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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

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 a tummy tuck, I will raise the incision if you wear a high cut underwear or lower it if the opposite is true. If you’re not sure, bring both with you and we’ll try to meet in the middle. I plan these incisions low within the bikini line because the pubic skin and scar rise after the tummy is tighter. If the skin under the arm is loose, wearing the bra helps me to plan a bra strap skin excision and keep it hidden under the bra line. My very unusual occupation involves leaving scars for a living, but it’s not only about trying to make the scars look good it’s about doing our best to hide them when we can. So when in doubt, wear your favorite undergarment or swimsuit to the consult and on the day of surgery. Whether its tummy tuck, breast lift or reduction or even bra strap excision, the garments are a big help. If you are interested in learning more about the mommy makeover procedure in Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville, Annapolis or the D.C. area, contact my practice today for a consultation. 301-656-6398

July 16, 2012 5:16 pm
Categories: Blog, Mommy Makeover

Written by Dr. Adam Tattelbaum

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is a highly skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience.

Double-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tattelbaum believes in providing personalized patient care and customizes his treatment plans to suit the individual.

Dr. Tattelbaum's candid and realistic approach has earned him recognition, not only with his patients but in the Top Doctor lists of the Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a mark of distinction in the field of cosmetic surgery.

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