Washington, DC Skincare Q & A With The Plastic Surgeons at B | B

Many of our patients come to us for all their skincare needs, from fillers, to Botox, to peels, and more. But most patients have quite a few questions about what procedures are right for them, what each procedure involves, and how it all works. Our doctors answer many of these burning questions in their recent Q & A

SkincareDr. Bruno and Dr. Brown discuss Skincare in Washington, DC

Q: I would love to know more about pre-cancerous facial peels. Is it a good thing, a bad thing, when do you do it?
A: Carefully targeted facial peels, in conjunction with a good skincare regimen, can help protect the skin from possible skin cancers. With proper skin preparation such that the cells are turning over and repairing themselves, coupled with sufficient protection, the skin can be stronger and healthier than if you did nothing.

Q: Who should use retinol? Do you use it around your eyes?
A: Retinol and all the retinoids are vitamin A or vitamin A derivatives. They work by helping the skin cells turn over and regenerate. They are essential in any good skincare program and most people should use them. They come in a variety of strengths or forms (0.25% Retinol to 0.1% tretinoin (Retin-A)) and should be chosen based on a patient’s skin evaluation, degree of damage, and desired effect. They are safe around the eyes bearing in mind that this is a very sensitive area, so a lower strength or decreased volume of product is often warranted.

Q: Is there an over the counter product women can reach? Or perhaps is there an ingredient that we should look for?
A: Fortunately, we are able to pack and ship our ZO Skin Health products from the office directly to you! However, if you haven’t been evaluated before and are looking to enter the realm of skincare gently, we recommend searching for Retinol-based products. Although it’s important to keep in mind that over-the-counter products do not have the same strength as what we carry. Additionally, we recommend that you limit the amount spent on OTC products because of this very reason. A good exfoliator, a repair-based product, and a protection product will do until you can get a proper evaluation.

MicroneedlingThe benefits of fillers, Botox, and other skin rejuvenation treatments

Q: When is it too late to get Botox? What about Microneedling—which is better for deeper wrinkles?
A: It is never too late for Botox treatments to help soften and reduce facial lines and wrinkles. For deeper wrinkles, sometimes other procedures or treatments can help when combined with Botox such as filler to help fill the wrinkle from the bottom up or fat grafting. Microneedling can also assist in softening small and/or superficial lines and wrinkles. Microneedling (and microneedling with PRP) can be performed on most patients, and it is almost never too late to use the techniques for the softening of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling does this by stimulating collagen production which in turn helps thicken the skin and give it more fullness, resulting in the reduction of lines.

Q: How do you get rid of brown spots/age spots?
A: Pigmented spots on the skin can arise for a variety of reasons. We recommend a skincare evaluation which can help determine the cause. Most commonly, flat brown or age spots are due to aging and sun exposure. These types of spots can be lightened with topical lightening creams such as hydroquinone, but may also be lightened or removed with IPL treatments (Intense Pulsed Light). Topical creams used daily or IPL done monthly can markedly reduce the discoloration.

Q: I heard not to get lip injections because if you don’t continue with it the wrinkles around your lips will be even worse, is that true?
A: Lip injections are mainly to increase the fullness and replace the volume of the lips to give the patient more “red area” of the lips where lipstick would be placed. Lip fillers can also be used to fill the lines on the upper and lower lip regions that radiate from the lips. Regardless of where fillers are placed in the lips, they tend not to be permanent and slowly resorb over time. Once fully resorbed, your lips will return to about the same as when you started placing fillers, they should not change much in appearance from there.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon or skincare specialist in Washington, DC

Skincare is a vital part of any self-care routine and every person’s skincare needs are different. When you’re working to find the best skincare routine for your skin you’ll want to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon or master skincare specialist. Our team at Bruno | Brown can evaluate your skincare needs, make recommendations, and help you reach your skincare goals using fillers, botox, resurfacing treatments, or just simple skincare products.

To schedule a consultation with one of our specialists and learn more about your skincare routine in Washington, DC call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Boost Your Breasts With Breast Lift Surgery In Washington, DC

Breast Lift in DCOver time you may notice your breasts begin to sag. This happens due to a variety of factors including aging, weight loss, and pregnancy. While this is entirely natural, many women experience changes to the appearance of their breasts that leave them feeling less than confident in their own skin. If your breasts have sagged over time and you’re unhappy with their appearance, a breast lift may be a good option for you.

Why women choose breast lift surgery in Washington, DC

A breast lift can be tailored to each individual and their specific goals and needs which is why so many women choose the procedure. The surgery can improve the position of your breast, improve the overall symmetry of your breasts, restore cleavage lost over time, and tighten the breast skin and shape. Some women also choose to either add or remove size from their breasts by adding implants or a reduction to their procedure. This is something you can discuss during your consultation to see if you would benefit from more than one procedure to achieve your desired look.

Which type of breast lift is right for you?

