Many women seek out a tummy tuck procedure after childbirth. If you have loose skin and stretch marks of your lower abdomen, you may be a good candidate.
You should meet with a board certified plastic surgeon, and make sure he or she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery- do not accept any other board. I would also recommend visiting with more than one surgeon until you find one who is qualified and also makes you feel comfortable. Request to see as many tummy tuck before and after photos and videos of the surgeon’s work. You should also confirm that the surgery center where the procedure is performed in an accredited facility. If you need to speak with a former patient, the surgeon should be able to provide you with a few references as well.
If you follow these simple steps, you should be able to find a competent plastic surgeon for your procedure. You can also refer to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website and find a surgeon in your particular geographic area at www.plasticsurgery.org
I hope this was helpful for you in seeking out your tummy tuck doctor. If you have any questions you can reach us at our Beverly Hills office at 310-461-3855
William Bruno, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Beverly Hills, CA