Tummy Tuck in Baltimore, Maryland

An abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, restores weakened abdominal muscles, and creates a more firm, smooth and attractive abdomen. A tummy tuck procedure at our Baltimore, Maryland practice is a popular choice for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or given birth and are bothered by leftover, loose skin.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck surgery?

A tummy tuck is a wonderful option for those who, after significant weight loss, pregnancy, or natural aging, have any of the following concerns:

  • Loose or sagging skin in the middle or lower abdomen
  • A protruding abdomen or belly bulge
  • Weakened or separated muscles of the abdominal wall

Typically, these conditions cannot be corrected by diet and exercise alone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the appearance you desire. A tummy tuck surgery can give your midsection the smooth, flat, thin look you’ve been dreaming of.

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What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery offers patients many benefits, both physical and emotional. The physical changes a tummy tuck offers include the following:

  • A flatter, slimmer, and more attractive waistline
  • Tighter, stronger abdominal muscles
  • Fewer stretch marks
  • Improved overall proportions

In addition to changes in appearance, a tummy tuck procedure actually provides so much more than a slim, firm waistline; it helps patients renew their confidence and spirit. According to our patients, other benefits of a tummy tuck procedure include the following:

  • Restored comfort in their own skin
  • Enhanced enjoyment of personal relationships
  • Improved confidence in fitted clothing and swimsuits
  • Motivation to maintain exercise and healthy eating habits
  • Participation in physical activities that may have been previously avoided

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How much does a tummy tuck cost in Baltimore, MD?

The cost of a tummy tuck surgery can vary greatly depending on your surgeon’s experience, the extent of work being done, and your location. At Belcara Health in Baltimore, MD, the average cost of an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure is between $6,500 – $14,000. However, it is important to note that this price range is a general estimate only; the actual cost of your procedure can differ depending on the patient.

The best way to learn about procedure pricing and tummy tuck cost is to schedule a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review all your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Because everyone’s situation is unique, only after the consultation are we able to provide an accurate price estimate.

Your quote will include the following:

  • All visits before and after the procedure
  • Operating room time and supplies
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • All medical support materials

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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How is a tummy tuck performed?

A tummy tuck involves a horizontal incision between the pubic hairline and belly button. At Belcara Health, our surgeons will place the incision as low as possible, where it can be easily hidden by underwear or bathing suits. The shape and length of the incision will depend on the degree of correction necessary, but scarring can be avoided by following post-op instructions. Depending on the surgeon’s recommendation, a mini, full or other type of tummy tuck may be performed.

Tummy tuck surgery generally takes 2 to 5 hours. At Belcara Health, your surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Most tummy tuck patients elect to have their procedures performed at our on-site center, the Clarkview Surgical Center. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland.

Because safety is always our primary concern, we work with board-certified anesthesiologists to make sure that your surgery is as safe as possible. Following your procedure, you can return home for your recovery period, checking in with your surgeon periodically to ensure you’re healing correctly.

What does tummy tuck recovery and aftercare involve?

While experiences vary between individuals and every recovery is different depending on the extent of the surgical plan, the recovery timeline for a tummy tuck procedure generally involves:

  • Bed rest the day of surgery.
  • Limited activity for 2 to 6 days after surgery.
  • Some bruising, swelling, tenderness, or numbness around the incisions.
  • Drains remain in place for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Sutures will be removed in about 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Avoiding strenuous activity for about 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Returning work in 1 to 3 weeks.
  • Wearing an abdominal binder for a few weeks for support.

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Many patients who had a previous procedure may elect to get a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery. Liposuction may be performed to enhance results by removing excess fat around the sides and back. You can discuss whether or not this is a good option for you with your surgeon. Many Mommy Makeover procedures also include a tummy tuck to rejuvenate the abdomen.

Why choose Belcara Health for your tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery?

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela are known for providing natural-looking, proportionate, beautiful tummy tuck and abdominoplasty results and are loved by our patients.

At Belcara Health, our goal is to ensure we provide results that are carefully aligned with your unique goals and for you to absolutely love your results. 

If you’re ready to take the first step to feeling more confident in your skin, contact us online to schedule a private consultation about your procedure or call 410.296.0414 to speak with a representative.

Our Practitioners Who Specialize in Tummy Tucks

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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“I love love love the results of my tummy tuck! Seeing the before pics is quite astounding. All that flesh; all that flab; all those years. I am just thrilled beyond words to be free of it. The extra sagging; drooping; bulging skin caused me to feel very self-conscious regardless of what I was wearing. Even when I felt good about the rest of my appearance, the contour and heaviness of my tummy area always distracted from any positivity. Thank you for sculpting, tucking and trimming my new figure!”

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