abdominoplasty or tummy
Before Tummy Tuck Surgery
You will find out if you can benefit from a tummy tuck after your
initial consultation. The tummy tuck surgeon will perform a complete
evaluation of your health and determine if a tummy tuck will be
right for your needs. Be prepared to disclose your full medical
history and your expectations for a tummy tuck procedure. The more
information you provide your tummy tuck surgeon the more likely
you will be satisfied with the results of your tummy tuck because
the surgeon will be able to tell you if the expectations you have
are feasible. In addition, any individual factors or medical conditions
that you may have can influence the outcome of the tummy tuck and
increase the risk
Depending on the amount of fat deposits that you have in your abdominal
area will determine what type of tummy tuck will be the most effective.
People with fat limited to certain areas may only need a mini tummy
tuck. A mini tummy tuck is not as involved and is often times performed
on an outpatient basis. Some individuals that have a higher amount
of fat in the abdominal area may benefit from the tummy tuck in
addition to liposuction for a more desirable body contour. Some
patients may benefit from just liposuction instead of a tummy tuck.
Your plastic surgeon will discuss your options to choose the procedure
that will most benefit you.
The tummy tuck consultation will also go over the tummy tuck cost,
as well as other things involved with the surgical procedure. Instructions
will be given based on the individual patients conditions
procedures to prepare the patient for their tummy tuck. Preparing
for a tummy tuck, the patient will be given dietary guidelines as
well as other lifestyle modifications. These pre-surgical instructions
are only temporary and it is important to follow them closely or
risk complication during and/or after the tummy tuck.