Prior to your tummy tuck surgery consultation most patients like to do a lot of research. They want to learn about the many details of this type of surgery. Do I need to lose weight prior to the surgery? How far from my ideal weight do I need to be? Do I need liposuction for my abdominal contouring or is an abdominoplasty the correct choice? Do I need extensive muscle repair or is this even necessary for me? Below are a number of Dr Gouverne’s top fives to answer your questions.