Beauty Queen's Death Highlights Surgery Risk If you must have a facelift, here are the biggest dangers By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Dec 3, 2009 1:15 PM CST 2 comments Comments Solange Magnano is shown in a picture from her Facebook profile. (Facebook) (Newser) – It should go without saying that no cosmetic surgery comes without risks—but the death of former Miss Argentina Solange Magnano, following surgery on her buttocks, is leading to a closer look at the greatest dangers. CNN talks to Nigel Mercer, a top doctor pushing for change in the industry, about pressing concerns: Butt implants: If they harden, sitting will be painful—and the hardened implants will be visible when you walk around. Liposuction: If it involves more than 6 liters of fat, it’s one of the most dangerous procedures. Infection: Only about 1% of all operations results in an infection—which is not just dangerous but can ruin the cosmetic results. Nerve damage: It’s rare, but if it happens after your facelift, the results most definitely won’t be what you were looking for. If it occurs after a tummy tuck, the bottom part of your stomach will always be numb. Scarring: You can’t count on an unobtrusive white line—about 4% of people end up with a “red, raised, lumpy scar.” Minimizing risk: Don’t have multiple procedures at the same time, don’t smoke, don’t fly anywhere to have surgery, and always check your doctor’s qualifications.