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.
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.
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.
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).