our steps into The Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Patient Safety Program which includes these elements:


We ask you to describe in detail any medical problems, medications you take, and any previous surgeries. This allows us to understand any special needs you may have.


We send anyone with questionable or known medical problems to see their primary care physician or any necessary specialists prior to recommending surgery.


Since all of our surgical patients have been deemed to be good candidates, it has proven to be quite safe for you to recover at home with contact from our providers.


We uphold the strictest hiring and educational criteria in our nursing staff to make certain you are well cared for by qualified staff before, and after your procedures.


We have the most modern monitoring and life-saving equipment on site. We maintain a binding transfer agreement with the Cleveland Clinic, should there be a need for hospital care following a procedure.


We provide detailed pre and post-operative teaching with written instructions to you, so you know what to expect before and after your procedure. We have 24-hour physician coverage.