Cosmetic and Corrective Surgery Medical Complaints
Fewer Medical Complaints are attributed to reconstructive operations that are performed to correct genetic deficiencies, injuries, or other abnormalities to improve physical functions or overall appearance. Nonetheless, there have been cases where doctors have removed the wrong body parts, or botched the job in other ways.
An important step in your quest to improve your looks is to address your complaints with the doctor. He or she may have an easier or different view about how best to approach your medical or cosmetic issues. It is also imperative to have the Dr review your medical condition prior to undergoing a serious procedure.
Medical reviews reveal that improperly performed facial procedures seem to cause the most medical complaints because it is extremely noticeable to not only the patient, but everyone else as well. The skin may be excessively tightened creating nerve damage and ultimately, paralysis. Aside from being obvious, facial mistakes are very difficult to repair. Some people emerge from surgery with an unnatural, stiff look. A Dr Complaint can be made to the ASPS and American Medical Association (AMA), however, a victim may naturally be wary of returning to the same surgeon to correct an error. Although it is more costly to go elsewhere, there are doctors who do nothing but specialize in repairing others’ mistakes.
In recent years, men have been undergoing cosmetic surgery in droves. Liposuction and breast reduction heads the list, but chin, eyelid and nose alterations are also popular. Women turn to liposuction first, but are also leaning toward lipoplasty (body sculpting). Having fat removed from thighs, stomach, sides, back and upper arms are all common areas of concern. Breast augmentation with implants, nose jobs, eyelid corrections, and complete face lifts are becoming commonplace. Last year, over 9 million people in the U.S. underwent cosmetic surgery costing a total of over 10 billion dollars.
Reconstructive surgery is different from cosmetic types because they are usually covered by health insurance; however, the same safety precautions selecting a doctor should be followed, as well as any Dr complaint you may have.
Breast reductions are necessary because very large breasts can cause severe stress on your back, multiplying your agony. Reconstruction of your breasts due to a previous mastectomy can return your body to a more natural state. It should be known that both of these operations will leave permanent, thin scars, and you can expect to have different sensations than you did previously.
Tissue expansion is another reconstructive option that is successfully used to grow additional skin. There are several reasons for this, but the most common reason is for reconstruction of your breast(s), because there is not enough skin left after a mastectomy to support an implant. Other uses is to replace burn scarring, birth defects, surgery scarring and some cosmetic procedures.
Other procedures include scar revisions and skin cancer. Hand surgeries are performed for carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. Dupuytren’s contracture is a disabling condition whereby scar tissue forms in the palms, extends into the fingers and restricts movement. Hand reconstruction depends on you, the patient, to determine the outcome. Medical reviews indicate there are several treatments and exercises necessary to return your hand to a near normal state.
One of the greatest advancements in reconstruction surgery involves babies. The once inoperable birth defects, cleft lip and cleft palate, can now allow these children to live normal lives. Several specialists besides the plastic surgeon must be involved because of the other faculties affected. These birth defects affect the child’s hearing, speech, breathing, eating and swallowing and the development of their teeth.
These and other important non-cosmetic operations are playing a large roll in restoring some sense of normalcy to our military personnel suffering from war wounds.
Once you are satisfied with your choice of surgeon, it is time to listen to everything involved during the procedure. Next, you will need to understand and follow the post-operative instructions completely. There will be a particular length of time you can expect for bed rest, bruising and swelling to subside, when to return to work and when you will return to your normal life. You may be sent home with medications, and medical orders not to lift or bend for a period of time.
After all has been completed, and you have recovered, it is time to have the Dr review your overall health once more to ascertain there are no derogatory changes attributable to the recent surgery.