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Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty

Ellicott City | Columbia | Annapolis, Maryland | 410-715-9205

AbdomenCoverSmA Tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is cosmetic plastic surgery that tightens abdominal muscles and gets rid of excess fat and skin.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, last year there were over 130,000 tummy tucks performed in the United States and it is an operation we perform regularly.

Most patients require two to three weeks before they are able to start back to their normal activities.

Tummy tucks, like liposuction, are usually performed as outpatient procedures and people may go home the same day.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure may be performed under general anesthesia with time in surgery varying widely depending on a person’s size and shape.

Like other cosmetic plastic surgery, a tummy tuck is a way to enhance your body shape.

The greatest benefit is seen in the lower tummy where rolls often begin after childbearing. Excess skin and fat is removed and the muscle layer is often tightened.

These changes are often appreciated when a person can once again wear more fitted clothing such as a skirt or jeans and looks at the lower abdomen from the side.

Call Dr. Kanter today at 410-715-9205 to schedule your consultation and learn more about whether or not a tummy tuck is the best surgical option for you and your specific situation, or click here to email us your request.

How a full or Classic Tummy-tuck (Abdominoplasty) is Performed

1259-2 Excess skin and fat of the lower tummy is lifted up.
1259-3 The muscle layer is tightened with stitches to restore tone and make a flatter contour
1259-4 Excess skin and fat is removed and the belly button is re-fashioned to try to give a tighter, more youthful look to the abdominal contour

A mini-abdominoplasty is a less extensive surgery that combines liposuction of the upper tummy with a tuck and tightening sutures below the belly button.

At Plastic Surgery Professionals, we will examine you and let you know your options. We customize our surgery for each individual.