Article by Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
Flat stomach, flat abs, body curves are desired by men and women, every one wants it, and strives for it. However, the toll of pregnancy, weight gain, and weight loss, makes the stomach an easy target to stretch, bulges, and rolls; but it does not have to be that way anymore! You ca do something about it.
Liposuction, tummy tuck, or a combination of both can give you the figure you want. These procedures remove localized pockets of fat accumulation, and remove excess skin. During the procedure the muscles are also tightened. This results in a dramatic improvement in appearance of the abdomen. The result is tighter, flatter, firmer stomach, and a narrower waist line. At the Cosmetic Surgery Center, Baltimore cosmetic surgeon Dr. Shureih pays attention to details to tailor the figure you desire.
The pubis falls down and ages, with folds and fat accumulation. We can rejuvenate and lift the pubis area for a better rejuvenation and super results.The belly button is tightened and better positioned.
Using different technique and advances in cosmetic surgery, we utilize tumescent technique, suction assisted lipectomy, and ultrasound liposuction TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS.
The best candidates for such a procedure are men and women who are in generally good health, but have localized fat deposits and loose skin around the abdomen, which is resistant to diet and exercise. Skin can not be tightened by exercise; it has to be surgically removed. Loose skin can not be tightened by exercise.
Tummy tuck results are particularly dramatic in women who have had multiple pregnancies or given birth to larger babies. This causes the muscles and skin of the abdomen to stretch, causing stretch marks and laxity of the skin to occur. During pregnancy, the muscles are stretched causing separation of the muscles and protrusion of the abdomen. When this happen, all available surgical techniques and innovations are utilized to achieve a flat abdomen and tight muscles. In some milder conditions all what is required is Liposuction and a mini-abdominoplasty. This results in a small incision line which is hidden in the bikini line.
There are several approaches to the tummy tuck; all involve an incision in the lower abdomen. Just above the pubic area. The design of the incision determines where the maximal pull, also determines the definition of the waist as in lateral high tension abdominoplasty. The incision is usually put within the bikini line. All these options will be discussed with you during the initial consultation. Dr. Shureih a Baltimore Plastic surgeon will guide you with your choices and the best procedure for your specific needs.
After surgery, soreness and discomfort is very well controlled with medication. We also will use a new innovation called the Pain Pump to make your discomfort less and you more comfortable. Avoid over activity and straining for three to weeks. Full activity and exercise may be resumed by the fourth week. Most patients are back to work within two weeks.
Abdominoplasty is usually done as an outpatient procedure, under general Anesthesia.
The results are evident almost immediately after surgery, for you to enjoy the new you with flatter, firmer abdomen and a narrower waist line! The line of scar in the bikini line will fade with time. Abdominoplasty can also be combined with a medial thigh lift and a lateral thigh lift, and a buttock lift; in that case it is called a lower body lift or circumferential body lift.