Questions Ahead of SLC Tummy Tuck: Preparation and Recovery

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the most important initial questions to be asking of any plastic surgeon before a tummy tuck procedure. Such questions will serve several purposes, from helping you understand the procedure to ensuring the quality of your surgeon and multiple others. 

At the offices of Steven Warnock MD, we’re happy to take client questions regarding any of our procedures offered to clients in Salt Lake City and the rest of Utah, including the tummy tuck and our several other body sculpting processes. What are some other common questions we receive from clients before this procedure, and why are they possibly important for you to ask? Here’s a rundown.

Which Tummy Tuck Procedure do You Recommend?

As we discussed in part one of our series, tummy tucks are available in full tucks, extended tucks and mini tucks. For many patients, speaking to their board-certified plastic surgeon about which one of these might be recommended for their individual goals and body type is important. This will also give you a chance to ask about any risks associated with the procedure being recommended.

How Should I Prepare?

One of the most important questions you should ask is how you should prepare both physically and mentally for your tummy tuck procedure. This will give you specific guidance on everything from when to stop eating and drinking before the surgery to what types of clothing or other supplies you should bring with you on the day of your surgery.

For many patients, this information is vital for both their basic needs and their peace of mind going into surgery.

What Should I Expect After Surgery?

Again, this is a vital question for many patients as they want to know what their life will be like after surgery. Will you need help at home? How long until you can return to work or other activities? These are all important questions that your surgeon should be able to answer for you.

What Kinds of Limitations Will I Have Post-Surgery?

It’s also important to know whether there are any types of limitations you’ll have post-surgery. For example, many patients are advised not to smoke following a tummy tuck as it can impede the healing process. It’s important to know what kinds of things you should and shouldn’t be doing in the days, weeks and months after surgery.

At the end of the day, your decision to get a tummy tuck is a personal one that only you can make. However, by asking your surgeon questions like these, you can ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not this procedure is right for you.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our tummy tucks, other body sculpting options or our wide range of plastic surgery services to SLC and other Utah clients, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Warnock MD today.