It is difficult to meet a person who has never dreamt of changing anything in his/her appearance. People are born unique, but their appearance does not always suit them. They often seek to correct the shape of the ears, nose, get rid of the external manifestations of aging and adjust their physique (waist, hips, abdomen, chest).
Modern plastic surgery makes it possible for all people to correct their shortcomings in appearance and obtain the desired results in the short term. Plastic clinics provide a wide range of such services. But among this variety, there are very few competent and good clinics.
Experienced doctors – surgeons with many years of experience can help people to restore the lost external beauty. Among the many provided plastic services, there are specific categories:
- Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting the shape of the abdomen, restoring its original appearance after childbirth, and significantly reducing body weight. In this procedure, the patient can get rid of scars, the consequences of surgeries and excess fatty deposits. Nowadays abdominoplasty is a fast and effective method, the result of which remains unchanged for a long time.
- Rhinoplasty is a surgical correction of the shape of the nose. The patient on the computer is provided with a projection of the result, and he/she decides, stipulates the results and the operation process.
- Intimate plastic surgery is performed for women; the result always depends on the individual case of the patient.
- Facelift is a surgical method that tightens the skin in the face area. This method rejuvenates, gives a fresh and natural appearance to the patient’s face. In our time, a circular facelift has become an integral surgical procedure both for women and men, because the result allows them to maintain the natural appearance of the face and eliminate its shortcomings in such a short time.
There are also such plastic surgery services as mammoplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, bodilifting, liposuction and other types of plastic methods of figure and face correction. Referring to the specialists of the clinic, patients receive a guaranteed result and moral support from experienced specialists.
The frequency of complications
According to statistics, postoperative complications may develop in 2-5% of cases of plastic correction. Surgeons know about them and always warn patients about possible risks, but nobody can completely exclude them. Since, each person has its own reaction of the body to the operation. And these complications are connected with age, hereditary predisposition, immunity and concomitant diseases. The strength of the patients’ will, their discipline and even habits are important.
The most common complications
Infection. The operation is always a scalpel, damage to the skin, and therefore, the risk of entry into the body of an infection that can cause inflammation. However, in the era of antibiotics, surgeons are not very afraid of postoperative infections. The development of this complication can be quickly stopped and brought to naught with the proper processing and care of seams.
Seroma. The formation of seroma (fluid accumulation under the skin caused by violation of lymphatic capillaries) is the second most common complication after plastic surgery. Most often, this complication occurs after abdominal plastic surgery or liposuction, during which a large amount of subcutaneous fat is removed from the problem areas of the patient. However, it is not worth worrying ahead of time. Yes, seroma is an unpleasant phenomenon, but easily removable. It is enough to drain the postoperative cavity to solve the problem of excess fluid.
Hematoma. Hematoma or hemorrhage under the skin can happen both during and after the operation. And this complication can occur in connection with a circular facelift, and during rhinoplasty (nose), there is a risk of its development and when performing mammoplasty (breast), as well as abdominoplasty (abdomen). Hematoma can be eliminated through the timely removal of blood from the blue zone, as well as the use of special drugs and, of course, wearing compression linen (tight bandage). Surgeons assert that the correct, and, most importantly, timely response to the formation of a hematoma allows you to get rid of the problem without consequences.
Compaction of scars. Sometimes, after the operation, the cosmetic suture begins to thicken, harden and become thicker. This condition requires conservative treatment with drugs that improve blood microcirculation. As for the surgical correction of postoperative sutures, the surgeons make it only in the most extreme cases, since a repetition of the situation is possible.
Displacement of the implant. This postoperative complication is most common during breast surgery. The reason for the displacement of the implant is a violation of the postoperative regime and early termination of the wearing of compression linen. You can return the implant to its original place without additional surgery, so this complication is considered relatively harmless and removable although not always the first time.
How to avoid complications?
Choose an experienced doctor, not a clinic. Remember, the best recommendation is not the number of diplomas on the wall of the surgeon’s office, but the number of operations performed by him/her, the queue under the cabinet and the recommendations of your friends and acquaintances.
Be honest. Any chronic disease during surgery can give additional complications. Knowing this, do not dissemble with the surgeon, it is better to tell him/her frankly about the weak points of your body, and then you will not have to cure complications.
To exclude the possibility of emergencies, examine the main organs: kidney, heart, liver before the operation. Do not interfere with the analysis of blood coagulability.
Clearly follow all the doctor’s instructions, namely wear compression linen (or bandage), take your prescription medications, and do not smoke (2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the operation). The latter is extremely important, since small capillaries spasms during smoking, which can lead to necrosis of the skin (especially with circular facelift).