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Beware: The Not-So Good Effects of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is referred to as the “art of modeling” of malleable flesh. It has become very popular in some countries, particularly in the United States. The ISAPS or the International Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures stated that about 4.06 million surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. alone in 2014. So, why do people undertake plastic surgery?

What Can Plastic Surgery Do


With the help of plastic surgery, these damaged parts of your body could be restored

Plastic surgery could also get rid of sagging skin. Overweight or obese could benefit most from the plastic surgery. The unwanted sagging skin could be removed with this surgical operation. This will improve the aesthetic appearance as well as will have the impact on the quality of life. They can do now some simple activities, walk and have light exercise.

Other plastic surgery interventions are thighs lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, buttock lift, breasts lift and upper arms lift. Experts said that these plastic surgery interventions can enhance the emotional and physical well-being of the patient.

Plastic surgery has all these positive benefits. On the other hand, it is not spare on some negative benefits it may bring to the patients.

The Undesirable Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Certainly, there are negative benefits of plastic surgery. And patients must consider these before undertaking any plastic surgical operations.

The Risks

There are risks linked to surgery and the bigger the procedure, the bigger is the risks of complications. This also depends on the cleanliness of the equipment and the experience of the surgeon.

These risks involve infection that may occur at the site of the incision. One may experience excessive bleeding while the wound is open. In some instances, a blood transfusion is needed. Blood clots may also occur, yet could be removed through walking and movement. Another risk is the anesthesia. The appropriate dosage of anesthesia must be applied in the procedure to avoid any side effects.

Some complications that plastic surgery may bring are the loss of sensitivity in the treated area. There are also contour irregularities for liposuction procedures. Meanwhile, in the breast and buttock augmentation, there is a risk of capsular contracture and rupture and implant leakage.

The common complications are the swelling and bruising. On the other hand, these will get back to shape after healing in a period. Other potential complications are edema, seroma, and hematoma that could be preventable in some cases and treatable too.

Emotional Impact

Plastic surgery may have negative responses particularly for those patients who are not satisfied with the results. The patients go through a period of depression, isolation and even anger towards their plastic surgeons if the operation is not successful. To reduce these post-surgical negative responses, there must be a pre-screening by plastic surgeons.

Cost of Plastic Surgery

Patients could consider the cost of plastic surgery, which is expensive. The plastic surgery procedures could range up to $6,000 or more. What is more undesirable is that it is not covered by health insurance plans. Furthermore, you may also add the costs of recovery, revision procedures, and postoperative care that might be needed.


The surgery needs time to heal. In this case, patients must allow time off to heal before they would appear in public. Usually, healing time takes up to two or three weeks to recover and return to daily activities. Most people use this healing time as vacation or a period to enhance their well-being.


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