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Body Contouring in Bethesda, Maryland and the Washington, DC Area - Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, and More

Body contouring is the art of redefining the body’s shape to restore a youthful figure or sculpt a desired new look. At The Practice of Dr. Roger J. Oldham in Bethesda, Maryland, close to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, we offer the tummy tuck, liposuction, and excess skin removal techniques to help our patients achieve their desired body shapes. In the hands of a highly skilled plastic surgeon such as Dr. Oldham, your body can be safely and expertly molded into your beautiful vision of yourself.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

A slim waistline, toned abdominal muscles, the ability to fit into that dress or sports suit again — do these seem out of reach? Many people have tried unsuccessfully through diet and exercise to lose excess fat or skin around their midsections. For women, this problem frequently arises following multiple childbirths. For men, the body’s desire to store reserves of fat in the abdomen and the bulges above the hips is often to blame. The tummy tuck offers a surgical solution.

Performed at hospital locations in Bethesda, Maryland, and throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area, a tummy tuck can rid your body of unwanted skin and fat, tighten the muscles in your abdominal area, and let you dress once more in confidence and style. Dr. Oldham performs a full range of tummy tuck procedures, from full abdominoplasty to the mini-tummy tuck.

Full abdominoplasty may be the best choice for patients with substantial amounts of excess skin and weakened abdominal muscles. This procedure leaves a long incision line, which Dr. Oldham conceals at your bikini line. Depending on your specific needs, the surgery may also involve a small incision at the navel to reposition it. Patients enjoy their greatly improved figure following a tummy tuck, both in and out of clothing.

A mini-tummy tuck may be an option for people with less excess skin or whose fat deposits are primarily on the lower abdomen. A mini-tummy tuck involves smaller incisions and a faster recovery time. Dr. Oldham can evaluate your specific situation to determine which type of tummy tuck might work best for you.

A tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction to enhance the patient’s body-contouring results. However, each person’s body sculpting needs are different, and Dr. Oldham will adjust your surgical program accordingly. Patients in Bethesda, Maryland, or Washington, DC interested in a tummy tuck are encouraged to contact the practice of Dr. Roger J. Oldham today for further information.

     

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Abdominoplasty (Mini)

Some patients are seeking a smaller waist line and a flatter, thinner abdomen, but they do not have the degree of skin laxity that would make them a candidate for the traditional abdominoplasty procedure. For these patients, a modified or mini abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck, may be the answer.

A mini tummy tuck is a much less invasive procedure than the traditional abdominoplasty, with a shorter incision, less skin removal, and a shorter recovery time. Liposuction is also performed with the mini abdominoplasty procedure, so the benefits of a smaller waist line and thinner abdomen can still be enjoyed with this approach.

Muscle tightening is part of the mini tummy tuck procedure, whenever necessary, but since less skin is removed, navel repositioning is not required. For many, it is the appropriate option to achieve the desired result, and has the advantage of a shorter recovery time.

Dr. Oldham can evaluate your specific situation to determine which type of tummy tuck would work best for you and would give you the best result.

    

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Liposuction

Sculpting the body through liposuction is an art Dr. Oldham has perfected through many years of practice and experience. Each person is unique. And each body has its distinct lines, curves, and small areas of accumulated fat. With customized liposuction treatment, Dr. Oldham is able to remove these fatty deposits, helping your body’s natural underlying lines and curves emerge.

Liposuction can be the solution for people who exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet but still can’t lose small pockets of fat on the body. These fat deposits are often an inherited trait. Liposuction can safely and permanently remove these exercise-resistant pockets on the face, neck, and body.

Dr. Oldham performs tumescent style liposuction at various hospital outpatient centers in and around Washington, DC. In tumescent liposuction, anesthetic fluid is used to fill and numb the treatment area before fat removal, increasing patient comfort and minimizing bleeding. If desired, fat removed during liposuction can be retained for transfer to the face or lips in a procedure known as fat grafting.

Liposuction works best when the patient has good skin tone, which ensures the skin will conform to the newly contoured shape. For patients with reduced skin elasticity, liposuction combined with an excess skin removal procedure might be the better option. Dr. Oldham can help you determine which body contouring procedures are best for you. In the Washington, DC area, liposuction patients are welcome to contact the cosmetic surgery practice of Dr. Roger J. Oldham for further information.

  

  

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Upper Arm Lift

Return to the slender, shapely arms of your youth. If frequent weight swings, weight loss, or the effects of aging have left you with sagging skin or excess fat beneath your upper arms, an upper arm lift can remove this unwanted tissue and give you slim, fit arms again.

An upper arm lift is intended for healthy individuals who would like a more toned upper arm appearance. While this procedure does leave scars, Dr. Oldham will place the incisions on the underarm where they are less noticeable. If excess fat is present on the underarms in addition to skin, the upper arm lift may be combined with liposuction to achieve optimal results.

Patients who have undergone an upper arm lift at our practice report feeling added confidence in their appearance and an increased ability to exercise and move their upper bodies freely. So feel good again in that strapless dress or bathing suit. Contact our cosmetic surgery practice today to find out how an upper arm lift could help you look and feel great in your body.

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Mommy Makeover

Many mothers are dissatisfied with how their bodies change after pregnancy. To target the multiple areas that are affected, Dr. Oldham can combine multiple body contouring, breast, and skin procedures into a single treatment plan. Known as a mommy makeover, this plan is specifically designed to help mothers reclaim their pre-baby bodies. However, it is less a weight loss procedure than a tool for refining your contours. 

Because pregnancy can undo the results of your treatments, this plan is usually recommended to mothers who do not plan to have any more children. 

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a customizable procedure which can address cellulite, stubborn fat deposits, or loose skin on your thighs. This procedure is a great option for patients who have recently achieved drastic weight loss because it can help restore a tight, toned appearance to areas that are difficult to target with diet and exercise alone. Dr. Oldham can perform a standard thigh lift or extend your incisions to address a larger area if necessary. 

Performed on its own, a thigh lift can offer natural-looking yet dramatically improved smoothness. However, you can also choose to combine a thigh lift with other body contouring procedures to maximize your results. 

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