As one of the most common surgical procedures in the world today, cosmetic plastic surgery also offers some of the safest, most complication-free operations available. However, it is important to keep in mind that not all procedures are created equal, and that risk factors are still sometimes prevalent depending upon your health history and medical past, whether you are getting a Breast Enlargement, Tummy Tuck or any other cosmetic procedure.
Of course, there are a number of ways to reduce the risks commonly associated with plastic surgery. These are not only beneficial steps to take to avoid physical complications, but also to avoid any mental stress and anxiety that is a common component of the cosmetic plastic surgery process.
Mentally Minimizing the Risks of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
One of the greatest factors that can minimize any risks and complications is to mentally prepare oneself for a procedure and put a substantial amount of effort into the entire process. Common cognitive ways to reduce the risk of plastic surgery include:
- Your Approach – Any kind of surgery poses the same risks and trauma to the body, which is a serious difference from thinking of cosmetic plastic surgery as just another way to enhance your appearance. Consider your plastic surgery in a serious, life-altering way to prepare yourself against any risks that might be missed otherwise.
- Understanding Your Procedure – While it is true that doctors are the professionals, it is also important that you understand everything that will be happening during your surgery. Risks, complications and expectations should vary widely according to the procedure performed, meaning that an informed patient should take the necessary steps to reduce any misunderstandings prior to going under the knife.
- Choose A Fully Qualified Plastic Surgeon– In Australia, plastic surgeons undergo extensive training under the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) on top of their medical degree to become a fellow of the college. This ensures all protocol is followed and that your life is in good hands as you move forward with your plan for cosmetic plastic surgery.
Physically Minimizing the Risks of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
In addition to necessary mental preparation, physical preparation is just as important when considering the risks of cosmetic plastic surgery. Simple physical ways to reduce the risks of a procedure include:
- Keeping Your Surgeon and Staff Informed – By telling your plastic surgeon and staff of all of your relevant medical history and health complications, you are protecting yourself against all complications that may arise from forgetting to share a key detail.
- Listen To Your Surgeon – Your plastic Surgeon should provide you with all of the information that you need to know about how fit you are for a procedure, what your healing process will be like and what steps you can take physically to prepare yourself for surgery and reduce risks. Listening to your surgeon is therefore key in avoiding any complications.
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If you want to discuss cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262 or Contact Us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Steve Merten.