Dr. Gerzenshtein will take a detailed medical and surgical history, followed by a physical examination. This is done to make sure that you are physically and psychologically fit to undergo a tummy-tuck. In the course of the history and physical, once all of the pertinent general medical information has been obtained, Dr. Gerzenshtein’s focus will shift to your particular concerns, and make a determination as to what the best way would be to handle that particular problem. In general there are multiple considerations to ponder when it comes to abdominoplasty, such as the type of bikini you wear, how much lose skin there is below the belly button, above it, whether there is laxity to the abdominal muscles, and whether a tummy-tuck alone would solve the problem. All of this information will then be discussed in detail, and your preferences taken into account. All of the risks related to abdominoplasty will be laid out and discussed. All of your questions and concerns will be addressed. Following this, pre-operative photos may be obtained, followed by measurements.