In plastic surgery, there are several sub-specialties, including body contouring which includes liposuction, abdominoplasty and modified abdominoplasty, all of which provide aesthetic contours to the body through various reshaping procedures. Dr. Roger J. Oldham offers patients all three options, ensuring his care provides for their varied individual needs. In fact, as a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Oldham offers patients a wide array of aesthetic treatment options like rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, facelift, and blepharoplasty, but also mole removal, Botox, MOHS repair, laser hair removal, and skin cancer removal. Offering such a variety of services, including both abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck surgery) allows Dr. Oldham to help anyone achieve the look they desire.
Both traditional and modified abdominoplasty surgeries consist of liposuction to start the contouring process, followed by muscle tightening and then skin removal. The final incision is placed on the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area, where it can easily be hidden by bikini underwear or swimsuit. With modified abdominoplasty, however, this approach is less invasive and treats only the lower abdomen, below the naval. Wondering about recovery time before your winter beach getaway? Like most abdominal surgery procedures, recovery from abdominoplasty surgery improves after the first few days. Most women find the recovery from abdominoplasty much easier and shorter than C-section or hysterectomy surgery. One technique that Dr. Oldham uses to ease the recovery from abdominoplasty surgery is the placement of a pain pump for a few days after the surgery. Two small tubes, smaller than a pencil lead, are placed alongside the sutures to deliver small amounts of local anesthesia, easing the discomfort of the sutures. After a few days you will notice the discomfort fading significantly and within a month, you’ll be bikini ready—like the women in these pictures before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck)!
Hurry up! It’s already November and we’ll bet you’ve already booked that holiday hotel. Why not call Dr. Roger J. Oldham to schedule your personal consultation today? Janet, our patient counselor, can help you schedule your cosmetic consultation and can provide a mini tummy tuck price estimate over the phone.