The standard tummy tuck procedure should be methodical and well thought out to get your best results. I’ll outline the procedure you should follow to have a successful tummy tuck with the best results.
The first step in a tummy tuck procedure is quite obvious. Choosing your surgeon. Whether it’s a plastic surgeon or tummy tuck surgeon, a safe bet is to make sure they are a member of the American Society Of Plastic Surgeons. This means they:
- Have finished a minimum of 5 years of surgical training with two years specifically in plastic surgery.
- Has been fully trained and has experience in most plastic surgery procedures, which include breast surgery, body and face, and even reconstructive.
- Only operate in accredited medical facilities
- Obide by a very strict code of ethics.
- Maintain their medical continuing education credits and requirements.
- Is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The next step is a complete consultation discussing medical history, prior surgeries, and any possible health risks. This consultation also covers pre-during-and post-operative procedures. As well as any questions or concerns you may have going into it.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Your surgeon may ask you to get further medical evaluations; take a certain medication or vary the ones you’re taking; if you smoke, stop well before the surgery; and aspirin, anti-inflammatory ills and herbal supplements because they may very well increase bleeding.
You’ll then have specific instructions on what you can or cannot do the day of your surgery, the anesthesia they will use for your tummy tuck procedure, and what you need to do after the surgery.