Citing certain risk factors, medical experts in the United States warned that cosmetic surgery should be performed only among people in generally good health.
A recent issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal showed that one out of 298 patients who underwent cosmetic procedures suffer from serious complications, with one recorded death in every 51,459 cases.

According to Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the rise is the number of people seeking cosmetic procedures is mainly due to its popularity among celebrities as well as media hype about it.

“I think American consumers have been treating plastic surgery like a commodity. It’s not like going to find a pair of shoes. You can take the shoes back. You can’t bring your life back. Bottom line, cosmetic surgery is only for patients that are healthy. If they’re not healthy, it’s really not usually a good thing to do,” Rohrich said.

In 2006 alone, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 11 million Americans underwent cosmetic procedures, which is approximately a 48 % increase from the year 2000.

The most common cosmetic procedures include reshaping of sagging breast, reducing the size of large ears, correcting drooping eyelids or removal of puffy bags below the eyes, nose lifting, filling the bald areas of one’s own hair, wrinkle and acne removal, and liposuction. For more information about any of these procedures, please contact Dr. Vasdev Rai at the Cosmetic Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas today.