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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During this consultation, your personalised treatment will be planned and you will be provided with further information.

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