How safe is an abdominoplasty?

ab crunchesAn abdominoplasty is a procedure that addresses the side effects of an otherwise positive event: that of significant weight loss.

Whether a result of diet and exercise, or of weight loss surgery, or simply of having given birth to the baby your body has cleverly expanded to accommodate, a dramatic loss of weight can leave a person with excess folds of skin and, in many cases, weakened and displaced abdominal muscles.

Despite the casualness of the name it often goes by – a tummy tuck – the procedure entails invasive abdominal surgery so be sure you know what is involved so you can make your own assessments about safety.

What are the potential risks?

There are the general risks of surgery: infection, bleeding, haematoma, adverse reaction to general anaesthetic. When you discuss surgery at your Milton Keynes abdominoplasty consultation, Mr Sudip Ghosh will outline these risks and explain how they are managed by the highly skilled team of surgeon and anaesthetist.

He will also take your medical history, explain how being in good health makes you a better candidate for surgery, and detail what complications may arise after surgery.

What can I do to improve the safety of my abdominoplasty?

Find a surgeon in whose safety standards you have confidence: if they are a member of a prestigious professional body such as BAPRAS or BAAPS, they will be committed to keeping their skills up to the minute, operate only in CQC approved clinics, adhere to stringent safety standards and submit annual safety audits.

A good surgeon will always ensure their patient is aware of the potential risks and side effects before their surgery and what downtime will be required afterward.

Mr Sudip Ghosh sends his Milton Keynes abdominoplasty patients home with comprehensive written instructions on aftercare so that post-op complications can be avoided, and sees them for regular check-ups to monitor their recovery.

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