Preliminary online research is great if you are just starting to consider getting a tummy tuck and want to know basic information like what it does, who’s a good candidate and what recovery is generally like. But for more customized recommendations and professional advice, you’ll want to sit down with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck consultation.
These are just a few of the benefits of an in-person consult over Internet research.
1. Get Personalized Recommendations
One of the biggest benefits of talking with your plastic surgeon face-to-face is that you can get personalized recommendations about your unique situation. Your body shape and type, natural anatomy and specific goals will all play important roles in determining whether or not you could be a good candidate for a tummy tuck and which techniques might be best.
2. Ask Unlimited Questions
Sure, there are online forums that allow you to post questions. But the responses are usually general because it really requires an in-person evaluation to provide a thorough, accurate answer. Plus, you can ask all the questions you want at your consultation — this time is all about making you feel comfortable and helping you decide if a tummy tuck could be right for you.
Bring a list of questions to your consultation that you want to make sure you ask.
3. Take the Next Step
If you decide that a tummy tuck is right for you, you can start discussing the next steps of the process with your plastic surgeon now, even if your procedure is months away. This way, you can start working on fitness goals and taking other steps to prepare so you can see the best possible result.
Contact us online or call our Bay Area office at 925-685-4533 to schedule an appointment today.