Having cosmetic surgery is a life-altering decision, and undergoing a procedure can help boost confidence, or in some cases be of benefit to physical health. However, we’ve all seen what can go wrong when poor practices are carried out, as many celebs have been snapped looking far from red-carpet ready. As such, extensive research must be carried out beforehand to ensure you choose the best care.
Breast augmentation is a common request amongst women having cosmetic surgery. Yet there are a number of hitches which can occur with this procedure, which have noticeable and unsightly consequences. Capsular contracture is a scarring around the implant which can become painful. Sometimes the doctor will remove only the scar tissue, though in other cases the whole implant will have to be removed. Ruptured implants are also a worry. Ruptures can have serious medical consequences, meaning a woman should seek a surgeon as soon as possible if she is victim of this.
Other Cosmetic Surgery
Things can also go wrong in smaller operations, like rhinoplasty – the ‘nose job.’ After this operation some women may have difficulties breathing as a result of over-correction, under-correction or issues with the septum inside the nose. Some surgeons may also perform poor quality rhinoplasty by not removing enough excess tissue. This can result in a point at the end of the nose, meaning a woman has to seek another surgeon for a revision operation.
Being the victim of a botched cosmetic job can cause long-term damage and impact upon a woman’s finances. Being out of work for long periods of time means loss of earnings, and in these cases seeking a legal team for support is often necessary. Clinical negligence claims can be made against cosmetic surgery companies and, depending on your case, can result in substantial payments. Preventing mishaps is the most important course of action though, and understanding how things can go wrong should alert you to things to look out for when choosing a provider.
It is not just techniques in the surgery which can cause issues: problems will poor aftercare and lax hygiene standards can also mean things go wrong. With any kind of surgery there is a potential risk of infection, and there are also certain groups of people who are thought to be more susceptible to infection. Smokers, diabetics, those with vascular conditions and women taking steroids are all at a greater risk. Developing an infection will prevent the incision from healing after surgery, and can easily spread to other parts of the body so must be treated immediately. Again this will result in a revision operation, and depending on the severity of the case can result in permanent scarring.
Always research your options extensively if considering cosmetic surgery. Many successful procedures are performed every year, though we only have to turn on the telly or flick through a magazine to glimpse what can go wrong.
By Jennifer Taylor who has an interest in beauty and health related issues.