Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck
All surgeries come with risks. The principal risk is fluid accumulating under the skin (a ‘seroma’), hence the drain after surgery to help avoid this. Rare complications include infection, bleeding under the skin, slow healing and blood clots. Poor circulation, diabetes, and heart disease can increase your risk of developing complications and may well prevent a patient from having this procedure.
Dr. Baker may recommend combining other surgeries with the tummy tuck, such as breast augmentation and liposuction of the hips to rejuvenate the body post-pregnancy or after weight gain/loss. Of course, this will all be discussed during your tummy tuck consultation at our Miami practice.
When searching for a surgeon to perform tummy tuck surgery, make sure to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive body contouring experience. Check before and after photos of former patients before you schedule a consultation.
Why Choose Dr. Baker
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, Doctor of Medicine
- General Surgery: Five-Year Residency/Chief Residency, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Four Year Residency/Chief Residency/Fellowship with Dr. D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS England, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida
- University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Miami, Florida, Exec. MBA-Health Administration, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society