twitter facebook stumble upon rss

The Real Truth Behind Plastic Surgery

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This

What Moms can learn from the tragic death of Kanye West's mother.

Thumbnail image for TEMP-Image_1_1.jpg

The news that Dr. West died as a result of complications of plastic surgery serves also as a harsh warning about the potential dangers for all moms contemplating cosmetic procedures. In 2006, 325,000 so-called "mommy makeovers" were performed on women ages 20 to 39, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

But is it safe? We asked Dr. Greg Wiener, a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, who Consumer Reports lists as a "Top Surgeon" what moms need to know if they're considering it.

Tell your doctor everything. Keeping information hidden about your medical history or medications (even over-the-counter pills) could be the difference between a successful surgery and one with complications. Giving a plastic surgeon access to your own primary care physician is also a good idea.

• Pre-operative testing. A good plastic surgeon will request blood work and possibly a cardio exam. Avoiding these tests could be putting yourself at higher risk.

• Manage your expectations. Dr. Wiener says patients who are realistic about what surgery will accomplish are happier with the results.

• Find a board certified plastic surgeon. Board certified doctors have extensive training in general surgery as well as plastic surgery and understand the physiological changes a body goes through during a procedure and can foresee potential complications, Dr. Wiener says. "The plastic surgeon who performed Mrs. West's procedure was not board certified," says Dr. Wiener. "That is a key point."

• Talk to your primary care physician. "Ask if you're at higher risk of complications than the general population," advises Dr. Wiener. It's important for your doctor to weigh in about this.

• Don't combine too many surgeries at once. "The longer you're under anesthesia," Dr. Wiener says, "the higher the risk for complications like infection or pulmonary embolism." Donda West was reportedly in surgery for eight hours. Dr. Wiener says he keeps his surgeries under
six hours to avoid potential complications.



next: Seriously, Don't Pick Your Nose
110 comments so far | Post a comment now
Whitby Holiday Cottages April 6, 2011, 1:21 PM

Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

Marketing Tools April 8, 2011, 4:22 AM

I think this is one of the most important information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The website style is ideal, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

Hostgator Coupon Codes April 10, 2011, 4:08 AM

Hey there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

pozycjonowanie April 10, 2011, 4:49 AM

Generally I never browse posting on blogging, but I wish to say that this write-up incredibly forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks a lot, very wonderful post.

louis vuitton bags May 7, 2011, 12:12 PM

What a great story. I am trully glad. Keep writing amigo

louis vuitton Handbags May 9, 2011, 10:58 AM

I appreciate the commentary on this web site, it definitely gives it that community experience!

Yeast Infection for you May 11, 2011, 8:01 AM

Yeast infection for you! it the best thing that can happen to you

Champignons delahaye May 20, 2011, 11:56 PM

Champignons are the best thing to eat, they are healthy too.

manila philippines boracay May 22, 2011, 4:55 AM

Why did the cannibal live on his own? He was fed up with other people.

fishing report June 11, 2011, 11:50 PM

What precisely you’re announcing seemingly the case. I’m sure in which have to the same task, however We believe that you put it in a fashion that everyone can realize. Furthermore enjoy the pictures you put in in this article. They can fit therefore perfectly in doing what you’re telling. Im or her convinced you may reach more and more people using what youve reached express.


Leave a reply:



(not displayed)

     




Avoid clicking "Post" more than once
Back to top >>
advertisement
 
© 2012 GNH Productions, Inc.