Is BOTOX® Safe?

Plastic Surgery for New York City (NYC), Manhattan and all of New York (NY)

Every year, American patients receive over 4.5 million injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Despite its overwhelming popularity and history of success, some patients still have concerns about the safety of BOTOX®.

Like any medical treatment, BOTOX® comes with the risk for potential complications, but the vast majority of these side effects are minor, and the risk of suffering a serious side effect is extremely small.

Some of the side effects associated with BOTOX® include:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Headache
  • Temporary eyelid droop (less than 1% of patients)

One of the ways Dr. Lefkovits helps his patients avoid serious BOTOX® side effects is by thoroughly reviewing their medical history prior to treatment. Some medical conditions can prevent you from being a good BOTOX® candidate. If you have a condition that would make BOTOX® unsafe for you, Dr. Lefkovits will discuss alternative facial rejuvenation options with you.

If you have further questions about BOTOX®, please contact experienced New York cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule a consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.

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