3 Tips to consider before plastic surgery
Article by Joseph N. Togba, MD
Oakland Plastic Surgeon
Have you always wanted a tummy tuck after having your children or breast augmentation before the summer? Or maybe you want to have a facelift before you turn __? If you’ve thought about having a plastic surgery procedure, but not sure where to begin; here are 3 tips to consider.
1. Is your doctor a board certified plastic surgeon with at least a few years of experience in plastic surgery? Many plastic surgeons are board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery. Make sure the doctor you choose has performed a high number of cosmetic procedures.
2. Are you healthy or without significant health problems? If you have diabetes or high blood pressure that is under control, you may still be a good candidate for surgery. Consult your primary care physician and your plastic surgeon.
3. Are you at your goal weight before surgery or a weight that feels comfortable to you? For a body contouring procedure, (Tummy Tuck or Liposuction) getting to your goal weight before surgery may ensure the best results. However, losing weight after a facelift may change your results. It is best to consult with your plastic surgeon.
Written by: Melody Marigny, Patient Counselor