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What Are the Risks Of Body Contouring?

What Are the Risks Of Body Contouring?Informed patients make the best patients because they are happy with the results of their body contouring procedure. They have clear expectation setting. Risk of complication following body contouring procedure is small. However, it’s crucial that all possibilities are concerned, including not having a favorable outcome. 

The best way of lowering the risk of complications is to get the surgery performed by an experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon. You should follow all guidelines related to pre- and post-operative care as well. A seasoned cosmetic surgeon will take the required steps of reducing the risk of complications. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides body contouring surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Bad Anesthesia Reaction

Body contouring plastic surgery procedures are performed under general anesthesia, which is slightly riskier as compared to local anesthesia. General anesthesia can cause an unexpected or unpleasant reaction. However, you should get it done from a qualified anesthesiologist that can identify problems before they become worse. 

Blood Clots

Blood clotting is a natural bodily response to control the amount of lost blood following an injury. However, these can prove to be dangerous depending on the location. There are several steps you can take for decreasing the risk of clots. You should make sure your surgeon has a list of all the medications you are before the surgery. This will allow the surgeon to identify any potential risks. 

During recovery period, you would be advised to wear compression stockings, go for short walks (after 1 – 2 days), and get post-operative leg massages. Gentle movement helps in speeding up the recovery process. However, vigorous activity and exertion may be detrimental to your recovery. 


Patients of blood contouring cosmetic surgery are at risk of contracting infections during and following the procedure. A sterile and clean operating room reduces the risk of developing infection. The risk of infection is more following a surgery if the surgical wound is not cared for properly. Your cosmetic surgeon will give you specific instructions for changing or removing bandages, keeping the wound clean, and exposing it to water. 

Surgical Drain Tubes

Most patients of body contouring surgery require drains following the procedure. These drains reduce the risk of seroma formation that can lead to infection. The drains act as an exit point for the fluid. It reduces the risk of infection following a body contouring surgery

You should keep track of the drainage each day and discard it. Generally, the drains can be removed in just 3 – 5 days following the surgery. However, your surgeon may ask you to keep it in for 3 weeks or more depending on the amount of drainage. 

Slow or Delayed Healing

Healing happens at its own pace in different patients. Generally, younger patients in good overall health heal faster as compared to less physically fit and older patients. Bruising, tenderness, swelling, and pain may take 4 – 6 weeks to subside. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for body contouring surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Frisco, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Frisco, Texas, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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