Plastic Surgery Pros And Cons For Your Procedure

Does plastic surgery have side effects?

Plastic surgery is a type of operation that involves the alteration of human tissue with the purpose of modifying the appearance. There are different types of plastic surgery. Each of these surgeries focuses on a certain part of the body.

All of these types of plastic surgery are performed by professional surgeons to ensure accuracy. During the procedure, the tissues are reconstructed and altered to give the patient a different appearance from the previous one. However, many people fear the side effects that may arise from undergoing a plastic surgery.

Like any other medical treatment or operation, plastic surgery is accompanied by a number of potential side effects. These side effects are worth considering before undergoing a procedure. Some of these side effects may be positive, while others will be negative.

Following are the effects that can occur after plastic surgery:

Physical pain

The most common complaints after plastic surgery include nausea, vomiting, headaches and prolonged pain. Inflammation will also occur around the area where the surgical procedure is performed.

Blood loss

Extreme blood loss is an indication of something wrong during surgery. A large amount of blood loss can cause organ failure or even death.

Possible allergic reactions

It is very important for patients who want to undergo plastic surgery to know all their allergies. It can be allergic to metals (surgical instruments) or certain drugs.


A collection of blood (hematoma) under the skin that causes swelling and pressure is the most common complication of facelift surgery. Hematoma formation usually occurs after 24 hours of surgery.

Nerve injury

Nerve injury can affect the nerves that control the muscles. Temporary paralysis in certain muscles will result in an incompatible facial expression.

Hair loss

You may experience temporary or permanent hair loss. It can be overcome by surgery for skin transplants with hair follicles.


A facelift can interfere with blood supply to the facial tissue. It can cause the exfoliation.

Surgical Risks

Implant rejection, blood clots, scarring, skin necrosis, nerve damage, and pigmentation are all risks associated with this type of surgery. Smokers may also face the risk of an extended amount of healing time, while those with any vascular conditions will need a longer healing plan as well. Shock, respiratory failure, and cardiac arrest are all things that can happen right on the operating table. There are also a few cases in which a surgeon has accidentally left a tool inside of the patient’s body—and sewed it up. This will lead to infection and will require additional surgery in order to remove it.

Huge Financial Costs

Plastic surgery is not a cheap thrill by any means. Many procedures cost tens of thousands of dollars, and the cost only goes up with the experience of the doctor and the intricacy of the procedure. The patient will need to take time from work in order to make a full recovery. Small procedures may take a few days to heal while other more detailed procedures may take weeks for the body to fully recover—this is (normally) all time that is taken off from a full time job, a huge financial loss.

Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty. The operation is performed to alter the shape and size of the tummy. This is achieved by reducing the amount of fat and sagging skin around your tummy.

If you undergo this type of plastic surgery, you may have positive side effects like having a smaller tummy, reduced risk of complications brought about by a large tummy, and looking much thinner. However, the operation is accompanied by negative side effects as well. These side effects include scarring. One will have scars on the stomach as a result of the procedure. Reduced flexibility will also be experienced since you will be on bed rest until you have healed. 

Smartlipo plastic surgery

This is one of the simplest plastic surgeries performed. The procedure requires just a local anesthetic and is completed within a short time. Tenderness that will last for a few days, swelling and bruising are some of the side effects for this procedure.

Rhinoplasty surgery

A type of plastic surgery performed on the nose. The main purpose of this surgery is to alter the shape and structure of the nose. Positive side effects resulting from this procedure are a good-looking nose that you’re satisfied with. Negative side effects may include numbness, bloody nose, scarring, swelling, and nerve damage that could be permanent.

Emotional Damage

Those who undergo plastic surgery run the risk of missing the feeling of fulfillment after they have undergone their procedure. Those who did not feel satisfied often went back to have additional work done. When the procedure yielding results other than those expected, the patient may also feel resentment or anger toward their doctor.

The Risk of the Procedure Going Wrong

As with everything, there is always a risk that it just doesn’t turn out exactly as planned, no matter how much time and thought went into it. Many times individuals will end up with some very heavy psychological repercussions when a procedure did not end up looking the way that they visualized. The physical features can end up severely distorted, causing the patient to seek treatment and medications to deal with it. There are many cases of plastic surgery gone wrong, so a simple internet search will yield all of the proof needed.