Annapolis Plastic Surgery is one of the most complete plastic surgery facilities in the Severna Park, MD area. Our team is uniquely qualified to perform a full range of body contouring procedures. Dr. James Chappell performs tummy tuck surgeries that will remove excess fat and skin and in some cases, he can restore separated or weak stomach muscles. His goal is to help his patients attain an abdominal profile that is smooth and firm or to attain 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.
Why Get a Tummy Tuck
Sometimes no amount of dieting and exercise can get rid of your saggy, excess stomach skin. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which are key elements that keep our skin looking supple, firm, and youthful. Getting older means we have to deal with gravity pulling our skin down one day at a time. Sun exposure is also a key player in sagging skin. Too much sun can kill your skin cells, breaking down your collagen and elastin which results in sagging skin. And of course weight loss and pregnancy will leave a person with a lot of sagging stomach skin.
Surgically removing that saggy, excess stomach skin with a tummy tuck from Severna Park, MD plastic surgeon, Dr. Chappell will improve your body image and self-confidence. You won’t have to wear baggy shirts to hide your “pooch”. Remember those bikini’s you always wanted to buy? You’ll now be able to confidently wear a 2 piece instead of a 1 piece swimsuit. You’ll also be able to wear low rise pants instead of the dreaded “mom jeans”. Tummy tucks are not only good for your body image, but there are also medical benefits too. Receiving a tummy tuck from Dr. Chappell will reduce your chance of developing a ventral hernia. Having a tummy tuck will also reduce the stress on your back reducing your back pain.
About the Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Chappell will make an incision across the bottom part of your tummy and remove the excess skin and fat from your bellybutton to your pubic hair. He will use permanent sutures to tighten the tummy muscles. He will then reposition the skin around the bellybutton. A small incision will be made to bring the bellybutton out and sutured into its natural place. Dr. Chappell will then stitch up your skin from hip to hip.
Skin Only Tummy Tuck
Severna Park, MD plastic surgeon, Dr. Chappell can perform a procedure called a skin-only tummy tuck. It’s designed for people who have toned abdominal muscles but loose skin from things like pregnancy and extreme weight loss. There are no skin-tightening lasers that can solve this problem of having tones abs with loose skin. Skin only tummy tuck can restore your flat, perfect tummy! Some benefits of skin only tummy tuck include:
- Less invasive than a full tummy tuck
- The scar is smaller
- Removes both extra skin and accumulated fat
- Generally preserves your belly button
Why Choose Us?
Dr. James Chappell has nearly 20 years of experience and is board certified in plastic surgery. He has been consistently named a “Top Doc” in the field of Plastic Surgery by What’s Up? Annapolis Magazine and the Annapolis Capital. Dr. Chappell has held numerous leadership roles. He is the Medical Director of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Wound Care Center and is currently serving as President of the Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons. View before and after tummy tuck pictures.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in a tummy tuck in the Severna Park, MD and Annapolis, MD areas, Annapolis Plastic Surgery provides expert care. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chappell to see if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck and to learn more about the tummy tuck surgery.