Plastic Surgery and Hematomas | Face Lift Complications

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Complications From Plastic Surgery

The complications of cosmetic surgery are many. Hematoma’s can occur in three percent of all facial plastic surgeries.

A tender, raised area filled with fluid can indicate Hematoma even if you can’t see any blood.

If necessary, the doctor can drain a small hematoma with a needle. Large, spreading hematomas require your doctor’s immediate attention in order to prevent tissue damage.

Find the right Surgeon to Prevent a Hematoma after a Face-Lift or Plastic Surgery

We suggest that you find surgeon that can prevent complications of cosmetic surgery:

  • Monitors bleeding during the surgery
  • Uses techniques that make hematoma for­mation very unlikely
  • Some surgeons use a closed-suction drain – a small tube under the skin behind the ear.
  • Ask about the new use of platelet gel, that not only prevent hematomas but reduce bruising and speed healing.

Plastic Surgery Hematoma Video Player

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Worried about complications like hematoma’s when considering  a face-lift?

Many new non-surgical options are now available – maybe try those first?

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9% of ICD and Pacemaker Patients Have Complications Like Hematomas

Noninfectious complications occur in nearly 9% of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker devices.

Newer devices like the cardiac re-synchronization defibrillators have an even higher incidence of complications like hematomas and dislodgment.

Clinical Trials on Pacemaker Complications and Hematomas

In a study funded by Guidant Corp., “One third of the patients with complications had to undergo intervention procedures,” said Didier Klug, MD, from Cardiologist University of Lille in France. “Patients who underwent re – intervention procedures had 12 times the risk of infection than patients not faced with a second procedure,” he noted.

“This is a good paper that looks at the noninfectious complications of pacing and defibrillators,” commented Harry Mond, MD, session chair and associate professor of medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville, Australia. “It also brought to light the need for adequate procedures to prevent extrusions.”

Dr. Klug said “The study showed that the most common complications in patients undergoing device implantation were hematoma and lead dislodgement”.  Other complications included  impending extrusion, threshold elevation, and extrusion.

Currently, ICDs have a less than 10% complication rate, while CRT-Ds have about an overall 20% complication rate, he said.

Great Video on the Pacemaker Implantation Procedure – Prevent Pacemaker Complications

Document Highlight: The management of surgical complications of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Draining a Hematoma | Graphic Procedure Video

Helping You Understand What A Hematoma Is

Many people do not understand what a Hematoma is, or what the process of draining a Hematoma would look like.

Well, we have a video for you . . this one is certainly not for the faint of heart. If you are squeamish and going in for a procedure soon, you may want to skip this one.

It is a very graphic video showing the draining of a Hematoma in a surgical setting.

Video showing the Draining of a Hematoma

Dr. Pakzaban demonstrates the evacuation of a chronic subdural hematoma through burr holes.