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What are some negative effects of a tummy tuck?
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Many...
Serious/rare complications associated with tummy tuck surgery may include deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, infection, bleeding, and even death.
Other types of complications (more common) such as superficial incision line healing problems ( wound healing problems), seromas, asymmetry, and/or poor scarring may occur also. Important to select your plastic surgeon carefully

In brief: Many...
Serious/rare complications associated with tummy tuck surgery may include deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, infection, bleeding, and even death.
Other types of complications (more common) such as superficial incision line healing problems ( wound healing problems), seromas, asymmetry, and/or poor scarring may occur also. Important to select your plastic surgeon carefully
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tummy tuck
There are risks to any surgical procedure and these must be taken into consideration when contemplating a tummy tuck, however, the overwhelming majority of patients who undergo a tummy tuck are generally pleased with the decision.
One of the most commented negative effects is the scar but this is often disregarded when it comes to achieving the goals of improved overall appearance & self-esteem.

In brief: Tummy tuck
There are risks to any surgical procedure and these must be taken into consideration when contemplating a tummy tuck, however, the overwhelming majority of patients who undergo a tummy tuck are generally pleased with the decision.
One of the most commented negative effects is the scar but this is often disregarded when it comes to achieving the goals of improved overall appearance & self-esteem.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Negative effects may be things like numbess of the lower abdomen and feeling tight in the middle or getting full sooner and certainly the scar. These are normal things associated with tummy tucks . Risks are things like infection, bleeding, wound and scar problems, loss of the belly button, clots in the legs and clots to the lungs, and reactions associated with the anesthesia.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Surgical risks
Like any major surgery, there are risks or negatives to a tummy tuck.
These include: scar, bleeding, infection, wound healing problems, numbness and blood clots. Your surgeon should discuss these with you, and determine if you at higher-than-usual risk for any of these problems, before you have your operation. Good luck!

In brief: Surgical risks
Like any major surgery, there are risks or negatives to a tummy tuck.
These include: scar, bleeding, infection, wound healing problems, numbness and blood clots. Your surgeon should discuss these with you, and determine if you at higher-than-usual risk for any of these problems, before you have your operation. Good luck!
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Tummy Tuck Cons
Tummy tuck surgery is large scale surgery and permanent numbness in the lower abdomen is part of the bargain.
The operation has higher risk than lesser surgery including possible poor wound healing, bleeding, infection and scarring. There are other potential problems that are very rare including blood clots which can be potentially fatal.

In brief: Tummy Tuck Cons
Tummy tuck surgery is large scale surgery and permanent numbness in the lower abdomen is part of the bargain.
The operation has higher risk than lesser surgery including possible poor wound healing, bleeding, infection and scarring. There are other potential problems that are very rare including blood clots which can be potentially fatal.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Tummy tuck risks
The most common risks and complications following a tummy tuck are 1) fluid collection (seroma /hematoma) and 2) wound separation.
Both of these can usually be remedied without any long lasting problems. I have written about these possible post op complications on my blog: http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/blog/2011/11/21/tummy-tuck-complications-infection-wound-separation-seroma-hematoma/.

In brief: Tummy tuck risks
The most common risks and complications following a tummy tuck are 1) fluid collection (seroma /hematoma) and 2) wound separation.
Both of these can usually be remedied without any long lasting problems. I have written about these possible post op complications on my blog: http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/blog/2011/11/21/tummy-tuck-complications-infection-wound-separation-seroma-hematoma/.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Robert Brueck
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Tummy tuck risks
There are risks with any surgery and this is one.
The most imporatnt thing to remeber is early ambulation to minimize blood clots.

In brief: Tummy tuck risks
There are risks with any surgery and this is one.
The most imporatnt thing to remeber is early ambulation to minimize blood clots.
Dr. Robert Brueck
Dr. Robert Brueck
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