Congratulations to our very own Dr. Bruno for being one of PoshSeven Magazine’s ‘Best Plastic Surgeons’!
According to PoshSeven:
“Each year we ask our readers and community to nominate their favorite local businesses in dozens of categories, and then to vote on the final nominees.”
Thank you to all the voters!
With the weather warming up it’s time to plan those summer vacations. This year, consider liposuction to help banish those stubborn pockets of fat that aren’t yielding to diet and exercise, and feel more confident than ever!
According to plasticsurgery.org, last year there were nearly 260,000 liposuction procedures done in the United States. That makes it the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, right behind breast augmentation.
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen and Liposuction
For those that follow Chrissy Teigen, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that she’s open about her past plastic surgery procedures. According to Harper’s Bazaar, in May of 2017 she told Refinery29:
“I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things. It’s a big secret, but I don’t care. It was nine years ago or so. And I had two inches to my armpit. Now it’s back though, so now I’ve gotta pay for [liposuction] again. It was so easy. It made me feel better in dresses, I felt more confident. It was the dumbest, stupidest thing I’ve ever done. The dumbest, but I like it, whatever. I have no regrets, honestly.”
The Benefits of Liposuction:
Liposuction is an incredibly versatile procedure and can be used virtually anywhere you want to remove excess fat from targeted areas of the body, such as:
- Flanks (“love handles” or “muffin tops”)
- Face, neck, jowls
- Chest (during male breast reduction procedures)
- Calves and ankles
Our doctors offer a variety of liposuction procedures, including:
- Traditional tumescent liposuction
- Power-assisted liposuction
- Ultrasonic liposuction
If you’re looking for minimally or non-invasive body contouring procedures, you may want to consider BodyTite or SculpSure.
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss your goals with you and recommend the best type of liposuction to meet those goals.
Have questions about liposuction?
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Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect your body, leaving the abdominal muscles lax, breasts sagging, and your overall body shape less than desired.
The mommy makeover procedure can restore your body by lifting the breasts, reshaping the waistline, and contouring the body by combining a number of procedures customized for each patient to help them meet their needs and goals.
A Real Life Mommy Makeover Experience – Washington DC
We recently interviewed a mommy makeover patient (who just happens to be one of our staff!) on her experience, the most common questions and misconceptions, and what the biggest surprises were.
A mommy makeover can mean different things to different mommies. It typically means getting your body back to be where it was before you had children. It could be breast augmentation, a breast lift; in my procedure it was a breast reduction. And then typically it is a tummy tuck of sorts. Also, there are wide variations in the type of tummy tuck you might need. It could just be a little nip of excess skin, or a full-blown tightening of the stomach muscles while also addressing the skin and fat. Some can also add in some liposuction for contour in some areas that [weight] is hard to lose.
It seems like a big surgery because it’s doing a lot, but honestly, combining a breast surgery with a tummy tuck doesn’t add any recovery time. Might as well do them at the same time! There are also cost savings in doing multiple procedures together.
What were you most nervous about for your Mommy Makeover procedure?
I was most nervous about the pain. I had an appendectomy years ago and it was excruciatingly painful, so I was assuming this would be worse than that. But the truth is that cosmetic surgery is all external, there is no cutting through a muscle, no working on the insides. It’s totally external, just skin and fat. And so the recovery and the pain level are not nearly as bad as we would think it would be.
Are you in the Washington DC area and interested in the mommy makeover procedure?
Click here to read the rest of her story and to learn more about our mommy makeover procedure!
According to Marie Claire, even celebrities praise the rhinoplasty procedure. In the article, fitness guru Jillian Michaels admitted to going under the knife. “I had my nose done when I was 16 years old,” she said. “And I’ll be honest, it did change my life.”
And she’s certainly not the only one to admit it. Lisa Kudrow, the Friends and Scandal actress admitted that she elected to get a nose job in high school. “I did it the summer before going to a new school,” she told The Saturday Evening Post. “That was a good, good, good change.”
Glee alum Dianna Agron also discussed her nose job, but got hers for a different reason: having broken her nose twice. “I couldn’t get it fixed because we were in the middle of doing this concert tour and we were filming. We had a day off and I met up with some of my friends and we were dancing. And again, there was another collision of sorts—I must be turning too quickly, people don’t see me coming or something—but it’s fixed now!” she said in an interview.
Are you considering Rhinoplasty in DC?
Rhinoplasty, also commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’ or ‘nose reshaping,’ can enhance facial harmony and balance, and correct the proportions of your nose. Rhinoplasty can also fix many of the breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
There are several benefits to a nose job, including:
- Reforming a nose which has been broken
- Reshaping a nose with an irregular shape
- Altering nasal size which is too narrow, constricted, wide, or upturned
- Reducing or lengthening the breadth or height of a nose
- Smoothing a crooked or bent nose
- Improving breathing restricted by a deviated septum
Rhinoplasty at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery
We use a number of methods to perform the rhinoplasty procedure. If you’re interested in discussing which may be best for you, schedule your consultation today. Our physicians will discuss your goals and will work closely with you to determine which rhinoplasty procedure is best for your needs and lifestyle.
Continuing our series on the top cosmetic surgical procedures of 2018 (as compiled by plasticsurgery.org), today we’re discussing the tummy tuck procedure.
The tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, was the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure last year, with over 130,000 tummy tucks performed in the United States. If you’d like to catch up on the series, we’ve already discussed the popularity of the breast augmentation and rhinoplasty procedures in the US; there were over 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed last year alone!
Some of the benefits of a tummy tuck include:
- Flattens the stomach area
- Improves the appearance of abdominal muscles
- Reduces the size of the waistline and hipline
- Enhances the overall figure
- Tightens stomach muscles
- Removes excess, loose, or hanging skin, which may be the result of weight loss or pregnancy
- Reduces appearance of stretch marks, particularly after pregnancy
Celebrity Patricia Heaton discussed her one reason for having a tummy tuck:
“Vanity,” she told People magazine. “I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world.”
According to ranker.com, Star Jones also had a tummy tuck to tighten up the skin in her abdominal region after her gastric bypass surgery in 2003, which resulted in her losing over 100 pounds.
Should You Consider a DC Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck procedure can completely reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and tissue around the waistline and stomach. Unlike most plastic surgeons, our doctors take a holistic approach to the tummy tuck procedure in order to achieve the most natural, beautiful look.
Some tummy tuck options include:
- Fully tummy tuck
- Mini tummy tuck
- Extended tummy tuck
At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we have found that the most exceptional results for a tummy tuck are produced when the entire waistline is shaped, rather than focusing on just the abdomen. This approach is so comprehensive it can help you drop several pant sizes and completely alter your appearance.
If you’re considering a tummy tuck procedure, or have questions about what the procedure can do for you, contact us today to discuss your specific needs.