The initial complication for a tummy tuck surgery deals with the anesthesia. There is a small chance you could have a bad reaction to it. Anytime you use either a general or local anesthesia this can happen, so you’ll want to consult your tummy tuck surgeon with any concerns.
Another of many possible complications, although not very commonis excessively bleeding post abdominoplasty surgery, which would require an additional surgery to get control of the blood and drain it properly.
In addition, you can form a pocket or collected blood, known as a hematoma (seroma); and either of these can create additional scar tissue and even more discomfort.
Another complication referred to as necrosis which is when the the blood supply to a section of the muscle skin or adipose (fat) is now cut off. The end result might be some drainage which is absolutely necessary to healing. This fluid is orange in color; but if it ever gets a bad odor or is a greenish white color, you must color your tummy tuck surgeon asap.
You may also temporarily lose feeling in the skin of your abdominal area, although on rare occasions, permanent loss can happen around the lower tummy and navel area. There is also a risk of excessive scarring of the skin or internally.
With any surgery there is risk of infection. The time period is usually within the first month or so after your tummy tuck procedure. There are other complications of a tummy tuck surgery, and we will cover them in a future article.