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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Why do you want a tummy tuck?
  • What are you hoping to accomplish with a tummy tuck?
  • What else have you tried to improve the appearance of your abdomen?
  • For women, are you planning to become pregnant in the future?
  • What other medical conditions do you have? Do you take medications?
  • What surgeries and other cosmetic treatments have you had in the past?
  • Do you smoke or use alcohol or drugs? How much?
  • Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck? What can I reasonably expect a tummy tuck to accomplish?
  • What does a tummy tuck procedure involve and what are the potential risks?
  • What's involved with recovery after a tummy tuck? Will I have restrictions? For how long?
  • What can I do before my tummy tuck to get the best results?
  • What are my options if I am not happy with the results?
  • Where will my tummy tuck take place? Will I go home the same day?
  • What are the warning signs of a potential problem? How should I contact you?
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Tummy Tuck
Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS
Last Review Date: 2018 Dec 27
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
  1. Tummy Tuck. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/tummy-tuck
  2. Tummy Tuck. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tummy-tuck/about/pac-20384892