DC Tummy Tuck: The Most Common Myths Surrounding the Procedure

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one of the most popular procedures, the Tummy Tuck, is also considered one of the most misunderstood procedures.

There were over 130,000 tummy tuck procedures performed In the United States, making it the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure last year. Even with its popularity, there are still some common misconceptions about the tummy tuck procedure. Here are a few myths:

Myth: Tummy Tucks are Just for Women, Not Men

The tummy tuck procedure is designed to reshape the waistline for numerous reasons, including for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin or fat in the stomach area. Both men and women can experience this for various reasons. Over the past few years, statistics show an increasing amount of men undergoing a tummy tuck procedure. In 2018, over 5,000 men had a tummy tuck.tummy tuck DC

Myth: You Do Not Need The Tummy Tuck Procedure if You Eat Right and Exercise

Despite a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine, a flat stomach area can still be difficult to achieve, especially if it’s been altered by weight or pregnancy. Our DC tummy tuck procedure can reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and tissue around the waistline and stomach.

Myth: A Tummy Tuck is A Major Weight Loss Procedure

The tummy tuck procedure is more of a body contouring procedure that tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat. An ideal candidate is a man or woman who is near their ideal target weight but may have been pregnant, experienced significant weight loss or has excess skin or fat in the stomach region.

Your doctor at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery will work with you to determine which of our DC-area tummy tuck procedures best meets your needs. Some options include:

  • Full tummy tuck: involves an incision across the hip line and around the belly button
  • Mini tummy tuck: involves a smaller incision and is often complemented by liposuction
  • Extended tummy tuck: best suited to individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight, involves incisions around the flank, lower back, and hip line

Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery are tummy tuck specialists, helping DC area patients smooth and reduce their waistlines.

Should You Consider a Tummy Tuck in DC?

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.

If you’d like to discuss what a tummy tuck in Washington DC can do to help you achieve a slimmer, more toned mid-section, schedule a consultation.



Considering Breast Reduction Surgery in DC?

Are you uncomfortable with the size of your breasts? Breast reduction may be for you.

Some women have disproportionally large breasts that can cause back, neck, or other pain, can be difficult to dress, or otherwise cause physical discomfort during everyday activities.

There are a few celebrities who have spoken out publicly about their decision to have a breast reduction procedure. According to People.com, Amber Rose revealed that the procedure was something she wanted because:

“I was scared that I wouldn’t feel sexy anymore, but it got to the point where I literally was in pain. It was almost as if I had like a heavy backpack on my chest.”

Rose says her breast size also affected her ability to exercise, and to perform with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars in 2016.

“My boobs slowed me down. And, my partner, Maks, would be like, ‘Come on! Hurry up, faster, faster, faster.’ And, I’m like, ‘Dude, I can’t go any faster! I’m like in pain. I literally cannot move that fast,’” she says.

“My boobs are stupid heavy, my back hurts and I can’t wear cute lil shirts without a grandma bra.”

Rose, now a 36DDD, said, “it’s like a dream come true” to wear things like spaghetti-strapped tank tops. “Now when I’m running out the door, I don’t have to search for the right bra to fit within the shirt or to match the color of the shirt, so, it doesn’t show and look gaudy,” she added. “I can kind of just throw it on and I’m like, ‘This is amazing!’ I’ve been missing this my whole life.”

Breast Reduction Surgery in DC

Breast reduction surgery is becoming more popular among women that are tired of dealing with physical and emotional pain from their large breasts.

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

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for your Breast Reduction Surgery in DC

If you are considering the breast reduction procedure it’s crucial to find an experienced, knowledgeable plastic surgeon.

During your consultation, your physician will discuss your desired appearance and lifestyle and will work with you to determine your ideal breast size.

Are you considering having breast reduction surgery in DC?

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Have you Heard of Microneedling with PRP? It’s also called the Vampire Facial.

Microneedling with PRP (also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’) is a non-invasive procedure that uses the body’s own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to reduce the signs of aging, including: minimizing scarring, boosting collagen production, reducing hyperpigmentation and pore size, preventing premature aging, treating stretch marks, minimizing the appearance of age spots, helping improve texture and improving the appearance of rosacea.

According to one of our patients, the best part of Microneedling with PRP is that:

“My goal has always been to keep my look as natural as possible, and I love that I’m actually fixing my skin from the inside, not just masking the problem.My skin looks healthier, plumper and more even, and certainly has a more youthful glow. I’d highly recommend IPLmicroneedling w/ PRP and PRP injections, or any other combination that Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery recommends specifically for you.”

