Tummy Tuck Risks

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


Like all surgical procedures, a tummy tuck carries certain risks. Although these risks cannot be eliminated, you can reduce your risks by choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. A surgeon with such credentials is more likely to exercise the standard of care necessary to minimize surgical risks.

The surgical risks of a tummy tuck include:

  • Blood clot
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Collection of fluids
  • Risks associated with anesthesia

Serious surgical risks are rare. Most tummy tuck patients recover from the procedure without problems. You can reduce your risk by following our recovery tips. By taking all the medications and antibiotics prescribed by our surgeons, you can prevent infections and other problems. We will also provide you with detailed post-operative instructions regarding when to get up and walk around and what activities to avoid while you recover.

Our plastic surgeons will discuss the risks with you. By asking about your health history and any medications you are currently taking, our surgeons can determine whether a tummy tuck poses any significant risk to you.

If you are in Denver or nearby and want to find out if a tummy tuck may be right for you, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.