Q: “I work out all the time but still have belly flab. What can I do?" Answered by Dr. Gary Vela, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon I hear this frustration frequently! Many people who eat well and exercise regularly still don’t get the results they want. This visible excess fat is called subcutaneous fat (the jiggly, pinchable …Read More
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Category Archives: Tummy Tuck
Even though the word “mommy” is in the name, Mommy Makeovers aren’t just for women with kids. This combination of procedures is great for any patient who has undergone significant weight loss or other significant changes to their body. If you’re interested in lifting and contouring your body with a single surgery, a mommy makeover …Read More
General anesthesia is one of the biggest sources of uncertainty for women considering a mommy makeover, a procedure that combines breast enhancement and liposuction with a tummy tuck. As a board-certified plastic surgeon here in Baltimore, I often answer questions about the process during consultations. While the anesthesiologists we work with are highly skilled and …Read More
If you're a mom, you know that other moms don't always keep their opinions to themselves. You might find yourself defending your decisions about everything from breastfeeding to potty training to well-meaning friends, family, and even strangers. It's tough to stand by your convictions when almost everyone has "advice" on how you could be doing …Read More
Body contouring procedures such as Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, and CoolSculpting are designed to improve the shape of the body – they should not be thought of as weight loss or maintenance solutions. Before you have a body contouring procedure, you should be at or near your ideal weight. Building a healthy relationship with food and …Read More
Did you know that your eating habits before and after a tummy tuck can drastically affect your results? Creating a healthy lifestyle is key, and is at the tip of your fingertips! Preoperatively Before your surgery, optimizing your nutrition and continuing to focus on weight loss is going to greatly impact the success of your …Read More
A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reverses the changes many women experience with aging and after pregnancy, such as loose sagging skin around the waist and a stretched abdominal wall. The goal of this procedure is to restore a youthful “hourglass” shape and a flatter stomach. Unfortunately, it is impossible …Read More
An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that reduces and removes unwanted fat and skin in the abdominal area. It also tightens the abdominal muscles when necessary. Getting a tummy tuck is an exciting process, but what should you expect post-op? After the surgery and throughout the first few weeks of …Read More
Pregnancy is one of the most defining times in the lives of both expecting parents. Amidst the excitement of picking out names and clothes and nursery furniture, it is natural to experience a moderate amount of stress. You worry about eating right, staying healthy, maintaining a safe exercise routine, and whether or not you will …Read More
Thank you for a wonderful evening Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela hosted guests interested in learning more about how they might "live life in the body of the their dreams." The room was packed as our talented and personable plastic surgeons reviewed the many options available for Breast & Body Enhancements. It was …Read More