Although plastic surgery does come with risks, those risks are often outweighed by desire or medical necessity. If you are interested in cosmetic surgery of any type, it is vital that you are aware of the risks and how to avoid them.
First of all, you should know that there is risk to each and every cosmetic procedure. Breast implants, for example, are one of the most widely performed plastic surgeries in the United States. These implants can leak, move around, and even be rejected from the body entirely.
The first step to avoiding plastic surgery nightmares is to make sure you have chosen an accredited plastic surgeon. The surgeon you choose must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A non-certified surgeon will probably offer a lower price to draw you in, but be warned. You will be losing money in the long run after facing medical bills once the surgery goes wrong. A doctor may be certified by the board of medical specialties, but it is important that their certifications be in cosmetic surgery. Do not make the mistake of choosing a doctor who is just performing plastic surgery for extra money. If he is not a board certified plastic surgeon, it is dangerous for him to perform any type of plastic surgery. Luckily, for South Florida residents, Dr. Andrew Ress is a board certified cosmetic surgeon. You will be in good hands with him as your surgeon.
Another way to avoid cosmetic surgery failures is to research your chosen surgeon’s track record. You should be able to find success stories from actual patients on the doctors website. If you want to dig deeper, you can try an online search for malpractice suits and even ask your surgeon.
A common mistake that patients often make when interested in cosmetic surgery is not asking enough questions. When it comes to something so costly and dangerous as surgery, it is vital for you to collect as much information as you possibly can. If you have chosen a suitable surgeon, he will answer each and every question honestly. You should ask if the surgeon has hospital privileges, as well as who will be assisting him in the surgery. It is preferable that nobody assist, as you want the surgeon you hired to perform the entire surgery.
If you are not able to trust your surgeon and his answers, you should not be receiving surgery from them. This is a two-way street, in a way. Your surgeon will ask you many questions before the surgery takes place. You must answer them honestly, because there might be a valuable piece of information that predicts the outcome of your surgery, like an allergy or a past injury. It is important that your doctor can also trust you not to withhold any information that could make the surgery dangerous.
Plastic surgery comes with risks, but as long as you do your research, you should be able to avoid cosmetic surgery issues. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Andrew Ress, our board certified, trustworthy cosmetic surgeon in Boca Raton.