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What to Look for in a Tummy Tuck Surgeon

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What to Look for in a Tummy Tuck Surgeon

Deciding you’re ready for cosmetic surgery is only the first step in a long line of things you’ll need to consider before your upcoming surgery. A Tummy Tuck is an extensive procedure that requires a good deal of surgical expertise. A skilled surgeon will be able to walk you through each step of the process, but first, you’ll need to find the right surgeon for you.

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So, what do you look for in a tummy tuck surgeon? What questions should you ask them or yourself to determine if they’re a good fit for you? Let’s take a look.

#1: What are his or her credentials?

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when choosing a surgeon is opting for one that isn’t board-certified. A board-certified surgeon practices the latest surgical advancements and is committed to both ethical and safety standards. Dr. Tenley K. Lawton is a board-certified surgeon in Orange County and uses her advanced surgical skill and eye for detail to provide dramatic, yet natural-looking results.

#2: Does the surgeon regularly perform tummy tucks?

The ideal performing surgeon for a tummy tuck is one who knows the eccentricities that go along with the procedure. Tummy tucks are an extensive procedure that requires skill and artistry to perform. Make sure that you choose a surgeon familiar with the procedure. Dr. Lawton is a Mommy Makeover specialist who regularly performs tummy tucks for both men and women.

#3: Do they have happy clients?

Testimonials are one of the best ways to determine a surgeon’s skill. Opt for a surgeon who has a high number of happy clients who have achieved the results they want. Don’t go with the first surgeon you see after a quick internet search. Instead, scour the surgeons’ website in search of a high patient satisfaction rate.

#4: Are there before and after photos similar to what you’re looking for?

While every patient is unique, you should be able to get an idea of what your surgeon is capable of by looking at their before and after photos. Dr. Lawton has a variety of photos online as well as in-office for patients who are interested in seeing them. She meticulously works to ensure an optimal outcome with minimal scarring when possible.

#5: Do you feel comfortable being open with them?

Your surgeon will be someone whom you will be working with on a regular basis for months or more. The surgeon you choose should be someone that you feel comfortable speaking with about your concerns. A skilled surgeon will provide judgment-free feedback in a warm, welcoming environment.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Tenley K. Lawton partners with you to maintain your best outward appearance. She provides detailed information about each step of your upcoming surgery in hopes to prepare you for an optimal outcome and a speedy recovery. Dr. Lawton will be happy to meet with you about whether a tummy tuck procedure may be right for you at the time of your initial consultation.


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Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about Tummy Tuck procedures? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary

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