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Risks and Considerations

At My Cosmetic Clinic, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. We strive to provide the highest quality cosmetic treatments, including injectables for anti-wrinkle, dermal fillers, PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin), biostimulators, and cosmetic surgery. While these procedures are generally safe and effective, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and considerations involved.

General Risks for All Injectable Treatments

1. Infection: Although rare, any time a needle is used, there is a risk of infection at the injection site. Proper aftercare is essential to minimise this risk.

2. Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to the substances used in injectables. It is crucial to inform us of any known allergies prior to treatment.

3. Bruising and Swelling: Temporary bruising and swelling are common side effects of injectables. These typically resolve within a few days.

4. Pain or Discomfort: Mild to moderate pain or discomfort can occur during and after the injection process. This is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief if necessary.

5. Asymmetry or Uneven Results: There is a possibility of asymmetry or uneven results. Follow-up treatments may be required to achieve the desired outcome.

 

Specific Risks by Treatment Type

 

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

– Drooping Eyelids or Brows: Incorrect injection technique can lead to temporary drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows.

– Headaches: Some patients may experience mild headaches following treatment.

 

Dermal Fillers

– Lumps or Nodules: In some cases, lumps or nodules can form under the skin. These can usually be massaged out but may require additional treatment.

– Tissue Necrosis: If a filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, it can lead to tissue damage and necrosis. This is a rare but serious complication.

– Migration of Filler: Fillers can sometimes move from the injection site, leading to undesired results.

 

PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin)

– Prolonged Swelling or Bruising: Since PRF involves using your blood, there can be prolonged swelling or bruising at the injection site.

– Infection: As with any procedure involving blood products, there is a risk of infection if proper sterile techniques are not followed.

 

Biostimulators

– Granulomas: These are small areas of inflammation that can occur when the body reacts to the injected substance. They can sometimes be treated with medication or further injections.

– Delayed Results: Biostimulators work by encouraging your body to produce more collagen, so results can take several weeks to become visible.

 

Cosmetic Surgery

Our cosmetic surgery options, including liposuction, eyelid surgery, and arm/thigh lifts, can provide transformative results. However, like all surgeries, they come with specific risks and considerations.

General Risks for All Cosmetic Surgeries

1. Anaesthesia Risks: All surgeries requiring anaesthesia carry risks such as allergic reactions and complications. A thorough preoperative assessment is necessary to minimise these risks.

2. Infection: Post-surgical infections can occur despite the highest standards of care and sterile techniques.

3. Scarring: All surgeries will result in some scarring. The visibility and extent of scarring can vary based on the procedure and individual healing characteristics.

4. Bleeding and Hematoma: There is a risk of bleeding during and after surgery, which may require further medical intervention.

5. Blood Clots: Postoperative blood clots, particularly deep vein thrombosis (DVT), are a serious risk and can be life-threatening if not promptly treated.

6. Delayed Healing: Some individuals may experience slower than expected healing times.

 

Specific Risks by Surgery Type

Liposuction

– Contour Irregularities: Uneven fat removal can lead to contour irregularities or asymmetries.

– Fluid Accumulation: Seromas (fluid accumulation) may form under the skin and may need to be drained.

– Numbness: Temporary or permanent numbness in the treated areas can occur.

 

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

– Vision Changes: Temporary blurred vision or, very rarely, more serious vision problems can occur.

– Ectropion: A condition where the lower eyelid turns outward, requiring additional surgery to correct.

– Difficulty Closing Eyes: Some patients may experience difficulty fully closing their eyes post-surgery, which can usually be addressed with further treatment.

 

Arm/Thigh Lift

– Skin Laxity: In some cases, the skin may not tighten as expected, leading to laxity or the need for additional procedures.

– Lymphatic Complications: Disruption of lymphatic pathways can cause prolonged swelling or lymphedema.

– Nerve Damage: There is a risk of temporary or permanent nerve damage, leading to altered sensation in the treated areas.

 

Contraindications

Certain conditions may preclude you from undergoing cosmetic surgery. Please inform us if you have any of the following:

– Pregnancy or breastfeeding

– Autoimmune disorders

– Active skin infections or inflammations at the surgical site

– Severe allergies, especially to anaesthetics

– Blood clotting disorders or history of DVT

 

Post-Surgery Care

Following post-surgery care instructions is crucial for minimising risks and achieving the best results. These may include:

– Taking prescribed medications to prevent infection and manage pain

– Attending all follow-up appointments for monitoring recovery

– Avoiding strenuous activities and following specific movement restrictions

– Keeping the surgical site clean and dry to promote healing

 

Conclusion

We are committed to providing safe, high-quality cosmetic treatments. Understanding the risks and following post-treatment care instructions can help ensure a positive outcome. If you have any questions or concerns about the risks associated with your specific treatment, please do not hesitate to discuss them with our qualified professionals.

 

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and does not replace professional medical advice. Please consult with a healthcare professional for personalised recommendations.

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