For nearly three decades Dr. Roger J. Oldham, board certified plastic surgeon, has been listening carefully to patients from Bethesda and the surrounding Washington D.C. area. What has he heard? Patients are often overwhelmed and frustrated by their lack of progress in losing fat. The answer for some includes body contouring plastic surgery such as liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess fat and reshape your body the way the gym sometimes fails to do. Dr. Oldham’s experience in plastic surgery and especially abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) has helped to provide care for countless patients over the years.
Genetic factors often play a significant role in our body size, shape, and contour. With abdominoplasty, excess fat from the abdomen can be effectively removed, leaving you with a more sleek and toned abdomen—the one you’ve probably been working toward in the gym. Dr. Oldham recommends active patients for abdominoplasty surgery not only because of medical considerations, but also because a tummy tuck should be approached in a considerate manner, after other options have been exhausted. During an abdominoplasty, Dr. Oldham makes an incision acorss the lower abdomen—where it is well-hidden by under garments—and carefully separates the skin from the fatty tissue, allowing him to remove fat via liposuction techniques. The excess skin is then trimmed and sutured along the incision site, created a newly-contoured and reshaped abdomen. To see the dramatic results of Dr. Oldham’s procedures, visit our photo gallery to see pictures of patients before and after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery.
Please contact Dr. Oldham's Bethesda practice if you’d like to schedule your personal consultation during which you will discuss abdominoplasty/tummy tuck with the doctor. There you will be asked what you desire with the tummy tuck procedure, receive a complete explanation of the procedure, and be provided with ample time to ask questions of your own related to the cost, benefits, length of surgery, and recovery time related to abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery.