Abdominoplasty And Medical Malpractice Law

Abdominoplasty And Medical Malpractice Law Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) complications can be the result of medical malpractice.

You might know abdominoplasty by its more common name, a tummy tuck. The purpose of a tummy tuck is to make the abdomen look firmer and smoother by removing unwanted fat and skin and restoring weakened or separated muscles.

As with any surgical procedure, things can go wrong with a tummy tuck. Some people are simply not good candidates for the procedure. If a doctor botches the operation or performs it on someone who should not have undergone the surgery, it can constitute medical malpractice.

What Causes a Protruding or Sagging Abdomen

For some people, diet and exercise will not give them the flat and well-toned abdomen they desire. These factors can cause a person to develop a protruding, loose, or sagging abdomen, even in people of average body weight:

People Who Should Not Get a Tummy Tuck

You are probably not an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck if you:

Complications of Tummy Tucks

Even when the procedure goes well, there can be problems after the surgery. The standard operative risks are an infection, bleeding, and having an adverse reaction to the anesthesia.

Complications specific to tummy tucks include:

Doctors, hospitals, and other health professionals have a duty to warn patients of the risk of complications for the procedures they perform; perform operations correctly; provide proper post-surgical care; and refrain from performing surgery on patients who are not good candidates for the procedure. Your healthcare professionals must deliver your medical care at the same level of quality that another provider with the same training and experience would.

Let Us Help Protect Your Rights

The team at Newsome Melton can evaluate your case for free to see if the doctor or hospital committed medical malpractice when you or a member of your immediate family had an abdominoplasty. Call us today at (855) 633-2757 for a free consultation.


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