Choosing the Right Tummy Tuck Surgeon
Are you thinking of undergoing a tummy tuck procedure but are unsure of which surgeon to choose? Because you are trusting someone with refining your figure, you want to make sure that the tummy tuck surgeon you choose precisely understands your goals and is well-qualified to perform the procedure. At Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa in Frisco, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Ken Smart is passionate about making our patients feel comfortable throughout their entire time with us. The team can help you better understand the procedure, recovery process, and costs involved, as well as put your mind at ease before undergoing surgery. It is important to ask several questions during your initial consultation in order to select the best plastic surgeon for the procedure.
Experience and Expertise
When visiting a doctor for the first time, one of the best ways to get a better understanding of his experience is to ask how many tummy tuck procedures he has performed and how often he performs them. In addition, ask about the doctor’s years of educational training and qualifications.
Because you are trusting someone with refining your figure, your surgeon should precisely understand your goals and be well-qualified to perform the procedure.
A board-certified surgeon, such as Dr. Smart, will not only reduce your chance for complications but also help you achieve desirable results. Dr. Smart is a member of several prestigious associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Additionally, he has written several scientific papers and has presented before many medical societies.
Before and After Photos
A good surgeon will be upfront and honest about the procedures performed in his office, and proud to share results with you. Looking at someone with your similar body type can help to develop realistic expectations for the results you can anticipate. Some doctors even have existing patients available they can set you up with to help answer further questions about the procedure. Dr. Smart is proud of his exceptional work with tummy tuck patients and has a large gallery with before and after photos of the procedure.
During the consultation, the doctor should perform a detailed physical examination and review what you are hoping to accomplish with a tummy tuck. At this time, it is important to discuss all your questions, concerns, and cosmetic goals so the doctor manages your expectations. If at any point you feel dismissed by the surgeon and not heard, you should seek a second opinion in order to avoid being disappointed with your overall results.
A good surgeon will provide you with extensive information on how to prepare for the procedure beforehand and what to expect during the surgery. In addition, he will also provide detailed post-surgical care instructions so you can experience a smooth and successful recovery.
Additionally, knowing all the risks and benefits upfront will give you a better idea of what to expect and be aware of heading into surgery. Choosing an experienced surgeon like Dr. Smart will dramatically reduce your risks.
Limited Revisional Surgeries
An experienced surgeon will provide lasting results with limited revisional surgeries. When discussing your doctor’s experience and expertise, ask him how often he has performed revisions for this particular procedure. Although complications can occur and revisions may be necessary, a highly skilled and qualified doctor will have performed a lower number of revisional surgeries than someone newer in the field.
Learn More During a Consultation
To learn more about whether Dr. Smart is the right surgeon to perform your tummy tuck, contact our office online or by calling (972) 334-0400.