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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Breast Lift vs. Implants: Knowing the Difference Matters

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If you look in the mirror and feel unhappy with your breasts, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. Aging, gravity, hormone fluctuation, and weight changes can take a toll on your body. Weight loss typically means losing breast volume. Fortunately, there’s a way to counteract those changes by having a breast lift or breast implants. Do you know which is right for you? Knowing the difference matters, and will play a role in knowing what to expect.The basics of breast implantsBreast augmentation (implants) is an option for women who desire larger… Read More

Surgery and Scars: What You Need to Know

Surgery Scars What You Need to Know

Plastic surgery is generally done to improve one’s appearance and lifestyle. There are many benefits to having surgery. But sometimes, the reality of surgery scars can surprise patients.Scar WarsSurgical scars form whenever a scalpel is used. While incredible progress in surgical techniques has increased over the past few decades, a scar will appear any time a scalpel is used to open the body. Your surgeon will work hard to make sure the scar is minimal or hidden, but it’s essential that patients understand the reality about surgery scars.When patients come in for consultations, they are excited to discuss what they… Read More

How Hair Transplants Can Change Your Life

How Hair Transplants Can Change Your Life

Hair transplants can really make all the difference. With the popularity of hair transplants on the rise, it is clear that more and more people are regaining their hairlines and improving upon baldness. While this is truly fascinating and exciting for those who want the same results, it’s important to remember that you must be the right candidate for the procedure. Here is everything you need to know: AgeWhile there isn’t really an age limit when it comes to hair transplants, there are some standards. Ideally, the best candidates are 30 years of age and above. As individuals in their… Read More

Plastic Surgery: Am I a Good Match?

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If you’ve ever thought about plastic surgery, you are not alone. Nearly 1.8 million plastic surgery procedures are performed annually. Plastic surgery can take all shapes and forms from a breast augmentation, liposuction, to eyelid surgery. One’s physical appearance has never been more important. Whether you are being seen on Instagram, Facebook, and even in real life, plastic surgery has become a prominent option for enhancing one’s body image. Yet, plastic surgery is not for everyone. Keep reading to see if you are a good match: Why Do You Want to Have Surgery? The main component you should consider before… Read More

Debunking Common Concerns about Plastic Surgery

Common Concerns about Plastic Surgery

 American spending on plastic surgery cracked the $15 billion mark fairly recently. Never before in history has plastic surgery been more popular than it is right now. Both men and women are getting a wide variety of plastic surgery treatments done for an even wider variety of reasons.Still, some people have questions and concerns about cosmetic surgery. As a Maryland cosmetic surgeon, I strive to give you the information you need to make a good decision when considering plastic surgery.Misconceptions about Breast ImplantsThere are quite a few different myths about breast implants out there. Some people think that getting breast… Read More

Top 6 2017 Plastic Surgery Procedure Trends

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2017 has been a big year for plastic surgery so far. It is not over yet. There were more than 17 million procedures performed in 2016. When the numbers are compiled for this year, we may very well see an increase.As Maryland plastic surgeons, we have seen quite a lot. Check out our list of the top 6 plastic surgery procedures below. #6 Breast Reduction Perhaps it is a bit paradoxical, but it is true: often the happiest cosmetic surgery patients are those who have breast augmentations, and breast reductions. Having large breasts is a blessing for some, and a… Read More

Three Ultimate Reasons Why It is Never Too Late to Have Plastic Surgery

Three Ultimate Reasons Why It is Never Too Late to Have Plastic Surgery

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has done research that shows that people over the age of 65 are having cosmetic surgery at 1,263% of the rate they did 20 years ago. Face lifts and blepharoplasty have significantly grown in popularity over the past five years. As we become more emerged in a pop-culture world, our cultural notions of beauty continue to evolve. We start to notice new features of our bodies that we are unhappy with and choose to alter them to our satisfaction.The facts speak for themselves. At AT Cosmetics, we want to show you why many… Read More

Tummy Tuck Philosophy

As many of you know, I do a lot of tummy tucks. It is one of my favorite surgeries because the goal is simple– try to make your patient feel normal again. While you may think repetition could get boring  it is actually good for you, the patient.  It has allowed an efficiency that translates into shorter operative times and consistent results.  It has also allowed me to hone my tummy tuck thinking and improve upon it over the past two decades. Some of the themes of how I approach my patients are listed below. I hope they are helpful as you consider this… Read More

A few words from one of my patients- Post operative emotions.

What follows below is a blog post that I can’t take credit for. A former patient of mine has become a friend and wrote the words below. I am grateful to her for sharing a patient’s post operative perspective and I value her insights. As a plastic surgeon, I spend a great deal of time trying to prepare my patients for their surgeries, but what happens at home postoperatively is in the realm of the patient that I don’t get to see. My thanks for her perspective. If I can still learn from my patients then I hope it will help you as… Read More

Ultrasonolaserliposuction with Power Boost!

Ok, I made up this name. There is no such thing as “Ultrasonolaserliposuction with Power Boost”, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw it advertised somewhere. I really just wanted to capture your attention. I have found that anything associated with the word laser, ultra or the like tends to attract attention. So why am I talking about this? Because a cool device name doesn’t always translate into the right tool for the job. Laser liposuction, Ultrasonic liposuction, Power Assisted liposuction and even good old regular liposuction are all excellent tools. They all remove fat well, but they all shrink up skin poorly, despite… Read More

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