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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.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes, but...: No more than any other operation. Go to a board certified plastic surgeon at an accredited facility and you should be fine.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Many.: There are many risks associated with tummy tuck surgery. These include the risk of infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, intra-abdominal injury, abdominal wall or umbilical tissue necrosis, wound healing problems, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. During the consultation process, you will likely hear/read about additional risk/potential complications. Best wishes.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Few common ones: Skin necrosis, infection, seroma, dissatisfaction, numbness. Use only an ABPS-certified (or eligible) surgeon, member of ASPS or ASAPS.

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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.
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.
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 30-year-old member asked:

How many tummy tucks (witch hazel) can a woman have?

6 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Many: You can have revisional tummy tucks (witch hazel). But if it didnt go right the first two times why get another. There is a point of diminishing returns.

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