4 Questions to Ask During Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Once you’ve decided to move forward with a tummy tuck procedure, you may be anxious to schedule your surgery to get your firmer, flatter midsection as soon as possible. However, the research you do before your surgery will directly affect your results. During a consultation with your prospective plastic surgeon, here are some questions you need to ask.

1. Are You Board-Certified to Perform Tummy Tucks?

Asking if a plastic surgeon is board-certified is important but also take the time to verify this information through your own research. Having surgery means placing your safety in someone’s hands. Make sure those hands are qualified and competent.

2. What Kind of Results Can I Realistically Expect?

Speak frankly with your plastic surgeon about your goals and listen to ensure you understand the limitations of the procedure. Explore the possibility of complementary procedures to further enhance your results, such as incorporating liposuction into your tummy tuck to further slim and sculpt your waistline.

3. Can I See Before and After Photos of Your Previous Tummy Tucks?

One of the best ways to gauge the quality of results you can expect from a plastic surgeon is to see what kind of results he or she has achieved on other people. Ask to see before and after photos of former patients and pay close attention to the improvement that was made and how natural the results are.

4. What Are the Risks Associated with Tummy Tucks?

While a tummy tuck is generally safe and usually doesn’t result in complications, it is still surgery. Be sure you are fully aware of the associated risks before having surgery. Also, be open and honest with your plastic surgeon about your health so he or she can take any and all precautions to lower your risk for complications.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401