Washington, DC Residents: Have you Considered Eyelid Surgery?

Are your eyelids showing your age? If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyes due to aging, eyelid surgery in Washington, DC can help!

Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes the excess tissue around the eyelid area to create a more youthful appearance. This procedure can correct individual problem areas as well as smooth the skin around the eyelid to give a youthful appearance.

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When it comes to the delicate area around your eyes, choose an expert plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, who are knowledgeable and experienced in their field.

Your doctor will take a holistic approach to your eyelid surgery and take into account the overall harmony of your facial features rather than focusing on one isolated area of the face. Your procedure may involve a number of surgical techniques- incisions will be made to either the upper eyelid or the lower eyelid to remove excess skin.

The benefits of eyelid surgery can include:

  • Reduced signs of aging
  • Brightened appearance of dark patches under the eyes
  • Lifted appearance of hollows under the eyes
  • Decreased puffiness under the eyes
  • Smoothed skin and reduced fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes

An ideal candidate for eyelid surgery should be in good health, have realistic expectations about their desired appearance, and not smoke, or is willing to quit smoking prior to, and during the recovery of, the procedure.

Visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to learn more about the blepharoplasty procedure >

Consider Your DC Eyelid Surgery at Bruno | Brown

The experience of your surgeon translates directly to the quality of your plastic surgery results. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery value patient interaction and will be with you every step of the way. Unlike other doctors who siphon off work to staff members with less training, our experienced plastic surgeons will be with you from your initial consultation through the recovery process.

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in the Washington, DC area, schedule your consultation today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncomfortable with the Size of Your Breasts? Consider Breast Reduction Surgery in Washington, DC

Some women have disproportionally large breasts that can cause physical discomfort during everyday activities. If you suffer from back, neck, or other pain from large breasts, you may want to consider a DC breast reduction surgery.

Celebrities Who Have Had Breast Reduction Surgery

Actress Ariel Winter, from the popular TV show Modern Family, along with Queen Latifah have admitted to having breast reduction to relieve pain caused by the size of their breasts. Dina Manzo from The Real Housewives of New Jersey shared with Women’s Health Magazine about her choice to get her breasts reduced:

‘I was uncomfortable and felt like I was carrying a child around with me all the time,’ she said. ‘Plus, you don’t realize it until you have big boobs, but they’re a pain when it comes to dressing.’

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery in DC?breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery is increasing among women who are sick of dealing with physical and emotional pain from their large breasts. Excess breast tissue can impair some people’s ability to lead an active lifestyle.

You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Have realistic expectations about your results
  • Are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large
  • Have bad posture as a result of the weight of the breasts
  • Have breasts that limit your physical activity
  • Experience back, neck, or shoulder pain due to the weight of your breasts
  • Have trouble finding clothing that will properly fit

Breast Reduction with Bruno | Brown

If you are considering breast reduction, it’s important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon to perform your surgery. During your consultation, our doctors will work with you to determine your ideal breast size and how breast reduction surgery can improve your quality of life. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery are specialists at helping DC area patients achieve their desired appearance.

 

If you’re considering getting a breast reduction in Washington, DC contact us today to schedule your consultation.

 

BodyTite DC: A Solution for Unwanted Body Fat

If you’re looking for a way to reduce fat without causing saggy, unwanted skin- BodyTite in Washington, DC may be your answer.

BodyTite is the newest, minimally invasive procedure that shapes, lifts, and tightens your skin without the recovery time of traditional liposuction.

How Does BodyTite Work?

BodyTite is an FDA approved procedure that helps contour your body by targeting problem areas that have not been responsive to diet and exercise. It simultaneously tightens loose skin that may be a result from weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.

BodyTite is powered by radio-frequency aided lipolysis (RFAL) for three-dimensional remodeling and contouring. RFAL melts and removes excess fat through a tiny incision made in an inconspicuous location. Learn more about BodyTite from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

BodyTite can be used on the following areas:Bodytite

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Back

The BodyTite Procedure

Our expert plastic surgeons will work with you to determine if BodyTite is the right choice for you in order to meet your specific goals, or if the procedure can be used in conjunction with liposuction to meet your needs. The procedure only takes about one to three hours and is an in-office procedure.

Patients typically have minor soreness that only lasts one to two days before being able to return to their normal activities. Results are noticeable in just a few days and continue to improve for several months as the skin continues to tighten post procedure and any swelling subsides.

An ideal candidate for this procedure has specific goals in mind for targeting areas on the body which have not been responsive to other weight loss efforts such as diet and exercise.

Choose Bruno | Brown for Your BodyTite Procedure in Washington, DC

If you have been thinking about getting BodyTite, make sure to choose a plastic surgeon you can trust. The knowledge and experience of your plastic surgeon translates directly into the quality of your results. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will be with you through every step of the process- from the initial consultation to recovery.

Contact us today to schedule your DC BodyTite procedure or consultation.

Have You Thought About Getting Breast Implants in Washington, DC?

