Mar 29 2010

Tummy Tuck vs. Lipo: Bethesda’s Best Plastic Surgeon Helps You Decide

As summer approaches, people shed winter clothing and are reminded of their dissatisfaction with their abdomen. One of Washington D.C.’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Roger J. Oldham, performs Body Contouring procedures for patients looking to refine their appearance for a more sleek and toned abdomen.

Liposuction is just one of the plastic surgery options available to the patients of Bethesda’s Best Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Oldham. After 25+ years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Oldham continues to provide liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) / mini tummy tuck options to patients.

If you are looking to redefine the look and shape of your abdomen, two plastic surgery procedures are available for your consideration. Surgical options include Abdominoplasty involving the upper and lower abdomen, or a Modified abdominoplasty whereby the affected area is concentrated mostly below the naval, in the lower abdomen. Results of abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck) have been very satisfactory for patients looking to remove excess fat and skin. For patients with smaller pockets of fatty tissue that are resistant to other treatments, liposuction can be a less-invasive alternative. Something to keep in mind: while liposuction of the abdomen is often a wonderful procedure to improve the contour of the abdomen when diet and exercise have failed, sometimes liposuction is not enough to achieve the desired result if the abdominal skin has become relaxed and loose and the underlying muscles have lost their support from pregnancy or weight changes. During your 30-minute personal consultation with Dr. Oldham, you and the doctor will discuss these options and decide which is best for you. In the meantime, look at our photo gallery to see pictures before and after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery, and before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck).

If you have questions about the price of liposuction surgery or abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck) and you live or work near Bethesda, Maryland (Olney, Germantown, Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Silver Spring, Maryland; Herndon, Arlington, Reston, Fairfax, Great Falls, Alexandria, McLean, Tysons, and Annandale, Virginia; and Northwest D.C. including Dupont, Cleveland Park, and Georgetown) contact the plastic surgery office of Dr. Roger J. Oldham to schedule your personal consultation.

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