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Risks of Abdominoplasty

Risks of Abdominoplasty Surgery in NY. Manhattan and Long Island surgeons.Even though complications from an abdominoplasty are rare, it is important to be well-informed prior to deciding if the procedure is right for you. That’s why we want to provide our prospective patients with enough information to make a well-informed decision.

We will also provide our abdominoplasty patients with an informational handout during your consultation that goes over these risks as well as the risks involved with general anesthesia.

Prior to having the surgical procedure, we will have several consent forms for you to sign so we can be sure you fully understand the possible risks involved with the procedure and anesthesia.

Skin-Deep Risks

  • Scarring
  • Skin loss due to necrosis (death of the skin)
  • Numbness or loss of sensation
  • Discoloration
  • Unevenness (asymmetry)
  • A return of skin laxity
  • Not receiving the results you expected
  • Possible need for revision surgery to achieve optimal results
  • Separation of the wound, either deep inside or at the skin surface
  • Infection or wound not healing properly


Deep-Tissue and Other Possible Risks

  • Severe bleeding (hematoma)
  • Blood clots (anywhere in the body)
  • Fluid accumulation in the abdomen
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Fat necrosis (death of the fatty tissue in the deep layer of the skin)
  • Persistent pain at the surgical site
  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or cardiopulmonary complications
  • Fluid accumulation in the legs that won’t go away
  • Damage to the nerves


Most of these serious side effects related to the risks of abdominoplasty can be avoided (or lessened in severity) by following our Pre-Op and Post-Op guides which are designed to prepare our abdominoplasty NYC and Long Island patients for surgery, aid in the healing process afterward, and keep you healthy and moving!

If you have any questions about the abdominoplasty procedure or would like to see if a tummy tuck is right for you, please contact us for more information or to schedule a free consultation. Call us today at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831.

*This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office. There may be additional instructions and warnings for the procedure(s) you have had done. Please be sure to get this complete list from our staff and do not rely solely on the information provided on this page.