Plastic Surgery Benefits and Risks

Improving your appearance can be easy and affordable with the right cosmetic surgery team. But before you move forward and say “yes” to surgery, it is important for you to have a realistic view of what plastic surgery can do for you, as well as what it cannot do.

Education Before Acceptance

Your first task should be to learn all you can about the procedure you are interested in. Talk to people who have had cosmetic surgery performed, and visit trusted organizations online, like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). At Bay Area’s Premier Aesthetic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Robert Aycock and his knowledgeable team place a high priority on patient education. They work hard to ensure every patient is well-informed regarding the benefits and risks of facial and body contouring procedures before you make the decision to schedule.


Understanding Your Surgery


As with any medical procedure, there are risks you should know about. During your comprehensive cosmetic surgery consultation, Dr. Aycock and his team will present the benefits and risks in a very detailed manner, and answer any questions you may have.

Risks vs. Rewards

Although rare, infection, bleeding, blood clots, and slow healing are a few of the risks that may be discussed during your first visit. Dr. Aycock’s team will also inform you of all the ways they work hard to ensure the safest environment possible, and how they are prepared to keep you safe should any complications occur. Of course, many people feel that the potential rewards of plastic surgery far outweigh the risks — which is why elective surgery is so popular among men and women. Successful surgeries that help you reach your appearance goals can have a very positive effect on your self-confidence, your self-esteem, and your personal life. Many patients report an improved overall quality of life after their healing is complete.

Choosing Wisely

Remember that choosing a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who has years of experience and maintains safe and comfortable facilities can reduce your risks during and after surgery and improve your results.

  • To learn more, you can read about recent initiatives the American Society of Plastic Surgeons are using to promote patient safety.

If you would like to discuss the benefits and risks of facial, body, and nonsurgical cosmetic enhancements, please contact Dr. Robert Aycock in San Francisco, California. You may also want to check out Dr. Aycock’s Facebook page under Bay Area’s Premier Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Center

By |2018-11-23T02:36:47-07:00September 20th, 2010|Plastic Surgery|

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