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With any kind of surgery performed by our cosmetic surgery New York City or Long Island expert surgeons should come the understanding that there are some risks, however small, involved for patients.

Having surgery can be a hard thing to swallow for some people and we want you to be well informed about what could potentially be the risks of undergoing surgery of any kind – in this case cosmetic surgery.

The end results are what everyone goes in for; the process is what we sometimes forget.

Risks to Consider Before Plastic Surgery

Know the Reality: There are Risks

The greatest deterrent to any kind of problems during surgery relies on the health of the patient. This makes it even more important to be sure you are taking care of yourself before going in. Depending on the type of surgery you receive, there may be different sorts of risks involved. For instance, if you are going in for Smartlipo, the risks will be less than if you were heading in for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation.

Complications are, however, rare and should not be any reason to fear getting the procedure you are hoping for. We have a highly skilled team at our cosmetic surgery New York City and Long Island facilities that are experienced with performing procedures in the safest ways possible so that complications rarely occur. In the majority of cases, as a matter of fact, nothing goes wrong after surgery. We assure you that you are in good hands with our expert surgeons.

Getting Through Recovery

After having surgery by our plastic surgery New York City or Long Island experts, you will then begin the process of recovery. This may take days, weeks, or even months depending on the type of procedure and how it extensive it was. During this time you will most likely be swollen in the area where the surgery took place.

Proper results will not be seen until this swelling goes down. You will also be on medications to control discomfort and with some procedures a drainage device for excess fluids will be temporarily attached to the surgery sight.

Dissatisfaction and a let-down of expectations can also occur if you do not stay on top of your mood after surgery. It is highly important that you do not expect perfection! It is merely an improvement to your body and should not be taken as a save-all for life’s difficulties.

Benefits to Our Cosmetic Surgery New York City and Long Island Patients

Benefits Outweigh the Risks

With all of that being said, the benefits of having your cosmetic surgery will likely far outweigh the small possibility of complications! You are seeking to improve your body and your mind; the training our surgeons receive is to do just that while keeping you safe on their operating table.

If you have any questions concerning the risks and benefits plastic surgery can carry, please contact us today at our cosmetic surgery New York City office in Manhattan or our Long Island center in Commack.

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.