Baltimore tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Adam Basner knows you long for tight abs and a washboard stomach. But no matter how many sit-ups you do, no matter how carefully you watch your diet, it never seems to get as flat as you want it to. The circumstances may be beyond your control. Weak muscles, weight changes, pregnancy, and even the simple fact of genetics can cause your stomach to protrude. If the skin and muscles have been stretched, diet and exercise may not be able to help you achieve the look you desire.
With nearly two decades of plastic surgery experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam L. Basner understands your frustration with stubborn fat around the midriff. As the Chief of the Plastic Surgery Division at Sinai Hospital and a featured surgeon on the ABC television series Dramatic Makeover, Dr. Basner has been recognized nationwide for his experience, skill and the quality of his results in all aspects of plastic surgery, including the abdominoplasty procedure.
To schedule your cosmetic consultation to find out if you are a good tummy tuck candidate, please call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 616-3000.
What is Abdominoplasty?
An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that:
- Removes excess abdominal fat
- Removes excess abdominal skin
- Repairs stretched and separated abdominal muscles
Unlike liposuction, which removes smaller, isolated deposits of fat, abdominoplasty surgically removes the skin as well as the fat. The skin is then re-draped and sutured to create a tauter, flatter tummy area. In certain cases, Dr. Basner may repair your abdominal muscles. Sometimes - especially for women who have been pregnant before - these muscles stretch and separate. This causes the tummy area to be weak and less firm. By stitching the muscles back together, you'll have a firmer, flatter tummy in the end.
Testimonial: When I thought about having a tummy tuck, I was scared and apprehensive. I went to see Dr. Adam Basner and he and his staff made me feel so comfortable and welcome and that apprehension turned to excitement. I look and feel amazing and my husband said he can see in my eyes and spirit how my confidence level has gone up after surgery. This was by far one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I can’t wait to go shopping for new clothes and especially a new bikini!!
Abdominoplasty at the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland
At Dr. Basner's practice, he'll find the right approach to your surgery to accomplish the final aesthetic result you want. For a limited number of people, a mini tummy tuck may be all that is necessary. This technique uses a smaller incision to remove a smaller section of extra skin and fat, primarily in the area immediately below the navel. You and Dr. Basner can discuss whether this technique may be an option for you during your cosmetic consultation.
We also work to increase your comfort during your recovery. At our practice, we use an innovative post-operative pain medication called EXPAREL®. The medication is injected into the surgical area during your operation, and it will continue to relieve and numb pain for about 72 hours.
Testimonial: Having children took its toll on my figure. Even though I lost the weight after having children, I just didn't get my shape back. After my tummy tuck, I feel like myself again. – M.S.
The cost of tummy tuck surgery varies surgeon to surgeon. The average cost of tummy tuck operations provided by Dr. Basner is between $7,200-$9,000, depending on a number of factors present in your procedure. We do accept several CareCredit plans, for which you can apply using an easy online application. Call us today to learn more!
If you live in or around Owings Mills, Towson, Columbia or Baltimore and want to know if you are a good candidate for abdominoplasty, please contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Adam Basner.