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Finding the surgeon that is right for you!

Thank you for your enquiry.  It is unprofessional for plastic surgeons to recommend any individual surgeon in the public arena through  Real Self.  I suggest that you contact the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and I am sure they will be able to recommend two or three surgeons as you request.  You should then visit these surgeons individually and start to formulate your own opinion as to which surgeon would be best suited to you. Thank you for your enquiry.

Tummy Tuck

Thank you for your  question .
    It's important to determine how much excess skin you have . This would be determined during a physical exam. If you have good quality skin you would be a candidate for a mini scar tummy tuck. If you have some skin laxity , but not a lot, you would be a candidate for a moderate scar tummy tuck. If you have a lot of skin laxity you would be a candidate for the Malibu tummy tuck which I invented . This tummy tuck gives a more natural result with a more natural looking belly button and a quicker recovery versus more traditional techniques .  For more information please look at the accompanying video. We do offer complimentary consultations . Our phone number is 813 - 872-2696 . 

Joshua Halpern, MD, PA
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgeon in Southwest Florida

Thank you for your question.  To find a plastic surgeon who specializes in tummy tucks, you have already started at a good spot.  You should look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  The plastic surgeon should have several of his or her own tummy tuck surgeries before and after photos to show you possible results.  Additionally, you should find out how many of the surgery that plastic surgeon does in a given month or year.  You would also want to make sure the surgery is done in an accredited surgical facility and what type anesthesia is used.

Kent V. Hasen, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Tummy Tuck Surgeon in Florida

When searching for a plastic surgeon you want to make sure he/she is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Don't be fooled by fake certifications like "Cosmetic Surgeons".  A great place to start your search is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  You can search by zip code in the ASPS site.

Also, ask your friends, family, and doctors.  Their recommendations can be very helpful.

A tummy tuck surgery is one that needs to be done correctly the first time.  It is very difficult to make a bad tummy tuck look good later.  Make sure during consultation that you see before and after photos of patients that are similar to you.  A surgeon will 10 or more years of experience, should have a lot of photos for you to see.

Good luck in your search.  I wish you all the best!

Tummy tuck

Really when looking for recommendations for this you want to do a few things--check with friends, family, acquaintances who have had the surgery and see who they went to and if they would recommend them. That's always a good place to start.  Once you have some names then head to the American Board of Plastic Surgery website and search their names--you want to ensure that they are board certified by this board specifically as it is the only recognized board by the American Board of Medical Specialties in this field.  If you don't feel comfortable asking for personal recommendations then you can go straight to the ABPS and look up surgeons in your area, read reviews on RealSelf, etc.  Then schedule several consultations so you can see who you feel most comfortable with. You definitely want to be sure that you choose a surgeon who is board-certified by the ABPS and with whom you feel very comfortable. That being said, based on the photo it looks like your belly is in pretty good shape already and TT may not be the best choice for you but it depends on your examination and what your concerns are. Good luck!

Megan Jack, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Need recommendations for a great doctor in Florida that specializes in tummy tucks?

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a very good operation for removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. Seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with greater than 10 yrs experience. Also I would review the past results of your interviewed surgeons. This will provide a spectrum of types of situations the surgeon has felt with in the past.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) recommendation

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures provide immediate and profound results by removing excess skin and fat and by tightening the abdominal wall musculature.  This is a straightforward and common procedure.

Be sure to choose a surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (beware of other so-called "board certifications").

Your surgeon should be able to review with you a comprehensive and complete portfolio of his/her pre- and post-op photos.  If there are not a lot of photos of people who look kind of like you then get another opinion from someone with more experience.

All of us who perform a lot of abdominoplasties are proud of our work and happy to review our results with prospective patients.

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.