Abdominoplasty Medical Definition
“What is Abdominoplasty?”
Abdominoplasty medical definition: Abdominoplasty is more often known by its common name, a tummy tuck. The purpose of abdominoplasty 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, & some people are simply not good candidates for this procedure. You may not be a good candidate if:
Have a body mass (BMI) over 30
Want to get pregnant in the future
Are planning substantial weight loss
Have a severe chronic medical condition, like irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, or heart disease
Abdominoplasty in Medical Malpractice Cases
If a doctor botches the operation or performs abdominoplasty on someone who should not have undergone the surgery, it can constitute medical malpractice.
Even when the procedure goes well, there can be issues after the operation. As with any surgical procedure, there standard operative risks such as:
adverse reaction to anesthesia
It is the duty of all doctors, hospitals, other health professionals, & facilities to advise patients of the risks for the procedures they perform, to perform said operations correctly, provide standard post-surgical care, and to never perform a surgery on a patient who is not a good candidate. If you receive subpar treatment in these or any medical area, it may constitute medical malpractice.
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