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Although a mini tummy tuck usually has a shorter length incision, and a decreased area of undermining of the tissues, it can still have all the same risks as a full tummy tuck, though perhaps the risk is slightly lower as the surgery may be somewhat shorter in duration. The standard risks include: bleeding, fluid collections, infection, poor scarring, tissue death, unhappiness with the result, need for revisional surgery, blood clots in your legs/lungs. Risks vary according...
Your surgeon will ask you to sign off on a laundry list of risks before operating on you. These include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, fluid collections, numbness, blood clots in your veins, scar problems etc. Also, you may be unhappy with the result because, when properly selected, miniTT patients are rare since the muscles and skin above the umbi are not benefitted at all and may even look worse after just tightening the lower abdominal area.
Thank you for the question. A mini tummy tuck procedure has the same risks associated with a full tummy tuck procedure; in addition, the potential for patient dissatisfaction is quite high (for most patients who have had significant weight gain/loss or pregnancy). Generally a mini tummy tuck procedure involves a shorter incision than a full tummy tuck procedure. The area of skin excised is quite small (a percentage of skin between the bellybutton and pubic area). The...