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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

Tummy Tuck

Post-Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions

Post-Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions

Committing to any type of elective procedure is an exciting event. The process of improving your confidence and self-image has officially begun. For many people, this can be a life-changing event. However, as exciting as it may be, it is important to know all the details about your upcoming procedure. Arriving to your consultation prepared with any questions or concerns you may have for your doctor is a great way to calm pre-procedure nerves. If you have recently booked a tummy tuck operation, or are interested in one, check out our top frequently asked questions about what to expect afterwards.What… 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

Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for Me

Maryland Plastic Surgeon Provides Clients With Options to Meet Their Aesthetic Goals Maryland plastic surgeon , Adam G. Tattelbaum M.D., provides clients with a broad assortment of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Tattelbaum is a double board certified plastic surgeon who received ivy league plastic surgery training at both Harvard University and Georgetown University. He is also an attending physician at various hospitals. His extensive training and experience qualify him to meet the needs of his patients. He has been listed as one of the top plastic surgeons in America by the Consumer Research Council of America. One of the… Read More

Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?

The joy of motherhood is real. So are the aftereffects on your body. Pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding all can leave changes, especially noticeable on your stomach and breasts. Not all these effects can be fixed with diet and exercise. A mommy makeover is cosmetic surgery that addresses the concerns of moms and let them reclaim their bodies. These cosmetic surgery procedures typically include breast lift with breast augmentation and tummy tuck of the abdomen can help you look and feel more like your old self, pre-childbirth. What Can a Mommy Makeover Do for You? If the skin on your abdomen… Read More

Tummy Tuck After Massive Weight Loss

If you have recently undergone a rapid or dramatic weight loss, you should congratulate yourself. Losing weight can be a challenging process, especially when you have many pounds to drop. Unfortunately, this outstanding personal accomplishment can lead to an excessive amount of loose flesh – particularly near your midsection. This excess skin is a relatively typical result of dropping a lot of weight in a short amount of time.     If this describes your circumstances, you do not need to despair. Dr. Tattelbaum is an expert in body contouring, and he can help you to achieve the look you want. After… Read More

How many drains? One, Two or none?

Drains are tubes that are left under the skin during an operation. They are used to remove pockets of fluid that can accumulate. After any surgery, the tissues ooze fluid to a certain degree as they heal. Fluid collections during healing can sometimes lead to infection. Despite this some areas are more prone to collections than others and not all surgeries need drains. Usually drains are removed within a week or so when there is little fluid coming out. The fluid enters a small clear bulb that looks like a grenade. The idea of removing a drain scares patients, but it is more… Read More

The Best Tummy Tuck Scar: the Belly Button

The Best Belly Button. I know it may seem silly, but to me perhaps the most important part of a tummy tuck is that little crease, no more than a centimeter, that is the belly button.  Why so important?  Well a tummy tuck by definition is a scar operation. We pull down loose abdominal skin creating a scar in the lower abdomen. While every effort is made to minimize this scar, it is real and permanent, but fortunately well hidden. Good scar or not, the bikini or underwear will usually hide it. The belly button is another story—it is an unhidden scar… Read More

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction, Which Should I Have Done?

Do I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Which do I need, liposuction or a tummy tuck, patients frequently ask this question when they visit their plastic surgeon. Patients can try to answer this question for themselves before they visit the plastic surgeon to understand the difference between the two procedures, figuring out what bothers them most about their body, and what they want to accomplish. Liposuction Liposuction reduces the fat volume in problem areas that make patients uncomfortable about the way they look. This is a more intense procedure as it takes more fat from different areas of the body and… Read More

Wear your Bikini to the Mommy Makeover?

When I plan my mommy makeovers I like my patients to bring in their favorite underwear or even bathing suit with them. No string bikinis please, no lacy panties and no granny panties. Something about an inch or two wide around the hips for a tummy tuck or similar width for a bra under the arms, something not too valuable, in case I get some marker on it. I draw the outline of your garment on your body before plastic surgery and I use the outline as a target in which to hide scars. My incisions are individualized. For, example… Read More

What is posterior flank liposuction?

Many of you know that I perform frontal flank liposuction on most of my tummy tucks. For those that need liposuction in this area it gives more curve and contour to the hips and in my opinion makes the tummy tuck look more streamlined and sexy. The frontal flank is the love handle or the area you can grab if you pinch the roll just above your hips. In some people, this roll is mainly on the side of the body, but in some it extends all the way around above the buttocks. When it goes around the backside I call this… Read More

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