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Your Consultation

The one-on-one consultation process typically begins with Dr. Neil J. Zemmel discussing your cosmetic goals for tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). During your initial consultation, your surgeon will also perform a physical examination and carefully review your medical history to help determine your candidacy for the body contouring surgery.

Patients seeking a flatter stomach with isolated pockets of fat may benefit from liposuction alone or in addition to a tummy tuck. Mothers who want to rejuvenate their body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding may find a mommy makeover can best achieve their goals. Men and women who have undergone major weight loss surgery but still struggle with excess skin hanging from the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs often require one or more body lift procedures rather than a tummy tuck alone.

Dr. Zemmel spends a significant amount of time during the initial consultation reviewing your options, ultimately allowing you to make a well-educated decision about your health and your body.

By facilitating a clear and open dialogue about your cosmetic concerns and goals, our surgeons can help ensure you achieve beautiful results that meet your expectations. To give you a better idea of how your tummy tuck results may turn out, our patients at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery have a number of resources available to them. Our body gallery offers patients before-and-after photos of our tummy tuck patients so you can see the real results of our surgeon’s expertise in body surgery.

In addition, Vectra® 3D Imaging technology can be used during the consultation process to generate a computerized “preview” of how your body surgery results may appear. On our website, prospective tummy tuck candidates can also read stories from our patients who have already undergone the procedure to give them a better idea of what to expect. Once you have been determined a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Zemmel can then design a custom-tailored approach that can help achieve your unique goals.

For more information about tummy tuck surgery or the consultation process, or if you are ready to set up a consultation, please contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery today.