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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

Plastic Surgery

The Truth About Eyelid Surgery

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When you think about the signs of aging, more than likely, facial wrinkles and fine lines come to mind. But there’s another perhaps more prominent sign of aging on the face – drooping eyelids, which can make you look tired or fatigued, and of course, older.  Not surprisingly, eyelid surgery is popular. In a 2017 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS),  eyelid surgery is listed among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, it’s one of the many services offered here at my office. But what does eyelid surgery entail and address?  … Read More

What Does Board Certification Mean?

what does board certification mean

It’s an everyday occurrence in my office. More women and men are undergoing cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, with each passing year.  But on the downside, I’m also seeing more news stories involving patients who are seriously being injured, or worse- dying when undergoing plastic surgery, at the hands of unlicensed “surgeons”. That’s why it’s crucial to vet your surgeon thoroughly. With that in mind, here at my office – Adam G. Tattelbaum MD., a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, I wanted to share some insight on how you can go about checking your doctor’s credentials, with this guide: What Does… Read More

Differences Between Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lifts

What are the Differences Betwee Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. The eyes usually express our thoughts and emotions. Because eyes are essential to us both physiologically and aesthetically, we must do our best to keep them in their best condition. However, like most parts of our face, our eyes are subject to the effects of aging. Signs like drooping eyes, dark circles, eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and baggy eyelids are the usual effects of prolonged sun exposure, genetics and old age. Aside from the physical effects, these conditions can also affect sight, especially in older people. Although there are… Read More

Signs You Need a Breast Reduction

Do I Need a Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can be detrimental to both your physical and mental well-being. For some, constant back pain, shortness of breath, and the stress that comes with large breasts can be overwhelming. But, all of that does not have to last forever. Getting a breast reduction can be an effective, long-term solution to the distress and agony that large breasts can cause. There is medical evidence that for some, getting a breast reduction can benefit your overall health. Read on to find out what these signs are, and how a breast reduction can help. Poor Posture Although different factors can contribute… 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 Wars Surgical 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… 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: Age While 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… 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… 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

Hair Thickness: Just when you think you’ve heard it all!

I’ve been in practice now for almost 20 years. Over that time I have fielded thousands of questions, to the point that I get surprised when I come across a question I have not already answered or pondered before. I met with a gentleman yesterday considering hair transplant for male pattern baldness. He had seen other doctors and had done a good deal of research. I like it when patients have done their own research, it makes going over details and our own approach easier. We spoke about strip graft versus follicular unit extraction and the robot. We discussed a day of the… Read More

Plastic Surgery on The Young

Plastic Surgery on a very young patient- There is no more controversial topic in plastic surgery than plastic surgery on the younger patient. As a board certified plastic surgeon, I feel that younger patients should need us the least. We are not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise. There are however certain instances where I find that surgery at a younger age is justified and even beneficial. Here are some examples: Male Breast Reduction: This procedure is indicated in enlarged male breasts or gynecomastia. In certain young men, often for no discernible medical reason, the male breast tissue is… Read More

Would you let your wife do this?

I answer a lot of questions in my surgical consultations and even pose some for my patients to consider. One of the questions I get asked periodically is “would you let your wife do this?” Now of course as an adult, she makes her own decisions. I guess the question really is… would I support her choices? Each day as I sit across the desk from my patients, I often imagine I am talking to my wife. My wife, my family and friends are the benchmark by which I treat my patients. If a surgery or procedure is something I… Read More

Men and plastic surgery

Check out the headline for this recent study: Dallas — Certain types of wound complications are more frequent in men than in women who undergo body contouring procedures after weight loss surgeries, according to new research results. The researchers go on to explain that men have about a four-fold risk of hematoma (blood collection under the skin) and about a twofold risk of seroma formation (fluid trapped under the skin). The authors conclude that they will need more study to understand why men have these increased risks. Now, I wasn’t a part of the study, but after 18 years in… 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, for… Read More

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