Even though a tummy tuck is performed by an experienced surgeon, there are always certain risks and complications from any surgery. Remember, there is no surgery that is completely without any risk or possible complications. Here are some possible complications that may arise from tummy tuck surgery:
- Tummy tuck swelling is experienced by some patients in whom the genital area becomes swollen. In some cases, the tummy tuck swelling can go on for several months.
- After any surgery, you should expect some pain. You will receive pain medication for this. Post-surgical pain can last up to a few weeks.
- You may experience slight injury in the stomach area. This is very common.
- Some types of surgeries can cause a blood clot in the leg and this can obstruct the lung function and eventually cause pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
You should weigh the benefits and the risks for yourself when considering tummy tuck surgery.
Tummy tucks aren’t just for women. With men becoming more aware of their physical appearance, especially their abdominal area, male tummy tucks have become more popular.