Cosmetic Surgeries Longer Than 6-8 Hours

I limit all my operations to 5-6 hours, tops.

Studies show that the longer the operation, the higher the risk of potentially fatal complications, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

I know some of my colleagues feel comfortable performing eight, nine, and even ten hour cosmetic operations.  Sometimes patients request combining multiple procedures in one setting order to save money, healing time, and time off of work.  They want an extreme makeover.

But is it really worth it to risk your life in order to save some vacation time?

No, it’s not.

For this reason, Cosmetic Surgeries Longer Than 6-8 Hours are on my Holistic Beauty Blacklist.

Note: This is based solely on the opinions of Dr. Youn, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all doctors or the standard of care in your area. Before you undergo any invasive cosmetic treatment, make sure you consult with a real board-certified plastic surgeon.

Reference: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/1984239