Your tummy tuck consultation is your opportunity not only to get to know Dr. Eric Mariotti and his qualifications, but also to ask all of the burning questions you’ve ever had about the surgery, the recovery, the results and your specific situation. It can be totally overwhelming! But if you have these 3 tummy tuck consultation questions on deck, you can feel comfortable that you got the most out of your time with Dr. Mariotti.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The first question to ask at your tummy tuck consultation is whether or not you’d be a good candidate for the surgery. This question will spur conversation around your general health and your individual situation. A person in generally good physical and mental health with realistic expectations and a stable weight usually makes an ideal tummy tuck candidate.
What Will Surgery and Recovery Be Like?
This should be your top tummy tuck consultation question: what can I expect from my surgery and recovery? Generally, your tummy tuck procedure will last about 3 hours and your recovery will take several weeks.
Soreness, discomfort, swelling and bruising are all temporary side effects of a tummy tuck surgery that should subside in a few weeks or months.
What Results Can I Expect from a Tummy Tuck?
Now for the good stuff: what results can I expect from my tummy tuck? Every tummy tuck is different, but generally you can expect to end up with tighter skin and abdominal muscles and reduced excess fat in your lower abdomen. Dr. Mariotti may suggest adding liposuction to your tummy tuck surgery, which can impact your final results even more.
Write these tummy tuck consultation questions down. Memorize them. Make sure you get your answers so you can feel comfortable and confident before your tummy tuck surgery.