Dr. Randolph Waldman wants his colleagues to know how important it is to be aware of rare complications that can unexpectedly arise, such as acute glaucoma post blepharoplasty.
Complications in aesthetic medicine are frequently discussed in terms of what is most common or likely and how to avoid or correct them. From the opposite end of the spectrum, facial plastic surgeon Randolph Waldman, M.D., wants to impart on his colleagues the importance of being aware of rare complications that can unexpectedly arise. This was the topic of one of his presentations at this year’s Cosmetic Surgery Forum in Nashville, Tenn.
“Sometimes things seem very obvious, and perhaps that's not exactly what we're seeing. So, the first thing we need to do is to be good physicians, and have a good knowledge of medicine when we're doing any aesthetic treatment or surgery,” says Dr. Waldman, who heads a multi-specialty practice in Lexington, Ky. “Sometimes we get problems and complications that are actually not really directly associated with what we do. We need to learn to recognize those,” he says.