Have you decided to have a tummy tuck to get rid of that belly bulge that won’t go away? Whether it’s caused by pregnancy or weight loss you can get rid of that extra abdominal skin and fat and contour your body, with a tummy tuck. But what’s the procedure like and what are the risks with a tummy tuck procedure.
What’s involved in a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to tone and flatten the abdomen. It involves removing excess skin and some fat, and tightening the underlying muscles as required. The incision for a traditional tummy tuck is usually made from hip-to-hip, but most surgeons ensure that it is well hidden in the bikini line.
What are the risks with a tummy tuck procedure.
During consultation with your plastic surgeon they will certainly discuss the possible risks of the operation. There are certain risks associated with any type of surgical procedure such as infection and bleeding. However, there are some risks linked to a tummy tuck, including the following:
- Numbness within the abdominal area is common after a tummy tuck, and the numbness sometimes extends to the thighs. This can last for a few weeks or months.
- A blood clot is another complication that can occur after tummy tuck surgery when the abdominal muscles are tightened. It’s therefore important to move the legs around even while sitting or lying down.
- Lumps and bumps may also be felt in the abdominal area, causing the tummy to appear uneven. However, this typically resolves once all the swelling goes down.
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