A tummy tuck surgery may involve several aesthetic procedures. In order to give the best shape to the abdominal area of a person, a couple of liposuction and skin-lift jobs should be needed during a tummy tuck. Since more than one incisions are done over the abdominal area, people may experience some side effects during their recovery time. Tummy tuck risks can be associated with both liposuction and all the other related invasive aesthetic procedures.
During a standard tummy tuck surgery, the excess fat located in the abdominal area of the person is extracted with the help of a small thin tube called a cannula. After that, the excess fat is vacuumed with a device that the cannula is applied to. Liposuction allows the removal of a high amount of excess fat in a single session, however, most surgeons do not suggest a high amount of fat removal during a single session.
After the liposuction procedure has been completed, the surgeon cuts the excess abdominal skin without damaging the elasticity of it. The incisions are made as they won’t leave visible scars on the abdominal area. Scarrings, however, are almost inevitable so a surgeon should skillfully find the best place to make his / her incisions on. After the procedure is done, the skin is sutured together and the patient is expected to stay at the hospital for about one or two days.
Tummy Tuck Complications
There are several complications that vary from person to person. Some people may not even experience a single complication, while some suffer from multiple ones. Here are the most common complications that are seen after a tummy tuck procedure:
- Swelling is rare if they don’t occur in severe levels, there is nothing to be worried about.
- Infection is very rare because if you are troubled with even the slightest infection, you should immediately see your doctor.
- Inflammation may occur since the excess fat is displaced by force and leave permanent changes on the tissue. During the healing, you may experience some inflammation over your liposuctioned area.