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3 Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery

There are many reasons why someone might choose to have cosmetic surgery. Maybe they want to improve their appearance, or maybe they have a medical condition that can be corrected with surgery. However, before you decide to go under the knife, it's important to be aware of the risks involved in cosmetic surgery. In this blog post, we will discuss three dangers of cosmetic surgery that you should be aware of.

#1 - Infection

One of the biggest dangers of undergoing cosmetic surgery is infection. During any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection due to bacteria entering the skin through an open wound or incision site. This can result in fever, chills, redness and swelling at the site of the surgery. In some cases, infections can be serious and may require additional treatments or medications to clear up.

#2 - Complications from Anesthesia

Anesthesia carries its own set of risks when used during any type of surgery. Common complications include nausea, vomiting, headaches, breathing problems, blood clots and allergic reactions to the drugs used during anesthesia administration. These complications can range from mild to severe and should be taken into consideration before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure.

#3 - Scarring

Many people who undergo cosmetic surgery are surprised to find that there is a risk of scarring after the procedure has healed. Scarring can occur for a variety of reasons, including improper healing and poor technique used by the surgeon during the operation. To minimize the chance of scarring, make sure you choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing the type of procedure you are considering.

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