Are you considering a tummy tuck surgery, but not exactly sure what you should be looking for in a tummy tuck surgeon?

We understand. After all, getting a tummy tuck (more officially known as an abdominoplasty) is a major decision. That’s why you want to ensure your care will be in the hands of the very best plastic surgeon you can find.

So what exactly are the key signs you found that person? What should you be looking for in the best tummy tuck surgeon?

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How to Find the Best Tummy Tuck Surgeon

1. Look for board certifications.

Whenever you look at a potential plastic surgeon, make sure you’re looking for board certification. The right tummy tuck surgeon will have board certification from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which is the premier association of doctors, peers, and academics who vet each plastic surgeon. If your plastic surgeon has this certification, it means that he or she has been thoroughly vetted by the group and is highly qualified to perform your surgery.

2. Ask for an extensive portfolio.

Your plastic surgeon should be able to produce a portfolio of previous tummy tuck surgeries on demand. If your plastic surgeon doesn’t provide you with that portfolio or it doesn’t look like he or she has done too many of these procedures, you may want to find someone with more abdominoplasty experience.

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3. Don’t forget word-of-mouth.

If there’s someone you know who has gotten a tummy tuck, don’t be afraid to ask for their recommendations. Word-of-mouth can help you narrow down your plastic surgeon search, so if someone you trust has had a great experience with a surgeon, it may be worth checking them out for yourself.

4. Listen to your gut.

Ultimately, you should feel 100% comfortable with your potential tummy tuck plastic surgeon. If your surgeon makes you feel dismissed or treats you like any other patient, find someone who will give you the personalized attention you deserve.

Dr. Lugo did a very good job with my breast implants. I went from a B cup to a DD and they look amazing! This is exactly what I wanted. She listened. Dr. Lugo also gave me her personal cell phone number. She answered all my phone calls and texts after surgery. I learned later on, by one of her nurses, that she was on vacation all that time! I’ve never met a physician like that. Dr. Lugo is devoted to her patients and truly cares. I highly recommend her.

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about how to find the best tummy tuck surgeon? Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203