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FACT: All surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive carries risk

  • Posted: Wednesday 01 July, 2015

With a substantial rise in the number of people undergoing plastic surgery in the last 10 years, surgery has become ‘normalised’. However, it cannot be underestimated that both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, like any other kind of surgery, carries risk and therefore needs to be seriously considered. A patient can have an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic or be affected by postoperative complications. These problems can occur even when the surgery has been performed with the utmost skill. In addition results cannot be guaranteed. The best way to reduce risk is to consult a fully trained and qualified specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon