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Even though procedures like plastic surgery offer people with cosmetic/synthetic changes to their face and body making them more self-confident, and maybe plastic surgery have been successful to change peoples’ lives, but people should not take it lightly as every surgery may come with subsequent complications. People should not be making the procedures of plastic surgery as the only viable option to bring sense of worth that can change their perpetually.

General Advice: Plastic surgery should be considered as one among many ways to assist people in accomplishing their dreams through synthetic changes to their body and face, but as a whole, it needs appropriate comprehension.

Common side-effects associated with plastic surgery

  • Neurological effect/damage: Studies have found that over 17% women undergoing breast augmentation procedures are left with permanent loss to sensation in nipples. This happens due to the effect of the procedure to the tissue and associated neurons linked with the breasts. Lack of sensation and itchy skin may be common occurrences post-surgery, however in such cases, neurological damage can’t be ruled out.
  • Hematoma: “Hematoma” refers to an area of blood that collects blood outside of the larger blood vessels. Hematomas are commonly due to injuries to tissues, more commonly arising out of facelift procedures. Studies had also found its presence among 1-5% of people undergoing breast augmentation techniques as well. Sometimes, additional surgery is performed to drain out the blood in case of hematoma.
  • DVT and PE: Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is a medical condition where blood clots form in deep veins, usually in the limbs. When these clots break off and travel to the lungs through the bloodstream, it may cause pulmonary embolism or PE. Though chances of PE are fairly rare, these complications can turn deadly.
  • Scarring: Scarring is typically mark left behind by a healed wound or trauma or may also come due to plastic surgery. It can give psychological pressure to patients troubled with scars post-surgery. Hypertrophic scar, occurring to 2-6% of breast augmentation patients, is a skin condition characterized by deposits of excessive amounts of collagen which gives rise to a raised scar that can be troubling for patients.
  • Other infections: Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that may occur after plastic surgery of breasts. It can lead to reddish swollen skin post-surgery.
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