Since the last thing you want out of your tummy tuck is a fake-looking stomach, there are a few steps you should take to ensure the lovely, natural-looking results you’re after. And help prevent that creepy plastic Barbie doll look!
1. Go for Board Certification
The quality of your tummy tuck is directly related to the skill and expertise of your plastic surgeon. Believe us, now is not the time to try to save a few bucks by choosing a questionable plastic surgeon, or traveling halfway around the world for a low-ball price.
Before moving forward in any way, check for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgeryfirst. Once you know you’re working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement, you should be able to expect high-quality, natural-looking results.
2. Bring Along Some Panties
A tummy tuck will always leave a scar. It’s how you conceal the scar that makes the difference.
While avoiding scarring altogether just isn’t a realistic goal, your plastic surgeon should leave you with a tummy tuck scar that’s as discreet as possible—and easy to hide pretty darn well, sans tummy tuck scar tattoo. One of the best ways to do this is to bring the style and cut of panties or bikini bottoms that you typically wear so that your plastic surgeon can make sure your tummy tuck placement will be hidden.
3. Discuss Incision Placement
The exact placement of your tummy tuck incision will depend on your natural anatomy, so you’ll need to work with your plastic surgeon beforehand to make sure you’re both on the same page about where your incision will be placed.
And although it should go without saying, we’ll go ahead and say it: if you have concerns about where your scar will be, it’s better to bring this up before your tummy tuck rather than wait until you’re unhappy afterwards.