A detailed pre-operative consultation creates the foundation for a major aesthetics surgery procedure such as tummy tuck. The patient should use this opportunity to proactively engage with the surgeon and clear all their doubts and concerns related to the surgery and the surgeon’s practice.
The surgeon will prefer to schedule the consultation several days ahead of the actual procedure to allow adequate preparation time for the patient.
Dr. Thomas Fiala is a board certified plastic surgeon providing tummy tuck and various other innovative and advanced cosmetic procedures. Dr. Fiala will apprise the patient on all aspects of tummy tuck during the consultation and help them make a well-informed decision. He provides tummy tuck to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations.
The patient’s health evaluation is a key part of the pre-operative consultation process. The surgeon will like to determine the patient’s fitness to undergo a major cosmetic surgery procedure such as tummy tuck. They will review the patient’s medical records, assess their present health condition, and may also order a few diagnostic tests, if necessary.
The patient should transparently share all relevant information about their past health issues and surgeries, including any history of smoking or drinking. They should ideally prepare a list of all prescription and non-prescription drugs, including herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be currently taking. The surgeon will be in a position to give proper pre-op instructions once they have all information.
The surgeon will also assess the skin quality, thickness and elasticity, including underlying muscle strength in the abdominal area. In a few cases, additional procedures such as liposuction may be advised along with tummy tuck surgery.
The surgeon will encourage the patient during the consultation to share their personal aesthetic goals and aspirations, and will try to incorporate these inputs to create a customized tummy tuck surgery plan. The choice of surgical technique, the location and size of incisions, and the degree of correction can be determined in accordance with the patient’s goals and their natural anatomy.
With careful surgical planning, the surgeon will be able to meet the patient’s expectations in a more targeted and less invasive manner. Best patients satisfaction levels can be achieved with a customized surgical approach to tummy tuck cosmetic surgery.
Addressing Patient’s Concerns
The surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions and clarify all their doubts and concerns about tummy tuck, including the costs. The patient should ideally prepare a list of questions in advance to discuss during the consultation. Accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for tummy tuck and other procedures.
Some of the key tasks of the surgeon during the consultation ma include:
- Review of patient’s health records
- Taking pictures of the pre-surgical condition
- Discussing treatment alternatives and costs
- Recommending the appropriate surgical technique
- Providing recovery instructions
The consultation process may also include presenting of the tummy tuck before and after photos as well as past patient testimonials before the patient.
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