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Why Choosing Who Does Your Tummy Tuck Really Does Matter

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Once you’ve decided it’s time for a tummy tuck, your next step is to pick a plastic surgeon. But how? Your first time around, it can be tough to tell the bad from the good from the really, really good surgeons out there. And of course, you want the best.

Don’t panic. Here are some tried and true tips and tricks on how to pick the best plastic surgeon for you.

They Need to Be Qualified

This one may seem obvious, but it absolutely bears repeating. Your plastic surgeon needs to be highly qualified. When you’re considering how to pick a plastic surgeon, this should be at the very top of your list. If a plastic surgeon doesn’t meet the highest standards, they shouldn’t be your plastic surgeon.

Check the qualifications, certifications and reputation of any plastic surgeon you’re considering working with.

Look for a plastic surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery first. Then, check their specialities. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, you’ll want to look for a plastic surgeon that has years of experience with the procedure. In this instance, you’ll also want a plastic surgeon with an eye for the aesthetic, since a tummy tuck should be individualized to help you meet your specific physique goals.

They Need to Come with Glowing References

Once you’ve sussed out the qualifications, certifications and expertise of a plastic surgeon, you’ll want to see what other people have to say about them. The best resource when you’re choosing a plastic surgeon can be your friends and family.

Be sure to ask around.

  • Has anyone had a tummy tuck?
  • What did they like about their plastic surgeon?
  • What did they wish were different about their experience?

Talking to people you trust about their experience can be illuminating for your own.

You can also turn to the internet for reviews and additional information about the plastic surgeon you’re considering. Just make sure to check, double check and triple check your sources to make sure you’re not getting any “fake news” or lured in by strong language. Anonymous reviews — especially negative ones — might be an angry troll or a scorned patient bent on ruining someone’s reputation. If something smells fishy, it probably is.

They Need to Ace the Consultation

Just because you’ve scheduled a consultation with a plastic surgeon doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Your plastic surgeon needs to be attentive, engaged and amiable during your initial surgical consultation. This is where you need to do a little homework beforehand. Come to your consultation prepared with lots of questions. If your plastic surgeon is patient and knowledgeable in answering them, you’ve got a good match. If you get the impression that they’re not interested in making you feel comfortable about your tummy tuck, it’s time to move on.

This is also your time to ask about the surgeon’s facilities and hospital privileges. If anything should go wrong, you’ll want to make sure your plastic surgeon has access to hospital facilities. Don’t make the mistake of not asking up front.

They Need to Be More Than Just a Good Plastic Surgeon

This may seem counterintuitive, but a good plastic surgeon is not just a good plastic surgeon. A good plastic surgeon is also a good person, who you feel is going to take good care of you before, during and after your tummy tuck. You’re going to have a relationship (strictly professional, of course) with this person, so it’s important that you feel respected. Your surgeon should be helpful and polite as well as highly qualified and experienced.

You should also consider your surgeon’s staff when you’re making your final decision. Often when you’re figuring out how to pick a plastic surgeon, the surgeon gets your complete focus. But during your interactions and your consultation, consider how friendly and helpful the staff is and how comfortable you feel in the office.

Picking a plastic surgeon is a big deal, but by doing your research, paying attention and trusting your gut, you can feel comfortable in your choice and even more excited for your tummy tuck.

 

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Why Choosing Who Does Your Tummy Tuck Really Does Matter
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Why Choosing Who Does Your Tummy Tuck Really Does Matter
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Dr. Frank Campanile of Denver, CO walks you through how to pick a plastic surgeon that will make you feel safe and comfortable during your tummy tuck.
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