Bad Plastic Surgery – How Much Damage A Bad Plastic Surgery Can Cause And How To Avoid It

Bad Plastic Surgery - How Much Damage

Cosmetic surgery is very popular. Tens of thousands surgeries are performed each and every year. Rhinoplasty, liposuction, face lifts are just a few of them. Not all surgeries are successful. Often plastic surgery is performed by surgeons who are not qualified enough for the job.

It is not required that a physician has a special education to do cosmetic surgery. There are weekend seminars where you can ‘learn’ how to do liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. On Monday this doctor could make a surgery he never did before.

Just recently I saw a report in television where a dentist performed a liposuction on a 40 year old woman. This dentist was already known for his bad plastic surgery results. His work was horrible. But he is still in business. The authorities do not do anything against it.

When a surgery goes wrong then usually because of errors in the surgical process. A bad surgery can cause asymmetry, nerve damage, tightness, loss of sensation, deformation, paralysis and more. If you are lucky and enough tissue is left, a good surgeon might be able to reverse some of the damage. But even bigger is often the psychological damage for the patient which can last for the rest of your life.

To avoid bad cosmetic surgery it is absolutely mandatory that you screen your doctor carefully. Never ever choose a surgeon that has less than one year experience. Ask the doctor for testimonials which you can verify. Ask when and where he had his education and training for cosmetic surgery techniques.

Do not rely on his words only, you need proof. Do not forget that cosmetic surgery is a highly profitable business. There are even people offering these surgeries who are not even physicians.

Written by Cynthia Gregory

Dr. Cynthia Gregory is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.