Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

Your face is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Unfortunately, these signs of aging can give you a tired or worn out appearance, making you look older than you feel. If this is the case, you may want to consider a facelift.

A facelift is one of the most effective ways to reverse the signs of aging and revitalize your facial appearance. However, this procedure isn't right for everyone. It's important to determine whether you are a good candidate before moving forward with your facelift procedure.

Ideal facelift candidates:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
  • Have sagging facial tissue
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have excess loose skin in the face or neck
  • Have well-defined bone structure to support the surgical alterations made during your facelift
  • Want high quality, long term results instead of a short term quick-fix
  • Don't smoke or is willing to quit through the duration of the procedure
  • Don't have any health conditions that may increase risks
  • Are willing to commit the time required, including recovery time, for extensive plastic surgery

During your initial consultation, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown will evaluate your facial features and listen carefully to your goals in order to determine if a facelift is right for you at this time. If so, they will work with you to devise a customized treatment plan that will address your unique aesthetic goals.

To find out if a facelift is right for you, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the Washington DC area.

What Procedures are Part of a Mommy Makeover?

Have you heard about a mommy makeover? While motherhood is certainly a joy, the physical toll it takes on the body can be significant. From pregnancy to breastfeeding, becoming a mother may result in changes to the appearance of your body, and it is often difficult to regain your pre-pregancy figure with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, a mommy makeover can help you get your body back.

A mommy makeover is a specially selected and coordinated combination of procedures that are designed to meet the aesthetic needs of new mothers. While each mommy makeover is custom-tailored just for you, a typical makeover might include a combination of the following:

  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast lift
  • Breast augmentation

Perhaps your abdominal muscles aren’t as tight as they used to be. Or maybe pregnancy and breastfeeding have caused your breasts to lose some of their youthful vitality. And then there are the stretch marks. A well-designed mommy makeover can address all of these issues and more.

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your body and revive your youthful appearance, take the first step and learn about our mommy makeovers. Please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to arrange a consultation. We serve patients in the Washington DC area.

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck: How to Choose What’s Right for You

It’s not an exaggeration to say that most of us want a flat midsection. But for many, diet and exercise aren’t quite enough to produce the look we want. Add in pregnancy and other factors, and achieving a toned tummy might seem out of reach. But abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” can help flatten and firm your appearance.

There are actually two kinds of tummy tucks: the full tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck. Both are excellent body contouring options for those looking for a flatter midsection, but there are a few key differences to understand.

A mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button and is an excellent option for those with excess fat and skin on the lower abdomen. Because it focuses exclusively on the lower abdominal region, it’s less invasive, and scarring is minimized. Many patients who aren’t good candidates for a full tummy tuck find that a mini tummy tuck works for them. And, it is more affordable, to boot.

A full tummy tuck tightens the entire abdominal region. It is by nature more invasive than the mini tummy tuck, but it can address a much larger area. Excess fat and skin above the belly button can successfully be removed with a full tummy tuck, while a mini tuck can’t improve that area.

If you’re ready to discover how today’s tummy tucks can give you that firm, toned look you’ve always wanted, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to arrange a consultation. We serve patients in the Washington DC area.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If your breasts leave you feeling self-conscious, you may be considering breast augmentation surgery. But with the dizzying number of options available, you may also be wondering whether or not you’re even a good candidate for the procedure. At Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery, we’re always happy to answer your questions about the aesthetic products and services we offer. Please call (877) 427-7888 today to schedule a consultation at our Washington DC area office.

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today. Women who wish to enhance their appearance have more breast implant options than ever before and can now choose from saline implants, silicone implants, and cohesive gel (“gummy bear”) implants.

While every patient is different, a good candidate for breast augmentation usually has:

  • A desire for larger, firmer, or more symmetrical breasts
  • Realistic expectations of what augmentation can and can’t do
  • Generally good health
  • The information necessary to make an informed decision

While the FDA limits breast implant candidates to those over the age of 18 for saline breast implants, those seeking silicone gel implants must be at least 22 years old. At Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery, we work with each of our patients to determine the right options for them.

If you’re ready to learn how breast augmentation can improve your appearance and your self-image, please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery today to arrange a consultation. We serve patients in the Washington DC area.