One of the things that make people scared of cosmetic surgery is the possibility of having complications. Some people have lost either their lives or body parts all in the name of beauty! Nothing is perfect; you just have to cross your fingers that your results will be impressive. Complications can come in different forms and here are some signs that you should watch out for.
- Extreme pain
Most of these procedures will cause some pain here and there, but your surgeon should take care of that by prescribing some painkillers. If this pain seems to be controlling your body, then you need to go for a check-up.
The prescription in most cases will match the level of your pain and recovery process such that you will be given a dose, enough for what is expected. If things take a left turn and you find yourself taking more medication or maybe you ran out of painkillers before their time, you certainly need to see your surgeon.
Experiencing bleeding after a non-surgical cosmetic procedure is an outright warning sign that something is wrong. For surgical ones like facial plastic surgery, it is not unusual, except when it becomes extreme. Losing a lot of blood is very dangerous and if in large amounts, your life may be at great risk!
Some surgeons are fast to cut you open without following the right protocol, which is the cause of this in most cases. The surgeon should help you recover by checking up on you every now and then, until you are comfortable.
- The healing time does not seem right
Although it depends on your body, every cosmetic procedure has its healing timeline. There have been instances where a patient takes months for a small cosmetic surgical procedure, while others develop strange reactions to some non-surgical ones and since it is your first time, you automatically think it is part of the healing process. Always confirm with the surgeon on how long you are likely to take for you to fully recover.