I feel it is important that anyone having surgery with me is aware of the possible negative sides of surgery and understands the small but real risks. The following paragraphs cover what happens when things occasionally don’t go as expected.
Like all surgery there are risks of complications whoever does your surgery. It is important you are aware of this and also are aware that many of the problems you may get after your surgery, if they are treated promptly, have no obvious effect on the final outcome.
All operations have a risk of bleeding (less than 2%). Infection is rare and antibiotics are given around the time of surgery to reduce the risk. Some people form bad scars (about 2%) and these can be troubling for a while although often respond to treatment over several months.
Discomfort or skin pigmentation can occasionally be problems. Over time these should settle, although all operations can result in long-term discomfort. If you suffer from cold sores you will need treatment to prevent them coming up while you are healing.
All operations have a small risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), chest infection and Pulmonary embolism. Death following elective surgery is exceptionally rare (1:250,000 in fit and well people)
As this is a surgical procedure to deal with appearance no guarantee can be given to the final appearance, but if we agree it is an unsatisfactory result correction will be offered at no additional cost.