Prior to undergoing tummy tuck surgery, you will need to have at least one consultation with your plastic surgeon. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, provide your medical history, and share information about your current health. Your surgeon will then make recommendations on the appropriate type of tummy tuck procedure for you, and provide further details about the procedure, potential risks, and the recovery process.
In addition, your surgeon may advise you to discontinue smoking several weeks before your surgery. Smoking can negatively impact blood flow, damage tissue, and hinder the healing process, making it important to quit smoking to optimize your chances of a successful tummy tuck surgery and recovery.