Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

5 Questions to Ask at Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Woman demonstrating achievable results from a tummy tuck

The consultation is a huge part of the tummy tuck experience for our Austin, Texas, body contouring patients. It’s the time to ask all the questions you may have about your surgery and make sure you and your surgeon are on the same page when it comes to your goals and concerns. This appointment is your chance to get all the information you’ll need to feel confident, secure, and enthusiastic as you move forward with your procedure.

If you’re not sure where to begin or what you should ask, here are a few suggestions for questions that will help start the conversation.

1. Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?

Your surgeon should be ready and willing to provide credentialing information. All of the surgeons on our team are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Keep a cautious eye out for doctors who are certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, which is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

2. Where will my surgery be performed?

Make sure your surgeon’s chosen facility is accredited and equipped for your procedure. We perform many of our procedures at the Stonegate Plastic Surgery Center, which is accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). When we operate there, we partner with a fully certified staff of professionals dedicated to providing safe care and making your experience smooth and comfortable.

3. Am I a candidate for a mini tummy tuck?

Some patients can achieve their aesthetic goals with a more limited procedure called a mini tummy tuck, which only addresses concerns below the bellybutton. The recovery period is typically a bit shorter and the surgery requires smaller incisions, so it’s worth discussing whether this may be a reasonable option for you. To learn more about the procedure and who is a candidate, please see our previous blog post.

4. How can I expect my results to look over time?

Your surgeon should provide an idea of what you can expect from your results, as well as information around how long you can expect the look to last and what you can do to maintain the effect. This will likely include providing before-and-after photos of former patients. To see examples of the results we create at Synergy Plastic Surgery, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

5. How much will my surgery cost?

Once you decide on specifics (such as how extensive your corrections will be and whether you’ll be adding any other procedures), our team will provide you with a personalized quote. This will include details about any fees and additional charges you may need to consider, as well as helpful information about financing options.

Keep in mind that these questions are only the beginning. We’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you have during your consultation to make sure you feel confident and comfortable moving forward with your exciting next step.

If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck procedures in Austin or other body contouring options, please contact us online or call (512) 244-1439.

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
Round Rock: (512) 244-1444

Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get Directions

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr, Dr. Ross Blagg, Dr. Amy Bekanich, and Dr. Lauren Crawford are highly regarded, board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg, Dr. Bekanich, or Dr. Crawford perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr, Dr. Blagg, Dr. Bekanich, and Dr. Crawford serve communities surrounding Northern Austin, San Antonio, and other cities including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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