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All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk

Thousands of abdominoplasties are performed successfully each year. When done by qualified abdominoplasty New York plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon, who is trained in body contouring, the results are quite positive. Nevertheless, there are always risks associated with abdominoplasty surgery and specific complications associated with the tummy tuck 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 hospital stay. You can minimize the risk of blood clots by moving around as soon after the tummy tuck surgery as possible.

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.

You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following your Dr. Zevon’s instructions before and after the abdominoplasty surgery, especially with regard to when and how you should resume physical activity.

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