Although hundreds of thousands of people have plastic surgical procedures every year without complications, no surgical procedure is completely risk-free. There is always at least some risk associated with any surgical procedure. However, as a patient, you can play an important role in reducing that risk.
Begin by choosing an American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) board certified plastic surgeon.  While credentials alone can’t guarantee a successful outcome, it certainly starts things off on the right note.  Inform your doctor of any medications you’re taking and your full medical history, so that a proper evaluation of your medical condition can be done and proper steps taken to help to protect you against potential complications.  Follow your doctor’s before and after instructions to the best of your ability.