You have decided you want to do something about the extra fat that hangs at your belly but are not yet sure what is available to you. This is the perfect time to schedule an initial consultation for a tummy tuck in Houston. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olivier Deigni is highly skilled in tummy tuck procedures and will discuss all you need to know about this surgery when you meet with him for a one-on-one conversation.
The initial tummy tuck consultation occurs in Dr. Deigni’s Houston office and it will take about 30 to 45 minutes, in which you discuss your aesthetic likes and dislikes, and set expectations for the procedure. Dr. Deigni typically does not take pictures during the initial consultation, unless there have been some previous surgeries to the abdomen that may require him to analyze it further. We will discuss the patients’ aesthetic goals, and after the physical examination Dr. Deigni will give them a treatment plan that is tailored to their particular body dimensions and expectations.
The initial consultation fee is $150 and this amount is applied to you surgery payment. We do ask that patients respect their appointments and there is a no-show charge of $150 if someone does not attend their appointment.
When you come to the consultation, be prepared to discuss your medical and surgical histories. You should bring a list of any medications you are currently taking and come up with a list of questions that you want to ask so that we can address them in detail. This is the period to ask all questions about the tummy tuck – from the surgery itself to the recovery period.
One important aspect of the consultation is to determine whether the patient is a surgical candidate for this procedure, based on their goals and their medical profile. Dr. Deigni’s goal is to understand what the patient desires and assess if he can safely perform the tummy tuck.
The treatment plan he comes up with is based on each individual’s aesthetic goals, anatomy, and health status. We obtain this information through an interactive process. You will need to describe what is bothering you on your body and what you want to achieve. Once we have a clearer picture of the goals, we can explain what procedures will get you to that goal. Dr. Deigni will explain how he makes his decisions, what to expect if we choose one procedure versus a different one, and the risks and potential complications of the procedures.
Our medical team makes every effort to connect with the patient and provide valuable insight into their inquiries, treatment plan, as well as the post-operative care and healing process. We maintain open lines of communication with you in order to properly address any questions you may have, especially after the consultation when you have had the time to process the information that we spoke about. We encourage you to talk with your significant other or caretaker about your next steps. We will guide you throughout the entire process and have you come in for a second visit for your preoperative planning. Patients find that we are very responsive and appreciate our transparency throughout the process.
You might not be 100% sure about going through with an abdominoplasty and that’s okay. During an initial consultation for a tummy tuck in Houston, Dr. Deigni will take you through all aspects and come up with a preliminary plan to address your body concerns. We are happy to address any and all questions you have, so schedule an appointment with us by calling 281-721-4373.