Why Your Surgeon’s Credentials Matter

Plastic surgery, while increasingly popular and less stigmatized than ever, often involves complicated and delicate surgical techniques to achieve great results but also to keep patients safe while undergoing a procedure. Non-invasive procedures continue to be incredibly popular and satisfying, but also come with risks of side effects that can be life-threatening. This is why finding a highly trained medical doctor who is an expert in plastic surgery techniques and treatments is as important as ever to not only give you results that you’ll enjoy for a long time but also to ensure there is little risk of complications.

To give you an idea of the risks you generally take on when agreeing to undergo elective surgery, here are several of the common complications of plastic surgery.

Hematoma

A highly common side effect of surgery is the pooling of blood beneath the surface of the skin in an area that was pulled away or resected. This can occur in procedures like facelifts, body contouring surgeries, and breast procedures. Hematomas cause swelling and pain as well as discoloration that may need to be treated with another surgery. Hematomas can be prevented with the use of drains and can be prevented in some cases with proper surgical techniques.

Seroma

Seroma is similar to hematoma but instead of blood pooling beneath the skin in a surgical area, it’s clear bodily fluids. This may not cause nearly as discolored an appearance but can still affect the look of your treated area in procedures like breast and body plastic surgery. Seromas are treated and prevented in the same way as hematomas: with drains or surgical removal of built-up fluid.

Infection

Any time the skin is breached due to an injury or surgery, there’s a risk of infection beyond the normal risk you experience in your everyday life from pathogens all around you. However, in sterile, accredited surgical environments like the one used by Dr. Angelchik, the risk of developing an infection due to your surgical procedure is extremely low. Infections are usually easily treatable with antibiotics prescribed by your doctor if you experience side effects.

Nerve Damage

One of the common questions about breast surgeries in particular is whether the sensation of the affected tissue will remain after the procedure. In the vast majority of cases, nerve damage is a highly unlikely side effect that board-certified surgeons rarely encounter. This means that no matter what part of the body your surgery is being performed on, you will not lose sensation if being performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Poor Aesthetic Result

Although not necessarily the most life-threatening side effect people may encounter from inexperienced plastic surgeons, a poor result upon healing can have psychological effects as well as disappointment. You’ve spent a lot of time and money on your desired result, and to be unsatisfied may require you to find a different surgeon with better qualifications to correct it. This is why it is often less expensive and time-consuming to do your research and find the most qualified physician in your area before committing to a given procedure.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Glendale, AZ

You can trust your goals from plastic surgery to Dr. Paul Angelchik, a board-certified surgeon practicing in Arizona. With a thorough consultation and comprehensive medical history, we’ll find the right procedure for your anatomy and desired results, rather than give you a cheap, one-size-fits-all option. Learn more about how we take every precaution to mitigate your side effects and medical complications by calling our office or contacting us online today.

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If you're interested, please contact us today at 602-517-0077 to schedule your consultation. Our office provides excellent plastic surgery to clients in the Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise and Peoria areas of Arizona.