How Do You Know When You Might Need a Surgical Revision?

Some people who undergo plastic surgery are not happy with the outcome. These are the things they should know when it comes to surgical revisions and the ways a doctor can help get the aesthetic look they desire.

Plastic surgery and skin treatments aim to improve the physical appearance of a patient. Yet, these procedures have several other advantages such as:

  • Boosts self-confidence

  • Improves physical condition

  • Enhances mental health

  • Gives a better quality of life

When Should a Patient Get a Revision?

Plastic surgery is a safe and efficient procedure to achieve an individual’s aesthetic goals when it is performed by a knowledgeable, experienced and board-certified doctor. In a number of cases, though, cosmetic surgery can deliver undesirable results with the wrong choice of doctor and so, surgical revision is required.

A number of reasons for a patient to undergo plastic surgery revision are the following:

  • Healing complications as in inner and outer scarring;

  • Asymmetrical effects;

  • Allergies caused by implants and injected substances;

  • Wrong surgical approach for a particular procedure;

  • Too soon for so many plastic surgeries;

  • The procedure does not suit a patient’s anatomy;

Who is the Best Person to Perform the Revision?

The person chosen to do the plastic surgery revision is dependent on the reason to get a second procedure.

Patients can allow their initial surgeon to perform the revision if:

  • The type of surgery they have been through has a low complication rate and they are only some of the few individuals to experience a complication.
  • This surgeon is experienced in doing the surgical revision required.
  • They went through plastic surgery for a particular outcome but in the end, they wanted something else.

Certainly, it is better to get a second opinion concerning this. They should decide on another surgeon who specializes in surgical revision if:

  • The results are entirely different from what they requested.

  • The undesirable results were caused by a surgeon’s mistake (wrong technique)

  • They have poor healing issues (tissue necrosis) that has lead to structural damage and would require surgical revision.

Ways to Prevent a Revision

There is no guarantee that plastic surgery will give the desired results but the plastic surgeon that patients choose can reduce the need for surgical revision. There are 3 factors to always take into consideration when deciding on a surgeon:

  • He/she is experienced in the treatment being considered

  • Patients feel at ease to discuss their medical history, concerns and questions with him/her.

They should take time to carefully choose their plastic surgeon to make sure that the procedure they go through will be comfortable, safe and successful in which they get the desired outcome.