For the right patient, a tummy tuck surgery can have dramatic results. A smoother, flatter, trimmer abdomen is something that many men and women hope for and something that abdominoplasty surgery can definitely deliver. To start the process toward your own body contouring surgery, you’ll need to start with a one-on-one consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. While it may be nerve-wracking to take such a big step, preparing yourself in advance can help you get the most out of this important introductory meeting.
Answering Your Plastic Surgeon’s Questions
When you meet with your plastic surgeon for the first time, you should be ready to answer a lot of questions. He or she will need some information from you to help determine whether tummy tuck surgery would be safe and effective for you. He or she will also want to discuss your physical health, medical history, previous surgical history, and current lifestyle habits. If you take any vitamins, medications, or supplements you should disclose this information to your surgeon, as some may interact badly with pain medications and other treatments during your surgery. You should also be honest about smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking recreational drugs, since these can negatively affect the outcome.
In addition, your plastic surgeon will want to talk about your goals for tummy tuck surgery. Before your consultation, think about why you’re seeking this surgery and what results you are hoping to achieve through it. Eligible tummy tuck patients should have a clear and reasonable expectation for their final results.
Asking Your Plastic Surgeon Questions
It’s equally as important for you to ask your surgeon questions, so be prepared. Take some time to write down the questions about surgery, recovery, results, and even your surgeon. For your tummy tuck to be a success, you need to be an active participant in the process. This starts during your consultation, where your surgeon will expect you to ask him or her about anything not already covered. You should feel comfortable asking your plastic surgeon about his or her medical background, training, surgical process, and facilities to ensure board certification and experience.
Planning Your Tummy Tuck Together
To begin planning your tummy tuck procedure, your plastic surgeon will evaluate the skin elasticity, muscle tone, and fatty tissue present in your abdomen. He or she will conduct a physical exam before making recommendations for your procedure and predicting your results. Next, you will have the chance to discuss your own expectations and add input to your surgeon’s recommendation. Keep in mind, however, that your plastic surgeon is highly experienced with this surgery and what results are typical, so be open to hear what he or she has to say. Together, you can create the plan that will optimize your own final result.
Consult With a Tummy Tuck Expert
For expert guidance through the planning process of your own abdominoplasty, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.