Aug 13 2012

Bethesda Plastic Surgeon performs Liposuction, the most versatile cosmetic procedure for body contouring


Over 25 years ago, Dr. Roger J. Oldham began practicing as a board certified plastic surgeon.  Today, Dr. Oldham welcomes countless numbers of patients to his office every year, offering the convenience and comfort of several, customizable choices when it comes to aesthetic plastic surgery.  In the family of body contouring alone, Dr. Oldham offers three specialized procedures: liposuction surgery, modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck), and full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).  In the third part of Dr. Oldham’s blog series on body contouring, Dr. Oldham will provide details about liposuction surgery, including pictures of patients before and after liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and legs/thighs.  For more than 20 years Dr. Oldham has been voted as one of Washington D.C.’s “Top Plastic Surgeons,” a title he has more than earned with years of service, professional courtesy, patient trust, and commitment to aesthetic excellence.


For patients seeking body contouring of very specified parts of the body, liposuction can be an ideal procedure.  There are many benefits to liposuction, the most notable of which is the minimized scars as incisions associated with liposuction tend to be no longer than one quarter of an inch, after healing.  By “specified” parts of the body, Dr. Oldham means affected areas which exercise and dieting has been resistant to change.  For men and women alike, fat often resides in the abdomen (upper or lower, creating a “pouch”), the flanks (or sides of the body, where “rolls” can form over pant lines and under shirts), and in the hips or thighs (where even the most intense cardio workouts can’t reach).  If you’ll take a look at some photos of patients before and after liposuction surgery with Dr. Oldham, you will see that the results are visible and pleasing…but scars and signs of plastic surgery treatment are not.  


If you carry excess tissue, especially in the abdomen, consider abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or even modified abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) which may be significantly more effective for your needs.  Even if you’re unsure about which procedure might fit your body best, contact Dr. Oldham's Bethesda office today to schedule your personal consultation. 


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