The following post from our forum is from a person who is scheduled to have a tummy tuck and is worried and afraid of the surgery.

Date: 12/21/2011 Submitted by: ImanScared And Worried About My Tummy Tuck Surgery

I’m having a tummy tuck on the 29th of this month. Is it normal to get worried and scared about the surgery? And for healthy people, is there a chance people might die during surgery? Thanks.


Date: 12/21/2011 Submitted by: Tanner


I would guess everyone gets worried and scared before their tummy tuck surgery.

Anytime you have anesthesia and surgery there are always risks, even for healthy people. But the healthier you are, usually the lower the risks.

There is always a chance of dying from surgery, that’s why people are scared, but the odds of anything bad happening are pretty low (don’t ask me
the odds).

When is the last time you ever heard about anyone dying from a tummy tuck? It would make national headline news as soon as it happened as the media eats that stuff up and in the US over 100,000 tummy tucks are performed each year.

Don’t dwell on the stuff that could go wrong, just follow the doctors orders and think about what it’s going to be like after the surgery. Pass the remaining time by preparing for your recovery and shopping for new clothes.

Good luck on your surgery.

That’s a nice Christmas present to give yourself.