As with any type of surgery, plastic surgery has associated risks and complications.
The degree of risk depends on whether the surgery is in a small or large area, the surgeon's level of experience and the overall health of the person having the procedure.
Complications from plastic surgery can include:
You should discuss with your surgeon the risks associated with your particular type of plastic surgery.
If you have any concerns regarding your recovery from a surgical procedure, such as pain, swelling, discharge or any other unexpected side effects, speak to your surgeon, GP or healthcare team immediately.
Plastic surgery is the branch of surgery specialising in repairing and reconstructing missing or damaged tissue and skin.
Plastic surgery can be used to correct defects present from birth or to repair skin and tissue damage caused by disease, illness or injury later in life.
Plastic surgery can involve a number of different techniques to move and manipulate body tissue.