What is a Tummy Tuck?
For women and men alike, sagging skin and excess fat in the abdomen can be frustrating despite attempts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most common reasons why an individual may not be able to attain a slim and tight abdomen. A tummy tuck is a body contouring treatment that reshapes the abdominal region, producing extraordinary results for patients. Baltimore, MD plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Schultz, ABPS Certified, performs abdominoplasty surgery that is tailored to the patient's needs. This cosmetic treatment allows men and women the opportunity to have a toned, tighter abdomen and renewed confidence. Read more about how abdominoplasty can eliminate excess skin and fat while also tightening the ab muscles before contacting us for your consultation.
"How do I even begin to say how wonderful Dr. Ben Schultz is … he is simply the best physician/surgeon I’ve ever encountered! He is extremely knowledgeable, cares deeply about his patients, and has an impeccable bedside manner! He provided excellent care before, during, and after my nasal surgery. He is very attentive and always answered all of my questions. I know he has several patients, but he made me feel like I was his only one! I had a few complications after the surgery and he was very accommodating and understanding. It's rare to find a physician so caring and concerned about my health!"- K.W. / Google / Jun 02, 2023
"Right from the beginning I knew I would be in good hands with Dr. Ben. I was really nervous about my surgery but he put my mind at ease. From initially meeting him he was friendly, compassionate and easy to talk to. He was very thorough and answered any concerns I had. You can tell he truly cares for his patients. He would always check up on me to see how I was doing and was available when I needed him. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me. Dr.Ben is truly an amazing surgeon!"- E.H. / Google / Apr 17, 2023
"Wow...where should I start??!! I was diagnosed with breast cancer July of 2022. My GYN referred me to Drs. Ben and Michael Schultz (I will leave a separate review for Dr. Michael). From the time of my first consultation until today, Dr. Ben has been a God send. He is meticulous, and set realistic expectations. He texted me daily after my surgery to ensure I was feeling ok and healing properly. He did an amazing job on my reconstruction. EVERY doctor and staff person that has seen my results say, "Wow, your surgeon did an amazing job!" I usually question EVERYTHING I am told. However, he provided information in a way that was clear and concise. and.... best of all... his work proved exactly what he said he was going to do. Thanks Dr. Ben! ~Chevel God Speed!"- C.V. / Google / Apr 07, 2023
"Dr. Ben is amazing at what he does. And, amazingly, he gets back to me immediately with every question and concern. He always has a smile on his face to put you at ease. He and his father are the kindest doctors I’ve ever dealt with."- R.L. / Google / Mar 24, 2023
"Dr Ben, I can’t even put in words how appreciative I am of this man. I’ve been wanting a reduction for over 8 years now, I was at the point where the size literally weighed me down. He sympathized with me so much immediately and set himself apart from other surgeons I’ve met with by not downplaying my pain. I was so nervous about my surgery but he reassured me at every single step, he gave me his personal number for any post op questions which made me feel even better about choosing him. Every time I had a question, I waited no more than 30 mins for a response which was surprising given the amount of patients I’ve met at his practice. As a black woman, anything dealing with medical professionals is scary but Dr. Ben is the best I’ve ever interacted with. He restored my confidence in my body, went from a 36H to about a D cup. I have had absolutely no complications with my surgery, I felt like I was back to myself about 3-4 weeks post op. Thank you so much Dr. Ben! May God bless you infinitely"- M.M. / Google / Mar 18, 2023
What Are the Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery?
A tummy tuck is a great surgical treatment for individuals in the Baltimore, MD area who want to remove stomach fat, gain a slimmer look, and improve their fitness. This procedure performed at Ben Schultz, M.D. allows for a few of these advantages:
- Reduces excess fat cells and skin from the abdomen
- Strengthens the muscles in the abdomen
- Gives you a trimmer look
- Strengthens spine support, stability, and flexibility
- Could relieve back pain
- Can treat hernia symptoms and bladder leakage
- Helps stabilize the entire spine
- Allows you to get to an optimal weight
Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
A consultation with Dr. Schultz is the best way to determine your eligibility for a tummy tuck. Ideal candidates are in good general health and have realistic expectations about the recovery process and results. Our team can review your medical history and conduct a physical examination before making any recommendations. Patients should understand that tummy tuck surgery is not a comprehensive weight-loss solution or an alternative to exercising and a proper diet. We suggest being at a stable weight for at least six months to a year before considering surgery.
How is a tummy tuck performed?
Tummy tuck surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Various techniques come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Schultz, which is customized according to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision length is chosen based on the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of sagging skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique places the incision from hip to hip, just above the pubic zone. Other patients who have minimal skin looseness may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all abdominoplasty procedures involve the excision of hanging skin and fat removal.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
Is tummy tuck surgery safe?
Like all cosmetic procedures, there are some risks associated with tummy tuck surgery. However, our skilled staff has performed countless successful procedures and takes every necessary precaution to ensure your safety and comfort. We will thoroughly review all risks and benefits with you and answer any questions you may have beforehand.
How do I prepare for a tummy tuck?
Dr. Schultz can provide specific guidance on how to prepare for your tummy tuck during a consultation. In general, we recommend eating a healthy diet and avoiding any smoking or drinking before surgery. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first 24 hours afterward. Additionally, it is important to have all prescriptions filled in advance.
Do tummy tuck results look natural?
Our team takes great care to ensure all tummy tuck results in Baltimore, MD look as natural as possible. This includes using the latest surgical techniques and tools in the industry. While some scarring is inevitable, we work hard to minimize the appearance of any incisions and offer advice on how to care for them post-surgery.
Discover more about Tummy Tucks
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out stomach that creates loose skin. We know it can be a daily struggle — an abdominoplasty is usually the primary way to overcome this. If you are bothered by the hanging skin in your abdomen, whether it is significant or not, surgical body contouring by Dr. Schultz in Baltimore, MD, can help you get the look you want. Please contact our state-of-the-art facility to learn more.
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