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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Richmond, VA

Your Tummy Tuck Surgery ConsultationA detailed pre-operative consultation process will help to build a good foundation for a tummy tuck body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure.

This process offers the patient an opportunity to gather information on various vital aspects of the tummy tuck surgery and the surgeon’s practice. The patient should freely ask the surgeon any questions or express concerns regarding the procedure during the consultation.

The surgeon will understand the patient’s aesthetic and health goals. They will then use this feedback to develop an individualized tummy tuck surgery plan.

The consultation is usually scheduled well ahead of the procedure to enable the patient to get sufficient time for preparation. The surgeon will evaluate the candidacy of the patient during the consultation appointment and develop a customized tummy tuck surgery plan.

Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides tummy tuck to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg and surrounding Virginia communities in this region of the country.

Health Evaluation

It is important to assess the candidate’s health condition during the pre-operative consultation. A tummy tuck is an elaborate surgery, and the patient’s medical condition should allow them to undergo the anesthesia and surgical procedure safely.

The surgeon will go over the medical records of the patient and evaluate their overall health. They may also order specific tests for some patients to establish their candidacy.

Disclosing Information

During the pre-operative consultation, the patient will need to honestly disclose details regarding underlying medical conditions as well as smoking and drinking behaviors.

The patient can make the process more effective by enlisting all prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, supplements, and recreational drugs that they are currently taking, and carrying this list to show the surgeon during the consultation.

Questions to Ask

During the tummy tuck cosmetic surgery consultation, the patient will have a chance to ask the surgeon questions regarding the procedure and the surgeon’s qualifications. A committed surgeon will offer comprehensive and precise answers in order to increase the patient’s confidence and offer them clarity.

Anatomical Assessment

The surgeon will assess various aspects of the patient’s anatomy during the consultation such as evaluate their skin type, skin thickness, and tissue laxity including the position of the abdominal muscles. In some cases, the surgeon may recommend liposuction in addition to the tummy tuck surgery for better outcomes, while other patients may only require a partial abdominoplasty.

Individualized Surgery Plan

The surgeon will develop a tummy tuck surgical plan based on the patient’s medical condition, and anatomical and personal cosmetic needs. These factors will determine the surgical technique, placement, and size of incisions, and the level of correction needed. Therefore, a comprehensive consultation process enables the surgeon to develop a surgical plan capable of producing the desired outcomes in a minimally invasive way.

Other Vital Tasks

The surgeon may also undertake some additional tasks during the consultation such as taking images on the patient’s abdomen, informing the patient on other treatment options and costs and displaying before and after pictures of previous tummy tuck patients.

Prudent plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg and surrounding Virginia communities and suburbs in this area of the northeast for tummy tuck surgery.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland, Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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