What are the 5 Most Risky Complications of Plastic Surgeries?

Risky Complications of Plastic Surgeries

Plastic surgery is a special treatment that can change a person’s appearance, looks, and ability to function. People are increasingly seeking such medical treatments. However, there can be many risky complications of plastic surgeries. One should be well aware the positive and negative effects before opting for such medical procedures.


A condition that may occur when sterile body fluid, or serum, accumulates beneath the skin surface. This results in swelling and even severe pain at times. This can occur after any sort of surgery and is one of the most common complications after a tummy tuck procedure.

As fluids accumulate beneath the skin and can become infected, they can often be drained with a needle. This may remove them all, but there can also be a chance of recurrence.

Blood loss

Blood loss is expected after every surgery. However, at times uncontrolled blood loss may leas to a significant drop in blood pressure that may be lethal at times.

Post-surgery excessive blood loss can be right after the operation or later as internal blood loss.

Nerves damage

Nerve damage can happen after many surgical procedures. Skin tingling and numbness are a common post-surgery signs due to nerve damage. This is often temporary. But, in some cases, nerve damage can become risky and long-lasting.

Hypertrophic Scarring

Surgery typically results in some scarring. Since cosmetic surgery seeks to improve the way you look, scars can be particularly troubling.

Surgeries can often leave some scars. People often do cosmetic surgeries to improve their looks, but often leave scars that can be very troubling. For example, Hypertrophic Scarring is an abnormally thick and red raised scar. These scars along with hard, and keloid scars may come up after 1% – 4% of tummy tuck procedures.


A pocket of blood that resembles a large, and painful bruise. This may occur in 1% of breast augmentation procedures. It is also one of the most common complications after a facelift, it occurs in around 1 percent of patients. This is more common for males than females.

Hematoma is a risk in almost all surgeries. The treatment may at times include additional operations to drain the blood that is collected or is growing rapidly. This may also require another procedure in the operating room for fixation, and sometimes may also require additional anesthesia.