Tummy Tuck Risks

In general, abdominoplasty is a safe procedure. However, a it is a major surgery and there are possible associated tummy tuck risks, although these are rare.

Possible complications are listed as follows:

- Reaction to Anesthesia - Aspiration pneumonia - Bleeding - Blood clots - Delayed wound healing - Infection - Reaction to drugs

Your surgeon will take every precaution to minimize these risks and it is extremely important that you follow your surgeon's instructions before and after surgery to avoid these possible complications.

Your body should be well rested and nourished before surgery to help speed recovery. Be sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet during the weeks leading up to surgery. If you are a smoker, it is also highly recommended that you quit smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery. Also get lots of sleep!

Your surgeon should discuss possible complications and all relevant information with you during your initial consultation.

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