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Questions to Ask Your Tummy Tuck Surgeon

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Questions to Ask Your Tummy Tuck Surgeon | Plastic Surgery PasadenaBefore choosing a major body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure such as tummy tuck, the patient should have complete clarity on various aspects of the surgery and about the surgeon’s expertise. An informed patient will usually make better choices that will ultimately give them more satisfaction when the final results are seen.

The surgeon will encourage a patient to ask as many questions as they want, and be fully satisfied before making a final decision. Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing tummy tuck to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Questions about the Surgeon

  • Do you have a board certification in plastic surgery?

  • For how long have you trained and worked in the field as a cosmetic surgeon?

  • Do you have past experience in performing tummy tuck cosmetic surgery, and with how much success?

  • Where would you perform tummy tuck surgery in my case?

  • Do you have operating privileges at a local hospital?

  • Will you practice be able to handle any emergency that may arise during or after the surgery?

  • If I am not satisfied with the final outcome of tummy tuck, would you perform a revision surgery?

  • Which other cosmetic procedures do you normally perform?

  • Do you receive patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas?


Questions about Tummy Tuck

  • Am I suited for receiving tummy tuck surgery?

  • Can tummy tuck be combined with a non-surgical procedure to make it less invasive?

  • Will I have to make any lifestyle or dietary adjustments prior to the surgery?

  • Will you use general or local anesthesia for my surgery?

  • Do you work with an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist?

  • Will I need to stay overnight at the hospital after the surgery?

  • Are there any risks and complications involved in tummy tuck surgery?

  • What will be the estimated downtime after tummy tuck?

  • Can I review a few tummy tuck before and after images of your earlier patients?


Questions about the Cost

  • What would be your fee as a plastic surgeon for tummy tuck procedure?

  • Does your quoted procedure include the costs of anesthesia and operating room?

  • What would be the estimated costs of recovery, including post-op appointments, surgical garments, prescription medications and medical tests?

  • If I want an additional procedure along with tummy tuck, will I get any package price or a special rebate?

  • Are the costs of tummy tuck covered by health insurance under any circumstances?

  • Can your office guide me about any competitive financing options

The final decision about the tummy tuck procedure and the choice of surgeon should be made only once the patient is satisfied with the surgeon’s answers to all the questions. Open communication between the patient and surgeon will build trust, and have a positive bearing on the final results of tummy tuck surgery.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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