For centuries, each culture’s definition of beauty has driven individuals to seek personal satisfaction in their body’s shape. In America today, an attractive body is said to be sleek and smooth with curves and proportional features. The fact is, however, we all determine our own beauty. Every year, Dr. Roger J. Oldham meets with patients from the Washington D.C. area who desire body contouring procedures to aid in their weight-loss efforts. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and Liposuction are most common for patients successful with weight loss but who struggle through the last efforts of really sculpting the body.
When compared to other body contouring procedures like abdominoplasty which require the complete recontouring of abdomen through a large incision along the lower abdomen, liposuction is performed through very small incisions along the site of excess fat (whether it be on the abdomen, the flanks, or thighs). Incisions are often no longer than one quarter of an inch when healed, which makes them very inconspicuous post surgery. For some patients, liposuction is particularly beneficial after weight loss because it can target specific areas of fat deposits in ways that exercise routines and dieting cannot. Patients featured in Dr. Oldham’s online photo gallery, for example, achieved great results through liposuction of the thighs in these pictures before and after liposuction surgery with Dr. Oldham.
When you call to schedule your personal liposuction consultation, be sure to ask any questions about liposuction surgery, including length of surgery, recovery time, and the cost/benefit ratio.