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RISKS AND SAFETY

The decision to have a tummy tuck is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks 
POSSIBLE RISKS OF TUMMY TUCK SURGERY INCLUDE:

Anesthesia risks
Poor wound healing
Bleeding 
Infection
Fluid accumulation (SEROMA)
Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
Major wound separation
Asymmetry
Suboptimal aesthetic result
Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
 Persistent pain
Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
Skin loss
Unfavorable scarring
Recurrent looseness of skin
Possibility of revisional surgery
These risks and others will be fully disclosed prior to your consent. It is important to address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

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