During abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery), Portland plastic surgery provider Dr. Michael Bohley surgically removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while repairing abdominal muscles that have been greatly weakened or separated due to major weight loss, pregnancy or other factors. The tummy tuck procedure gives patients a firmer, flatter abdominal profile, often restoring the look of six pack abs.
Tummy tuck surgery can be a positive, life-changing experience, when performed by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. Patients undergoing tummy tuck with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bohley can be assured that Dr. Bohley is a skilled, highly qualified surgeon. For those who cannot make the trip to see Dr. Bohley in Portland, here are four rules for finding a qualified tummy tuck plastic surgeon.
Four Rules for Finding a Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgeon
- Choose a plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). To earn board certification from ABPS, plastic surgeons must complete a minimum of five years of surgical training, including a minimum of two years of plastic surgery instruction. They must also operate exclusively in accredited surgical facilities. In addition, board-certified plastic surgeons must adhere to the strict ethical guidelines set by ABPS.
- Choose a plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease. The plastic surgeon should be able to explain what to expect before, during and after tummy tuck surgery, and (s)he should be able to answer all your questions thoroughly and without hesitation. The cosmetic surgeon should not make you feel rushed during consultation or act condescendingly toward you.
- You also want to choose a plastic surgeon who has a multitude of happy tummy tuck patients. Ask to see the surgeon’s before-and-after photos, as well as his or her patient testimonials. The photos should give you a good idea of what your tummy tuck results may look like. The testimonials should be glowing, indicating that the plastic surgeon has a high patient-satisfaction rate. Remember: If a plastic surgeon does not want to share before-and-after photos or testimonials with you, that’s a red flag.
- Finally, if you have additional questions regarding how to find a qualified tummy tuck surgeon, contact Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery by calling (503) 253-3458 today.
Not only is Dr. Bohley a skilled and compassionate tummy tuck provider, he is also highly experienced in other plastic surgery procedures, including liposuction, breast augmentation, facelift and rhinoplasty.