Many people believe they know whether they’re candidates for a tummy tuck before they ever enter their doctor’s office, and that’s a mistake. Deciding to get a tummy tuck is a very important decision that should be made only after consulting with a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Your consultation offers a chance to assess all options and potential outcomes in order to establish realistic expectations of the likeliest outcome, and help you feel confident whether to proceed.
Questions to Answer
When consulting with your surgeon about a tummy tuck, you should anticipate being asked questions about your general physical health, personal habits and whether your weight is steady. Your surgeon needs to assess relative body fat as well as whether you’re truly a good candidate for a tummy tuck, and will also help you choose which approach likely would work best. A good tummy tuck candidate should be a nonsmoker and already enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Better long-term results are typically seen in women who have already completed their families.
Critical Questions a Patient Should Ask
When consulting with a cosmetic surgeon, be sure to ask your doctor how long he or she has been practicing, where he or she obtained training and how many such procedures the surgeon performs annually. You also should inquire about the many options available for a tummy tuck, as a customized approach is essential for achieving the best final results.
Feeling fully informed before moving forward with body contouring can not only help ensure that you’re a good candidate who will likely see a very positive outcome from your procedure, but also help reduce your stress levels before and after surgery for a safe and speedy recovery.
Dr. James Koehler at Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery provides today’s most popular cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical options. Choose from breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation, body sculpting procedures including liposuction and tummy tucks, and facial procedures such as facelifts, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and much more. We are dedicated to providing outstanding care and results. Come in for a visit and see our difference for yourself!