Is a Tummy Tuck Considered “Risky”?

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Updated for 2019

Out of Order written on bare torsoTummy tucks can be one of the more involved plastic surgery procedures and as a result, present more risks than superficial and straightforward enhancements. A qualified plastic surgeon will be able to minimize these risks to a point where you should feel comfortable, but it’s always wise to be aware that while tummy tucks may not be inherently risky, there are always potential complications to surgery that you should be aware of.

Possible Complications

  • There is always the chance of an adverse reaction to anesthesia.
  • Muscle repair may produce feelings of pain and tightness for a few days following surgery.
  • The surgical site may develop numbness, nerve damage or other changes in skin sensation.

Before having tummy tuck surgery, make sure you understand the risks and do your part by following instructions for pre- and post-operative care.

  • Improper care may lead to bleeding, infection and fluid accumulation.
  • Internal blood clots may form after surgery.
  • Revisionary surgery may be necessary to alleviate unattractive scarring, asymmetry, skin looseness or other suboptimal aesthetics.

A Safer Surgery

It’s important to keep in mind that severe complications following plastic surgery are very rare when you seek a skilled, certified surgeon and follow post-care instructions closely. It’s also worth considering that certain abdominoplasty procedures, such as a drain-free tummy tuck, can further help to alleviate and minimize risks.

When considering a tummy tuck, it’s important that you find a comfortable level of risk, as all surgery will involve a certain amount. In seeking a surgeon you trust and the right procedure for you, you can proceed into surgery with a clear mind and look forward to the new you.

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Is A Tummy Tuck Considered A Risky Procedure?
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Updated for 2019. Wondering what risks are associated with a tummy tuck? Dr. Francesco Campanile of Denver discusses abdominoplasty risks and how you can help minimize complications.
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