What are the most common risks and complications of aesthetic plastic surgery?
Plastic surgeons perform thousands of successful aesthetic procedures each week in the United States. Aesthetic plastic surgery, like all surgery, has risks. As with any type of surgery, a patient can have an adverse reaction to the anesthetic or be affected by post-operative complications, such as blood clots, infection or poor healing, permanent scarring, damage to adjacent structures or other unsatisfactory results.
How long will the effects of my procedure last?
The results achieved in some aesthetic surgical procedures, such as surgery of the nose, ears and chin, are permanent. For other procedures, particularly those that diminish the effects of aging, results may be long lasting but are not permanent. Plastic surgery may be able to turn back the clock, but it will not stop it from running.
Will plastic surgery cause permanent scarring?
To one degree or another, all surgery involves permanent scarring. A combination of carefully honed skills, experience and insistence on employing the latest and best practices helps us minimize the extent and visibility of permanent surgical scars.
Are all plastic surgery procedures performed in a hospital?
Surgery can be performed in different locations, depending on the procedure and what Dr. Arons regards as appropriate. Generally, aesthetic plastic surgery takes place in a hospital or an ambulatory care setting such as an outpatient center. Sometimes, it is necessary to keep a patient overnight in the hospital for observation.
How long will it take to recover?
After your surgery, Dr. Arons will inform you of any restrictions to your normal activities. In general, strenuous exercise and other activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, should be avoided for several days to weeks. Length of recovery ranges from approximately two weeks from shorter operations and as much as six weeks or more following more complicated surgeries. It takes time as well for the visible signs of healing to subside. Do not expect to see the final results of your surgery right away. Plan your social activities to allow sufficient time for recovery.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Arons, M.D.
245 Amity Road, Suite 107Phone: (203) 228-5123
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Woodbridge, CT 06525
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