Consider Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for Your Washington, DC Breast Implants

If you’ve lost breast volume from aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss- breast implants might be the right option for you. Many women choose to get breast implants to feel more comfortable in their skin and increase self-confidence. Breast enlargement can increase the size and symmetry of your breasts while improving projection. Enhancing your breasts can lead to an improved body image which can allow you to feel more comfortable with your appearance.

Your Options for Breast Implants in DCBREAST AUGMENTATION

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery offers four types of breast implants:

  • Saline implants: A silicone shell is filled to your preferred volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts
  • Silicone implants: More viscous than saline, a silicone shell is filled to the desired volume and offers a more natural look
  • Ideal implants: Uses a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold saline, providing a natural feel and youthful look
  • Fat grafting: Uses liposuction to transfer fat from other parts of the body to the breasts, giving a fuller look

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?

Candidates for breast enlargement should be at least 18 years old and in good physical health. They should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Candidates include women who are dissatisfied with their breasts after losing shape and volume from pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, as well as women who have asymmetrical breasts or are interested in modest to significant breast enhancement. Learn more about the breast implant procedure from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Bruno | Brown’s Approach to Breast Implants

There is a lot to think about and consider when deciding on the best breast implant type and size for you. The first step to your breast enhancement procedure is finding an experienced plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. Our expert plastic surgeons will work with you to meet your individual goals for the procedure and answer any questions you may have during your consultation. Our physicians will discuss your desired size, and also take into account your lifestyle and body type when helping you decide what type of implant best suits you.

We look forward to hearing from you to schedule your breast implant consultation or procedure in the Washington, DC area soon.

Mommy Makeovers Continue to Grow in Popularity in Washington, DC

Motherhood is an exciting chapter for all new moms, but pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body and it can be hard to get back to your pre-pregnancy figure. A mommy makeover can help you gain your confidence and get your body back in ways that dieting and exercise cannot.

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Mommy makeovers can be customized to fit your specific needs in order to help you achieve the results you’re after. Mommy makeovers can include any combination of the following procedures:

  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure can completely reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and loose skin around the waistline
  • Liposuction: Through careful, targeted suction, excess fat and tissue are permanently removed
  • Breast Augmentation: Reshapes and resizes the breasts for a more youthful appearance, increasing breast symmetry and improving projection
  • Breast Lift: Breasts are lifted to enhance the position and symmetry and reduces the appearance of aging or sagging breasts
  • Labiaplasty: Sculpts and reshapes the labia minora and/or labia majora.

Mommy Makeovers for All Moms

Candidates for mommy makeovers can be new moms or moms with grown children! They should be close to their goal weight, and at least four to six months post-childbirth. They should also have stopped breastfeeding.

According to a recent Allure Magazine article, the main demographic researching mommy makeovers were women between the ages of 25-34. Some surgeons believe that the rise is because most new moms are millennials, who are generally more accepting of the idea of plastic surgery.

Want more details on the Bruno | Brown mommy makeover experience?

Click here to read an interview with one of our DC-area patients to learn about her decision-making process, her fears, her recovery, what she loves, and more.

Choose Bruno | Brown for Your Mommy Makeover

The procedure will take between 3-6 hours, and no overnight hospital stay is required. Recovery time is usually between 2-3 weeks.

We will customize your mommy makeover to make sure it meets your individual goals. It is essential to choose an experienced plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for this procedure to make sure you achieve the best results possible.

If you’re considering a mommy makeover, or have questions about what the procedure can do for you, contact us to schedule a consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC Micro-needling with PRP: A Solution for Acne Scars

If you suffer from acne scars due to previous breakouts, Micro-needling with PRP can help reduce their appearance.

Micro-needling with PRP, sometimes referred to as a Vampire Facial, is a non-invasive procedure that helps minimize the appearance of scars and age spots, and also reduces the signs of aging.

The Benefits of Micro-needling with PRP in Washington, DC micro-needling with PRP

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), micro-needling with PRP uses a mechanical pen to make tiny channels at a precise depth in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process, which creates new collagen and elastin. Unlike some other types of treatments, micro-needling has very few contraindications and is safe to use on all ethnicities and skin types with very little recovery time or side effects.

Some benefits of the micro-needling procedure can include:

  • Reduced appearance of scars
  • Minimized appearance of age spots and fine lines
  • Improvement in appearance of rosacea
  • Skin tone and texture of skin becomes firmer, and more even
  • New collagen and elastin produced
  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Pore size shrunken
  • Reduced stretch marks

What is Involved in a Micro-needling with PRP Procedure?

First, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube and then separated out from the other elements of the blood using a centrifuge. The PRP is applied topically to your face during and after the micro-needling procedure, which penetrates the top layer of skin without damaging it. PRP also speeds up the healing process. Learn more about micro-needling from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Micro-needling with PRP will consistently trigger the skin’s repair process until your desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. The procedure can take between 20-40 minutes with a recovery time of 4-6 days.

One PRP patient goes into further detail on what to expect after treatment:

“You leave the office with PRP on your face (it’s clear and looks like you’re walking around with a light gel facemask on). Your face is red right after the procedure, but I was able to pretty effectively cover the redness with makeup the day after.”

We look forward to hearing from you soon to schedule your Micro-needling with PRP treatment.