What To Do If You Are Unhappy With Your Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten abdominal muscles and excise unwanted skin and fat in order to achieve an improved body contour. While most patients are elated with the outcome of this transformative procedure, unfortunately, in some instances, a revision is required. Although choosing a highly qualified and experienced surgeon will help you prevent the risk of a disappointing outcome, the following factors should be considered if you are unhappy with the results of your tummy tuck surgery.

Allow Yourself Time To Heal

Although it may be difficult, it is important to allow yourself time to heal before judging the results of your abdominoplasty. In the first few weeks and months of your procedure, you will be swollen, and your scars will be more visible. In beautiful, sunny places like Miami, tummy tuck recovery can require a lot of patience as revealing, beach clothing waits for your final results. In some cases, residual swelling may take up to a year to resolve itself, during which time your scars will also gradually fade; thus, it is crucial to be patient during the recovery process.

Reassess Your Expectations

Once you have allowed yourself sufficient time to heal, it is also important to reassess your expectations for the procedure. Remember that the goal of any cosmetic surgery is improvement not perfection and try to focus on the positive changes that you see rather than fixating on your perceived flaws.

Evaluate Your Surgeon

If after reassessing your expectations, you are still unhappy with the results of your abdominoplasty, it may be time to consider a revision tummy tuck. Before doing so, it is necessary to evaluate your level of trust and comfort with your surgeon. If you still feel confident in your surgeon’s ability and feel that you can openly discuss what you feel went wrong and what you would like to see from the revision, it may be best to revisit your primary surgeon. However, if you have lost faith in your primary surgeon, it is advisable to find a revision surgeon whom you feel you can trust.

Communicate Your Goals

Regardless of whether you opt to see your primary surgeon or select a new surgeon for your revision, it is imperative that you openly communicate your goals for the procedure during your consultation. Your surgeon should listen to your concerns, answer any questions that you have, and clearly convey the anticipated outcome, providing a realistic picture of what can and cannot be achieved with the revision procedure. In addition, the risks and potential complications should be thoroughly discussed in order to ensure that you are comfortable going forward with the procedure.

If you are unhappy with the results of your primary abdominoplasty, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a leading Miami tummy tuck surgeon with extensive experience performing revision abdominoplasty. We understand how upsetting a disappointing outcome can be and will work with you closely to ensure your satisfaction with the results of your revision tummy tuck.

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