Tummy Tuck Maryland
An abdominoplasty creates a flatter, tighter tummy.
Why have a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tucks are a great solution for people who, after significant weight loss, pregnancy or natural aging, experience:
- Excess skin in the mid and lower abdomen
- A protruding abdomen
- Weakened muscles of the abdominal wall
- Achieves a flatter, trimmer abdomen
- Tightens abdominal muscles and creates a waistline
- Eliminates most, if not all, stretch marks
- Changes body proportion to enhance overall shape
- Clothes fit better
- Improves self image and confidence
About the Procedure:
A tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. The surgeon will try to place the incision as low as possible so it can be hidden behind an undergarment. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree of correction necessary. There are several types of tummy tucks; depending on the physician’s recommendation, weakened abdominal muscles are repaired through an incision and excess fat, tissue and skin is removed. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.
An abdominoplasty takes approximately two to five hours depending on whether it is a mini or full abdominoplasty. This surgery is done on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Because safety is always our first concern, we work with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible. Following your surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home.
Recovery & Aftercare:
- Patients may experience some degree of bruising, swelling, tenderness and/or numbness.
- Drains may remain in place for about 7 to 10 days.
- Sutures will be removed in approximately one to two weeks.
- Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended.
- Limit activity for the next 2 to 6 days following surgery.
- Avoid strenuous activities for about four to six weeks.
- Return to work in one to three weeks.
- Our Baltimore plastic surgeons will recommend an abdominal binder be worn for a few weeks for support.
Liposuction may be used in conjunction with abdominoplasty surgery to remove excess fat around the sides and back to enhance the overall contour of the tummy. Please discuss this option with the doctor.
Meet Our Leaders in Abdominoplasty
Beautiful, natural results require the highest level of skill and experience. Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Larry Lickstein each have over 25 years of experience performing cosmetic surgery. They have both been named 2013 Top Docs in Plastic Surgery for the Body by Baltimore Magazine and are recognized by their peers for their excellence in skill and patient care.
Dr. Michael Cohen
Recognized for his experience and expertise, Dr. Michael Cohen is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the nation. Focused on excellence, Dr. Cohen has performed thousands of procedures creating natural, beautiful results; helping his patients to look and feel their best for over 20 years. He is known for his ability to put patients at ease, listening carefully to their goals and guiding them every step of the way to achieving them. His empathy, artistic talent, technical skills and reputation for creating beautiful results puts Dr. Cohen at the top of his field.
“I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Cohen and his staff… Dr. Cohen takes the time to really listen to what you want, and answer any questions you have. I never felt rushed or like ‘just another patient.’ I am extremely pleased with my results and would recommend Dr. Cohen to anyone looking for a plastic
surgeon.” - Tummy Tuck PatientRead more patient reviews
Dr. Cohen has been consistently recognized as one of the Top Doctors for plastic surgery by Baltimore Magazine. His regard for patients and outstanding results creates beauty for a lifetime.
Dr. Larry Lickstein
Your surgeon must have the skill and experience to both achieve the desired changes and maintain a natural appearance. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Lickstein is known among his patients and colleagues alike for his surgical artistry and meticulous attention to detail. He takes great care to make improvements that enhance your natural appearance.
“Wow, Big Difference!! My before and after pictures look like two different people—I’m extremely pleased… My experience has been nothing but positive. Dr. Lickstein is a genuine and kind human being in addition to being skilled, knowledgeable and talented…” – 52 year old Abdominoplasty Patient
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Dr. Lickstein has been consistently recognized as one of the Top Doctors for plastic surgery in Baltimore Magazine as well as U.S. News and World Report. His expertise and comprehensive approach to youthful rejuvenation as we age provides beauty for a lifetime.
Tummy tucks are usually deemed cosmetic in nature and are therefore not covered by insurance.
**NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with the plastic surgeon.
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We invite you to call BELECARA at 410.296.0414 to schedule your personal cosmetic consultation today.