It is not uncommon for patients to prepare ahead of time for a cosmetic procedure. Many people have limited time off work, busy family schedules, or just prefer a specific time of year for their surgery. Patients who are interested a tummy tuck procedure often choose to do surgery in the colder months, when going in the water is not usually an issue. Also, wearing surgical garments in the summertime can be hot! Starting your research in finding the right surgeon for you can also take time. Most offices are able to schedule surgery far in advance, but it would be necessary to schedule your preoperative appointment much closer to your surgery date to ensure your goals are still the same. Before going to any consultation appointments, remember to verify the doctor is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Good luck at your consultations!
Hello, planification is the best way to success in life. The earlier making pre-op evaluation the better you will be for your surgery, making you pre-op studies and evaluation, surgery plan of procedures. research a board certified plastic surgeron. Good Luck!
Thank you for your question.The earlier the better! This gives you more time to do your research, consult with multiple board certified plastic surgeons to find the right one for you and to get all your questions answered by the time your surgery date comes around. This is important because some plastic surgeons are booked out in advance and starting the consultation process early can ensure you the date you want and give you time to relieve some of the anxiety you may have about the procedure.
Best of luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Hello and thank you for your question. It is always a great idea to start this process early. It is very
important that you thoroughly research your surgeon before committing to
surgery. It is a good idea to research your surgeon's educational background,
online reviews, before & after pictures, and speak with anyone who you may
know who has had surgery with that surgeon. During your consultation, make sure
that you don't feel rushed and make sure that you have adequate time with your
surgeon and not just their patient coordinator or nurses. If the majority of
your consultation is spent with someone other than the surgeon, this is usually
not a good sign. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are
comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified
board-certified expert surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Thank you for your question. It is never too early to start the consultation process. This provides you the opportunity to get all your questions answered and prepares you for the procedure. The first thing you want to do is set up a few consultations with board certified surgeons who have performed over 100 of these procedures per year. You can use that time to see which surgeon is the best fit for you and your goals. Hope this helps,Dr. Newall
The earlier you begin the process, the better prepared you and your surgeon will be for the procedure.An exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon is recommended to confirm you are a candidate and to discuss your options and expectations. Medical clearance and procedure details can also be discussed.
It's never too early to get a consultation. If nothing else, it can start to frame the way you think about your procedures, and focused your research to do over the next several months. As well, it gives you time to comfortably make multiple consultations with multiple surgeons to see with two you are comfortable.
Best of luck!
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
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No this is a good time to set up consults for tummy tuck. The best surgeons are usually booked several months ahead. The longer you have to consider and study your options the better. Please read the link below:
Now is a good time for a consultation to schedule surgery for the end of January. Be sure to see Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and see two or three to find one you feel most comfortable with, depending on the popularity of your surgeon, you will have more choices for dates. Good luck!