Whether you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, want to revamp your post-baby figure, or simply want to address loose skin and isolated pockets of fat that diet and exercise haven’t been able to improve, body contouring may be the perfect answer.
Body contouring can include a tummy tuck, liposuction or other procedures, but the most important aspect of your surgery includes choosing an excellent plastic surgeon.
Any doctor you choose for body contouring should be board-certified in plastic surgery. Board certification represents the highest, most rigorous level of medical training achieved in the field, including two full years’ focus strictly on plastic surgery procedures. Maintaining board certification also requires a long-term commitment to continued education in the latest surgery techniques and technologies.
In addition to being board certified, you want to ensure that your plastic surgeon has extensive expertise in the procedure being performed. This can be gauged by looking through before and after photos to see flattering, natural-looking final results.
Another great way to make sure you’re getting the best body contouring surgeon is by reading patient reviews, which can provide an additional layer of insight. Previous patients who talk about their personal satisfaction with their results and give a strong recommendation of a particular surgeon can be a great indicator of the experience you’re likely to see from your own procedure.
Finally, you want a surgeon who will be there to answer questions and provide support after your surgery. Look for a surgeon who offers resources for follow-up care, so you know more about what to expect after surgery, and whom to contact during your recovery if you have questions.