Although no major complications are expected with a tummy tuck, you may have some bruising and swelling after surgery. You may have a feeling of tightness in the lower abdomen and there is usually an area of diminished sensation which can persist for several months. Other possible side effects include a collection of fluid that may form under the skin and require aspiration. Infection is rare and is treated promptly with antibiotics should it occur. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss what you can expect from this procedure. It is important to carefully follow your plastic surgeon’s advice to reduce the risk of complications.← Are there any side effects of a tummy tuck?