Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is among the most commonly performed types of plastic surgery. While rhinoplasty procedures, often referred to as nose jobs, are often categorized as a type of cosmetic surgery, this isn’t always the case. Changing the appearance and structure of your nose can also have health benefits, such as making it easier to breathe.

A rhinoplasty procedure can have many benefits to your appearance, level of confidence and even your health. This is, however, something that you should give plenty of thought to before making a decision. It's always a good idea to consult with an expert first. The Arlington plastic surgeons at Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery will listen carefully to your goals in order to make sure you're a good rhinoplasty candidate.

You may be considering rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. This type of procedure can be helpful for people with conditions such as a deviated septum which make it difficult to breathe. Or you might simply desire to alter the appearance of your nose. In each of these instances, rhinoplasty could be your solution.

Most people are good rhinoplasty candidates if they have a fully developed adult nose, are in good health, and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of their procedure.

Please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation. We serve patients in the Arlington, Virginia area.

What Areas can BOTOX® Cosmetic Treat?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective treatment for wrinkles that will help you restore a youthful appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been excellent in the removal of wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet and frown lines.

There are some misconceptions about where BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used. A lot of people believe treatments can be applied wherever you see lines or wrinkles. This is far from true. BOTOX® Cosmetic shows the most impact where lines are the result of active pulling of muscles beneath the skin. These usually take place around the upper face, primarily in the forehead, the glabella and around the eyes.

Deeper, finer lines – such as those that can form around the mouth – will be more effectively treated using other minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures.

There are some types of wrinkles that BOTOX® Cosmetic will not help with. This includes drooping and sagging deposits of skin.

When performed by a licensed practitioner, BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe and effective at minimizing that aged look wrinkles bring to the face. During your initial consultation, Dr. Brown and Dr. Bruno will discuss your procedure with you in detail to ensure you make a fully informed decision before moving forward.

If you are interested in BOTOX Cosmetic, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown serve patients in the Arlington, Virginia area.

The “Gummy Bear” Implant – by Dr. C. Coleman Brown

We are very fortunate today in the breast implant world. For the first time in decades, we have at our disposal a litany of choices for our enhancement and reconstructive patients. The FDA has finally approved the use of anatomically shaped form-stable silicone breast implants or, what many refer to as the “gummy bear” implant. No, not the like the popular sweet treat we all know and love.  In the past 10 years alone we have seen the expansion of the implant line go from just using all types of saline (silicone only for cancer/reconstructive patients) to using all types of saline and only round silicone to using all types of saline, round and now shaped silicone implants. All our patients, cosmetic and reconstructive alike will benefit from this advancement.

When discussing cosmetic enhancement options, patients can choose between a more natural gradually sloping breast shape or perhaps a more superiorly full rounded shape. Of course, during a consultation, the best choice for a patient’s needs is determined based on desire, anatomy and a discussion with their physician.