Indianapolis Tummy Tuck Risks

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


A tummy tuck is a complex and involved surgical procedure. Thousands of tummy tucks are performed in the United States every year and it is largely considered safe for most patients. However, there are some risks you will need to be aware of before committing to this procedure. Indiana tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata strongly believes that all of our patients deserve honest information about the risks and benefits of this procedure. He would be happy to address any specific concerns you may have during your initial consultation. Surgical Risks Tummy tucks come with general surgical risks including excess bleeding, infection, and adverse reaction to anesthesia. Risks specific to tummy tuck surgery include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage
  • Changes to skin color
  • Poor wound healing
  • Asymmetrical results

You can lower your risks by working with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fata and closely following all pre and postoperative advice, but it is impossible to guarantee a complication-free procedure. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your initial tummy tuck consultation. If you live in or around Indianapolis, Indiana and would like honest information about the risks and benefits of tummy tuck surgery, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph fata.