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Are Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Safe?

The short answer is yes: cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery are very much safe and should be considered by anyone looking to correct a physical malady or enhance natural beauty. That being said, the short answer is not exactly telling as to why cosmetic surgery is safe. After all, at its most basic, cosmetic plastic surgery is an often invasive approach toward achieving the look you may want. While some cosmetic procedures – such as dermal fillers – may require little more than a series of injections, others – such as facelifts or liposuction – will require incisions, extensive physical manipulation, and care to guard against infection.

So why exactly are we so comfortable saying that cosmetic surgery procedures are safe? Easy.

Qualified Plastic Surgeons who Prioritize Safety

There is little doubt that, when electing to undergo cosmetic & reconstructive plastic surgery, you will be exposing yourself to risk. That does not mean, however, that the risk should be maximized. Quite the contrary, with the right people on your side, it can be reduced considerably.

Cosmetic surgery is safe so long as you move forward with the right plastic surgeon.

This will, of course, require a great deal of homework on your part, a great deal of research and one-on-one time with a potential surgeon so as to develop a rapport and nurture a shared cosmetic vision. And it’ll be obvious when it happens. Why? Because a qualified plastic surgeon, one who prioritizes your safety above all else, will take the time to learn not only your cosmetic desires, but the many intricacies that comprise your inner-workings.

Allergies, previous injury, physical and emotional well-being, diet, habits. All the little things about you that are largely hidden from the world.

What to Ask Yourself upon Meeting with a Cosmetic Surgeon

So when meeting with a plastic surgeon, when taking the time to decide whether or not you want to move forward, ask yourself: did he ask me what I wanted? Did he offer valid and insightful opinions? Did he inquire as to my health and medical history? What kind of credentials did he have? Was his cosmetic surgery center clean and state-of-the-art? Did he ask me if I’d spoken to my primary care physician? Above all, did I trust that he cared about my safety and not just about his bottom line?

You see, cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery are very much safe, and that they are is largely attributable to the plastic surgeon you entrust with your cosmetic enhancement.