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery we perform four different types of breast lift:

  • Anchor
  • Lolipop
  • Periareolar
  • Crescent

During your consultation, we will talk about your specific goals and make recommendations to you based on what look you’re trying to achieve. We aim to help our patients achieve their breast goals, improve their confidence, and provide the best possible result. Our doctors are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures. We also value our patient’s safety and comfort above all else. We’ll be there to support you through the entire process so that you feel comfortable and understand what to expect each step of the way.

To schedule a consultation with one of our top-rated DC plastic surgeons for a breast lift surgery in Washington, DC call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

Are Bethesda Breast Implants Right For You?

Breast implants BethesdaHundreds of thousands of women choose to undergo breast augmentation each year. In fact, over 300,000 women opted into the procedure in 2018 alone. Women decide to undergo breast augmentation for a variety of reasons and each woman has different goals for the outcome of her augmentation. At Bruno | Brown we use three different types of implants that have different benefits and appearances allowing us the ability to tailor the procedure to you. If you’re curious about increasing your breast size or simply returning volume lost over time, breast implants might be a good option for you.

Benefits of breast implants in Bethesda

  • The size of the breast can be increased using implants
  • Volume can be added back to the breast following weight loss, pregnancy, or aging
  • Many patients see an increase in cleavage
  • Women who suffer from asymmetrical breasts can achieve more symmetry

How to know if you’re a good candidate for breast implants 

Before undergoing any procedure, you should make sure the procedure is right for you and can help you achieve your goals. Good candidates for breast augmentation are at least 18 years old, unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, and are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. When you choose Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for your breast implants, we’ll discuss your specific goals, what it would take to achieve them, and make recommendations as to the type of implant that would work best for you. We’ll discuss what to expect before, during, and after recovery so you can feel confident and informed going into your procedure.

Our doctors are highly trained and committed to providing the best possible results for our patients. We perform technically advanced procedures and always value patient safety above all else.

To schedule your consultation with one of our top-rated plastic surgeons for breast implants in Bethesda call 201-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

The Differences Between Breast Implants and Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting

Breast Augmentation with Fat GraftingBreast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed. Many women opt into augmentation to increase their breast size, improve the symmetry of the breasts, or simply to achieve the body they’ve always dreamed of. However, with so many options it can be hard to know what is best for your specific case. If you’re not sure whether breast implants are right for you, breast augmentation with fat grafting may a good alternative for you to enhance your breast size.

Benefits of a breast augmentation with fat grafting in Washington DC

  • Increased breast size– Both implants and fat grafting can be used to increase the size of your breasts.
  • Improved symmetry of the breasts– Many women suffer from asymmetrical breasts that can take a toll on their confidence and make it difficult to find clothing that fits. Breast implants and fat grafting can be used to even out the size of your breasts.
  • Increased/improved cleavage– Breast augmentation, either by an implant or fat grafting, can improve the look of your cleavage.
  • Unwanted fat deposits can be targeted– One of the major differences between an implant and fat grafting is that with fat grafting, fat is taken from other areas of your body to increase the size of your breasts. Many patients enjoy that while their breasts are enhanced, they can also target other areas of their body they’d wish to remove fat from.
  • Minimal scarring occurs– Fat grafting leaves behind very minimal scarring. The procedure is performed using liposuction with small incisions.

How to know if the breast augmentation with fat grafting procedure is right for you

In this procedure, fat is used from other parts of your body to reshape and contour the breasts. The fat is used to produce the desired shape and look that the patient desires. The added benefit of targeting unwanted fat deposits on the body makes this procedure appealing to patients, however, it’s important to make sure the procedure is right for you. When you schedule your consultation with the doctors at Bruno | Brown we’ll discuss your goals and the differences between implants and fat grafting to decide what will help you achieve your goals best.

Our doctors are committed to providing the best possible result and always keep patient safety top priority. If you’re ready to discuss whether breast implants or breast augmentation with fat grafting is right for you, schedule your consultation with one of our top-rated DC plastic surgeons.

To schedule your consultation for breast augmentation with fat grafting in Washington DC with one of the top-rated DC plastic surgeons at Bruno | Brown call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 continues to affect us all… and how we’re staying safe.

To our valued patients:

Two of our team members have tested positive for COVID-19 this past week.  They are well and we anticipate a full recovery and a return to the office after their imposed quarantine.  The remaining staff are healthy, have no symptoms, and are being diligent about daily screening. Anyone who has potentially been in contact has been notified, and the office was terminally cleaned and is safe to utilize moving forward.

Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery continues to follow the CDC guidelines for decontaminating the office and its surfaces.  When able, we encourage telemedicine office visits via telephone, Zoom, or FaceTime.

As a reminder, the following are the minimum precautions we are currently taking to keep our patients and our staff safe:

  • Staff and patients are required to wear masks
  • Daily health and temperature checks on staff
  • Patient temperatures taken upon arrival
  • Adherence to strict cleaning and decontamination protocols, including the sanitation of touch points frequently, and before and after each patient
  • Limited appointments available
  • Distancing in the reception areas with the option to wait in your car until your appointment time

 

We wish everyone well and continue to be diligent about your safety.  Please reach out to us should you have any questions.

