Which Cosmetic Surgeries and Procedures Have The Fewest Risks or Complications?

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Often, while people are considering cosmetic surgery procedures, they are concerned about safety, and potential risks and complications. A recent study has revealed a list of the four safest cosmetic procedures. Interestingly, these four are perhaps some of the most popular procedures. The following are the four procedure.



Injectable botulinum toxins type A (Botox) or neurotoxins


This injectable has been around for approximately 20 years. During that period, there have not been any instances of serious complications or reactions, when administered as an approved product in approved doses by a qualified practitioner.




Tumescent liposuction has been shown to be very safe. This procedure entails injecting the treatment area with an anesthetic solution to break up or dissolve the fat, which is then gently suctioned away. The main complication is bleeding, which generally does not happen due to the contents of the tumescent solution that helps alleviate bleeding.


Fat Freezing


Fat freezing uses a non-invasive device to cool or freeze the fat cells, causing them to essential die. These cells are then absorbed naturally by the body. It is an FDA-approved, permanent fat removal procedure.


Non-Invasive Skin Tightening


Skin tightening using radio frequency energy, ultrasound, or infrared light can heat and shrink the skin for a tightened effect.


It is important to note that there are a couple of considerations you should take into account when considering cosmetic procedures: The exact procedure, along with the physician who will perform the procedure.


Patients should be smart about their decisions and ask questions such as how do the various procedures compare to each other; what is the research surrounding these comparisons; and what is the evidence of improvement, and the length of time the results will last.


While choosing the correct procedure is important, even more important is who you choose to perform that treatment or procedure.


Patients should only choose to undergo cosmetic procedures from experienced practitioners who have education, training, and credentials, rather than just someone from the nearest spa, who may only have minimal training.


Dr. Wright and his team at the St Louis Liposuction Center understand how important selecting the right procedure is. Additionally, patient safety is paramount to him and his entire staff. When you are ready to choose a cosmetic procedure, please call us to set up a complimentary consultation to discuss your options. We will also answer any and all questions you may have to ensure you get the results you seek.