Cosmetic procedures with the most risk

There are many people considering cosmetic procedures at any one time. People looking into these options are hoping to gain results which they feel will be beneficial to their bodies cosmetically., and these results are possible by undergoing the relevant procedure.

However, like with any procedure, you must understand the risks before proceeding. By knowing the potential risks, a patient can make a more informed decision when it comes to their choices. Here are three cosmetic procedures that carry a high amount of risk:

Tummy Tucks

This very common procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, carries a significant amount of risk. The procedure starts by taking excess skin and fat from the abdomen area and then moves on to tightening the remaining skin to enhance the look of the stomach.

The risk presents itself in the way in which the procedure can be stressful on the body, with a possibility of blood clots infiltrating the lungs, something that could have serious health complications for the patient.

Anyone who is regarded as being particularly vulnerable, for example, if they have a history of medical problems, or are elderly, should think extra carefully before going ahead with this cosmetic procedure.


This is another very common procedure and one that many people are aware of, however once again it is not without potential complications.

Liposuction involves having specific localised fat deposits removed from a particular area of the body. Most of the time this is completed safely however if it was to go wrong a serious infection could occur, as could blood cots, fat clogs in the lungs or even perforation of the stomach wall, not to forget dehydration or hypovolemic shock due to the shift in body fluid composition.

A large amount of these complications could lead to a fatality in certain situations so it is crucial that those looking to have liposuction fully understand the risks and make their decision carefully.

Body Lifts

A body lift is a cosmetic procedure that is often performed on those who have experienced a lot of weight loss and so have a vast amount of excess skin.

A body lift is a very intensive form of cosmetic surgery that involves the removal of a large amount of excess skin and soft tissue that is found around the buttocks, abdomen, thighs and breast area. Sometimes the whole abdominal skin will need to be lifted, the belly button to be repositioned and the abdominal muscles tightened for the completion of the procedure. The total stages can take up to eight hours, with the patient needing to stay anaesthetised throughout, which increases the risk of heart problems, as well as other dangers inherent to the processes a body lift would encompass.

It is also important to know that body lifts take a long time to recover from, so a carefully thought out decision must be made due to the potential impacts this could have on a persons life.

Of course, as well as understanding fully the potential risks involved with each surgical procedure it is also important to research thoroughly the best, skilled and trusted cosmetic surgeons if you do decide to go ahead with any of the above procedures.