The goal of the British cosmetic industry is to improve a person’s appearance and, thus, self-esteem by changing the way she or he looks. These procedures can be performed on any part of the face and body.
Why it’s done
Before making an appointment to see a cosmetic nurse, people should consider their motives for wanting to change how they look. Because cosmetic alterations can bring lasting and dramatic changes to the outside appearance, it is important to understand how these changes may affect people on the inside.
Many physical characteristics can be successfully changed with the help of our highly qualified cosmetic nurses; others cannot. Good candidates for cosmetic help:
• Be realistic about your results.
• Understand the medical risks, physical effects during healing, how any procedure will affect them personally and professionally, what lifestyle changes may accompany the recovery period, and the expenses involved.
• Have discussed their goals of their treatment with our nurse and resolved any questions.
All cosmetic procedures, carry risk.
A meeting with the nurse will include a discussion of these risks and others related to the patient’s health history.
Possible complications for any cosmetic procedure include:
• Complications related to anesthesia
• Infection at the incision site, which may worsen scarring and require additional surgery
• Fluid buildup under the skin
• Mild bleeding, which may require another surgical procedure, or bleeding significant enough to require a transfusion
• Obvious scarring or skin breakdown, which occurs when healing skin separates from healthy skin and must be removed surgically
• Numbness and tingling from nerve damage, which may be permanent