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The truth about the perception of plastic surgery risks

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2017 | medical negligence

Many people in Montana view plastic surgery as a simple process to change their looks. However, the reality is that it is actual surgery. Some procedures may not be as evasive as others, but the bottom line is mistakes and complications can happen. 

According to Zwivel, complication rates for plastic surgery can be as high as 40 percent. First-time surgeries run about five to seven percent chance of issues, but revisional surgery ups the risks to 20 to 40 percent. Many procedures are not simple processes and even those that are come with risks. Plastic surgery can be as dangerous as getting heart surgery. 

However, Healthline Magazine notes that many cases of malpractic claims in this field are due to risks that the patients knew about before surgery. This may suggest people simply do not take this type of surgery as seriously as they should. 

The actual breakdown of malpractice claims is that most stem from issues with how the patients were treated or how the surgery and related care was performed. Other less common issues include items left behind in the body after surgery, failure to get consent and confidentiality issues. 

The takeaway here is that anyone considering plastic surgery should approach this as they would any surgery. It needs to be taken seriously. Risks and other warning given by the doctor beforehand should be considered carefully and not ignored. This may help people to better handle the aftereffects of the surgery and understand that these procedures are not without their issues. 


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