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What Are the Risks of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

As with any major surgery, there are some risks associated with tummy tuck surgery. Immediately following the procedure, patients can expect mild swelling, soreness, and bruising, though these side effects typically resolve quickly. Oral pain medication can be used to easily manage any post-operative discomfort.

Our plastic surgeon in Orlando, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, uses the latest surgical techniques to maximize patient safety during the tummy tuck procedure. Since this is considered major surgery, an adverse reaction to anesthesia is a potential risk. Blood clots and/or infection are also potential risks of the surgery; however, Dr. Jon gives each patient detailed post-operative instructions to help minimize these risks.

During the initial stages of recovery, patients should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani recommends patients with small children arrange for assistance around the house during this time, particularly for children who need to be picked up or carried. Light activity can be resumed after one to two weeks, though strenuous activity should be avoided for about four weeks. Patients will schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Jon to help ensure that recovery is progressing as safely and swiftly as expected.

To learn more about tummy tuck recovery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, please contact our office today.