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What You Should Expect During Your Tummy Tuck Surgery Consultation?

Plastic Surgery

March 01, 2021 | 3 minute read

Tummy Tuck Surgery 

Detailed consultation processes form robust foundations for surgical procedures, such as tummy tuck body contouring. Patients have the opportunity to gather important information on several vital aspects of the procedure and surgeon’s experience or practice. It’s paramount that you feel comfortable enough to ask the surgeon any question or express your concerns regarding the tummy tuck plastic surgery during pre-treatment consultation.

Your surgeon will first understand your health and aesthetic goals. They will assess your anatomy and use the feedback for developing a personalized tummy tuck surgery plan. The initial consultation is usually scheduled way before the surgery. This is to ensure you have enough time for preparation.

During the initial consultation, your surgeon will also determine whether you make a suitable candidate for the surgery or not. They will discuss the various facets of your customized tummy tuck procedure during this as well. Feel free to ask questions from your surgeon during the consultation and make a decision once all your concerns and doubts are cleared.

Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides abdominoplasty to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities.

Evaluating Patient Health

Before any surgical procedure, it’s critical for the surgeon to assess candidate health. Tummy tuck procedures are elaborate surgeries. The patient should not have any medical condition that deters them from undergoing the surgical procedure and anesthesia safely.

The cosmetic surgeon will go over your medical records to evaluate and establish your overall health. In some cases, surgeons require additional medical tests to be performed for the purpose of establishing candidacy.

Honestly Disclose All Relevant Information

It’s vital that patients disclose all details pertaining to their lifestyle habits and underlying medical conditions in an honest and thorough manner during the pre-operative consultation. Patients can make the process effective by listing out all their medications as well. This includes supplements, vitamins, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and recreational drugs.

Ask All Questions

You will have the chance to ask questions and have your doubts cleared during the initial consultation. You can ask about the surgeon’s qualifications and details about the procedure as well. Dedicated and committed surgeons will offer precise and comprehensive answers to increase your confidence and offer better clarity.

Patient Anatomical Assessment

The plastic surgeon will assess your anatomy and compare them against your aesthetic goals. They will evaluate your skin thickness, type, and tissue laxity. They will also identify the position of your abdominal muscles. Liposuction may be recommended by the surgeon along with the tummy tuck cosmetic surgery procedure in some cases.

Customized Surgery Plan

Tummy tuck surgical plan will be developed by the surgeon based on your medical condition, personal cosmetic needs, and existing anatomy. These factors will help determine the incision placement, surgical technique, and size of incisions.

Other Important Tasks

Additional tasks may also be undertaken by the surgeon during the pre-treatment consultation. This includes taking pictures of your abdomen and informing you about alternative treatment options and costs involved. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for abdominoplasty.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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