Questions about Tummy Tuck Surgery

Plastic Surgeon serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills and Towson, MD

If you want to know more about the tummy tuck procedure, the best way to get answers to your questions is to schedule a cosmetic consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Basner. Please call our office at (410) 616-3000 to arrange your one-on-one appointment with Dr. Basner.

Below are some common questions and answers about the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure:

Can I benefit from a tummy tuck?

If you have protruding fat and skin around your abdomen, then you may benefit from tummy tuck surgery. Both men and women can be good candidates for this procedure. It removes excess fat and skin, and repairs stretched abdominal muscles when needed. The result is a flatter abdomen with an overall improved tummy shape.

What are the various types of abdominoplasty?

Dr. Basner performs both a regular tummy tuck and a mini version. The mini version is right for a small number of patients who have extra fat mainly below the belly button. Most patients benefit from the larger tummy tuck, which improves the entire abdominal area. Dr. Basner will make sure you know all of your options and the outcomes to expect from each. There are also other body contouring procedures that may fit your goals more closely.

How long will my recovery be?

You will need to take a few weeks of downtime to recover from your tummy tuck. Our staff will provide you with an exact timeline at your consultation. Your downtime will include taking some time off from work and certain types of exercise.

How long do the results last?

Assuming your weight stays more or less the same, and - if you are a woman - that you do not become pregnant, your results are more or less permanent. The skin and fat that is removed is removed for good. But, the aging process can cause the skin to become a little saggy, although not to the degree it was before. If you gain significant weight, then you may notice a recurrence of protruding abdominal fat and skin.

What are the risks of this type of surgery?

Tummy tuck complications are rare, although they can occur. We will provide you with a full list of the possible complications, which include infection and bleeding. Dr. Basner takes every precaution necessary to prevent complications. It's important to choose an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Basner who is committed to the quality of your care and your wellbeing.

If you live in or around Columbia, Baltimore, Towson or Owings Mills and want to learn more about the abdominoplasty procedure, please contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland to schedule a cosmetic consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner.