Abdominoplasty risks and combinations

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Abdominoplasty risks and combinations

Abdominoplasty risks and combinations. Do you have plans to undergo abdominoplasty? If so, you must be aware of the abdominoplasty risks and combinations. Be aware of them then this helps you to get prepared with everything.

Abdominoplasty is one of the best ways to remove your excessive fat from the stomach or abdomen. The decision to undergo abdominoplasty surgery is big and you have to consider the complications as well. The surgery procedure has some complications and risks that you must be aware of.

Some of the common complications and risks during abdominoplasty procedure

  • Accumulation of fluid beneath the skin
  • On some area of skin infection occurs due to poor wound healing
  • Swelling and soreness in the operated area
  • Risk at the time of anesthesia
  • Blood clots may form
  • Risk of the scar mark on operated area, but less visible and hide easily
  • Feel reduced skin sensation or numbness

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The serious issues you might face

  • Fat tissue necrosis, which means fatty tissue deep within your skin in the abdominal area might get damaged or die during the procedure
  • Risk of excessive bleeding during the surgery
  • Excessive pain in the surgery area
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications due to abdominoplasty operation

Abdominoplasty risks and combinations

A full tummy tuck with aggressive liposuction at the same time will certainly put you at an unacceptably high risk for a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism (PE), venous thromboembolic event (VTE) as well as fluid under the tummy tuck skin (seroma), loss of the skin of the tummy tuck (necrosis) wound failure (dehiscence) and hematoma, among other things.  The literature is complete with this information.  The science is the science.   This is a risky combination.  Furthermore, you look like a candidate for a tummy tuck alone.  The only way to tell is to feel the skin and determine how much fat vs. skin laxity there is.

Some study outcomes in the Plastic Surgery Literature:

Results: One hundred twenty-five patients underwent abdominoplasty with flank liposuctionand 75 patients underwent abdominoplasty alone. The incidence of seroma formation was 16.0 percent in the abdominoplasty-alone group and 31.2 percent in the abdominoplasty with liposuction group (p < 0.05).

The combination of abdominoplasty and liposuction procedures can still overwhelm the body’s ability to resist these shear forces by the fact that more surface area is available to “shear” and thus produce seroma fluid. Not so much as an additive effect but synergistically, such that the seroma fluid from the flanks flows into the adjacent abdominal space and resists the ability of the upper abdominal flap to close over the abdominal wall. Patients must be counseled about their risk for seroma formation and treatments aimed at resolving them including frequent postoperative visits for needle drainage and the rare case requiring operative drainage in the face of a persistent seroma.

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San Antonio Plastic Surgeon

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