Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Body Contouring

Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Body ContouringBody contouring is a useful option that can help improve your appearance and shape by tweaking or tightening the thighs, tummy, buttocks, and arms. You will learn more about the procedure during your initial meeting with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. 

However, you can make a well-informed decision when you go prepared with a list of questions and concerns. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides body contouring surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities. 

Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?

Board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is a coveted recognition for plastic surgeons. If your surgeon has it, it should give you confidence that they are experienced and trained in plastic surgery. 

Board certification is awarded to a handful of plastic surgeons each year after they have obtained extensive education and training. They are also supposed to clear comprehensive oral and written examinations. Board certified plastic surgeons can expertly perform almost all types of procedures for the breast, body, and face. 

What is your experience in performing body contouring procedures?

You should note that all board certified plastic surgeons don’t specialize in body contouring surgery. You should ask your surgeon the following things:

  • Number of years of experience in body contouring procedures
  • Number of completed patient cases
  • Frequency of performing body contouring procedures

Where will the body contouring surgery be performed?

Cosmetic surgeons have the option to perform a surgery at:

  • Hospital
  • Outpatient surgery center
  • On-site surgical facility

You can ask for a list of locations where the cosmetic surgeon has privileges if you prefer them to perform the procedure at a local surgery center or hospital. 

Can you show any before and after images of the procedure?

Body contouring plastic surgery before and after images will give you a fair idea regarding the kind of results you can expect.

Will you provide detailed guidelines to prepare for the surgery?

You would need to complete certain tasks while preparing for the procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon may ask you to:

  • Get lab tests or a medical exam
  • Stop smoking for a period of minimum 6 weeks before the surgical procedure
  • Avoid smoking for 8 weeks following the surgery
  • Avoid aspirin, herbal supplements, and anti-inflammatory drugs

Are there are risks or complications?

Serious complications and risks are rare in a body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure. However, all surgeries carry some form of risk. These will be explained based on your skin condition and health history. 

What should I expect while recovering from the body contouring procedure?

You can expect the following as you recover from the surgery:

  • Pain: Take the medication as directed by the surgeon for minimizing pain. Most pain subsides within a week of the surgery.
  • Swelling: Swelling will gradually decrease over 3 to 4 months
  • Healing: You would be advised to wear compression garments for 4 to 6 weeks to promote healing and support new contours

When can I resume work following body contouring surgery?

You should be able to resume work in 1 to 2 weeks as your healing progresses. However, you may not be able to return to a physically demanding job. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for body contouring surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Frisco, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Frisco, Texas, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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