Facial Cosmetic Surgery Risks and Complications

Like any other type of surgery, facial cosmetic surgery is not without its risks and potential complications. Some amount of risk is unavoidable, but understanding what could go wrong, how and why, can help you minimize your risks. Choosing the right cosmetic surgeon is the first step to avoiding complications and achieving the look you desire.

Knowing What to Expect

The happiest patients are those who have realistic expectations for the results of their facial cosmetic surgery and who know what to expect during the procedure and recovery. Open and honest communication with your cosmetic surgeon is a two-way street.

During you initial consultation, you and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Daria Hamrah will discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and will help you decide which procedures can help you accomplish them.

Inherent Risks of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery carries some risks that are inherent to all surgery including:

  • Reaction anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Nerve damage

Full disclosure of your medical history can help Dr. Hamrah identify your personal risk factors for a safer procedure. He will need to know all of the medications that you are taking to avoid any dangerous interactions with the anesthesia. If you or your family members have a history of excessive scarring, discuss this with Dr. Hamrah prior to your surgery so that he can advise you of your options and plan your procedure for the best possible outcome.

If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland area, please contact NOVA SurgiCare, PC, Center for Oral & Facial Rejuvenation today. We will be happy to schedule your initial consultation.