Anyone in the Jacksonville area have any recommedations on a PS for tummy tuck. I have had one consultation and really like the PS. Everyone tells me I should get other consultations. I would also love to see more before and after pics.
Good Tummy Tuck Doctors in Jacksonville, Florida, Area?
Doctor Answers 3
How to choose a Plastic Surgeon
Choosing a good surgeon can be a bit of a challenge, but really should be a simple process...
We're no different than any other professional.... Look at the quality of our education, our training, our experience, our outcomes, our reputation, and consider your ability to get along (it is a very important relationship, after all).
Here's some advice on how to proceed...
How to choose a surgeon for tummy tuck.
Tips on picking a Plastic Surgeon for tummy tuck.
Answer by George J. Beraka, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
1) Is the surgeon a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery? Members usually do a lot of cosmetic surgery.
2) Did you sense a commitment to excellence in the office. Did the surgeon spend a lot of time with you? Someone who rushes through the consultation may rush through the surgery.
3) Were you treated as an individual? Did the surgeon present you with a surgical plan tailor made for you?
4) Plastic surgeons have to have a good eye and meticulous technique. Did the surgeon show you A LOT of before and after pictures, and did you love the results?
5) Talk to other doctors you know. Established plastic surgeons have a reputation in the community, good or bad.
6) Ask to speak to a patient who has had the procedure you want. You are looking for a surgeon who does a lot of what you want. Many patients are eager to share their experience. Privacy is preserved by having the patient call you.
7) If you are having breast augmentation, ask if the surgeon has a large inventory of different size and shape breast implants available in the operating room. A surgeon who does a lot of breast surgery will have an inventory. This way, the final implant choice does not have to be made in advance.
8) With office surgery, make sure the surgical facility is ACCREDITED. Very important safety assurance.
9) Make sure the anesthesia is given by a BOARD CERTIFIED ANESTHESIOLOGIST. Another very important safety factor.
10) Make sure the office has trained nurses available for hands-on post operative care. This can really speed recovery.
Tummy Tuck Doctors in Jacksonville, Florida, Area
The ASPS website is a good starting point for qualified board certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Lewis Obi and Dr. Timothy Fee are possibilities. Consult with 3 - 4 surgeons to understand your options.