Risks and general side effects of cosmetic surgery

Risks and general side effects of cosmetic surgery

Every surgical intervention, also plastic surgery, involves certain risks. On a weekly basis, plastic surgeons carry out dozens of operations successfully.

However, each patient must take into account that any treatment carries risks, regardless of the specialty in which the intervention is carried out.

The main risks and complications of plastic surgery are implant rejection, sensitivity disorders, abnormal skin coloration, tissue necrosis, asymmetry, abnormal scarring, thrombosis, hemorrhage, pain and allergic reactions to the anesthetic. Regardless of the fact that you work in a sterile space an infection can occur.

Although we work in a sterile way, you can not rule out 100% infection. However, the risk of infection is low, namely less than 1%. Sometimes there is an alteration of healing or bleeding.

Usually, the consequences of these complications can be corrected by one or more additional operations. Exceptionally, an injury may occur or death may ensue.

We do everything possible to reduce the possibility of risks and complications to a minimum, but we can not exclude their appearance. Therefore, it is important to understand and accept the possibility of complications arising.

In case of complications, we will do everything possible to help you in the best way possible.

Before undergoing an intervention it is very important to be well informed. Your doctor is the best source of information and will offer you a broad explanation about the general risks of a given intervention, but in particular it is he who can estimate your individual risk.

Reduce the risk of complications

Complications are more common in smokers. Therefore, we recommend that you stop smoking at least three weeks before the intervention or that you do not smoke at least during the three weeks before the intervention.

A general poor state of health, overweight and age are also factors that increase the possibility of risks. Certain diseases, the use of medication and the use of drugs can lead to an increase in the possibility of complications.

Do not hesitate to consult your doctor in complete confidence. It is important that your doctor is well informed. At Wellness Kliniek, the most important thing is to ensure your health and safety.

Safe anesthesia

At Wellness Kliniek we do everything possible to limit the risks, side effects and complications as much as possible. Also with regard to the method of anesthesia. Your safety and health come first.

Therefore, we prefer preferably:

Local anesthesia: you are awake

Total sedation: you sleep

General anesthesia

Local anesthesia

For a small amount of cosmetic interventions you can opt for local anesthesia, replacing total sedation. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure, but unlike in total sedation you will be fully awake, just like when you go to the dentist.

Total sedation

Total sedation

By means of the most efficient analgesia, a slight form of sedative anesthesia is usually sufficient. It will continue to breathe and swallow naturally while remaining asleep and does not feel any pain.

A couple of hours after the intervention you will feel perfectly and without feeling the annoying side effects of an anesthetic.

General anesthesia

General anesthesia is used in operations in which it is necessary for the patient to be completely unconscious. This may be the case of deep tissue operations (for example, stomach reduction).

For cosmetic plastic surgery, anesthesia is not necessary. For most operations, our preference is total sedation.

In gastric bypass surgery, the patient does need general anesthesia. During general anesthesia the anesthesiologist accompanies the patient at all times to monitor their vital signs and condition.

Controls respiratory functions, blood circulation, fluid balance and general condition. The anesthesiologist – anesthetist monitors and regulates all vital bodily functions, such as heartbeat, blood pressure and kidney function.

The treatment contract
You have the right to receive complete, fair and honest information.

You will get information from the doctor during the first consultation, before you undergo treatment.

The doctor will inform you in a clear and complete way about the treatment, the possibilities with respect to it, as well as the contraindications, the expected results, the recovery period and the necessary or desired aftercare, the medication, the possible complications, the risks and the costs.

The doctor expects to receive from you truthful information and honest answers regarding why you want to undergo treatment.

The doctor expects you to explain openly your expectations about the final result, as well as to report in an honest and complete manner about your medication, medical history and health status.

By signing the treatment contract, the patient indicates that he has met all the information requirements, as well as that he understands the information and that he agrees with it.

If you believe that you have not been informed in a timely, adequate and understandable manner, we recommend that you do not give your consent for the planned treatment.

It is important that you are well informed, submit to your treatment with confidence and, only then, reserve the operation.

Physician’s responsibility

Medical error: doctors are responsible for any damage suffered by a patient due to an error of the doctor in fulfilling his obligations under the treatment contract.

Medical accident: the clinic and doctors can not, under any circumstances, be held liable, contractual and / or extracontractually, for the damages caused by a medical accident – complication – that appears during the intervention or during the follow-up period, which should always be considered as a situation of force majeure on the part of the surgeon and the clinic.

The damage caused by a medical accident is understood as the damage caused by a non-erroneous medical action – complications or unwanted events – according to the scientific findings at the moment in which said damage is manifested.

Patient responsibility

If the patient knows that the doctor has breached under the treatment contract, and this is not proved through a court, he may be held financially liable for damage to the reputation of the doctor and Wellness Kliniek, including damage caused Defamation, on the Internet or through any other communication platform.

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