Before undergoing any procedure, it’s crucial you undergo a consultation. This gives you the opportunity to find out more about the procedure, including its risks and complications, as well as determine whether or not it’s the best procedure to fit your needs.
The consultation becomes even more important when you’re undergoing a procedure such as the tummy tuck. As it’s a more invasive surgery, you’ll need to ensure it’s not only the right procedure for you, but that you’re also choosing the best surgeon to perform it.
There are a lot of questions you’ll want to ask at the tummy tuck consultation. Below, you’ll discover just a few of the most important ones.
Tummy tuck consultation questions: am I a suitable candidate?
One of the first questions you should ask during your consultation is whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. A tummy tuck is typically provided to remove excess skin which has resulted from weight loss or pregnancy. It is not the best way to remove additional fat.
A good plastic surgeon will be able to tell you whether or not you are an ideal candidate or whether a different procedure would be more beneficial.
Tummy tuck consultation questions: what are the risks and complications?
Before you go under the knife, it’s really important to determine the risks and complications. The surgeon will be able to talk you through all of the potential risk factors you need to be aware of. If they are reluctant to tell you, or they shrug off the risks and complications, you should opt to use a different surgeon.
Tummy tuck consultation questions: what can I expect from the recovery?
The recovery of a tummy tuck procedure can be pretty lengthy. It will also vary depending upon each patient. Therefore, to get a good idea of what to expect, you should ask the surgeon to give you a more personalised recovery process. This will help you to make the right preparations before the surgery takes place.
Tummy tuck consultation questions: how many tummy tuck procedures have you performed?
You’re going to want to know that you’re in good hands, so ask the surgeon how many tummy tuck procedures they have carried out. If it is a relatively low number, they may not have the right level of experience. When you’re undergoing an invasive procedure, it’s important to ensure you’re choosing an experienced and reliable surgeon.
These are just some of the questions you should ask during a tummy tuck consultation. Plastic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley will also ensure every aspect of the procedure is discussed in full so you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with surgery at this stage.