There are several steps involved in carefully selecting the plastic surgeon for your Los Angeles tummy tuck. The Los Angeles area, like many areas in California, has no shortage of plastic surgeons. Determining the best surgeon for you takes careful research and a willingness to ask questions, check up on references, get referrals from friends or family, and verify information.
Tummy Tuck – The Initial Consultation There are several steps involved in carefully selecting the plastic surgeon for your Los Angeles tummy tuck. The Los Angeles area, like many areas in California, has no shortage of plastic surgeons. Determining the best surgeon for you takes careful research and a willingness to ask questions, check up on references, get referrals from friends or family, and verify information. To that end, it is important to understand that the selection process does not end at the consultation. In fact, the consultation is merely a way to summarize your selection process. What you learn at the initial consultation with potential surgeons should either confirm or eliminate a particular surgeon. When preparing for the consultation for your Beverly Hills tummy tuck (or wherever else you plan to have consultations with plastic surgeons) think of every question you have for your potential surgeon. Write them down and then go look online for inspiration for further questions you have perhaps overlooked. Friends and family are another good source for questions you should ask your surgeon. Take the time to research the various techniques for tummy tucks and talk to the surgeon about each option. He or she should be able to provide you with practical advice and suggestions regarding each incision placement and other factors. A tummy tuck Los Angeles consultation will usually include before and after photos of other tummy tuck surgeries. While the practice is not wide-spread and is generally understood to be unprofessional and misleading, some surgeons provide photos that are not of their own patients. They use stock photos to illustrate the types of results a tummy tuck can produce. Even photos of their own patients are only going to be pictures from their best work. Keep this in mind before allowing the photos you see sway your decision too much. When you arrive for your consultation, have your list of questions as well as your complete medical history ready. The surgeon who ultimately performs your tummy tuck Beverly Hills will need to know about prior surgeries, as well as any and all medications you are currently taking. That includes both prescription and over the counter, as well as herbal supplements. These can interact with the anesthesia and cause safety concerns during surgery. Pay attention to his or her answers to your questions, as well as their recommendations about your past medical history. These will provide you with more information about their level of skill and care for patients than any photo gallery.
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