What are the potential risks and complications of a tummy tuck?
The potential risks of a full or partial tummy tuck procedure include:
- Wound infection, which will require antibiotics
- Pain or uncomfortable feelings
- Blood clots can appear in the tissue around the incision sites
- Skin grafting for skin that does not heal
- Excessive accumulation of fluid (seroma) may occur under the incision site and may require a procedure for draining
- Numbness at incision sites, however this should go away
- Blood transfusions if substantial loss of blood during surgery
- Adverse side-effects to anaesthetic, such as nausea or vomiting
- Tight feelings throughout the stomach, which can cause difficulties in bending over and other movements
Blood clots are rare; however, should a blood clot occur it can move to the lungs, chest or deep veins of the legs, which is life-threatening.
The corset tummy tuck procedure will leave very large visible abdominal scars. These scars are red, thickened, raised and can be annoying, itchy and unsightly.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Corset Abdominoplasty
What is a corset abdominoplasty?
A body contouring technique where we remove tissue from every possible vector. It addresses both horizontal and vertical skin excess in the abdominal and back area. You can think of it as a combination of a reverse tummy tuck, a FDL and a belt lipectomy.
Can I use private health insurance?
Yes if a abdominoplasty or any other surgery is performed for reconstruction purposes, it may be partly covered by health insurance. Other body contouring procedures after weight loss may be covered by Medicare. This can be covered in the private hospital and NOT the public hospital.
Insurance will cover the hospital and theatre fees, however there will be an out of pocket cost for the surgeon, co-surgeon and anaesthetist.
Your insurance will not cover the costs of a breast lift and implant as implants are considered a cosmetic procedure.
How long will scars take to heal?
All scars take time to heal before they turn 'white'. Scars begin as red before turning purple, and then blue and then finally white. This entire process can take about 12 months.
The reason for this is that in initial wound healing you have excess collagen to help with the strengthening of the wound. Over the coming months, the collagen changes and realigns. It is during this phase we recommend scar management with massage and silicone therapy.
How long does recovery take?
After your abdominoplasty procedure, you can expect to stay in hospital for around 4 to 7 days. You will also require to take about 4 to 6 weeks off work.
When is a good time to get a corset abdominoplasty?
Once you have lost all of your weight and have had a stable weight for at least 3 months. This is the time to think about getting a corset abdominoplasty.