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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the dangers/side effects of tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Safe procedure: A tummy tuck is generally considered a safe procedure in a healthy patient. Complications include bleeding, infection, bruising, swelling, and delayed wound healing. Severe complications are rare.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Always risks: Any surgical procedure carries risks, and tummy tuck is no exception. Most commonly we talk about bleeding, infection, scarring and blood clots. The things you can do to minimize your risk is to see a board certified plastic surgeon, be honest about your medical history and expectations, and optimize your health and weight before surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Many.: Some of the many risk/potential complications associated with tummy tuck surgery include: infection, bleeding, abnormal scarring, wound healing problems, asymmetry, tissue necrosis, intra-abdominal injury, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. Careful selection of plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, and surgical facility all very important.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the dangers of tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Safe procedure: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are generally safe procedures in healthy patients. Risks include bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, swelling, and bruising. Major complications are rare.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How much does tummy tucks (witch hazel) cost?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Varies: Tummy tuck cost will vary by geographic location. The price ranges between $6500-$10000 depending on the extent of the tummy tuck.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are tummy tucks (witch hazel) painful?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes..: I'm told by my patients that it's similar to a c section.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) have to be costly?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Costly: Depend on what you think is costly. Depends also on the benefit you get from the surgery.

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