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What are possible complications of getting a tummy tuck?

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As with any surgery, there are risks. Though they're rare, complications from a tummy tuck can include infection, bleeding under the skin flap, or blood clots. You may be more likely to have complications if you have poor circulation, diabetes, or heart, lung, or liver disease.

You may not heal the right way, which can cause more scarring or loss of skin. If you do heal poorly, you may need a second surgery.

A tummy tuck leaves scars. Though they may fade, they will never disappear. Your surgeon may recommend certain creams or ointments to use after you've completely healed to help with scars.

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 26, 2019

SOURCE:

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 26, 2019

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