Every body type is different, and many changes to the abdomen and the surrounding areas can happen after:
- significant weight loss,
- pregnancy or
The specifics of a tummy tuck are going to vary depending on the degree of loose or sagging skin, the amount of strength in the abdominal walls, and the extent and location of resistant fat, and other factors. Dr. Barlow will begin by helping you lay out your goals for the procedure, such as:
- Removing stretch marks and loose, excess skin that are side effects after pregnancy and/or significant weight loss
- Flattening the abdomen by using sutures to tighten the abdominal muscles
- Using liposuction to remove pockets of resistant fat
In addition to careful planning, achieving ideal results in abdominoplasty requires meticulous surgical technique, and Dr. Barlow has over three decades of experience performing plastic surgery at the highest level. But a successful tummy tuck also requires realistic expectations on the part of the patient, particularly since you will be left with a scar. Therefore, the key to Dr. Barlow’s successful track record performing abdominoplasty goes beyond addressing the patient’s goals, and includes creating a surgical plan that will allow the scars to be in hidden locations. Most often, the length of a tummy tuck procedure can vary anywhere from 2-4 hours.
TAKING THE FIRST STEP TOWARD A REJUVENATED YOU
If you’re ready to find out what a tummy tuck can achieve for you, we encourage you to get in touch with us! You can reach our office by phone in Annapolis at 410-224-2395 or Tyson’s Corner at 703-448-3800 or fill out our online contact form.