When you have any type of surgery done, you will need to know that you could have a complication. You will want to make sure that you have all the right information first so that you know what to expect in case it does happen to you. There are very rarely any complications to a tummy tuck, however you should take them into consideration before you decide to do anything with your body.
You will of course have pain after the surgery. You will want to make sure that you have the right methods in place to help relieve that pain. The greatest part of the pain will follow the operation and is related to the tightening of the muscles. The rectus is the part of the body that is tightened and you will notice this right after the procedure the most.
You will be given pain pills after the procedure so that you can take them home with you. These pain pills are going to help the problem and get you more comfortable so that you can start your healing process. You will want to move around as much as you can without hurting yourself so that you can completely heal from the procedure and get back on your feet again. Take your pain medication as needed to reduce the risk of pain and other complications due to it.
Another common complication is the nausea after the procedure. There are a few things that you can do afterwards to help reduce this problem. There are anti-nausea pills that you can take to help with this problem. You will be prescribed this and you can take them for as long as you need to. There is also over the counter medications that you can take to decrease the chance of nausea or to get rid of it if you do notice a problem.
Scarring is something else that many people are afraid of happening when they have a tummy tuck. Most of the time the entire purpose of the tummy tuck is for cosmetic reasons and to make the person feel better about them. There are many steroid creams that can be applied to the scar to minimize it after the procedure has healed. If you follow the instructions on the creams, you will notice that you will not have as much scaring and you should not be able to see it unless you are really looking for the mark.