Am I good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Becoming a mom is undeniably one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime, but having children takes a toll on your body. Sometimes, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can feel impossible to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy form. If you have problem areas that feel beyond your control, you may be in need of a mommy makeover.

Dr. Bruno and Dr. Coleman make it a priority to provide technologically advanced, cutting-edge services to help moms in Washington D.C. stay beautiful inside and out.

Ideal mommy makeover candidates are generally:

  • Moms that are finished having children
  • Moms in need of a breast lift or breast augmentation
  • Moms suffering from excess skin or fat around the abdomen
  • Moms in generally good health without serious existing medical issues
  • Moms who have realistic expectations about plastic surgery

At Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery, we offer the latest cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for moms in Washington D.C.

Depending on your unique needs, your mommy makeover may include one or more of these procedures:

  • Liposuction
  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast lift
  • Tummy tuck

We understand that choosing to have a mommy makeover is a personal, private and sometimes life-changing decision. We make it our mission to provide the most advanced professional care every mom deserves.

If you are a mom ready to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C. at (301) 215-5955.

Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

Losing 50 or 100 pounds, or more,  is a major achievement. But once you’ve reached your goal, you might find that your healthier, thinner body needs some additional fine-tuning. After significant weight loss, the skin often fails to shrink back to its former size and shape. That’s because large amounts of excess skin that have been stretched around the abdomen, may have lost its’ elasticity.

Washington D.C. plastic surgeons, at Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery offer  tummy tuck procedures designed specifically for patients who have achieved significant weight loss. A tummy tuck can remove skin or fat and tighten or lift your abdomen area.  The results can help your clothes fit better and allow you to participate more comfortably in your favorite activities.

The tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, involves removing excess skin and tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles. An incision is made just above the pubic area from hip to hip, occasionally extending to the back. Sometimes a vertical incision is necessary as well.

The results of a tummy tuck are visible almost immediately, although you will experience some post-surgical swelling. Full recovery to normal activity level generally takes 4-6 weeks. Once the swelling subsides, you will notice a permanently flatter, smoother tummy and a slimmer figure.

If you are ready to complete your weight loss process, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C. to learn more about how a tummy tuck can benefit your situation.

Is SmartLipo Right for Me?

Smartlipo™ is a form of liposuction that is less-invasive that traditional liposuction. A laser is used to essentially melt the fat, making it easy for removal through suction. Because the fat gets emulsified prior to surgery, typically Smartlipo™ helps the plastic surgeon to remove more fat than traditional liposuction.

The plastic surgeons at Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery in Washington D.C. suggest if you’re considering laser liposuction or Smartlipo™  that you are in good health before undergoing the procedure. 

Their facility is the only surgical facility in the DC Metro Region certified by Cynosure, the manufacturer of Smartlipo™ equipment, as a training center.

Smartlipo™ can be performed under local anesthesia, while traditional liposuction is done under general anesthesia. This makes recovery go quicker and allows you to be back to your typical routine with 1-2 weeks.

Is Smartlipo™ right for you?

Smartlipo™ can benefit almost everyone. The ideal candidate is in good health, has one or more fatty areas that have not responded well to diet and exercise,  and wants the fat removed from those areas.

What are the advantages of Smartlipo™?

Smartlipo™ offers the smoothest and best body contouring results. Because it is performed under local anesthesia, recovery time is short, and patients are back to normal activities very quickly. It is safer than more traditional methods of liposuction and the results last longer, if not permanently.

If you are considering laser liposuction contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery. We serve clients in the Washington DC area, Arlington, and the surrounding areas. Call us (301) 215-5955.

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Once you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, your next decision will be which type of breast implant is right for you- saline or silicone. Both types of implants have two distinct parts. One is the shell, and all breast implant shells are made of silicone, a rubber-like substance. The other part is the fill material inside the shell. Breast implants are filled with either saline or silicone gel.

Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery has experience with both types of breast implants and can go into detail about each option in their office near Washington D.C.

Saline Versus Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Millions of women have had successful breast augmentations with saline and silicone breast implants. So, which breast implant is best for you? There is no single universal answer to this question and the decision must be customized to each woman’s unique characteristics and desires. Breast implants are made in a variety of shapes, sizes, surfaces, and fill materials.

The differences between saline and silicone breast implants:

  • Aesthetic Appearance: saline and silicone implants have a different visual appearance after surgery
  • Natural Feel: saline implants generally have a more natural feel
  • Surgery Invasiveness: saline implant surgery is less invasive as they aren’t pre-filled
  • Possible rupture or failure: when a saline implant deflates, it is obvious; silicone isn’t obvious and requires an MRI to pinpoint

If you are in the Washington D.C. area and have decided you want more information about breast implants please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery. Call them at (301) 215-5955 today.