Another problem frequently associated with liposuction is the formation of scars in the operated areas (which are technique sensitive). Newer techniques have enabled reduction in the formation of such scars. However, there are the chances that some of these scar tissues may be excessive and appear aesthetically objectionable. Excessive removal of subcutaneous fat can also result in the skin becoming irregular and appearing baggy. Often the individual may require a second surgery to correct excessive scar formation or loose skin tissues.
Excessive fluid used during the procedure can also result in collection of fluid in the lungs, which can be potentially fatal (ASPS, 2007). Individuals who have liposuction are at the risk of developing eating disorders (in an effort to maintain their body shape and reduce the need for additional surgeries in the future) (Zuckermann, D. , 2005). Often teenagers who are affected with Acne would like to undergo plastic surgery procedures such as dermabrasion to lighten the marks left behind and improve the appearance.
A specialized mechanical device is used to trim off the upper layers of the skin. Chemical peel is another cosmetic procedure that utilizes chemicals to lighten marks and pigmentations left behind on the skin. These procedures are relatively safe compared to other cosmetic surgery procedures, but certain esthetic problems can develop. Skin pigmentations can develop in the treated area. Some individuals may expose themselves to the sun prematurely after the surgery, resulting in permanent darkening of the skin. In some individuals, the treated areas may appear hypo-pigmented.
Sometimes, the skin may appear worse than that before the surgery, and to prevent such cases, the benefits of the surgery and risks involved need to be thoroughly discussed. Very rarely scars and infection occur following dermabrasion or skin peeling (ASPS, 2007). Many teenagers undergo surgery to alter the shape of the chin (mentoplasty), nose (rhinoplasty) and ears. Besides, another procedure that involves removing excessive fat and skin from the eyelids (Blepharoplasty) is also popular with teenagers. Many teenagers, who appear reasonable attractive would like to achieve perfection by enhancing their facial appearance.
Some of these individuals may feel that the proportion of certain structures (such as eyelids, nose, chin or external ears) may appear prominent and desire to undergo surgery to correct them. The chances of visual disturbances developing after eyelid surgery are high. The eyelids may swell temporarily following the surgery, and besides, if scarring persists, the eyelids may appear asymmetric. Hence, there are chances that the individual may appear less attractive than before the surgery. Frequently, a second surgery is required to correct the defects left behind with the first surgery (ASPS, 2007).