When it comes to planning your Boston plastic surgery procedure, there are few steps as important as choosing your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon is the person you’ll trust not only to create a look you love and feel confident in but also to keep you safe and supported through each step of the process.
While it may seem intimidating to choose a plastic surgeon here in Boston, you can take a few steps to sort through the many tummy tuck surgeons in the area and find the one that is right for you.
Check for Excellent Credentials & Experience
The first credential to check for is certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This board certification reflects the highest standards of training, experience, and ethics required of plastic surgeons in the U.S.
Ideally, your surgeon will also be a member of professional medical societies, such as The Aesthetic Society. Additional recognition, such as Top Doc awards from local publications or Castle Connolly honors, show exceptional expertise, peer approval, and high patient ratings.
Choose a surgeon who has an exceptional educational background and extensive experience performing tummy tucks. Plastic surgeons are credentialed to perform many cosmetic procedures, but that doesn’t necessarily mean every surgeon has particular expertise in all of them. It’s best to choose someone who performs tummy tucks regularly with great success.
Look Through Before-and-After Photos
Spend some time browsing through potential surgeons’ galleries to make sure the results you see align with the look you desire.
Look at the noticeable improvements in the photos, as well as details such as:
- Scar healing and placement
- Bellybutton appearance
- Abdominal contouring and definition
- How natural the results appear
You can start your research here on my website by visiting my tummy tuck before-and-after photo gallery.
Read Real Patient Testimonials—and Lots of Them
The most revealing insights into a surgeon’s approach are often reviews from real people like you. Reading testimonials from former tummy tuck patients will tell you quite a bit about what it is like to work with that doctor and their office.
To read what my tummy tuck patients have shared about their experiences, visit my testimonials page.
Research Where Your Tummy Tuck Will Be Performed
Some surgeons operate in hospitals, some at shared surgery centers, and some in on-site surgical suites. Make sure your surgeon’s chosen facility is accredited by the AAAASF (American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) and equipped for plastic surgery procedures.
I perform tummy tucks at my AAAASF-accredited on-site surgical suite, which follows the highest safety standards and is fully equipped with the latest and best in surgical technology. This facility keeps you safe and comfortable and affords you the convenience of having your procedure done right here in my office.
Meet for a Consultation
Meeting for a consultation is often the best way to get a feel for a surgeon’s personality and approach so you can decide whether you trust them to bring your goals to life safely. It will also give you some insight into how attentive a surgeon is and how supported his or her staff makes you feel from the start.
Ultimately, the best surgeon for you is the one who genuinely cares about you and is committed to creating the results you have been dreaming of. If you would like to learn more about scheduling a plastic surgery consultation here in Boston, please contact me online or call (781) 237-7700 to get in touch.