shutterstock_334770971Every type of cosmetic surgery carries some risks according to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten, but these can be very small or very large in each individual case. Even minor cosmetic procedures which are minimally invasive like muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers can be risky because the injection site may become infected or the end results may not always be what you expected. The risks involved are far less if you only consider highly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons. Trying to save a few bucks by choosing a less experienced or less qualified cosmetic surgery professional is not advisable because you could end up with less than ideal results.

The Initial Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

During the initial consultation with the cosmetic surgeons on your list there are some things that will be covered. The cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures that you are interested in will be discussed, and each professional will determine whether you are a good candidate or not. The risks involved in your specific circumstances and situation will be closely calculated so that the actual risks you face are accurately assessed and evaluated. Each of the cosmetic surgeons should outline the risks that you will face for the cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures that you are considering.

Are You a Smoker?

If you smoke them most cosmetic surgeons recommend that you stop at least 4-6 weeks before you have cosmetic surgery or even minor cosmetic procedures, and that you do not start up again until after the recovery process when you are fully healed. Smoking lowers the ability of your body to heal, and it interferes with a fast recovery from cosmetic procedures and cosmetic surgery. If you smoke you can expect to take longer to recover, and your wounds may not heal as effectively. Stop smoking as early as possible, because the longer you go without smoking the better you will heal afterward.

What is Your Health History?

Your health history is of great concern to the cosmetic surgeons that you consult with, because this important history plays a vital role in the risks that you will face during cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures. If you have a history or family history of respiratory problems, liver problems or disease, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, or other medical conditions then you may be more likely to experience these issues after cosmetic surgery.

The Best Cosmetic Surgeons Will Be Honest About All of Your Risks

The best cosmetic surgeons in the industry will be honest about the risks that you face during any cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures. If you are not a good candidate for a specific operation then the plastic surgeon may recommend alternative treatment options that do not carry the same risks. If any cosmetic surgeon is willing to guarantee the results and outcome then they are not the right choice. Plastic surgeons who are well qualified will be up front about the typical results but should caution that each person is different and unique.

If you want to discuss any 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.