May 08 2010

Dr. Oldham of Bethesda Can Help You Decide: Tummy Tuck, Mini Tummy Tuck, or Liposuction?

Among practiced plastic surgeons, the group of surgeries that include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) and liposuction are referred to as body contouring procedures for patients who want the look of a refined, toned abdomen. Dr. Roger J. Oldham has been practicing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for more than 25 years including countless body contouring procedures. Dr. Oldham is an American Society of Plastic Surgeons board certified plastic surgeon, and he has been voted among Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors,” remaining one of “Bethesda’s Best” plastic surgeons.

The winter was long, the snow was piled high, and you’ve been hibernating for too long. This summer will be different. You’ve already decided that. Now take some time to decide which procedure is right for your body: abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) and liposuction? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2008 alone, more than 100,000 women opted for a tummy tuck, and over 200,000 women chose to have liposuction. And, in that same year, countless patients chose Dr. Oldham. Surgical options include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) where both the upper and lower abdomen are recontoured, or a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) in which the affected area is concentrated mostly below the belly button in the lower abdomen. Abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck) has produced very effective results for patients looking to remove excess fat and skin, and to retighten the muscles of the abdomen. For patients with smaller areas of fatty tissue that are resistant to change through other treatments like diet and exercise, liposuction can be a less-invasive surgical alternative. There are some patients for whom liposuction will not achieve desired results, particularly if the abdominal skin sags due to loss of elasticity from pregnancy or weight changes. Dr. Oldham will dedicate 30 minutes to you and your questions concerning cost, recovery time, and alternative treatments during your personal consultation. After contacting our Bethesda practice, but before the day of your appointment, look at our photo gallery to see pictures before and after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery, before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck), and before and after liposuction with Dr. Roger J. Oldham.

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 (Bethesda, Olney, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring, Maryland; Reston, Herndon, Fairfax, Arlington, Great Falls, Alexandria, Tysons, McLean, and Annandale, Northern Virginia; and Washington D.C. including Cleveland Park, Georgetown, and Dupont Circle) contact our office to acquire a price estimate from our office manager, Janet, who can also schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Oldham.

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