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Risks and recovery from a tummy tuck procedure

by Irshad KK Digital Marketing

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen area. It is a cosmetic procedure to make you look and feel better. A tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure. 

Experienced cosmetic surgeons will do this procedure. It is generally a low-risk operation.  

However, tummy tuck surgery also has some risks associated with it, like any surgery. They include-

  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Other allergic reactions
  • Some of the specific risks of tummy tuck surgery are:
  • Fluid accumulation beneath the skin (seroma) 
  • Poor wound healing and infection. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent this
  • Scarring- the length and visibility of the scar will vary from person to person
  • Tissue necrosis 
  • Changes in skin sensation 

 

There are some steps to prevent complications such as 

  • Stop smoking- Smoking decreases blood flow in the skin and can slow the healing process. 
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory drugs and other drugs that increase the risk of bleeding
  • Take medication to prevent complications 
  • Stick to the prescribed recovery schedule 

Recovery from a tummy tuck procedure

After a tummy tuck, the surgeon will cover the abdominal incision and the belly button with surgical dressing. Small tubes might be placed along the incision site to drain any excess blood or fluid.

Your bed will be in a raised position to keep your upper body slightly raised. The knees should be kept at an angle to prevent pressure in the abdomen. Walking a few steps at short intervals is advised. It is to prevent blood clots in the veins in the legs.

Moderate pain, which can be controlled by pain medication, will be present. It's normal to have swelling in the surgical area for about six weeks. In some cases, swelling might take up to three months to resolve. Drains might be left in place for several days after surgery. One might need to continue taking an antibiotic as long as the drains are in place. You may have to wear a supportive abdominal garment (abdominal binder) for about six weeks. It is to help prevent fluid build-up and provide abdominal support.

By removing excess skin and fat and restoring your abdominal wall, a tummy tuck can give your abdomen a more toned appearance. Tummy tuck results are usually long-lasting. Keep in mind that maintaining a stable weight is crucial for retaining the results.


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