Checking out lots of tummy tuck before and after photos at your cosmetic surgery consultation is a vital part of selecting a surgeon. It’s also important in helping you decide whether having a tummy tuck is the right choice for you.
When it comes to those before and after shots, you really have to know what you’re looking for. You also need to ask the right questions.
The Most Important Tummy Tuck before and after Photo Question
There is one question you absolutely must have the answer to in order to help you make a fair assessment of tummy tuck before and after photos. Ask “was liposuction included?”
It may not even occur to you to ask about liposuction when looking at tummy tuck photos, but it’s more important than you might think. Always, always find out if a person in a tummy tuck before and after shot also had liposuction. Here’s why.
Managing Your Tummy Tuck Expectations
The best abdominal contouring is often a result of a tummy tuck combined with liposuction.
While a tummy tuck can remove excess skin, correct belly button placement issues and repair damaged muscles, it is not a fat removal procedure. If you are looking at the results of someone who has had both procedures without knowing it, you may assume you can get similar results by getting only a tummy tuck.
This can be misleading, and doesn’t allow you to make a truly informed decision about your own body contouring surgery. Dr. Andan will be open and honest about what can be achieved with a tummy tuck.