There are many reasons that motivate individuals to seek cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, including those psychological, physical, and emotional. Dr. Roger J. Oldham has more than 25 years of experience caring for patients, each with their unique reasons for seeking his cosmetic surgery expertise. For example, patients who seek body contouring procedures like liposuction of the abdomen, hips, thighs, or calves often feel that aspects of their body’s shape feels “off” or disproportional. Often these patients wonder if one result of a cosmetic option will be visible scarring.
In fact, patients seeking many other procedures like blepharoplasty or breast lift inquire about incision lines as well. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Oldham work actively to minimize scarring in plastic surgery procedures. Most often, any lightly visible incision line is made inconspicuous because incision sites are located in natural contours and folds of the body and skin. Liposuction employs similar techniques, however, its incision sites are so small (one quarter of an inch) that after the healing process, scars are barely visible. These images of patients before and after liposuction surgery with Dr. Oldham demonstrate the benefits of liposuction without significant scarring.
Additionally, physician-grade silicone strips and gels are available. These products have dramatic affects for reducing visibility in post-operative scars. Call Dr. Oldham to schedule your liposuction consultationat our conveniently-located Bethesda, Maryland office.