Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

Thank you for a GLOWing Celebration!

What a GLOWing success!  Nearly 300 guests attended our Patient Appreciation Celebration open house event on June 6th, enjoying refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, gifts, games, raffles, over $10,000 in prizes, and exclusive discounts on services and products. "This was a special event for our entire team because it gave us a chance to demonstrate our appreciation …

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Mommy Makeover Prep: What’s It Really Like to Be Under General Anesthesia?

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 …

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Don’t “Mom Shame” the Tummy Tuck

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 …

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Weight Loss – Before and After Your Tummy Tuck

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 solutions. Before you have a body contouring procedure, you should be at or near your ideal weight. But how do you reach your ideal weight? Losing …

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Proper Nutrition for a Successful Tummy Tuck

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 …

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Does a Tummy Tuck Leave a Scar?

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 …

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6 Steps to Working Out After a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that reduces and removes the amount of unwanted fat and skin in the abdominal area. It also tightens the abdominal muscles when necessary. Getting a tummy tuck is an exciting process. After the surgery and the first few weeks of recovery, you will likely see …

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What You Need To Know About Tummy Tucks Before & After Pregnancy

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 and maintaining a safe exercise routine. You worry about work, how …

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Breast & Body Enhancement Event Success!

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 …

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CoolSculpting vs Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck – Which one is best for me?

There is nothing sexier than a smooth, flat stomach. For many people, diet and exercise are enough to achieve this goal. People who have been pregnant, experienced weight fluctuations, or are simply genetically predisposed to holding disproportionate fat on their abdomen, may need a little extra help getting the sexy tummy they desire. Body Contouring …

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