What are the risks associated with plastic surgery post-pregnancy?
Fortunately, major complications associated with a “mommy makeover” are rare, and the satisfaction rate is high. The overall complication rate is low if the operation is performed by an experienced, board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your aesthetic plastic surgeon during your consultation and after your procedure to ensure you are on the right track to recovery.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structures
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
For more information on risks specific to the common post-pregnancy procedures, see the following:
- Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Breast Lift (mastopexy)
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Augmentation
- Upper Body Lift
- Lower Body Lift
You can help minimize your risks by following your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon’s advice and instructions before and after your surgery.