Cost and 'before and after' pictures most important factors for tummy tuck patients

The cost and a good selection of ‘before and after’ photos are the top two things potential tummy tuck patients consider when looking for the best surgeon or cosmetic surgery clinic. This is according to American clinic comparison website LocateADoc.com, which has also noted that the number of people opting for abdominoplasty – the medical name for a tummy tuck – has risen by 6 per cent year-on-year for 2011.Karen Castillo of LocateADoc.com said: “The best way to pick your tummy tuck doctor is to do your research on the procedure first. The informed patient is always a better patient. "One way to determine if a doctor is good, is to see their before and after pictures. [However] the most frequent questions from patients are related to cost,” she added. See original story here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-economy-tummy-tucks-rise-86-percent-2012-03-05