From choosing your plastic surgeon to arranging for help around the house while you recover, making good decisions and planning for every step of your plastic surgery journey can help you achieve optimal results.
If you are not quite sure what to do before a body contouring procedure like a tummy tuck or liposuction, check out these top 3 preparation tips as you get ready.
Choose an Experienced Plastic Surgeon
The first step toward getting the smooth, natural-looking tummy tuck results you are hoping for is to choose the right plastic surgeon for your procedure. Do not rush this process; take your time. Start by researching board-certified plastic surgeons near you who have ample experience with body contouring procedures.
Then, narrow your search to your top two or three choices by looking at before and after photos, patient reviews and other information available online. Finally, schedule a consultation with your top picks to help you decide which is the best fit for you.
Establish Realistic Goals
Consider combining other procedures such as liposuction or breast enhancement with your tummy tuck to achieve your desired results.
Before moving forward with a tummy tuck, understand what this procedure can and cannot do for you. While abdominoplasty can remove and tighten excess skin and repair separated muscle tissue, it won’t address exercise-resistant fat without the addition of liposuction.
Hit Weight Loss Milestones
Body contouring procedures can help you fine-tune your fitness goals, but they aren’t able to replace healthy eating and exercise habits. You will see the best tummy tuck and liposuction results if you achieve and maintain a healthy, stable weight prior to your procedure.
If you still have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call our Sacramento office at 916-983-9895.