Cosmetic Risks May Not Be Spelled out

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 15 (UPI) — Proper information on complication risk and failure rate may not always be disclosed when it comes to cosmetic surgery, Dutch and other researchers say.

In a special edition, the journal Reproductive Health Matters says cosmetic surgery may free some from negative preoccupations with how they look but may also fuel negative emotions in women that normal breasts and genitals do not live up to current fashion, or that they are abnormal and need surgical intervention.

The special edition also discusses the serious complications that could occur as a result of these procedures, the length of time the surgery “works” and the how much additional surgery it may lead to.

There is a lack of clarity on whether women are given sufficient information about the risks and the benefits of cosmetic surgery, the journal says.

The special journal issue includes articles from researchers in Australia, Brazil, Britain, Burkina Faso, India, Iran, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden and the United States.

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