Combining Tumescent and Ultrasonic Liposuction

Generally speaking, all liposuction procedures are similar. An incision is made through which a thin tube called a cannula is inserted and fat is removed from the area. However, advances in liposuction techniques have made the procedure safer, faster, and more effective than ever.

Our Washington DC plastic surgeons have found that combining tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction is one of the most effective ways to deliver the exceptional outcome you desire. Alone, these techniques can do wonders, but combined, they are capable of producing stunning results.

Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown use tumescent solution, which is comprised of local anesthetic and medications that control bleeding, reduce postoperative bruising, and eliminate pain. Once the solution has been injected, our plastic surgeons will use ultrasonic liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits.

Ultrasonic liposuction uses ultrasound waves to emulsify fat prior to removal. This allows for a more complete removal of fatty deposits and may also help skin better conform to your new contours. During your initial liposuction consultation, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown would be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss the benefits of our technique with you in more detail.

If you live in or around Washington DC and would like to learn more about your liposuction options, please contact Chevy Chase Plasic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

One of the most common questions our Washington DC plastic surgeons receive from patients during a consultation is, “What is the best age for breast augmentation?” Unfortunately, there is no black-and-white answer to this question. Instead, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown encourage you to reframe the question in the following way: “When is the best age for me?”

There are several factors which you should evaluate when determining if this is the right time to undergo breast augmentation. Some important things to consider include: Washington DC Breast Augmentation

  • Physical maturity
  • Emotional maturity
  • Financial stability
  • Future family plans

Physical maturity is a very important consideration. You should always wait until your breasts are fully developed before deciding whether you want to alter their appearance. For some people, this occurs as early as age 18. However, many women find that their breasts continue developing well into their late 20s. Ask your family members when their breasts reached full maturity. This may help you decide whether it may be a good idea to wait a few more years before moving forward with this life-changing procedure.

Emotional maturity is as important as physical maturity. Breast augmentation is a major procedure that will have a significant impact on many aspects of your life. It is important to wait until you are emotionally ready to handle this important decision. As with physical maturity, all women achieve emotional maturity at different ages. Think about the important decisions you make in your life. Are you typically happy with them down the road or do you often regret these decisions? If you don’t feel you have a strong track record on important decisions, you may want to wait.

Financial stability is an important factor to consider as well. Breast augmentation isn’t cheap. While we offer several financing options to help you fit breast augmentation into your budget, you don’t want to undergo the procedure at a time in your life when it will mean incurring debt that you can’t handle.

Finally, consider future family plans when choosing to undergo breast augmentation. While your procedure won’t impact your ability to become pregnant or breastfeed, future pregnancies may adversely impact your results. For this reason, many women choose to wait until their 30s or older so that they can get breast implants after having children.

If you would like to discuss your breast augmentation plans with one of our board certified plastic surgeons, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients throughout the Washington DC area.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Motherhood is one of the greatest joys you can experience in life. It is a lot of hard work to raise children, but when you see the wonderful people they grow up to become, you realize it is also one of the most rewarding things you can do. However, motherhood also does come with one downside — it can take a toll on your body.

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can impact your abdominal muscles, preventing them from remaining tight and firm the way they once were. It can also result in sagging breasts and lost breast volume. Many women also experience stretch marks and excess skin after pregnancy.

In addition, the long hours spent helping your children with homework, shuttling them to activities, and engaging them after a long day of work can leave you with precious little time to focus on yourself. If you have been struggling to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance, you may want to consider a mommy makeover.

A mommy makeover consists of a series of plastic surgery procedures which will help reverse the signs of aging typically associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Depending on the condition of your body and your unique aesthetic goals, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown may recommend one or more of the following procedures as part of your mommy makeover:

During your initial consultation, our Washington DC plastic surgeons will listen carefully to your concerns and goals in order to recommend the right combination of procedures to deliver your desired mommy makeover results.

If you are ready to restore your body to the youthful, toned appearance you enjoyed before children, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery to schedule your mommy makeover consultation. We serve patients in the Washington DC area.