Risks and Benefits of Tummy Tuck - Body Contouring Surgery Information

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A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a great way to rid of excess or sagging skin and tighten tummy muscles but with any surgery, there are risks as well as the benefits. It is important to discuss with your surgeon not only the benefits of a tummy tuck but the risks as well.

Tummy Tuck Benefits
There are numerous great benefits in getting a tummy tuck and if your follow your surgeons postoperative care instruction one can enjoy the results of a tummy tuck for many years. Listed are just some of the numerous benefits in receiving a tummy tuck.
• Long lasting results
• Smoother stomach contour
• Stomach has a flatter and firmer appearance.
• A tummy tuck narrows your waistline dropping your size in pants.
• Improved abdomens skin elasticity
• Can dramatically improve the appearance of stretch marks if not eliminate them. A good portion of stretch marks are cut out when the excessive skin is removed, the remaining stretch marks lessen in their density look when the skin is stretch, so much that often they are undetectable.

• Increases ones self-confidence and self-esteem.
• Improves the way clothes fit.
• Removes pockets of fat when liposuction is introduced giving definition to the transitions of muscle.
• Eliminates the protruding abdomen appearance
• Tightens abdominal muscles
• Regain a more youthful looking physique

Tummy Tuck Risks
A complete tummy is a very invasive surgery with an incision that runs from hipbone to opposing hipbone and requires being put under by anesthesia. If one has an allergic reaction to general anesthesia, they are not a good candidate for a tummy tuck. There is always a risk of adverse reactions to general anesthesia, which is a huge risk by itself; however, there are several other possible risks involved in a tummy tuck.
• Tissue loss
• Infection
• Hematoma, which is a collection of blood under the skin that can lead to serious infections.
• Seromas, which is a fluid, build up under the skin that can also lead to further infections.

• Possible blood clots forming in the lungs.
• Aspiration pneumonia
• Bleeding under the skin flap
• Insufficient or improper healing that may result in the need for a second surgery
• Averse reaction to follow up antibiotics or prescription pain medication

Remember that these risks and benefits will vary from patient to patient. It is of the utmost important for your to discuss tummy tuck surgery with your cosmetic surgeon before making a decision about treatment.

For more information on liposuction and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), it is important to locate a body contouring surgery center in Pennsylvania for more information.

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