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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


Maryland tummy tuck plastic surgoen.

Advanced Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art plastic surgery center, specializes in cosmetic body surgery. Baltimore area physician, Dr. Nassif E. Soueid is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with advanced skills, techniques and experience for tummy tuck surgery.

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Diagram: Incision lines for tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).

What is a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” is designed to correct a protruding abdomen resulting from weak abdominal muscles, weight gain or pregnancy. Obesity causes the skin to lose its elasticity. These conditions may not respond well to diet or exercise if the skin and underlying muscles have been stretched.

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Diagram: Sutures to tighten muscles for tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).

Tummy tuck in Baltimore details.

With abdominoplasty, the abdominal wall muscles are tightened and excess fatty tissue and skin are removed to improve the body contour. The goal is a narrower, flatter abdomen. Realistic expectations are important. Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss.

Standard Tummy Tuck - Quick Facts

Average Length:2 - 3 hours
Location:Outpatient Center or
Specialty Hospital
Recovery:Back to work 1 - 2 weeks
Full exercise 6 weeks
Improving the Experience:3-Day Pain Reducing Pump
Overnight Stay
Am I a Candidate?Healthy
No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
Have excess skin and fat in abdomen
Body Mass Index 26 - 32
Realistic goals and expectations

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Dr. Soueid considers age, obesity and smoking habits when evaluating a candidate for this procedure

You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Excess or sagging abdominal skin.
  • An abdomen that protrudes and is out of proportion to the rest of your body.
  • Abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened (rectus diastasis).
  • Excess fatty tissue that is concentrated in your abdominal area (fat pads).

Considering a tummy tuck in the Baltimore, Maryland area? Please call (410) 321-0808 or use our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation.