Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Near Washington DC
Located in Lanham, MD, Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery offers tummy tucks to the residents of Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Many women find that they have stubborn areas of fat that remain despite healthy habits. If you have lost a lot of weight, you may find that you have extra skin that will not go away. Women that have been pregnant may find that they have excess abdominal skin and stretched out abdominal muscles (a condition called rectus diastasis). Unfortunately, neither of these improves much with exercise. A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, is a procedure that surgically removes excess skin and fat.
To learn more about this procedure, to discuss average tummy tuck costs, or to see additional tummy tuck before and after pictures please give us a call today and our highly trained and helpful staff would be happy to assist you.
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How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
During your tummy tuck procedure, the entire abdominal wall is lifted, pulled-down and re-draped to maximize the amount of skin removed. The lining (fascia) of the abdominal wall muscles is plicated, or tightened. A full abdominoplasty will take care of excess skin and tighten the abdominal wall above and below the belly button. This helps to flatten the tummy and redefine the waist.
How Do I Know if a Tummy Tuck is Right for Me?
If you have hanging, excess skin from your belly following weight loss, pregnancy or simply aging, you may be a perfect candidate for a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is not meant for weight loss, however. You will see best results if you are at your optimal weight before your surgery.
What Type of Post-Operative Tummy Tuck Care Can I Expect?
Most of our patients see full recovery in about two weeks following their tummy tuck surgery. You will have drainage tubes that will be removed after one to two weeks. An abdominal binder will also be provided to support your new tummy as you are healing. Try to avoid any strenuous activity during this healing phase.
What are Tummy Tuck Costs?
Dr. Banks will discuss tummy tuck prices with you during your one-on-one consultation. While we can provide you with average cost information over the phone, your most accurate estimate will come after meeting with Dr. Banks, as she will be able to assess exactly what you need. We treat every patient as an individual, so prices often reflect that. Please give us a call today to book your tummy tuck consultation.
Dr. Banks and her friendly, skilled team at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, work to create a comfortable atmosphere and give patients in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities, the best care and quality of work available in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Please visit Dr. Banks™ Lanham, MD office before embarking on your surgical journey, because your trust and comfort with us is of the utmost importance.
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more