“The Best” is a subjective judgment as there are no competitions to tell us who is. However, finances not withstanding, there are criteria other than pure emotional ones to help patients arrive at the decision of surgeon’s choice: Philosophy and experience. A tummy tuck is not a cookbook recipe where every patient gets the same operation as every other patient. It is a highly specialized operation that should be specifically custom-fitted to the body under study. The surgeon should be able to convey his vision to his patient, not in vague terms but in very specific ones and with well-defined goals. The surgeon’s demeanor during the consultation is a window into her/his general philosophy about the operation (and life in general): a non-hurried easy-going attitude with confident mannerism is probably the hallmark of a charismatic personality and a solid inner core. Be weary about learned phraseology and your easy manipulation of the practitioner into what it is that you want to hear. Thus, “you need a mini tummy tuck” should alert you to a suspicious situation unless the surgeon can justify scientifically the pronouncement. “Scientifically” has stringent criteria that only those thoroughly versed in the art of the tummy tuck can define (but always in simple terms).