Tummy Tuck

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Dieting and exercising are sometimes not enough to resolve waistline problems. In this case, patients may wish to consider abdominoplasty also known as a tummy tuck. Surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation is called a tummy tuck. This procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach, enhancing their appearance.  A tummy tuck is also helpful in remedying diastasis, the vertical separation of abdomen muscles, which can occur following pregnancy. Baltimore tummy tuck specialist, Dr. Schreiber, will show you what he can do to get you the shape that you desire.  Please see the before and after pictures of tummy tuck procedures, by browsing Dr. Schreiber’s photo gallery.

Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:

  • Ineffectiveness of dieting and exercise to improve the abdominal area.
  • Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.
  • Loss of elasticity of skin or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.
  • Removal of skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more pleasing appearance.

Abdominoplasty surgery, depending on the desired look and the patients individual physiology, lasts anywhere from one to five hours.  An incision is made just above the pubic bone area; The incision is made horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back. The skin is then pulled away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. To provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline, the abdomen muscle is tightened, the skin is stitched into place and the incision is closed. Occasionally, Baltimore Plastic Surgeon Dr. Schreiber will need to make an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results.

Baltimore tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Schreiber, performs tummy tucks and other cosmetic surgery procedures at both Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland and at the SurgiCenter of Baltimore in Owings Mills, Maryland.  Each of these facilities are easily accessible from Towson, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Pikesville, Ruxton, Lutherville, Howard County, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.

Recovery Process for Tummy Tuck

Post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to aid the healing process and recovery time. Patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort as the body recuperates. Medication will be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. Generally normal activities can be resumed within two weeks and heavy lifting at six weeks. Abdominal configuration may take your body up to one year and much quicker in lighter procedures. With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting. Having received the Patients’ Choice Award from patients rating Baltimore plastic surgeons, Dr. Schreiber is devoted to his patients and to achieveing all of their aesthetic goals.