Cosmetic surgery is a huge decision. Jeyaram Srinivasan, a top consultant plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon from the Beardwood Hospital in Blackburn said that this type of surgery is a ‘life changing decision not to be taken lightly’. While he says that complications are rare, things can still go wrong, and surgery may not always turn out as expected.
Even though complications are rare, just two years ago Denise Hendry, wife of famous footballer Colin Hendry, died due to complications related to liposuction. Her surgery, performed by Dr. Gustav Aniansson at Broughton Park Hospital, resulted in 9 punctures to her bowel. The surgery took place in 2002, and she died in 2009 after undergoing many surgeries to try to repair the mistakes.
Because surgery results in complications or unexpected results, it is best to do a lot of research, and to think about your surgery in detail before undergoing any procedures. He said: ‘Women and men should not let their eagerness for change overpower their ability to make a responsible choice about their surgeon, hospital and desired procedure’
The main reason for his concern is that cosmetic surgeries are on the rise. BMI Healthcare facility in Preston New Road has seen an over 100 percent increase in those asking about procedures this year. There has been an over 200 percent increase in inquiries about gynaecomastia, or man-boob surgeries. Also, there has been an almost 200 percent increase in inquiries related to breast augmentation.
With all of these increases, it is possible that many people are rushing into having cosmetic surgery. There are many considerations before electing to go under the knife. Credentials should be checked; the consultant surgeon should be on the General Medical Council specialist register and a member in good standing of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. They should also be experienced in whatever procedure chosen.
Dr. Srinivasan also advises that you talk to your friends and family, as well as your general practitioner for advice. Your GP probably has experience with others who have had similar procedures as yourself. Cosmetic surgery can be a good decision, but do not rush in to anything before having all the necessary facts.