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Tummy Tuck Consultation: 10 Critical Notes To Discuss With Your Doctor

Are you considering having a tummy tuck in Barrie? It’s a momentous decision that can make you look and feel better, but it’s important to make sure you’re in qualified hands when you do so.

What should you ask during your tummy tuck consultation prior to surgery?

Following are 10 critical notes you should discuss with your doctor prior to scheduling the procedure:

How many tummy tucks have you done?

A doctor who does tummy tucks every day and specializes in them is going to be much better at the procedure than someone who only does them occasionally. This makes the surgery both safer and more effective, in that you’ll get better results.

How often have you had to go back and “fix” a tummy tuck?

Doctors whose surgeries don’t produce desired results, or have complications, may need to be redone. Obviously, you don’t want that to happen to you.

Can I see “before” and “after” photos of previous patients?

Your doctor should be able to show you torso-only shots of patients without identifying faces, bodies, or other features.

Where will my tummy tuck scar be?

A good doctor will be able to assess and tell you the best area for your tummy tuck incision. If your doctor is experienced, he or she will know where it should be placed based upon your own characteristics.

Can I see a video of a tummy tuck in Barrie being performed?

Your doctor may have a video posted online that shows the actual surgical procedure you’ll be undergoing.

What results can I expect after surgery?

Any good doctor will tell you what you can realistically expect from a tummy tuck. Of course you have expectations, but some may not be realistic. Discussing exactly what you expect from the tummy tuck (i.e., a completely flat belly, for example) – and then allowing your doctor to either affirm or adjust your expectations prior to surgery will mean that there won’t be any misunderstandings or disappointments later on.

Are the medications I take contraindicated for any reason with this surgery?

Your doctor will likely also bring this up with you during your consultation. If you’re allergic to any pain or other medications, make sure your doctor knows prior to surgery.

Will you be my doctor if I have an emergency after I’ve been discharge?

You should know this upfront; in some cases, you may be to schedule your surgery so that your doctor (not one of his/her colleagues) will be available after hours “on call.”

How long should the recovery process take?

Your doctor should be able to give you a general idea of how long it will take to heal so that you can get back to “normal life.”

If you want a tighter, flatter tummy, a tummy tuck in Barrie may just be the thing to give you back the shape you want. Schedule a consultation prior to surgery so that there are no disappointments or unpleasant surprises – just a happier you.