When patients from Bethesda or the surrounding Washington D.C. area visit Dr. Roger J. Oldham seeking body contouring cosmetic procedures, Dr. Oldham spends significant time answering their questions regarding options: liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and mini tummy tuck (modified abdominoplasty). Dr. Oldham is among the area’s most experienced and practiced plastic surgeons, having offered a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive treatments (like blepharoplasty/eyelid lift, breast augmentation, breast lift, rhinoplasty, facelift, microdermabrasion, skin cancer removal, and laser hair removal) for 25+ years. A modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck surgery) with Dr. Roger J. Oldham has become an incredibly popular option for patients, probably because while the surgery is less invasive than its more invasive counterpart, the results for the lower abdomen can be similarly impressive and dramatic.
A mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty is more commonly referred to as a modified abdominoplasty or sometimes called mini-abdominoplasty. The mini tummy tuck tightens loose skin of the lower abdomen, and can sometimes tighten the muscles as well, but where it differs from full abdominoplasty is in the repositioning of the umbilicus or the belly button. Repositioning the belly button, utilized in the standard abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is not performed in a modified or mini tummy tuck because it treats only the lower abdomen. For many men and women, this procedure is particularly effective in treating sagging skin, post-pregnancy weight, and hard-to-target muscles at the gym. See the results for yourself in these pictures of patients before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) with Dr. Oldham.
If you’re still unsure whether a full or modified abdominoplasty is the best option for you, please contact our office to schedule your abdominoplasty consultation. During your consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. Oldham to discuss the option that is right for you.