Feb 08 2011

Lower abdominal treatment with Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery in Bethesda

As a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Roger J. Oldham, has decades of experience with a wide range of surgical procedures and non-invasive treatments including: breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, mole removal, Botox injections, chemical peel, and tummy tuck or other body contouring procedures. Body contouring includes abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck), and liposuction which can be administered alone but is also sometimes used with tummy tuck procedures.   The reason mini tummy tuck has become so popular is partly due to its shortened surgery length, but also its ability to treat patients who are frustrated only with fat gain or retention in the lower abdomen.

Having been developed as an alternative to full abdominoplasty surgery, mini tummy tuck surgery (modified abdominoplasty) is a fairly recent development in the field of plastic surgery.  For the last 20 years, Dr. Oldham has been performing it for men and women who prefer this alternative.  “Alternative,” however, doesn’t necessarily mean a different method; it means a different approach to treatment and in this case that means that only the lower abdomen is affected.  Another difference is in the relocation of the umbilicus (or belly button) which is typical in a full abdominoplasty, but rare with modified abdominoplasty surgeries.  Both procedures, however, serve to not only remove excess fatty tissue, but also remove excess skin that has stretched, losing its elasticity and ability to be smoothed through natural means.    Take a look at our online photo gallery to see the differences in these patients before and after a modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) with Dr. Oldham.

Questions? Call our Bethesda office to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Oldham. During your time with the doctor, you will receive a full explanation of the procedure and be provided ample time to communicate your needs and ask questions.  You will also receive a price estimate for surgery and can schedule your surgery date in the office.


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