Dr. Roger J. Oldham has spent the last 25+ years helping Bethesda, Maryland patients love their body. Even very specialized diets fail to target abdominal fatty tissue and that’s where body contouring comes into play. Dr. Oldham, a board certified plastic surgeon has decades of experience performing liposuction of the abdomen, and both abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) procedures. Dr. Oldham was voted Bethesda’s “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Bethesda magazine, and you know that when a magazine as prestigious as Bethesda recognizes practitioner excellence, there are many reasons why.
Modified abdominoplasty surgery is a uniquely tailored method of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) which is designed to treat affected areas on the lower abdomen only. Women often refer to this bothersome region as a “pouch” because it carries excess skin and fatty tissue, and only sags or droops after weight loss and even the most targeted weight training routines. Unlike the full abdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck does not relocate the naval because it only removes excess fat and skin from below the naval. Similar to a full tummy tuck, during a modified abdominoplasty excess skin is then trimmed and the incision along the pubic line is carefully closed to promote inconspicious scarring. A mini tummy tuck also has a shorter duration for time in surgery, and, because it is less invasive than a full tummy tuck, recovery time and time away from work is briefer. And, because the cost of surgery includes the doctor’s fee but also facility and anesthesiology fees, a modified abdominoplasty costs less than a full abdominoplasty. To see the difference in results for yourself, view our photos of patients before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck).
For consideration of your busy schedule, Dr. Oldham is an attending surgeon and can perform mini tummy tuck surgery at Sibley Hospital in Washington D.C., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, and both Suburban Hospital or Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center in Bethesda, Maryland. When you call to schedule your personal consultation, ask for directions to our Bethesda office from any of these major area cities: Rockville, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Olney, Chevy Chase, and Germantown, Maryland; Vienna, Great Falls, Arlington, Reston, Annandale, Herndon, McLean, Tysons, Fairfax, Alexandria, and Northern Virginia, and Georgetown, Federal Triangle, Dupont Circle, and Cleveland Park, in Northwest Washington D.C.