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Tummy Tuck: What are the risks of the operation? – 2022

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Tummy Tuck: What are the risks of the operation?

As with any surgery, tummy tuck can be associated with a variety of risks.

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Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery

Abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess fat and sagging skin in the anterior, middle, and lower parts of the abdomen and the contraction of the abdominal muscles. This operation is not a weight loss and overweight operation. It does not remove excess fat from the waist and back, it is possible to cut only the parts of the cracks below the navel, liposuction of the sides of the abdomen can be performed along with the operation.

What needs to be done before the operation on the abdomen

Patients must report before surgery.

  • Diseases, traumas, operations, psychological state of the general organism.
  • Allergic reactions (especially to drugs), medications taken
  • Hereditary diseases in the family (close relatives).
  • Harmful habits (smoking, alcohol and others).

Patients who smoke should take a break at least 20 days before and 20 days after surgery. Blood-thinning drugs are stopped 1 week before the operation, light foods are taken 1 day before the operation, the intestines are cleaned, food and fluid intake is stopped at least 6 hours before the operation, and the appropriate procedure is performed by a doctor before the operation.

How is abdominal surgery performed?

The operation is performed under general anesthesia and lasts an average of 2-2.5 hours. Excess skin and fat are removed. The cut line is hidden in the lower abdomen by underwear. The umbilicus is formed in a new place. Drainage pipes are stored under the skin for 2-5 days.

After abdominal surgery

After the operation, he lies on his back in a V-shape for a while. The corset is worn for at least a month. Absorbable sutures are usually placed on the skin, it is recommended to activate it in the morning of the operation, in the first days of the operation swelling occurs, which begins to recede after 3-5 days. Complete withdrawal can take several weeks to several months, the second week of surgery returns to daily life, but physical activity, sauna, solarium, sunbathing is prohibited for 2 months, the recovery process in patients who smoke can be significantly delayed. Showering can be done after 1 week. During the first 3-4 months, the surgical scar becomes red, itchy and clearly visible. Over time, especially after 6 months, the color fades, the trace decreases. This process can last up to two years, and after the operation there may be sensory disturbances in the umbilical cord and lumbar region, which gradually disappear.

After abdominal surgery, the full result is achieved within 3-4 months.

What are the risks of the operation?

As with any surgery, tummy tuck can be associated with a variety of risks.

  • Bleeding – Although less common, it can occur during or after surgery. Later, blood transfusions and repeated revisions may be needed.
  • Infection – very rare. It usually resolves with antibiotic treatment. In rare cases, surgical treatment is required.
  • Skin changes – sensory disturbances in the area of ​​surgery, the presence of swelling is natural. This condition is temporary and can last up to 6-12 years. Sutures for diastasis can be felt by hand in the presence of thin skin and subcutaneous tissue.
  • Irregularities in the body – can sometimes be seen, can be seen with the hands or eyes. Treatment is carried out with various physiotherapeutic methods, drugs, and rarely corrective operations are required.
  • Skin scars – red, itchy, clearly visible surgical scars are formed during the first 6 months. Gradually decreases. But depending on the nature of the organism, a rough scar, kelloid can occur. it may also require additional treatments.
  • Asymmetry – asymmetries can occur after surgery due to skin tension, fatty deposits, infiltrates, edema. Although they decrease over time, they are sometimes permanent and may need to be corrected again.
  • Problems with surgical wounds – in some cases, the skin opens up along the wound and late healing occurs. They can also occur at a late stage (1-2 months and later), which usually depends on the reaction to the fibers, the weak regenerative properties of the organism. Rarely, extensive skin necrosis is found in the lower abdomen. Its formation depends on the diversification of blood vessels in the abdominal wall. The recovery period is sharply prolonged, and in most cases there is a need for repeated corrective-reconstructive operations.
  • Embolism is a complication that can occur in all operations, it is impossible to predict, it is a risk of death.
  • Seroma – in all cases, a small amount of fluid accumulates under the skin, which is absorbed freely. In some cases, it accumulates more due to delays in collection and absorption, which is eliminated by punctures.
  • Umbilical cord – The newly opened umbilicus may have changes such as scarring, deformity, leakage, necrosis.
  • Long-term results – this operation gives ideal results in patients with normal or slightly higher body mass index. Excess weight has a negative impact on aesthetic results. Even in patients with complete diastasis, the abdomen may remain bulging forward. Liposuction of the upper abdomen is not recommended, weight gain or loss after surgery, and possible somatic diseases may adversely affect the outcome.

Dear patients, we remind you once again that the above is your concern and your right. Although these are very rare, it is your doctor’s job to tell you.

It is advisable to discuss other questions with your surgeon. We wish you good health, a beautiful and complex body.


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