Tummy Tuck in Baltimore, MD
Pregnancy and excess weight stress the skin and muscles of your abdomen. Over time, the area loses its tone and healthy appearance. When diet and exercise fail, the men and women of Baltimore, MD, and surrounding communities turn to double board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman for tummy tuck surgery.
What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, creating a more striking profile that you won’t want to hide behind baggy clothing. A smooth, firm abdomen is restored through the removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of weak or separated muscles. Good candidates for abdominoplasty are men and women who are in relatively good shape, but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that is unresponsive to diet and exercise.
Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tucks give you a beautiful, toned flat stomach when diet and exercise fail. Dr. Rottman may perform any of the following during the procedure:
- Remove excess skin and fat
- Tighten underlying muscles
- Remove small fatty deposits
- Reposition fat
The improvements that are achieved with a tummy tuck by Dr. Rottman are simply incredible. The abdominal area looks flat and toned. If you would like to see real results of a tummy tuck at Rottman Plastic Surgery, take a look at our tummy tuck before and after pictures.
How Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Rottman repairs the weakened or separated abdominal muscles to help strengthen the abdomen. Excess skin and fat are also removed to produce a tauter look. Another alternative is a “mini-abdominoplasty,” in which the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved.
Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery requires that you be no more than 30 pounds over your ideal weight. If you do not meet this requirement, we recommend you continue to eat and exercise until you lose more weight. Certain medical conditions and desire to have children may also affect your candidacy for a tummy tuck.
Recovery from Tummy Tuck Surgery
Abdominoplasty is major surgery and requires adequate recovery time. For the first few days, you will likely have some swelling in the area and discomfort, which can be controlled with medication. Although you may not be able to stand completely straight until your muscles have healed, it is recommended to start walking as soon as possible.
Light exercise can help make you feel better and expedite your recovery. It may take several weeks to feel completely back to normal. Your scars will flatten out and lighten in color after several months. Abdominoplasty scars can usually be hidden under most clothing and bathing suits.
How Much Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?
Tummy tuck surgery is unique for each patient, so the cost varies. Please visit our financing page to learn about CareCredit® for financing options.
Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for Me?
Tummy tuck surgeries are not weight loss solutions. Diet and exercise are the best ways to have a flat, toned abdomen. If you have tried these methods and meet other qualifications, tummy tuck surgery may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Steven J. Rottman for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Having realistic expectations of your tummy tuck surgery is important. Dr. Rottman takes great pride in advising his patients about the anticipated outcomes of tummy tuck surgery, even if this means that the patient opts out of the surgery. His patience, understanding, and direct communication style are why his patients trust him with their cosmetic and reconstructive treatments.
What to Expect During Your Tummy Tuck Consultation
An examination allows Dr. Rottman to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. He also talks to you about your health, including your diet and exercise, the surgery recovery aspects.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas. Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures. Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.