What are the risks associated with plastic surgery after weight loss?
Fortunately, serious risks with body contouring surgeries are rare, and the satisfaction rate with these procedures is high. The overall complication rate is low if the operation is performed by an experienced, board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your aesthetic plastic surgeon during your consultation and after your procedure to ensure you are on the right track to recovery.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structures
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
You can help minimize post-bariatric surgery risks by following your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon’s advice and instructions before and after your surgery.