Matthew Camp, MD
Matthew Camp, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Camp is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.
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Meet Dr. Matthew Camp
Dr. Camp attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County and received a Bachelors degree in Biology. He worked at the National Institutes of Health and Duke University before pursuing advanced training at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Anatomy. He received his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA.
After completing his training with masters of Plastic Surgery across Southern California, Dr. Camp had the privilege of becoming a member of the Plastic Surgery Department of Mayo Clinic. He was a faculty member of Mayo for 5 years and retains the rank of Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery with the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Dr. Camp has been published in multiple medical journals and has presented his work at national conferences.
Since going into private practice, Dr Camp has been busy performing facial reconstructions after cancer removal, as well as performing the full spectrum of aesthetic surgery. He especially enjoys breast and body work, and facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Camp is board certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Camp has been very active in academic study of medicine and is published in numerous medical journals regarding the effects of age on the human face. His specialty interests are in soft tissue reconstruction after removal of skin cancers, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, face lift, and body contouring.
Consultations for cosmetic procedures is no charge (free). Our emphasis is on providing an educational, no pressure experience.
Breast Implant Removal
Breast Implant Removal
Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Giant Nevi Removal
Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
Male Breast Reduction
Post Burn Reconstruction
Skin Cancer Removal
Ask a Surgeon
Dr. Matthew Camp participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.
Surgery cost and paymentMommy Makeover
Hi Ash This procedure is done all the time as a self pay procedure. The price ranges from $7-9 K for the tummy tuck, and 6-10 K for the breasts. The range in price on the breasts depends on what needs to be done. Breast lift and implant is the most expensive. Breast augmentation alone without lift is less expensive. Some surgeons give a percentage discount on the second procedure if the two procedures are booked together. This is a good time of year to shop around, as the first few months are a little slow, and you may find a really favorable price. Just make sure the surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery. If the person is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you know that the person has been appropriately trained, passed all the tests, and was voted in as a member of the society. Have a great day! Matthew C. Camp MD
If there any kind of age limit or concernsBody Contouring
Hello Suzann! Many people in your age bracket undergo this surgery to improve their quality of life. Your overall state of health is important. Heart disease, diabetes, and other underlying health issues can undermine your results. If your BMI is over 30, there is a significant uptick in the rate of would healing issues. Removal of excess abdominal skin can greatly improve your quality of life. Seek a board certified plastic surgeon for professional guidance to obtain a safe, satisfying result Matthew C Camp MD
Dear Polly50 This is not the usual course of recovery. Swelling and tightness is common, but prolonged numbness is not. I suggest you see your facelift surgeon. Dr Camp
Breast Reduction and LipoBreast Reduction
The breast tissue is removed as blocks of tissue, and is generally not fit for transfer to another area of the body. As part of the reduction, liposuction is performed on the sides of the breast and the flank. This tissue can be used to graft other areas. Since this is being covered by insurance, the case billing would have to be broken into a medical (breast reduction) and cosmetic (fat grafting) component. Insurance would be billed for the reduction, and the fat grafting would be your financial responsibility. Generally regarding size, the breast is reduced to C-D cup. It depends in your frame.
Reduction and LiftBreast Reduction
A breast lift can give you the breast shape you desire. This entails tightening the skin, and removing excess skin from the breast, as well as reshaping the underlying tissues. There are scars involved. One scar surrounds the areola, and another goes down from the areola to the fold under the breast. Going down to an A cup is fairly extreme, with danger to the blood supply and nerves of the nipple/areola complex. A B cup is more realistic. Just be frank with your surgeon so they can give you the result you desire. Have a great day!
Perhaps. Generally insurance requires a recorded history of infections in the abdominal fold uncontrolled by hygiene. I would seek the evaluation of a plastic surgeon. They may submit an authorization request if you meet their criteria. Best wishes! Dr Camp
Male Breast ReductionBreast Reduction
There is no set upper limit. In male breast reduction surgery all of the abnormal tissue is removed. The technique depends on the extent of the over growth of tissue. It can be just liposuction if the main issue is excess fat. If there is gland tissue that needs to be removed this can be fished out through a small hole under the areola. In the case where there is excess skin and fat, the breast is removed with a larger incision. In any case, these surgeries address the issue in one visit to the OR. Best wishes! Matthew Camp MD
Tummy tuck and contouringBody Contouring
Congratulations on your weight loss! Unfortunately a healthy lifestyle will not remove the excess skin on your belly. This is a perfect case for a tummy tuck. There is no guarantee that this will improve your back pain, but it certainly will help your abdominal area. I would seek out a board certified plastic surgeon. Best wishes!
Some physicians are trained in other specialties such as ENT, and may have board certification, but not in Plastic Surgery. This doesn't necessarily mean that they are not competent to do the job, however you know that an American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeon HAS done his homework. I would check www.certificationmatters.org to find their qualifications. Also reviews on RealSelf can be helpful. Best of luck!
Gallbladder surgeryTummy Tuck
The advice you received is the traditional understanding based on how tummy tucks used to be performed, where undermining was carried out all the way up to the rib cage. The scar would compromise the blood supply, and could threaten the healing of the abdominal skin. Newer techniques preserve the central abdominal blood supply, and make it so the you can likely have the surgery with a very good chance of a great result. Good luck!
Arm liftArm Lift
Hello Sunshine! The scars left on the back of the arm after arm lift is a known problem area. It is possible to get nice scars, but the forces of nature are against you; the skin is pulled over strong muscles, and movement of the arm requires the skin to stretch and widen the scar. The solution is scar revision, where the scar is removed surgically, and repaired. After the procedure you would require diligent scar care in the form of reinforcing scar tape that takes tension off of the healing wound. Regarding your abdomen, the area of puffiness could be lipo-suctioned. I would see a couple of other surgeons to get their opinion, and make sure they are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Good luck! Matthew C Camp MD Echelon Surgical Specialists
Insurance coverageBreast Reduction
You need to provide a doctors note from your primary provider documenting irritation under your breasts requiring treatment. Also you need to provide the plastic surgeon’s note detailing your history, attempts at weight loss, use of supportive garments, physical therapy. The note should also include any changes in your spine due to the weight of the breasts. Some insurers also want a calculated amount of tissue from the breasts according to something called the Schnur scale. Your plastic surgeon will know how to do this. Photos are also required in most cases. Good luck!
This is a very good question. As usual, there is the caveat that prices vary from practice to practice. However, in my practice the base price is $5,000 for one region of liposuction, with each additional region being $3,000. The final quote is determined on date of consultation.