Feb 02 2010

Before your tummy tuck, nose reshaping, or breast reduction surgery: pre-surgery advice from a Bethesda area plastic surgeon

Dr. Roger J. Oldham, board certified plastic surgeon, established his well-known Bethesda, Maryland practice more than 25 years ago.  Dr. Oldham performs abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery also known as a “nose job”), or breast reduction surgery, among many other plastic surgery procedures.   Dr. Oldham has been voted by readers of Bethesda Magazine as the area’s “Best Plastic Surgeon” and has regularly been chosen by physicians to be named in Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Doctor.” In addition, Dr. Oldham has been acclaimed for many years as highly ranked practitioner and best Plastic Surgeon by Checkbook magazine.

Any surgery, plastic surgery included, can pose risks.  More invasive procedures like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery), or breast reduction involve general anesthesia.  But, the process of undergoing anesthesia can be helped with some pre-operative guidance from the office of Dr. Roger J. Oldham.  Patients should discontinue the use of aspirin and any medication containing aspirin for one week prior to surgery.  The use of anti-inflammatory medication (Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc.) should be discontinued during the week leading up to surgery.  Vitamin E (and any multivitamin supplements which contain Vitamin E) and herbal supplements should be avoided during the three days before surgery.  Ceasing the use of these medications is intended to avoid the adverse effects of abnormal blood clotting.  Mild pain or discomfort can be controlled with Tylenol.

If you are considering abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery also known as a “nose job”), or breast reduction surgery, you should consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Roger J. Oldham in his conveniently located Bethesda plastic surgery practice?  Dr. Oldham sees patients from Bethesda as well as Rockville, Olney, Chevy Chase, and Potomac.  Patients also come from Reston, McLean, Arlington, Great Falls, and Alexandria in Northern Virginia and even from Washington DC where they either work or live.

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