The procedures performed in some accredited cosmetic surgery facilities by certified surgeons have excellent safety records. There was a survey done in 1997, which was based on more than four-hundred thousand operations performed in such facilities.
They found that the percentage of serious complications was less than a half of one percent. Also, there is a low mortality rate, which is only one in every 57,000 cases. Lastly, in an accredited surgical facility, the overall risk of complications is comparable to the risk in a freestanding surgical facility or a hospital ambulatory surgical facility.
The Risk Of Any Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is still surgery and like most surgeries, cosmetic surgery can still have the same risks and complications. One of the most common complications is through sedation or anesthesia. This is sometimes due to the patient’s reaction to the anesthesia used during the procedure. If you are only undergoing a minor procedure, there is a small risk of experiencing complications with the anesthesia. However, a more complicated procedure calls for general anesthesia and this kind of sedation can sometimes cause complications.
Some of the most common complications of general anesthesia include abnormal rhythm of the heart, brain damage, airway obstruction, heart attack, malignant hyperthermia, stroke and temporary paralysis. In worst cases, patients die due to the complications.