Cosmetic Surgery Serving Washington, DC - Dr. Roger J. Oldham Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Jan 31 2010

Celebrity Breast Implant Myths: The Truth About Breast Augmentation Surgery from a Bethesda Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Roger J. Oldham, board certified plastic surgeon by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has been performing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for 25+ years. He has built a reputation as an excellent plastic surgeon in the Bethesda area with hundreds of women trusting him with their breast augmentation (breast implant) surgery. Dr. Oldham takes the time to meet with all of his cosmetic plastic surgery patients who might be considering breast augmentation surgery. During a personal consultation, Dr. Oldham listens; his first priority is, and always has been, the safety and satisfaction of patients who desire fuller, firmer breasts through breast augmentation surgery.



There are some impressions of plastic surgery that have been formed by the ways celebrities seem to flaunt their altered appearance. Media outlets often display images of exaggerated effects

Dec 19 2008

FICTION: A year-around bronze glow from very mild sun exposure looks so attractive and youthful, it must be healty.

FACT:  While a suntan gives the appearance of health and vigor, chronic sun exposure produces premature aging by breaking down the elastic fibers and thinning the layers of the skin.  While ultraviolet rays from the sun improves skin complexion temporarily, the long term detrimental effects of the sun far outweigh the short-term positive benefits.

May 02 2008

FICTION: While a Basal Cell Carcinoma is technically a malignancy, it is harmless since it does not spread and grows very slowly.

FACT:  Basal Cell Carcinomas do, in fact, grow very slowly.  Although it is rare, there are reports of Basal Cell Carcinomas which metastasize.  The greatest concern, however, is that these tumors can reach a very large size if left untreated and can readily invade and destroy underlying tissue including cartilage and bone.

Mar 04 2008

FICTION: Following liposuction, the fat travels to other parts of the body after a person gains weight.

FACT:  Fat never moves around the body any more than any other body tissue can travel.  When we are born, we are given a number of fat cells in our body which, with only minor exceptions, never changes throughout our life.  As we gain weight, each of the fat cells in our body increase in volume, and they then shrink with weight loss.  With liposuction, fat cells are removed in the suctioned area, so that there are fewer fat cells there to enlarge and the process of liposuction also helps hold the remaining fat cells in place.  When someone gains weight, the fat in the adjacent areas appear to enlarge more than they do in the suctioned areas, giving the appearance that the fat has traveled.  While it isn't essential, it is preferable to be close to one's desired weight prior to liposuction.  Liposuction should never be considered a weight loss technique.

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