The Pro’s and con’s of cosmetic surgery.
The mirror don’t lie and none of us can escape the ageing process. But what to do about it-if anything?
Lets look at what are the main concerns for many of us?
Pro’s and con’s of cosmetic surgery
“Botched” a dreadful word bandied around by the media..strange but it usually only applies to surgery done abroad. UK surgeons don’t produce “botch” instead its described as a complication.
In reality there are very few badly performed facelift surgeries. I personally have never seen such an outcome. The only occasion we see anything approaching it is when the media has a pop at say Mrs Stallone or another for their somewhat unusual appearances.
The good facelifts are amongst us every day of the week but go unnoticed-
Bcause they have been done properly. This means not pulling the skin too tight, and allowing some slack in case any revision or correction is needed. No surgeon ever takes a facelift within a millimetre of being so tight you cant move your face. There were rumour about these type of lifts 20 years ago..barbie doll etc. but I am not sure if any were ever performed. Pulling too tight can cause nerve damage.
So i would say don’t be swayed by media hype. Ask yourself do you know anyone who had a bad facelift.. Have you ever seen one? The chances are the answer is no, so try to take the fixation out of your mind. People often say to me “i have seen and heard all about these overdone facelifts” chances are they just want to scare themselves.
On the other hand what should be considered is the fact there are inherent risks in any form of surgery, cosmetic or otherwise. Risks which should be pointed out beforehand
And from this information a patient can decide whether to proceed or not.
Most of these complications are correctable and just cause more work for the surgeon.
Here are a few which are quite commonplace:-
1) Haematoma or (bruising) Can sometimes prove stubborn and occasionally requires draining.
2) Minor infections.This of course can occur from just a minor scratch, let alone a surgical facelift.
If the patients is still under the watchful eye of their actual surgeon these setbacks are dealt with there and then.