Plastic surgery is a medical field that includes both elective and medically necessary treatments, procedures, and surgeries. Dr. Roger J. Oldham is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who has been practicing in the Bethesda area for more than 25 years. As a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Oldham performs procedures like mole removal, skin cancer removal, MOHS closure and earlobe repair, but also neck lift, liposuction, and other body contouringprocedures like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)which removes excess fat and skin from weight gained and retained in the abdominal region.
Patients who seek abdominoplasty are often health-conscious individuals who feel their gym routines and dieting attempts do little to directly affect fatty tissue in the abdomen. Patients who come to see Dr. Oldham regarding tummy tuck surgery often inquire about tummy tuck alternatives. Unfortunately, the abdomen is a very complicated network of interdependent muscle systems that are both superficial and deep within the muscle wall. As seen in these patients before and after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery, abdominoplasty doesn’t just use liposuction to remove fat, but involves a significantly more comprehensive removal of fatty tissue and excess skin tissue as well as a re-tightening of the abdominal muscles so that continued efforts in healthy living can be well-rewarded.
When you come to our Bethesda office for your abdominoplasty consultation, please arrive up to 15 minutes early to complete some paperwork. Or, if you visit our contact page (click on the consultation link), you can download the forms and have them ready so that your visit is as convenient as possible.