In the second part of this three-part series on body contouring procedures, Dr. Roger J. Oldham will explain the benefits of modified abdominoplasty (also sometimes referred to as a mini tummy tuck). Dr. Oldham’s experience in body contouring (mini tummy tuck, tummy tuck, and liposuction) dates back 25+ years when he began practicing in Bethesda as a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Since then, Dr. Oldham has seen changes in the field of plastic surgery, including the advent of specialized procedures that have been developed to target patients’ needs; among these is the modified abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck.
Modified abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Roger J. Oldham includes many of the same features of a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), with a few changes. For one, a mini tummy tuck is precisely what it sounds like: a smaller version of a tummy tuck. If you see Dr. Oldham for a consultation, he will explain that a mini tummy tuck involves all aspects of a regular tummy tuck (removal of excess fatty tissue and skin and a redraping of the skin) with a few minor exclusions: in a mini tummy tuck, the area of treatment is below the naval, which means Dr. Oldham may tighten abdominal muscles, but will not shift the skin of the entire abdomen, which would require a relocation of the naval. This makes the recovery time shorter. Many women have found a mini tummy tuck to be effective for their specific needs, as some of us tend to carry more weight in the lower abdomen, as seen in these pictures of patients before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck).
If you are considering body contouring, or even the modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) option, contact Dr. Oldham's Bethesda office today to schedule your personal consultation. Dr. Oldham’s office is in Bethesda, near Montgomery Mall and the I-270 Spur, and it serves patients from all over the Washington D.C. area including Maryland: Germantown, Potomac, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Olney, Rockville, Bethesda, and Chevy Chase, Maryland; Virginia: Annandale, McLean, Reston, Falls Church, Arlington, Vienna, Herndon, Chantilly, Fairfax, Great Falls, and Alexandria; and Georgetown in Northwest Washington D.C.