Facial liposuction is a risky surgical procedure with little medical benefit other than improving one's self-esteem and alleviating depression. People who consider having this procedure done usually want to look younger and as beautiful as they did when they were younger. These people are usually dissatisfied with the outcomes. This is because many people overlook the fact that the procedure usually entails inserting an instrument beneath the skin to remove accumulated fat in the cheeks, jowls, and neck. Scarring will occur, no matter how small or expertly hidden, and when things don't work as they should, these scars can become very visible.
It is necessary to accept that all humans age. Our facial features will change as we get older. Fighting or delaying this unavoidable change will only make it more difficult to accept, and delaying the change will only make it appear to happen faster when it does occur. Instead of having cosmetic surgery, one should learn how to age gracefully and gradually. One could go on and on about why one must accept the inevitability of aging, but this will not prevent a person from considering facial liposuction in order to look better and younger. Liposuction is the most common type of plastic surgery, with over 400,000 procedures performed in the United States alone each year. This figure misleads the patient into believing that the technique is safe and that complications from the procedure are uncommon.
On the contrary, studies show that approximately 45% of patients are dissatisfied with the results. Their reasons for being dissatisfied with the procedure range from experiencing intolerable pain to failing to achieve the desired result.
Here are 5 things to consider before getting facial liposuction:
1. The procedure can be painful. Some patients report pain throughout the procedure, despite the fact that large amounts of diluted anesthetic were injected into the skin. The friction caused by the instrument moving back and forth under the skin has been known to heat up the instrument to the point where the underlying tissue and nerves are actually burned as the tube moves over it. Because the surgeon cannot see the instrument, other tissues beneath the skin may be punctured, causing excessive bleeding or burning.
2. It is sometimes ineffective in achieving the desired result. This is a common complaint among elderly people whose skin has lost elasticity. When the fat beneath the skin is removed, the skin sometimes sags, necessitating additional surgery to remove the excess skin. Furthermore, because the process involves cutting grooves through the fatty tissue, the fat tissues become irregular in shape, affecting the facial contours. Scarring and visible bruising have also been reported in several cases.
3. The procedure is potentially hazardous. Several patients have been known to experience adverse effects from the anesthesia injected into the skin, and in some cases poisoning has resulted in death.
4. The healing process can be traumatizing. The patient is sent home to recover after the operation, and the pain and appearance of bruising can be depressing for the patient. In some cases, previously undetected emotional problems became a full-blown psychological case requiring a visit to an analyst.
5. The complications and side effects outweigh the benefits. Skin necrosis, in which the skin dies and falls off; seroma, a collection of yellowish fluid or pus under the skin; and hematoma, internal bleeding, are some of the possibilities. In some cases, the patient at home was unaware of the symptoms of fluid imbalance in the body caused by the operation, which resulted in damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Before deciding to have facial liposuction, you should think long and hard about it. Even this "simple" procedure is not as straightforward as it appears. Before undergoing surgery, always consider safer and more natural alternatives.
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