How Safe Are Aesthetic Procedures?

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Aurora, Denver, patient safety is Dr. Serota’s top priority. Although aesthetic medicine has proven to be exceedingly safe, no medical procedure is without risks. This is true both during the procedure and the recovery time afterwards. Your choice to have an aesthetic procedure is personal, and as part of your decision, you should be aware of the possible risks.

To ensure safety and the best post-treatment outcome, patients must disclose their complete medical history to their doctor prior to surgery. This includes all prescription and non-prescription medication they are currently taking, past surgeries, current health conditions and past health conditions.

Anesthesia is sometimes used in aesthetic medicine. Some people can have a serious reaction to sedation or anesthesia, even without any previous history or risk factors. The level of anesthesia or sedation used depends on the degree of invasiveness of the procedure. Complications typically occur with general anesthesia as opposed to local anesthesia or sedation. Nevertheless, patients should be aware of the following potential complications of anesthesia:

  • Blood clots
  • Brain damage
  • Heart attack
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Nerve damage
  • Obstructed airways
  • Stroke
  • Temporary paralysis

Other health risks include bleeding, excessive swelling, infection, poor healing of your incisions and loss of sensation. 

Open communication between doctor and patient is essential to ensure your safety and your results. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Serota and other members of our staff will make sure you are well-informed about your care.

Even though aesthetic procedures are elective, any treatment may carry some risk, and a great deal of thought and consideration should go into your decision. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota, contact us today by calling 303-367-9000 or visiting website.