Dr. Oldham is announcing that Covid-19 realities have led him to accelerate his timetable for retirement.  Dr. Michael Vincent, a widely respected local plastic surgeon, has agreed to be available to see Dr. Oldham's patients who need plastic surgery services. Rated as a "Top Plastic Surgeon" by Washingtonian Magazine, Dr. Vincent also served as Consultant to the White House and Congress and as surgeon for two past Presidents before starting his career in private practice in Rockville.  

Dr. Vincent's contact information is:

15245 Shady Grove Road #155

Rockville, MD 20850

240 912-4708

Thank you for your interest in our practice.

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

Mar 06 2009

I know that breast implants, both silicone and saline, can leak. Is there a warranty or money back guarantee on breast implants?

Different implant manufacturers have different policies.  One of the two major companies has the following replacement policy: An implant is replaced free of charge for the patent's lifetime if there is a confirmed leakage of the implant, and this applies to either silicone or saline implant.  For up to ten years after the surgery, the implant company will also provide up to $1,200 of financial assistance for the operating room, anesthesia, and surgical charges not covered by insurance.  Upon the surgeon's request, the opposite implant, which may still be intact, will also be replaced free of charge. For a $100 enrollment fee within 45 days of the surgery, the company will provide up to $2,400 of financial assistance with the same conditions as noted above.

Feb 26 2009

Sun Exposure

Research performed on rats may revolutionize the world of self-tanning creams.  The tanning creams available today are typically dyes, offering no protection from the dangers of sun exposure.  The new cream developed in the rat lab actually reduces the incidence of skin cancer by turning the skin a golden bronze, without sun exposure.  The pigment of the skin is changed in much the same way as occurs with a sun tan.  The cream has only been tested in mice, so the safety in humans is completely unknown. This may be the next generation of skin tanners; but for the present, continue to get color from a bottle, not the sun.

Feb 13 2009

Eyelash enhancement is here!

An exciting new treatment for lengthening and thickening eyelashes has just been approved by the FDA.  This medication, marketed as Latisse, was initially used as eye drops for glaucoma.  Patients who were using the eyedrops began developing longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.  After the lengthy process of clinical trials, the FDA approved Latisse to be applied to the skin around the eyelashes for aesthetic purposes.  Latisse is manufactured by Allergan, the make of Botox Cosmetic, and is available with a doctor's prescription.

Feb 06 2009

Is breast reduction surgery covered by insurance?

Insurance companies vary greatly in their policies and practices about providing insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery.  Insurance companies generally examine the facts and circumstances of each case in an effort to distinguish a breast reduction procedure performed for cosmetic reasons from a breast reduction procedure which is done because of associated medical conditions caused by the breast size.

All insurance companies require that the breast tissue excised be weighed and all companies have a minimum requirement for the amount removed in order to qualify for coverage. 


Jan 30 2009

I understand insurance companies will sometimes pay for a blepharoplasty. Under what circumstances will they cover this surgery?

It is unusual for an insurance company to pay for blepharoplasty surgery.  However, if the procedure is necessary for normal vision, it may be covered.  For example, if there is sufficient amount of upper eyelid skin which hangs over the eyelid margin and obstructs vision, there is a chance for insurance coverage.  On the other hand, lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is always considered cosmetic, since excess skin there does not obstruct vsion.

Jan 16 2009

What is the best age to have a facelift?

The best age for a facelift is highly variable, depending on a person's history of sun exposure, facial bone structure and many hereditary factors.  The aging feature which is usually the first to appear is generalized skin laxity in the lower cheeks, adjacent to the corners of the mouth.  This laxity often appears first in the forties. The next aging change to develop is jowl formation, characterized by loose skin bulges along the jaw line.  Skin laxity in the neck occurs at various ages and to different degrees with skin textural changes, wrinkles and visible looseness.  Each of these aging features can be addressed by plastic surgery and results are typically very rejuvenating.

Jan 09 2009

I have had breast implants for ten years and I am concerned that they could be ruptured. How would I know?

If you have saline implants, the saline leaks out of the ruptured implant and is harmlessly absorbed by your body.  Eventually, all of the saline leaks out and your breast returns to the same size it was before the surgery.  If you have silicone implants, the silicone is not absorbed so the size of the breast remains the same.  Usually a mammogram or, more likely, a MRI would need to be performed to determine if your implant is ruptured.

Dec 26 2008

How long does a facelift last?

The longevity of a facelift depends upon many factors, including facial bone structure, skin thickness and elasticity, the extent of environmental damage and heredity.  Some patients will begin to demonstrate some further aging features 7-10 years after an initial facelift, but these can be readily improved with a repeat procedure.  For other patients, those changes may not be noted until 12-15 years after the initial facelift.  Most importantly, however, after any facelift procedure, the face still looks better, even after 25-30 years, than it would have looked without the facelift surgery.

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.

Dec 12 2008

I have heard that Botox can help prevent or reduce future lines and wrinkles. How does that work?

Botox acts by relaxing the muscles.  If a muscle does not fully contract, the skin over the muscle does not wrinkle.  Repeated contractions of the muscles can cause deep wrinkles in the skin, which eventually will produce a permanent crease.  After that happens, even Botox will not fully eliminate the crease.  If Botox is injected at the first sign of wrinkling, a deep crease will never develop.

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