Deciding to get a tummy tuck is exciting and can definitely be life-changing. It’s a big decision that can build (or regain) your confidence, self-image and of course, help you live your best life. However, it’s a decision that should not be taken lightly. There are several important things to consider and focus on before going into surgery.
Dr. Albright, board certified plastic surgeon, and his team, are here to help make the experience a little less overwhelming and intimating. As a surgeon, he knows that not only does this decision take motivation and commitment, its best made when you’ve educated yourself to feel confident about the process. So where do you begin? Here are a few tips from Alamo Plastic Surgery to help you organize your thoughts in preparation for a tummy tuck.
This is by far the most important decision of your tummy tuck journey. Making sure the physician is board certified is a must and easy to do at https://find.plasticsurgery.org/. Check out their credentials, history and surgical specializations. Just because they are a plastic surgeon doesn’t mean they specialize in tummy tuck procedures. Give their office a call if you are having a hard time finding that information online.
This is important for multiple reasons.
This is something you absolutely should do, as you interview your potential physicians. Make sure it’s a good fit for both of you and make sure whomever you choose, has your trust. Ask questions, bring in photos that look appealing to you and tell them what you’re expecting out of surgery. Talk to the staff and tour the office. Creating a positive, open relationship with your physician is so helpful to knowing you have made the right decision.
Most plastic surgeons today will require you to take before and after photos so they can document results. Know that NO plastic surgeon is allowed to share those photos without YOUR permission. If at any time, you decide you don’t want to share your photos, doctors are required to stop showing them. However, think about how helpful the photos might have been for you. This often inspires people who are proud of their results to allow physician use for others.