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Recovery and Risks

Recovery and Risk Guidlines

Safe Practices before procedure

Prior to your procedure, it is of utmost importance that you are in optimal physical condition. This will aid in your recovery and reduce any associated risks. It will also lead to more predictable results.

Here are key points to consider:

Smoking/Vaping: Our Doctors will only proceed with surgery if there is no presence of nicotine in your system. This encompasses smoking, vaping, nicotine gum/patches, or any nicotine-containing product, regardless of quantity. The adverse effects of nicotine on healing and heightened procedural risks are widely recognised.

Prescription Drugs: Certain prescription medications can interfere with recovery and amplify risks. Drugs such as Roaccutane (Isotretinoin), Steroids, Immunosuppressives, and blood thinners may require discontinuation before undergoing any procedure. During your consultation, our Doctor will confirm wether to discontinue any medication prior to procedure.

Procedure Recovery and Risks

Procedure Recovery Times and Risks vary depending on the amount and type of procedure you are undertaking as well as your physical state. Detailed explanations of the procedure, its inherent risks, and anticipated outcomes will be provided during your consultation.

As previously mentioned, our objective is to reduce risks and expedite recovery periods by achieving optimal health before any intervention. These details will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation with our team.

Procedural Risks: It's imperative to understand that no surgical or non-surgical procedure is entirely devoid of risks. Complications, though infrequent, can arise and may encompass factors like infection, delayed healing, and bleeding. In addition to general surgical risks, each specific procedure carries its own set of inherent risks and potential complications. The majority of these complications are minor and exert minimal influence on the overall surgical outcome. However, some circumstances may necessitate further surgical intervention.

Our team of Doctors and staff adhere to meticulously studied sterility protocols and surgical techniques to diminish both short and long-term risks associated with cosmetic procedures. Should complications arise, they will be promptly and expertly addressed.

It is important that you understand your risks and potential complications in detail during your consultation and the consent process. Further insights on this matter will be provided during your consultation.
Every surgery has it’s own procedure-specific risks. Some general risks that can potentially occur across a number of procedures include:


Scarring is an inherent outcome of cosmetic procedures. However, our Doctors consistently endeavor to make incisions in discreet locations for easy concealment. It's important to note that scarring can vary among individuals due to a multitude of factors.


Risk of infection is a possibility with all procedures. Adhering to proper wound care practices and maintaining regular hand hygiene can significantly minimise this risk.

Nerve Damage and Numbness

Numbness and tingling are common occurrences post cosmetic procedure and may indicate nerve damage. Typically, such nerve-related effects are transient, although there are instances where they could become permanent.

Unsatisfactory Cosmetic Result

Regrettably, there are instances where cosmetic procedure may not achieve desired aesthetic outcomes or may even exacerbate concerns like asymmetry. Sometimes, personal preferences might not align with the achieved results. Our Doctors are frequently consulted for revision procedures, underscoring the importance of selecting a reputable and experienced Doctor.

Pain and Discomfort

Mild to moderate pain and discomfort are typical after any procedure. These sensations can generally be managed through pain medication. However, if pain escalates to a severe level, it could signify a more complex complication.

Swelling, Bruising, and Skin Discolouration

Moderate swelling and bruising post-surgery is completly normal and is to be expected. This typically subsides over several weeks. However, extensive bruising and pronounced swelling may indicate possible bleeding or infection, necessitating evaluation by your Doctor.

Hematoma and Bleeding

Post-operative bleeding is normal, becoming problematic only when excessive or persisting beyond the expected healing period. A hematoma, characterized by a substantial blood accumulation beneath the skin, can impede healing and lead to additional complications.


A seroma might emerge—an excess fluid buildup beneath the skin. Addressing this may involve draining with a needle to prevent infection.

Anaesthesia Concerns

Although most individuals tolerate anaesthesia well, complications can occasionally arise. These range from minor discomforts like shivering and nausea to more significant issues such as stroke, heart attacks, and, in rare cases, even death.

Risk of Mortality

Though the likelihood is below one percent, it's important to acknowledge that every procedure, even those perceived as minor, carries a potential risk of mortality.


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