 

Reclaim Your Post-Baby Body With a Mommy Makeover in DC

Mommy Makeover DCMany women experience changes in their body following pregnancy. For some, pregnancy can leave excess skin on the stomach and sagging of the breasts which can leave mothers feeling less than in control of their body. While diet and exercise can help restore your pre-pregnancy look a mommy makeover can help you achieve the trim look you desire.

What a mommy makeover in DC involves

Your mommy makeover can be tailored to fit your specific needs and target your specific problem areas. Typically a mommy makeover involves a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, breast lift, and liposuction but some women wish to target just their breasts or tummy. During your consultation, we can discuss your goals and how to best achieve them as well as what combination of procedures may be right for you.

Benefits of having a DC mommy makeover

  • Removal of excess skin– Many women suffer from excess skin following pregnancy.
  • Enhanced breasts– Some women’s breasts sag following pregnancy and breastfeeding which can make them appear deflated. We can help you get the breasts you want with a breast lift, augmentation, or a combination of the two.
  • Reduction in stretch marks– The mommy makeover procedure can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks due to pregnancy.
  • Trim appearance– Patients experience a more trim figure following the mommy makeover due to liposuction, a tummy tuck, or both.

Choosing a doctor for your mommy makeover in DC

It’s important to find a doctor you trust and who will not only aim to help you achieve your body goals but also recommend what is best for you. The doctors at Bruno | Brown value patient safety above all else. We aim to give our patients the best possible result for them and perform technically advanced procedures. We’ll discuss your goals, make recommendations, and support you throughout the entire process.

To schedule your consultation with the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for your DC Mommy makeover call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Our Offices Are Now Open & Accepting Appointments

In accordance with government guidance, we are now accepting patients at all office locations! 🙌 Please contact us to reserve your appointment.

To book your appointment call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 


How We Are Keeping Our Patients and Staff Safe

Safety is our highest priority. Please read below about the measures we are taking to ensure our patient and staff safety at this time.

  • Staff and patients are required to wear masks
  • Daily health and temperature checks on staff
  • Patient temperatures taken upon arrival
  • Adherence to strict cleaning and decontamination protocols, including the sanitation of touch points frequently, and before and after each patient
  • Limited appointments available
  • Distancing in the reception areas with the option to wait in your car until your appointment time

Not Ready to Visit in Person?

We are still offering virtual consultations, and would love to speak with you!

To schedule your virtual consultation, call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

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Get The Trim Look You’ve Always Wanted With A Tummy Tuck in Washington, DC

Tummy Tuck DCMany people struggle to achieve a tight and trim midsection following weight loss or pregnancy. Even with diet and exercise, you may not be seeing the results you want. If you have excess skin in your midsection and you’re ready to reclaim your body, a tummy tuck in Washington, DC may be right for you.

How to know if you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck

Good candidates for the tummy tuck procedure include:

  • Have excess skin in their midsection from weight loss or pregnancy
  • Are in overall good health
  • Have realistic expectations for their results
  • Are close to their desired weight

“I am so grateful that I was recommended [to] Dr. Brown by my Ob/Gyn for my tummy tuck and he was also recommended for facial plastic surgery by one of New York’s most prominent plastic surgeons who I saw in the past when I lived there. Dr. Brown is the most kind, approachable and skilled doctor I’ve ever been under the care of. And I couldn’t be happier with the results. The results were above and beyond what I hoped for and it is such a pleasure to shop for clothes now and wear a bikini with confidence. There is no reason to go anywhere else. Their skin care specialist is so knowledgeable as well and her treatments and regimen have done wonders for my skin. I couldn’t recommend this practice more.”

-Nicole, Google Review

What type of Washington, DC  tummy tuck is right for you?

When you schedule a consultation with one of our top-rated DC plastic surgeons we’ll discuss your goals and your specific case to determine the best course of action for you. There are three types of tummy tuck that we can consider:

  • Full tummy tuck- This procedure involves an incision along the hipline and around the belly button.
  • Mini tummy tuck- This involves a smaller incision and can often be completed by liposuction.
  • Extended tummy tuck– This procedure is a great option for patients who have lost a very significant amount of weight and have a great deal of loose hanging skin. In this procedure, there are incisions along the flank, lower back, and the hip line.

Following their procedure, many patients experience a boost in confidence, an enhanced overall figure, and an improvement in the appearance of abdominal muscles.

Our doctors are committed to providing the best possible result for you while keeping your health and safety their top priority. We provide technically advanced, cutting edge procedures so that we can provide effective results and help you achieve your individual goals.

To schedule a consultation with one of our top-rated DC plastic surgeons for your tummy tuck in Washington, DC call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

Glowing Skin, Virtual Consultations & More

Get the full line of doctor recommended ZO Skin Health products for 20% off and free shipping! Don’t miss out, this offer ends today, April 30, 2020. Click here to contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown are staying this________ far apart and you should too! Keep a safe distance by booking a virtual consultation from the comfort of your home. Click here to book your consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

In an effort to reserve medical facilities for COVID-19 patients, we are offering emergency services. We are able to treat urgent issue such as a dog bite, laceration, or similar. Click here to learn more.