When your body changes, body contouring in Chevy Chase, MD with Bruno | Brown can help you change it back
Our bodies endure a number of physically taxing tasks like having a baby, losing weight, aging, and more. These experiences take a toll on the physical appearance of our bodies by stretching and manipulating the skin. Some people are able to bounce back or manage this issue on their own, while some may need extra help.
At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, our Chevy Chase plastic surgeons specialize in body contouring procedures like mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, and liposuction. These procedures help to restore and tighten your figure by slimming the waist and lifting the skin.
Getting a tummy tuck in Chevy Chase, MD
A tummy tuck surgery, also known as an abdominoplasty, addresses problem areas by removing stubborn fat and unwanted tissue around the waistline and stomach. Tummy tucks are common for those who have had children, significant weight loss, or simply have excess skin around the abdomen.
After discussing your current situation and desired outcome, your doctor will recommend which type of tummy tuck will be right for you:
- Mini Tummy Tuck: For when patients need only a small amount of excess fat and skin removed, requiring a smaller incision and less surgery time.
- Regular Tummy Tuck: The most common tummy tuck. It spans from hip to hip, removing excess fat and loose skin from an individual’s entire abdominal area.
- Extended Tummy Tuck: Similar to a regular tummy tuck, the targeted area extends beyond the hips to the lower back. This often includes a liposuction contour.
- Circumferential Tummy Tuck: A 360-degree tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the entire torso, generally most suitable for individuals who have faced significant weight loss, resulting in excess skin and fat in the abdomen, hips, and back.
If you’re looking to get a Chevy Chase, MD tummy tuck, the team at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will take care of you every step of the way.
Mommy Makeover Surgery in Chevy Chase, MD
The tummy tuck can also be included in a mommy makeover. We offer the mommy makeover to rejuvenate your body and restore your pre-pregnancy figure. This popular cosmetic surgery reverses the undesirable physical effects of pregnancy and childbirth through a combination of procedures. These procedures could include a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, breast enhancement, and other body contouring techniques. Each patient is unique, so your specific mommy makeover will depend on what goals you and your doctor establish during the consultation.
You will have a consultation with our doctors to discuss whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Some factors you may discuss include:
- if you are in good medical health
- if you are at your ideal body weight
- if you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- if you are finished with childbearing
Liposuction in Chevy Chase, Maryland
Liposuction is a minimally invasive, versatile procedure which can target and remove unwanted fat from love handles, arms, thighs, and more. In a liposuction procedure, fat is removed through suction using a thin metal tube.
It is commonly paired with tummy tuck and mommy makeover procedures, but can also be done on its own and in other parts of the body. Its versatility and minimally invasive nature has made it one of the most popular procedures for men and women.
This procedure may be beneficial for those whose experience more difficulty with stubborn fat, and struggle less with excess skin. It can also be beneficial for those who want to relocate their removed fat using fat grafting.
Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover, and Liposuction Recovery
Recovery for tummy tuck and mommy makeover procedures can range between two and three weeks. No overnight hospital stay is required for either procedure. Activity will be minimal the first week and you may need assistance during your daily activities. After the first week, you will gradually increase your activity as you start to feel better. You can expect a slightly longer recovery from a mommy makeover as you are recovering from multiple procedures at the same time compared to just one.
Depending on how much you have done, liposuction recovery may only take 3-5 days. You will experience soreness and bruising but will be able to return to normal activity soon after the procedure.
Every patient is different and will require different recovery processes. Listen to your doctor and follow the guidelines given to you for the best results.