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Top Cosmetic Center for Abdominoplasty

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on August 26, 2013

1When it comes to making a major decision such as opting for an abdominoplasty, there are several important factors to take into consideration. With the proper selection of a board certified plastic surgeon that is both experienced with this procedure as well as having the aesthetic sensibility to enhance your physical characteristics, you will be on your way to having the svelte tummy you have dreamed of.

The Values of Membership in the American College of Surgeons

Fortunately there are professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeons that certify that a doctor’s education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have met the high level of standards required by the Board of Regents.

With the association of these prestigious memberships, you can be certain that the plastic surgeon has spent many hours performing plastic surgeries. Additionally, he or she is required to keep up to date with state of the art techniques through continuing education.

The State of Affairs

Abdominoplasty is an elective surgery, which will typically not be covered by insurance. This makes it lucrative and attractive for doctors with other specialties and even dentists to offer plastic surgery in addition to their specialties. However without the years of experience that a board certified plastic surgeon has behind them, there is no comparison to be had.

It cannot be stressed enough that cosmetic procedures are serious surgeries and issues can arise. It is important to verify if the doctor you are considering has staff privileges at the nearby hospital. The increasingly popular medi spas do not offer the same safety regulations that are required in surgical offices with hospital backup.

Where to Begin

It is important to meet with the board certified plastic surgeon of your choice. He or she will inquire about your medical history and will assess whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure. They may require medical testing to ensure that your health is up to par. The healing process is demanding and it is important to be in an optimal state of health. If you smoke, they will ask you to refrain from smoking prior and after the surgery to ensure that the healing process is not obstructed by nicotine in your system.

The consultation is a good time to assess if the plastic surgeon has the same aesthetic values that you have and to determine if you are comfortable with his or her level of experience.

Not All Tummy Tucks Are Alike

With the onslaught of mis-information in the market today, it is important to understand the different kinds of tummy tucks that are being offered. The Mini Tummy tuck theoretically has a shorter scar and a shorter recovery time, however the optimal candidate should be a patient with a very modest bulging in the lower abdomen and a fairly flat upper abdomen. The standard tummy tuck procedure will eliminate greater amounts of loose and sagging abdominal skin, however the upper abdomen and waistline are often not improved by this procedure.

Miami Tummy Tuck

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez of Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery has developed his own abdominoplasty technique. With liposuction, he can contour the waistline and shape the upper abdomen. Using a lateral pull technique he can create a shorter scar and markedly improve the waistline all while enjoying a shorter recovery time.

Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery is a full, in-house, surgical facility that is located in the Mercy Hospital Professional building. It is an accredited facility that has been in the same location since 1988.

For further information or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact us today at (305) 858-8222.