With more than 25 years of experience practicing plastic surgery in Bethesda and the surrounding Washington D.C. area, Dr. Roger J. Oldham is one of the region’s most practiced cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Oldham’s experience extends through a number of surgical procedures including body contouring (liposuction, abdominoplasty, and modified abdominoplasty). These three procedures use surgical intervention to contour the body in ways difficult, if not impossible, to obtain through traditional means.
With abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Dr. Oldham removes excess fat and skin in order to smooth the abdominal contours and provide not only a sleeker abdomen, but a stronger abdominal muscle wall. During the procedure, after Dr. Oldham has removed fatty tissue through liposuction, Dr. Oldham sutures the abdominal muscle wall in order to tighten it. You see, during weight gain, especially in the abdomen, these muscles can “drift” apart, weakening your body’s essential muscular core. The abdominoplasty procedure, therefore, produces pleasing surface results as well as internal strengthening, as seen in these patients before and after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Oldham.
If you have more FAQ about tummy tuck procedure, please feel free to contact our Bethesda plastic surgery office where Dr. Oldham sees patients for consultations. During your consultation, you will receive a complete explanation of the abdominoplasty procedure.