Are There Any Complications For Abdominoplasty?

If the candidate is women who are still planning on future children, then postponing tummy tuck would be wise decision unless one is completely gone through pregnancy since during the surgery, the muscles are tightened vertically which may interfere with future pregnancies causing hernia. The surgery causes scarring on abdomen on the area which is usually long and is noticeable and if this is not what one is considering, may you want to reconsider after reading this blog. The surgeon will discuss every pros and cons and other options during the consultation where open communication is needed for better understanding of your aesthetic desire is necessary. The honest communication will help the surgeon to determine the appropriate procedure for your needs and situation.

What Are The Complications?

Although with the help of this surgery control excess skin or fat or both from our abdomen area, but there are few complications which are associated with this surgery apart from expected swelling and pain. The surgeon will be prescribing painkiller if needed and one has to follow instruction given to best treat the pain and soreness. This may last for several weeks or months followed by bruising, numbness and overall tiredness at the same recovery time period. Below listed are few risks where it may have an increased rate if the patient has diabetes, liver disease, heart, poor circulation and heart diseases or even if one smokes. The complications are:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Blood Clots
  • Seroma
  • Changes in sensation or numbness
  • Skin colour changes
  • Poor wound healing
  • Loss of skin
  • Hematoma (bleeding)
  • Risks related to anesthesia
  • Swelling long lasting
  • Wound separation
  • Fat necrosis
  • Asymmetry

How Should One Prepare For This Surgery?

One should entirely avoid smoking since it adds risk of complications and also delays the healing process, and one has to stop smoking for certain period as instructed by surgeon. One should avoid in taking all forms of nicotine such as e-cigarettes, patches and gums for at least two weeks prior to surgery and two weeks post surgery. A well balanced complete meal has to be included to stay fit and help in faster recovery. Dieting and exercising has to be stopped or avoided. All dietary supplements and medications should be stopped as a pre-operative measurement.

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