The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. With a Tummy Tuck in Maryland, Dr. Cappuccino can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
Thousands of abdominoplasties are performed successfully each year. When performed by a highly trained plastic surgeon like Dr. Cappuccino, the results are consistently quite positive. Nevertheless, there are always risks associated with any surgery, and specific complications associated with this procedure.
Post-operative complications such as infection and blood clots are rare but can occur. Infection can be treated with drainage and antibiotics but will prolong your recovery. Dr. Cappuccino will do a careful preoperative assessment of blood clot risk factors using the Caprini Assessment and optimize your treatment plan. You can also minimize the risk of blood clots by moving around as soon after the surgery as you’re able to.
Poor healing, which results in conspicuous scars, may necessitate a second operation. Smokers should be advised to stop, as smoking may increase the risk of complications and delay healing. Dr. Cappuccino will provide you with specific preparation instructions to ensure that your experience is as smooth as possible.