What Are the Other Risks from the Anesthesia Besides Nausea After a Mini Tummy Tuck?

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Mini tummy tuck complications?

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Thank you for the question.

Generally  speaking ( without the benefit of pictures or physical examination) assuming you are having the surgery done at aa accredited/safe facility under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist  and board-certified plastic surgeon the risks of general  anesthesia  are relatively small compared to the risks  of you being dissatisfied with the results of the mini  tummy tuck.

 In my opinion, the mini tummy talk is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small. The abdominal wall musculature is addressed below the umbilicus leaving the upper number wall potentially lax. The appearance of the umbilicus is not necessarily addressed sufficiently.

For most patients who have had pregnancies and/or weight loss a full abdominoplasty is necessary to achieve the desired results. Of course, there are downsides (including a longer scar and probably a longer recovery time) but for most patients the benefits outweigh the downsides. It is not unusual to see patients who've had mini tummy tuck  surgery present for  revisionary surgery.

It is important to work with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to obtain advice (based on good ethics and judgment) to  improve your chances of a successful outcome and minimize the need for further surgery.

I hope this helps.


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