Questions Ahead of Tummy Tuck: Certification, Types, Experience

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For any cosmetic surgery procedure you’re considering, it’s important to take some time to understand the process, benefits and related areas. This may involve asking a few different questions of your plastic surgeon, ensuring you have the proper information moving forward. 

At the offices of Steven Warnock MD, informing clients is a major part of our process for any of the procedures we offer, including for those interested in a tummy tuck. What are some of the most common questions we get from clients considering such a procedure? This two-part blog series will go over several, plus why they’re important to ask and the kinds of answers you can expect to hear.

Are You Board-Certified?

It’s vital that any plastic surgeon you work with is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) – this is the only board that can provide proper certification for cosmetic surgery procedures. Once you’ve verified this, you can ask about their experience with performing tummy tucks specifically.

Which Types of Tummy Tuck Do You Offer?

Generally speaking, there are three types of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) offered: Full tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck. The type of procedure you’ll undergo will depend on your individual goals and situation.

During a consultation at our offices, Dr. Warnock will take a look at your stomach area and make some recommendations. He may also discuss a few different options with you to help ensure you’re making the best decision for your needs.

What is Your Experience Level?

Experience with procedures is very important in the cosmetic surgery world, and that includes tummy tucks. How many times has your chosen surgeon performed the procedure in the past? Do they have any special training in performing it?

At Steven Warnock MD, our team is led by Dr. Steven Warnock, a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in performing all manner of cosmetic surgery procedures – tummy tucks included.

What is Your Approach?

Even among plastic surgeons who perform similar or even identical procedures, approaches may vary in terms of areas like pre-operative care, post-operative care and more. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon’s approach and that it lines up with your own goals and needs.

For instance, some surgeons may advocate for a longer or shorter recovery period depending on their own experience and what they feel is best for the patient.

At Steven Warnock MD, our team takes a patient-first approach in everything we do. We’ll work with you to ensure you understand the process and what to expect every step of the way.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some additional questions you should be thinking about asking ahead of any tummy tuck procedure. For more on this, or to learn about any of our cosmetic surgery procedures, speak to the team at the offices of Steven Warnock MD today.