In an ideal world, diet and exercise would be all you needed to get rid of sagging skin around your mid-section. But if that hasn’t worked, we can help.

Annapolis Plastic Surgery is one of the most comprehensive plastic surgery facilities in Maryland. Our team is uniquely qualified to perform a full range of body contouring procedures. Dr. James Chappell has nearly 20 years of experience and is board certified in plastic surgery. He can provide exceptional results that reduce the appearance of loose and sagging skin and improve muscle definition. For tummy tuck patients, we are able to offer the added benefits of abdominal sculpting and body contouring, thanks to our advanced liposuction technology.

Reasons to Have a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck will improve your body image and self confidence you you won’t have to:

  • Search for pyramid-shaped tops to hide the loose, sagging skin on your abdomen.
  • Wear one-piece swimsuits – when most of your friends are still wearing bikinis.
  • Give up on low-rise pants and skirts because they reveal a wrinkled midriff.

Skin Only Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chappell can perform a procedure called a skin-only tummy tuck. It’s designed for people – usually younger women in their 30s and 40s – who have toned abdominal muscles but loose skin most commonly caused by:

  • Pregnancy
    Some women’s belly skin stretches so much it never goes back to where it was before pregnancy. After the delivery, they tone their muscles back into shape, but the skin doesn’t follow.
  • Extreme Weight Loss
    Bariatric surgery – or just pure will power! – results in a blessed loss of midriff inches. But inelastic skin (either genetic or age-related) leaves redundant skin behind.

There are no skin-tightening lasers that can solve this problem.
Don’t get depressed about this. There’s an upside to your belly getting all ugly. Namely, the rest of you still looks good! The downside is that the problem is not going away. It will only get worse as the years go by. So why not deal with it now?

A skin-only tummy tuck is the answer. It will restore the flat, perfect tummy you used to have – and let you keep all the great clothes you wear to show it off.

Less Invasive

  • The skin-only tummy tuck is less invasive than a full tummy tuck.
  • The incision is smaller.
  • The “abs” muscles are left intact. They aren’t the problem here.
  • It removes both extra skin and accumulated fat.
  • The procedure generally preserves your belly button.

As a part of this procedure, the tissues over the underlying muscles can be tightened, but this part is optional. For patients anticipating another pregnancy, I simply omit this part. You get a little less of a result, but it eliminates any concern about the muscles being too tight for future pregnancies.

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