Risks & Complications
All surgical procedures will involve risk. Although complications do not occur frequently, one must take into account that they do occasionally occur.
Infection – Infections can occur in specific areas although they are quite rare. The patient is usually given antibiotics before the operation and sometimes after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection.
Bleeding and Haematoma Formation – There are instances where the patient loses blood after surgery. The patient may need to re-visit the operation theatre in order to have the haematoma removed and to stop the bleeding.
Delayed healing of the wound – This is particularly true in case of diabetic patients or those who smoke. This needs to be discussed with the surgeon during the consultation stage.
Sickness from Anaesthesia – there are patients who experience nausea and sickness after receiving the anaesthesia. This is a temporary side effect and will go away after a few hours.