All plastic surgeries must, first of all, be considered from the point of view of safety – regardless of the complexity degree. After all, initially, these operations carry an aesthetic nature and are not associated with a threat to life, not urgent, such as the removal of appendicitis. The patient should understand that even the easiest operation is still an operation. The patient should be concious about undergoing such a procedure or not.
In our opinion, the list of the most dangerous plastic surgeries should include:
- Breast reduction;
- Sex reassignment surgery.
Abdominoplasty + liposuction
This is a major aesthetic restoration of the anterior abdominal wall. The operation takes from 2 to 4 hours. In addition to suturing the rectus and oblique muscles of the abdomen, this operation usually includes liposuction of the anterior and lateral surfaces of the abdomen and lower back. As a result, we get a large wound surface, which increases the risk of inflammation.
In addition, large-volume liposuction involves the removal of fat cells, which relates to a loss of protein and electrolytes, as well as a decrease in hemoglobin. These side effects imply a longer rehabilitation with the restoration of these parameters and the healing of a large area of tissue detachment. Abdominoplasty has the most contraindications and requires the most thorough preoperative examination with special attention to the state of the venous system.
Reduction mammoplasty with significant volumes of mammary glands also suggests possible blood loss due to the extensive wound surface, high risks for impaired nipple sensitivity and skin healing due to significant tissue detachment and ischemia.
According to available statistics, rhinoplasty has a low complication rate, but the nose itself has some natural features that can affect the results of the operation, regardless of its course. Also, even a slight non-observance of the doctor’s recommendations can result in complications.
Any plastic surgery is associated with certain risks to the patient’s health. But complications in plastic surgery are quite rare. This is only 1-1.5% of the total number of all operations performed. For the operation to be safe, you need to choose a professional doctor, undergo a complete preoperative examination and follow all recommendations. Then the result will bring moral and aesthetic satisfaction.