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Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Your Tummy Tuck ConsultationA comprehensive consultation process will lay a solid foundation for the tummy tuck body contouring surgery. It will provide an opportunity to the patient to learn about the essential aspects of the tummy tuck procedure as well as the surgeon’s practice. They can ask questions directly to the surgeon and clear all their doubts and concerns during the consultation.

The surgeon will acquire patient’s feedback about their health and cosmetic goals, and use those inputs to create a customized tummy tuck surgery plan. The consultation will ideally be scheduled sufficiently ahead of the actual surgery so that the patient gets the required time to prepare for it.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon McLain provides tummy tuck and various other innovative and advanced cosmetic procedures. Dr. McLain will carefully determine the patient’s candidacy during the consultation and prepare a customized surgical plan. He provides tummy tuck to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities and cities in the Yellowhammer State.  


Health Assessment

Evaluating the candidate’s medical condition is a vital part of the pre-op consultation process. Tummy tuck is a major surgery, and the patient should be in a position to safely go through anesthesia and the surgical process. The surgeon will review the patient’s medical records as well as examine their general health. In some cases, a few medical tests may be ordered to determine candidacy.


Information Disclosure  

During the consultation, the patient will be required to disclose full information regarding any underlying health issues as well as any specific lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking or drugs. To save time, the patient should prepare a list of all the prescription and non-prescription medications that they may be currently taking, and carry the list to the surgeon’s office for the consultation.


Anatomical Evaluation

The surgeon will examine the abdominal anatomy of the patient during the consultation, and assess their skin type, thickness of the skin and tissue laxity, including the position of the underlying abdominal muscles. Some patients may need liposuction of the abdomen along with tummy tuck for more effective results. On the other hand, some other patients may only require a partial abdominoplasty.


Customized Surgery Plan

Based on the patient’s health condition and their anatomical and personal cosmetic needs, the surgeon will create a tummy tuck plan that is tailored to meet those needs. They will determine the type of surgical technique, the location and size of incisions, and the degree of correction required. Therefore, a detailed consultation process allows the surgeon to create a surgical plan that can produce targeted outcomes in a least invasive manner.


Other Key Tasks

The surgeon may perform a few more key tasks at the time of initial consultation, which could include taking pictures of the patient’s current abdominal appearance, apprising the patient about alternative treatment options and costs, sharing tummy tuck before and after images of other patients, and providing detailed instructions about preparation and recovery.

Hard working and the wonderful surgeon that is Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for tummy tuck surgery.    

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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