If you are seriously thinking about going for a “tummy tuck” which is known by the medical term Abdominoplasty you really need to consider all of the other options like eating healthy. If you have tried dieting and have not achieved results then a tummy tuck may be an option but it should be your last resort due to the risks associated with surgery. We are going to provide you with some tips to make a more informed decision.
Identifying The Right Plastic Surgeon For The Tummy Tuck
You need to find the most qualified surgeon in your area so follow these steps. Create a list of all the plastic surgeons in your area then visit their website. While visiting the website you need to confirm the plastic surgeon is licensed and that licensing information is on their website. After you have confirmed the plastic surgeon is licensed you need to look at the results they have achieved in the past by reviewing before and after photos uploaded by former patients. While reviewing these photos it should provide you with some really great insight into whether this plastic surgeon is effective or not. When you have completed the review of these photographs you need to look on the Internet for testimonials left by former patients.
To find testimonials left by former patients you may have to visit social networking sites like Facebook and read over the comments that were posted there. While reading over the comments that were made you should be able to identify the most skilled plastic surgeon. Once you have found the plastic surgeon who is the most skilled at performing a tummy tuck you need to figure out how you are going to pay for this procedure.
Your medical insurance provider will only cover procedures that are medically necessary however most tummy tucks are “elective” procedures which means you must pay out of your own pocket. While some people put the cost of these procedures on their credit cards there are surgeons who have installment plans.
Understanding The Risks Associated With The Tummy Tuck
This is surgery and all surgery carries risk regardless of how minor or routine it may seem. The reason we are harping on this risk is people can die from this procedure so you have to ask yourself whether getting a flatter, more toned looking stomach is worth your life ! This is not fear mongering but a reality that you must face. Unless you have lost a massive amount of weight and have excess skin hanging you could tighten your tummy by dieting and regular exercise but ultimately the choice is yours so be sure to do all of your research before making such an important decision.