It’s no secret that cosmetic surgery is popular. In 2020 alone, $9 billion was spent on cosmetic surgery procedures. When it comes to choosing what type of cosmetic procedure, you may be surprised to learn just how many are less invasive and can still rejuvenate your appearance. The goal of any cosmetic procedure is to look and feel better. You don’t want to put your health at risk.
Know Your Risks
Whether you are deciding to do invasive or non-invasive plastic surgery procedures, there are certain factors that you should look out for to ensure that you are selecting a cosmetic practice that will deliver safe results. Like all medical procedures, cosmetic surgery comes with some risks. If you are doing an invasive procedure, one of the main risks that you need to take into account is anesthesia. While it isn’t common, people can have adverse responses to being placed under anesthesia. Other possible risks have a long-term effect. These include blood clots and nerve damage. Depending on the procedure you are undergoing, your doctor will explain the likelihood of these issues happening.
Proper care after your surgery is essential otherwise you risk infections, fluid build-up, and you can even experience the area where you got your incision separating. Lastly, as with any invasive procedure, there is the possibility of scaring. Plastic surgeons are trained to make scars appear as minimal as possible, but sometimes they are inevitable.
Even non-invasive procedures come with risks. While far less serious, you still need to properly care for the area after, otherwise, you risk infection. You can also experience pain or irritation, bruising, redness, and lumps that stem from cells in your immune system.
Some underlying medical conditions can put you at a higher risk for complications. If you have a condition that has weakened your immune system, or if you live an unhealthy lifestyle, then you are more likely to run into complications with both invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. It’s always a good idea to check with your general practitioner before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.
Know Your Rights
If you have the unfortunate experience of running into complications after a cosmetic procedure and plan to take the cosmetic practice to court, there is a very low rate of prosecution. If you are suing due to distress or complications caused by your cosmetic procedure, that would be classified as civil care. Only about 1% of civil cases ever make it to trial in the Federal Court. What this means is that when considering any procedure, invasive or not, you should always consult your general practitioner first to see whether this can help you gain a better understanding as to if you will experience complications that could leave you with less than desirable results.
The Most Popular Non-Invasive Procedures
One of the first impressions that you make on people is your smile. That’s why orthodontic treatments are among the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures. With the advances in orthodontics, it is easier than ever to straighten your teeth discreetly and easily. If you’ve thought about correcting your smile, you’re not alone. In fact, adults make up one in five orthodontic patients in America.
Due to advancement, if you decide to straighten your smile, you no longer have to resort to clunky braces. Your orthodontist can straighten your teeth using clear retainers that are barely noticeable. You also will have them on for less time than you would have had to with traditional braces. Orthodontics is a safe and easy cosmetic procedure that comes with little pain or risk for complications.
Whatever Procedure You Decide On
Whether you are getting an invasive or non-invasive procedure done, always take the time to fully research your cosmetic surgeon. While you want results, you want those results to be safe and have the desired effect that you had in mind.