Understanding the risks and benefits of plastic surgery
It’s entirely normal to be nervous about an upcoming surgery. Despite all of the medical advances of the past few decades, surgery still has some risks that need to be considered carefully. That said, certain factors can minimize the potential drawbacks of the process and ensure that surgical candidates find themselves in the best possible hands. At Austin Plastic Surgery Center, we set ourselves apart from other surgical providers in several key ways.
How Safe Is Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is regarded as one of the safest surgical sub-specialties. Due to the minimally invasive nature of most cosmetic surgery procedures and the high staff-to-patient ratio at accredited facilities, it’s rare for serious surgical complications to occur. Most of the complications that occur are related to anesthesia, and the incidence of serious problems is quite low: According to recently available statistics, just one in 300,000 cosmetic surgical candidates suffered lasting disability or death as a result of anesthesia.
Factors That Affect Safety and Comfort
Even if cosmetic surgery is safer than many other medical procedures, there are some factors that can affect the overall efficacy, comfort and safety of the procedure. These include:
• Operating in an accredited facility such as Austin Plastic Surgery Center
• Selecting surgeons who undergo continuing education training and other means of enhancing their skills
• Finding surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
• Choosing a facility with staff members who are trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The Importance of Accreditation
Even if you don’t anticipate any problems with your surgery, accreditation should be a critical factor in your selection of a cosmetic surgery provider. Although many patients are concerned with selecting a facility that’s close to a full-service hospital, it’s far more important to choose a practice that’s fully accredited and staffed with highly trained medical professionals. Accredited facilities like Austin Plastic Surgery Center are equipped to handle any eventuality, including the highly unlikely event of a surgical complication. Non-accredited facilities can’t offer that sort of security.
An Accredited Plastic Surgery Center That Cares About You
No surgery is without its risks, but the procedures that we offer at Austin Plastic Surgery Center are designed to maximize your body’s potential while ensuring your comfort and safety. As a fully accredited facility with highly trained staff members, Austin Plastic Surgery Center is committed to bringing out your inner beauty. To learn more about what we do or schedule a consultation with one of our beauty specialists, call (512) 345-3223 or fill out the online consultation form.