For more than 25 years, Dr. Roger J. Oldham has been caring for the patients of Bethesda and Washington D.C. as they seek an answer to their frustrations with body shape. Dr. Oldham is a plastic surgeon, board certified by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, and he has been offering body contouring procedures to patients as long as he’s been in practice. These include: liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and, a tummy tuck alternative, modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck surgery) with Dr. Roger J. Oldham. A mini tummy tuck is a less-invasive procedure offered by Dr. Oldham to treat the lower abdomen which may be carrying excess fatty tissue or sagging skin due to childbirth, aging, gravity, or genetic factors.
One of the more amazing phenomena in plastic surgery has been the innovative ways that surgeons improve procedures to suit the needs of all patients. Abdominoplasty, for example, has been a very popular procedure in plastic surgery for decades, while a modified abdominoplasty (or mini tummy tuck) is a fairly recent development and one due to patients communicating their needs to practitioners nationwide. Rather than treating the entire abdomen (upper and lower), a mini tummy tuck focuses on the lower abdomen only. Dr. Oldham makes a similar incision, along the lower abdomen, and removes fatty tissue with the aid of liposuction. The skin is then trimmed and sutured, leaving the abdomen re-contoured in a very flattering way. To determine which option is best for you, look at the differences in the two procedures in these pictures of Dr. Oldham’s patients before and after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery and before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck).
If you’re still unsure which abdominoplasty option is right for you, why not come in to talk to Dr. Oldham? If you schedule your personal abdominoplasty consultation today you’ll have time to prepare questions for your time with Dr. Oldham.