Tummy tuck

Weight loss patients often find their skin has been stretched beyond its ability to recover. Older people with thin tissues sometimes discover their tummy skin sags over time and no amount of dieting and exercise makes a difference. Many mothers who once had a flat abdomen find their post-pregnancy body unable to bounce back to its former flat shape. These patients are often perfect candidates for a Baltimore abdominoplasty procedure.

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Tummy tucks in Baltimore, Maryland remove stubborn, saggy skin and pulls the muscles of the abdomen together for renewed strength and tautness. If the look of your tummy is bothering you, a sleeker, more sculpted, smoother stomach could be yours with a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. Maryland patients often elect to combine their tummy tuck with liposuction to create a flat belly and banish small pockets of fat around their sides or back.

Dr. Dean Kane performs abdominoplasty surgery for Maryland men and women customized to meet their individual needs. Request an appointment with Dr. Kane today.

Baltimore Abdominoplasty from Dr. Kane

Tummy tuck surgery begins with an incision made from one hip to the other, creating a skin flap. Next, the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened, narrowing the waistline and flattening the midsection. The flap of skin is then folded down and excess skin is removed. Finally, the flap is replaced and the incision is stitched closed. During the surgery, a new position is created for the belly button, but this is done from the inside, leaving no scars around the navel.

Dr. Kane performs all his surgeries under deep intravenous sedation, allowing his patients to avoid the side effects of general anesthesia. The entire procedure takes about three hours, four or five hours if liposuction is included.

After Abdominoplasty

Bruising and swelling (which typically subside within ten days) are the most common after-effects of a tummy tuck Baltimore patients may suffer. Post operative discomfort can be expected to last a few days and can be controlled with prescription and over-the-counter medication.

Patients need to rest at a 45 degree angle after surgery to reduce pressure on their scars. Light activity can be gradually resumed, but full recovery takes a few weeks. Most men and women are delighted with the results of their surgery, as tighter muscles and a more sculpted midsection can be expected to last for years.

To find out more about abdominoplasty, call the Center for Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa at 410.602.3322. Ask for Lauri Kane. She’ll answer your questions about the procedure and she can give you an idea about the cost over the phone. Or request an appointment online with Dr. Dean Kane to explore whether you’re a good candidate. Dr. Dean Kane and Lauri Kane look forward to meeting you and showing you their practice on Reservoir Circle in Baltimore, serving Delaware, the Eastern Shore and southern Pennsylvania as well as Maryland communities like Annapolis.

Abdominoplasty Recovery

operatingroomRecovery from Tummy Tucks, Abdominoplasties, Body Lifts, Arm Lifts and Thigh Lifts all have similar recovery times and requirements because they require extensive plastic surgeries, longer scars, longer surgical times and much longer healing times. Dr. Dean Kane expertly performs these procedures in his Baltimore Center of  Cosmetic Surgery and Medi-Spa in his private accredited operating room. The length of time he needs to perform these surgeries will take Dr. Kane from 3 ½ to 6 hours  depending on the procedure. All require removal of excess skin and longer scars to  achieve the removal of the draping skin.

Healing in all these surgeries will be a minimum of 3-4 weeks in which no driving is permitted. Most patients will return to  work in the 4 weeks, but will be soar and uncomfortable up to 8 weeks if not 3 months. Because the scars need a lot of attention, Dr. Dean Kane sees his patients weekly and biweekly to make sure the scars are healing nicely. Dr. Kane has a strict daily regimen that he requires his patients to follow to achieve optimal healing. All of Dr. Kane’s patients are very thankful and grateful for Dr. Kane’s thorough scar management because they love their final results and the dedicated care that Dr. Kane took with them personally.

Abdominoplasty and Your Belly Button

What is so special about Dr. Dean Kane’s Inny Belly Buttons?

Belly Buttons are small and not usually the first thing you think about when choosing your doctor to perform your tummy tuck. But when all is healed and you are left with a ring of stitches for a belly button it will be the telltale sign that you  have a great tummy tuck with a very bad belly button.  Make sure you look at your surgeon’s before and after pictures of his belly buttons on his tummy tuck patients. When all is healed and when you flash your new flat tummy in your bikini what you’ll want is a very natural inny belly button.

Dr. Dean Kane’s Unique Inny Belly Buttons

Dr. Dean Kane, a board certified plastic surgeon in Baltimore for over 30 years, takes unusual care and precision in making his belly buttons during his tummy tuck procedures. He creates his belly buttons from the inside or underneath the tummy skin. Before he completes your tummy tuck, Dr. Kane will attach your umbilical cord from the inside leaving all the stitching on the underneath side of your tummy skin. Once he completes your belly button, Dr. Kane will then close and complete the rest of your tummy tuck trying to assure you of a natural inny belly button. As a result, you get a beautiful inny belly button with no external stitches ever seen on the front of your new flat tummy.

The Cause of the External Ring Belly Button

When you see an external ring of stitches on women who have had a tummy tuck, their surgeon cut a hole from the outside of the new flat tummy skin and pulled the umbilical cord through and stitched a ring around the new belly button hole. And that’s what you see, a stitched ring in the middle of the front of the new tummy.

Revising Belly Button Scars

These ringed type belly buttons can be revised, but with difficulty. Dr. Kane has experience in revising belly buttons and has come up with innovative ways to improve an existing ring type belly button into a new inny belly button.

Email Lauri@DrDeanKane.com or call the office 410-602-3322 to schedule your tummy tuck and belly button consultation.