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Cosmetic Procedures

Fighting the effects of aging—on the outside. Your guide to the risks of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures

Trying to fight the effects of aging? Below is a basic guide to the risks involved in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. For more information on each procedure, see the resources below the charts.

Cosmetic Procedures: Surgical

Procedure/What is it?

     Risks

Breast augmentation
Breasts are enlarged by placing an implant behind each breast.

  • implants can rupture, leak, and deflate
  • infection
  • hardening of scar tissue around implant, causing breast firmness, pain, distorted shape, or implant movement
  • bleeding
  • pain
  • nipples may get more or less sensitive
  • numbness near incision
  • blood collection around implant/incision
  • calcium deposits around implant
  • harder to find breast lumps

Breast lift
Extra skin is removed from the breast to raise and reshape breast.

  • Scarring
  • skin loss
  • infection
  • loss of feeling in nipples or breast
  • nipples put in the wrong place
  • breasts not symmetrical

Breast reduction
Fat, tissue, and skin is removed from breast.

  • if nipples and areola are detached, may lose sensation and decreased ability to breastfeed
  • bleeding
  • infection
  • scarring
  • harder to find breast lumps
  • poor shape, size, or position of nipples or breasts

Eyelid surgery
Extra fat, skin, and muscle in the upper and/or lower eyelid is removed to correct “droopy” eyelids.

  • blurred or double vision
  • infection
  • bleeding under the skin
  • swelling
  • dry eyes
  • whiteheads
  • can’t close eye completely
  • pulling of lower lids
  • blindness

Facelift
Extra fat is removed, muscles are tightened, and skin is rewrapped around the face and neck to improve sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin.

  • Infection
  • bleeding under skin
  • scarring
  • irregular earlobes
  • nerve damage causing numbness or inability to move your face
  • hair loss
  • skin damage

Facial implant
Implants are used to change the nose, jaws, cheeks, or chin.

  • infection
  • feeling of tightness or scarring around implant
  • shifting of implant

Forehead lift
Extra skin and muscles that cause wrinkles are removed, eyebrows are lifted, and forehead skin is tightened.

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • bleeding under skin
  • eye dryness or irritation
  • impaired eyelid function
  • loss of feeling in eyelid skin
  • injury to facial nerve causing loss of motion or muscle weakness

Lip augmentation
Material is injected or implanted into the lips to create fuller lips and reduce wrinkles around the mouth.

  • infection
  • bleeding
  • lip asymmetry
  • lumping
  • scarring

Liposuction
Excess fat from a targeted area is removed with a vacuum to shape the body.

  • baggy skin
  • skin may change color and fall off
  • fluid retention
  • shock
  • infection
  • burning
  • fat clots in the lungs
  • pain
  • damage to organs if punctured
  • numbness at the surgery site
  • heart problems
  • kidney problems
  • disability
  • death

Nose surgery
Nose is reshaped by resculpting the bone and cartilage in the nose.

  • Infection
  • bursting blood vessels
  • red spots
  • bleeding under the skin
  • scarring

Tummy tuck
Extra fat and skin in the abdomen is removed, and muscles are tightened to flatten tummy.

  • blood clots
  • infection
  • bleeding
  • scarring
  • fluid accumulation under the skin

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