Post-Surgical Complications to Be Aware of

Although most cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries are very safe and do not cause a patient to suffer any serious complications afterwards, patients do need to be aware of the fact that certain post-surgical complications may arise. While plastic surgeons will make sure patients are aware of these possible complications prior to performing the surgery, a patient may become concerned if they begin to exhibit certain uncomfortable, unusual, or painful symptoms after their surgery. Some of these are normal for a person to experience, but there are certain ones that may be a sign of a more serious issue.

Complications That May Follow a Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

Complications often arise after a surgery due to unforeseen health problems or the simple fact of the body undergoing a great amount of stress. These complications may seem alarming, but a cosmetic surgeon can often handle these post-surgical complications. The following complications can be serious or particularly discomforting and, as such, warrant follow-up care:

  • Sudden and severe pain at the site of the surgery
  • Abnormally sudden or persistent swelling
  • Loss of feeling
  • Excessive bleeding at the site of the surgery
  • Reopening of surgical wounds
  • Ongoing nausea or vomiting
  • Persistent or severe fever

Most patients won’t experience these complications; however, should a patient recently recovering from a cosmetic surgery experience these symptoms, he or she should speak with their surgeon immediately.

Contact a Cosmetic Surgeon in Iowa

If you’re thinking about undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure in Des Moines, our experienced plastic surgeons at Bergman Folkers Cosmetic Surgery can walk you through the procedure and help you plan for your recovery. For more information about a particular surgery, get in touch with us today by calling 515-222-1111.

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