Understanding the Essentials: Risks and Precautions in Cosmetic Surgery

While this brings patients a sense of confidence and peace of mind, it should be brought to your attention that every cosmetic procedure is a physically invasive process. This is necessary to contour your body. However, there are certain risks that come along with your surgery. Although these risks are quite rare, and you can be assured that every precaution is taken by Dr. Repta to ensure your surgery goes off smoothly, we list them here for you so you can aptly make the best decision when choosing what surgery is right for you.

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Depending on the surgery you and your doctor elect, the extent of the operation will determine the magnitude of anesthesia that is required and whether your surgery takes place under either general anesthesia or IV sedation. For each of Dr. Repta's surgical procedures, a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist personally administers the anesthesia as well as observes you throughout the process to ensure a smooth surgery. At your consultation with Dr. Repta, he will go over any questions or concerns you may have regarding anesthesia and its effects.


All told, every single cosmetic and medical surgery comes with some amount of risk. The most common of these risks after any surgery is scarring and, in some cases, the accumulation of fluid known as a Seroma. Other risks may include infection, hematoma and those commonly associated with anesthesia. Although risks are an inevitable consequence of all surgeries, choosing a highly skilled, competent, and caring surgeon can greatly minimize the likelihood of these negative effects after your procedure.

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Every patient's body is unique. Therefore each procedure is highly unique, which means that the recovery periods of the particular procedures performed may vary slightly, from patient to patient.

From a tummy tuck surgery, the amount of soreness you experience will very much depend on the length of the incision, the amount of skin and fat being removed, and any liposuction done during your procedure. There is no way to avoid soreness, following your procedure. Albeit, even with the recovery and risks involved in cosmetic surgery, it is worth it, as the pain of the surgery will subside, and what is left remaining will be the perfect aesthetic body you have longed to see and feel.


For an extensive understanding of all the risks and recovery time involved in your specific procedure, we highly recommend you schedule an individual consultation with Dr. Repta. During your consultation, Dr. Repta will take all the time needed so that you may feel confident in your choice. Dr. Repta will be able to give you peace of mind in that the skill and immense care taken for all his patients will minimize the likelihood of any unwanted aftereffects. Choosing the right doctor will help reduce the possibility of these risks. Dr. Repta is one of the best Scottsdale tummy tuck surgeons available in Arizona.

If you would like to know more about your Scottsdale abdominoplasty options, request an online consultation. Or if you prefer, you are welcome to call the office at 855-377-3782 and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.

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