Does plastic surgery cause as many complications as people make it seem? Are there a lot of horror stories in it?
If you see a board certified plastic surgeon like myself, there will be very few complications and the risk of surgery is very low. I use board certified anesthesiologists in a AAAASF accredited surgery center with an overnight nurse for bigger surgeries. All of my patients get preop antibiotics and DVT prophylaxis. I see them frequently during the healing phase and have very specific instructions.
I fix an occasional plastic surgery procedure done by a NON-plastic surgeon, and studies show that the risks of surgery with these types of doctors is much higher.
Horror stories are usually related to quack practitioners performing surgery in hotels and garages. BUT there are a lot of people practicing "cosmetic surgery" without proper training, and there is no good police out there to stop them.
MAKE SURE YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON IS A BOARD CERTIFIED ASPS MEMBER!!!