We also asked her to walk us through her Micro-needling with PRP experience:Microneedling with PRP

  • What does it feel like? Most of it isn’t that bad. It’s sort of a sandpapery feeling- maybe more of a vibration.
  • What was your recovery like? I had redness for a couple days, but nothing major.  You’ll leave the appointment fairly red and with your plasma still on your face, so I wouldn’t plan anything directly after.
  • Any helpful hints? Get the numbing cream and follow up with the ZO Skin Health product line they recommend for you. I’ve never had face creams work this well.
  • Best part? I have a plumpness and evenness to my skin I’d thought gone forever. My wrinkles and crows feet have softened, so I’ve been ok going without Botox (a huge milestone for me).
  • Would you do it again? Yes, absolutely.

Are you considering the Vampire Facial?

Unlike many ablative procedures, Micro-needling with PRP has very few contraindications and is safe to use on all ethnicities and has very little downtime or side effects. It’s also a very popular procedure, with a 96% ‘Worth It’ score on realself.com.

If you are interested in Microneedling w/ PRP or the Vampire Facial, contact us today to set up an appointment.

Set up a free consultation to discuss your concerns and we can work with you to develop a custom skin care plan, including different treatments and at home care options.

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Breast Augmentation: ‘The best thing I ever did.’

Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory’s Penny Hofstadter, is refreshingly direct in an interview with Women’s Health about her breast implants.

According to the article:

Kaley, 31, credits her hot yoga and cycling routine, but in the same breath is just as honest about what else she’s done to her body. And by coy Hollywood standards, her revelations are almost shocking. “Years ago, I had my nose done,” she says casually. “And my boobs—best thing I ever did. Recently I had a filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12. As much as you want to love your inner self. . . I’m sorry, you also want to look good. I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.”

You can read the entire interview here >

Watch a full breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Bruno

If you’re looking for more information on what’s involved in a breast augmentation procedure, watch the video below to see the entire process, from pre-op to her final results.

Looking for more photos of our breast implants?
Breast Implant Before & After Images >

Are you considering breast implants in Washington DC?

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery we have offer different types of breast augmentation to achieve the results you are looking for:

  • Fat Grafting
  • Saline Implants
  • Silicone Implants
  • Ideal Implants

Each type of breast implant has different benefits and results.

Our goal is to look at your breast augmentation procedure in a holistic way, making sure we consider your:

  • Body type and size
  • Skin elasticity
  • Desired appearance
  • Overall lifestyle, including activities and hobbies that could be impacted

Are you considering a breast augmentation consultation in DC?

Here are some things to think about that you and your doctor can review during your consultation:

  • Implant size: You should consider the overall size you’re looking to achieve.
  • Implant projection: In addition to the implant size, breast implants come in five different profiles to consider

Our experienced plastic surgeons will help you through the process of choosing the best breast implants for you and your lifestyle. Make sure you choose a doctor that makes you feel confident asking questions, ensuring you make an informed choice and your expectations are met.

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Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty: What you need to know about the 4th most popular procedure in 2018.

eyelid surgeryAccording to plasticsurgery.org, there were over 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures in the US last year. We’ve been chronicling the top five plastic surgery procedures, which include:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Rhinoplasty
  4. Eyelid Surgery
  5. Tummy tuck

Today, we’re rounding out our blogs on these procedures by discussing the eyelid surgery procedure, also known as blepharoplasty.

What is eyelid surgery?

Do you constantly look tired, with puffy, drooping eyelids?

Eyelid surgery might be the answer for you.

Simply put, the blepharoplasty procedure is when excess tissue is removed from the eyelid area and surrounding areas for a more youthful appearance.

There are several different methods to achieve the ideal appearance; the exact methods will be determined by your physician and may involve a number of techniques, including incisions to the upper and lower eyelid to remove excess tissue or skin.

What are the benefits of the eyelid surgery procedure in DC?

There are several benefits to blepharoplasty, including:

  • An overall more youthful appearance
  • Decreasing puffiness under the eyes
  • Lifting the appearance of hollows and brightening the appearance of dark patches under the eyes
  • Smoothing the skin around the eyes
  • Reducing the signs of aging and sun damage overall

What makes Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery the choice for my eyelid surgery in DC?

The overall harmony of your facial features is critical. During your consultation we will discuss which areas to target to achieve the best appearance for your eyes rather than focusing on one area in isolation.

Unlike many doctors who will siphon off work to lesser trained members of staff, your doctor will be with you through each step of the process, from initial consultation to recovery.

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If you’re ready to see what the eyelid procedure can do for you, schedule a consultation today:
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