When Dr. Roger J. Oldham visits with patients who are frustrated with their body’s shape and contours, he brings 25+ years of experience with body contouring plastic surgery procedures to the table. For nearly three decades, Dr. Oldham has been providing the care of a board certified plastic surgeon to Bethesda and Washington D.C. Dr. Oldham’s experience and skill is evident when you speak to him, and your consultation with him will answer any questions you might have about abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). With the abdominoplasty procedure, Dr. Oldham is able to provide Bethesda mothers a chance to restore their body to its natural, pre-pregnancy form.
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles become stretched out, and despite aggressive abdominal exercises, they usually do not return to the pre-pregnancy contour because of the stretching and separation of the skin covering of the abdominal muscles. But with abdominoplasty, Dr. Oldham can help. Often patients, especially mothers, are curious about surgical recovery time, as their busy schedules often don’t allow much time off their feet. Abdominoplasty recovery improves after the first few days. Within one week, most swelling and soreness has begun to face significantly. 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 muscle tightening sutures which delivers small amounts of local anesthesia to ease the discomfort of the sutures. This approach has been very successful and helpful to patients. Most women find the recovery from abdominoplasty much easier and shorter than C-section or hysterectomy surgery. And, after a few weeks, patients often focus more heavily on the amazingly effective results than on any waning symptoms of surgery. See the results for yourself in this pictures before and after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Oldham.
If you think abdominoplasty/tummy tuck is right for you and your body, then contact Dr. Oldham's Bethesda office today to schedule your personal consultation. During your time with the doctor, you will receive a complete explanation of the procedure and be granted significant time to ask questions. You will also receive a price estimate with our patient counselor, Janet, who will give you the option to schedule the surgery the day of your consultation!