I Plan to Have a TT in the Next 3 Mos. What Questions Should I Ask Plastic Surgeons During the Consultations? If I ask "will drains be used after surgery". What answer am I looking? What do I want? Thanks again. :)
I Plan to Have a TT in the Next 3 Mos. What Questions Should I Ask Plastic Surgeons During the Consultations?
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Finding the best tummy tuck surgeon for you
Planning Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
Thank you for your question.
All of these are great questions. The board certification of the surgeon as well as where the surgery is performed are probably 2 of the most important questions you can ask. Ask to see many examples of the surgeon's work and ask to speak with other patients who have had this procedure performed.
The consultation should walk you through the process and questions may arise as the office staff / surgeon are reviewing the surgery with you.
Questions to ask during Tummy Tuck Consultation
As a candidate for Tummy Tuck, I am sure that you have done your homework researching and reading about the procedure.
During the consultation, a board certified plastic surgeon of ample experience will guide you well to make an informed decision. Often patients find themselves asking the right questions during consultations without planning in advance.
Nonetheless, I encourage any plastic surgery candidate to consider the following advises:
1. Make sure to get the special accommodations required for after the surgery ready before the due date.
2. Disclose all medical information with your surgeons; hiding even the insignificant ones could complicate the surgery and increase the risks of the surgery.
3. Ask about the post-surgical ambulation and nutrition requirements to optimize the healing hence the results
4. Make sure that surgical center where you will have your operation is fully accredited.
5. Note the time required for you to resume your normal daily activities and share future plans with your surgeon (like having children).
Thank you for your questions.
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Questions to ask your plastic surgeon about tummy tuck surgery
Asking about board certification by the ABPS is important, but you should be able to determine that information before your consultation. I would want to know about the accreditation of the operating facility as others have suggested. Ask about the surgeon's policy for dealing with complications. If he/she says complications don't happen, he/she is not being straightforward with you. Ask about DVT prophylaxis. I rarely use Lovenox in my practice, but do think that it should be discussed. Ask about drains. I spent the first 9 years of operating using drains with great results, but have been as equally effective without drains in the last year. I think that most patients are completely safe to go home immediately after an abdominoplasty, but other surgeons have a different opinion. It would be nice to know where you will be recovering. Ask to see before and after photos. Ask to be able to talk with several recent patients about the procedure and their experience with the practice. These are just a few thoughts to consider.
Questions before a Tummy Tuck
Here are some questions that you should ask before having tummy tuck surgery:
1. Is the doctor board certified in PLASTIC SURGERY?
2. Where is the procedure done at and will you spend the night or go home the same day?
3. As the patient, do I want to have any more children?
4. Are you a good candidate for surgery? i.e. At a comfortable weight, healthy and have the proper help at home to recover.
5. How long would you need off from work?
6. Will you acheive resonable results that you desire?
These are just a few question to begin with at your consultations. I recommend visiting with a few doctors before making your final decision. Good luck!
What Questions to ask your PS before a TT?
1. Are you a board certified PS?
2. How many do you do a year?
3. How many drains/do you use drains?
4. Do you have any pictures or #s of previous patients?
Make sure you click with your PS and feel comfortable with him! Good luck
TT is a wonderful operation with wonderfull results/ la cirugia de TT es una operacion maravillosa con resultados maravillosos
ask to your surgeon: 1.-how long would i stay into the hospital, 2.- how long should i require to get along with my normal life 3.-what kind of lab tests should i requiere 4.-what ammount of ferrum orally should i ingest every day for preparation 5.- how much overweight is it the maximum to be acccepeted 6.- should i have venous varices 7.- should i have any anti pregnant treatmernt.
preguntale a tu cirujano cuantos dias necesitarias estar en el hospital, cuantos dias hasta tu recuperacion completa,que clase de analisis deberia de tener ,que cantidad de hierro oral deberia ingerir como preparacion,cuanto es el limite maximo de sobrepeso que deberia de tener ,que pasa si tengo varices en las piernas, que pasa si estoy bajo tratamiento anticonceptivo
Questions to Ask Prior to Tummy Tuck Surgery
1. Is the surgeon a BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON?
2. Does he or she operate in a proper accredited facility?
3. Do they require an overnight stay? I require it in my practice because the first night may be a little challenging as far as eating, going to the bathroom etc...
4. Will drains be used after surgery?
Those are a few questions that will help educate you more about the practice and surgeon.
Questions for tummy tuck / abdominalplasty consultation
In addition to the above mentioned questions, i would add the following:
1. dvt prophylaxis- how is it performed?
2. Is liposuction added to the procedure?
3. Is a fascial plication planned?
4. If it is a larger tummy tuck- is there also a pubic lift included
Bet of luck!!
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.