Cosmetic surgery has become increasing popular, for men as well as women. Cosmetic surgery centers have sprung up in offices and strip malls both locally and throughout the country, and the procedures themselves are increasingly affordable, requiring less recovery time. The pressure to appear more youthful and to perfect upon nature has caused demand for procedures such as Botox injections, face lifts, and breast augmentations. Unfortunately, as the amount of people having cosmetic surgery procedures has risen, so has the number of injuries due to cosmetic surgery mistakes. Here’s what you need to know about popular cosmetic surgery procedures, and the associated risks involved.

Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 15 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in the United States in the last year alone. These procedures include both minimally invasive procedures as well as actual surgeries. The most common cosmetic surgeries over the last year include:

Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Botox Injections
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser Hair Removal

Surgical Procedures

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Nose Reshaping
  • Liposuction
  • Facelifts

The goal with any cosmetic surgery procedure is to increase attractiveness, as well as self-esteem. According to the ASPS, the best candidates for cosmetic surgery are people with a positive outlook, as well as realistic expectations.

Risks Associated With Cosmetic Surgery

There can be definite advantages to looking younger, or having certain features that are valued in our society. While cosmetic surgery can help meet these goals, it’s not something to be entered into lightly. There are risks associated with cosmetic surgery procedures, and some of these risks can result in permanent damage, as well as serious, potentially life threatening injuries. Some of the most common complications from cosmetic surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Blood loss
  • Organ damage

Aside from the above risks, there is always the chance that your procedure won’t turn out as planned or as promised by your surgeon. Overall general dissatisfaction with appearance after cosmetic surgery is a common complaint, and the damage done is often irreparable.

Contact Our Experienced Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you’ve suffered an injury or damages due to a cosmetic surgery mistake or complication, contact our experienced Florida medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys. At Hogan Frick, with offices in Orlando, Gainesville, Ocala, Kissimmee, and Lakeland, our attorneys can help you recover damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call Hogan Frick Law today for a free review of your case.