Each year, thousands of men and women in the US undergo tummy tuck surgery to restore definition and shape to their abdomen. A tummy tuck is a very safe procedure with a high satisfaction rate, but are there possible complications associated with a tummy tuck.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure that is done to tone and tighten the tummy. It usually removing excess skin and fat, and may also require tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Are There Possible Complications Associated With a Tummy Tuck?
Yes there are. It’s for this reason that plastic surgery patients are typically asked to sign a consent form before undergoing the procedure, to confirm that they are fully aware of all that’s involved in tummy tuck surgery.
Patients can expect to experience some swelling, pain, and soreness after tummy tuck surgery. However, more serious complications such as infection, blood clots, and bleeding below the skin,have occurred in limited cases.
In a study published in the November 2015 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the researchers noted that the risk of complications was higher with abdominoplasty, when compared to other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. They also found that risks increased when tummy tuck surgery was combined with other procedures. Complications occurred in 4% of patients studied.
When considering tummy tuck surgery, patients should therefore select an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon with the skill and knowledge to minimize complications, and deal with any problems.
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