What can go wrong with a tummy tuck?

What complications should I expect? I'm sure there's almost nothing I should worry about, but I want to be prepared. How often do you see tummy tucks go wrong? Is age an important factor? Because I'm not as young as I used to be.


F, 42, Utah

Some things can go wrong with tummy tuck, like any other operation, but that's not the right frame of mind.  Many things can go wrong with driving, airplane travel, or eating out at restaurants.  First educate yourself about it, decide if it's something you want or not, and then speak with a surgeon.  Be sure to discuss your goals and concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon and consider the pros and the cons. Be certain your surgeon is properly certified.  I've attached a link where you can start your search. Most tummy tucks go without a hitch, and the patients love their results.

You can also look at our tummy tuck page to learn more about potential issues and typical restuls:  www.plasticsurgerysmg.com

Abdominoplasty is a very safe operation, however it is a surgical procedure and complications can happen. Age is not a factor with increased complications as long as your in good health. Go over all the potential complications in detail with your surgeon pre operatively so you are comfortable moving forward. Good Luck!