Breast Augmentation and Lift for Former NFL Cheerleader at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we’re passionate about helping women feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. Recently, we had the pleasure of working with a former NFL cheerleader who wanted to enhance her figure with breast implants and a breast lift.

Meet Dominick Fink, former NFL cheerleader, career woman, mom, and all-around girl boss. Ready to follow her breast implant revision and breast lift experience?

After five and a half years of being unhappy with her current breast augmentation, former NFL cheerleader Dominick Fink decided it was time to change that.

Disclaimer: This video contains some graphic images of surgery.

Why did Dominick choose Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for her breast implant exchange?

Dominick contacted a former teammate when looking for the perfect plastic surgeon to perform her breast augmentation. Her old Redskins teammate, Jordan, raved about her results from Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, and Dominick knew this was the best option.

Dominick had one main goal: to make her breasts smaller and perkier through a breast implant revision and breast lift.

She already had saline breast implants from her first breast augmentation that she had done five and a half years ago. She felt as though they were too big for her and was looking for something a little more natural.

“I went through a process where I kinda gained a little bit of weight. Got comfortable with myself. And I just, I don’t know… I kinda want to take it down a little bit and just maybe be a little more proportional.”

Overall, she wanted to come across as more proportional and smaller-chested.

Dominick’s breast lift and breast implant exchange consultations: Dominick Fick having a consultation with Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown

Before her surgery, Dominick had two consultations: first, to meet the doctors, and second, a pre-surgery consultation to discuss the final details of the surgery. In these consultations, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown covered:

What about post-surgery drains?

In this breast augmentation, Dominick did not need drains after her surgery. Drains are often used for more invasive surgeries and can help remove excess liquid instead of forcing the body to absorb that liquid. Drains are discussed in both the pre-surgery consultation and the post-surgery consultation when needed.

The surgery took about 3 hours and consisted of a breast implant exchange and a mastopexy or breast lift.

The main goal was to downsize the implants and lift the breasts to tighten them up. Dominick’s surgery consisted of:Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown preforming Breast Implant Exchange

  • Tightening up the breast pocket and skin around the breast to both shrink that space and make sure the implant is not loose.
  • Removing the extra tissue that is not wanted.
  • Placing the implants in the breast pockets and stitching them into place.

In the end, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown ended up removing half the volume of her breasts.

Dominick’s breast augmentation recovery process:

A few weeks post-surgery, we took the time to interview Dominick on her how she felt and her breast augmentation recovery.

Q: How do you feel post-procedure?Dominick Fink interview after breast lift surgery

A: “I was expecting to be really groggy. I was expecting to be really tired. But I got right back into the car and I was aware of my surroundings, I was good, I felt good. A couple days after I was a little uncomfortable. Just a little mild discomfort but it wasn’t anything too serious. But now I mean I feel great, I’m able to move my arms. I’m super happy with everything and I love the results.”

Q: Did you have any swelling or bruising?

A: “There really wasn’t anything too significant. Of course, the normal scaring around the area, but really there was no bruising.”

Q: How long was it until you felt able to accomplish tasks?

A: “It was about a week, um, until I felt really comfortable moving my arms. Now like I said, I am free to move my arms, and I’m back in the dance studio dancing again. But, I would probably say it was about a week, week and a half until I was back up…  you know, lifting my son up and doing those normal household chores.”

Q: What was the most surprising aspect of the procedure?

A: “I think the most surprising… having had the surgery or a surgery before, I was very nervous about the swelling aspect of it. When I came out of my first surgery, I was super, super swollen, but now I feel comfortable. I think they look great. I feel like I could be back to, you know, my normal bra size or my regular bra size. I think the swelling aspect was what I was really nervous about, but it wasn’t anything too significant.” 

Q: What was your healing time and process like?

A: “Healing Time, I was really nervous. I thought I was going to be out and down for, you know, ‘x’ amount of months, but… like I said, I am back in the dance studio, I am moving, and I am ready to work out again. I feel great. I feel like I can get back in the gym and do everything that I did before.” 

Q: What were your follow-up consultations like?

A: “Follow-ups were absolutely fantastic. When I originally had my first surgery… I went for my consult, I got my surgery, and that was really it. But with Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown, everyone has been so fantastic. I’ve come in, I’ve had multiple appointments afterward to check on me, to see how I’m feeling, I’ve had emails, I’ve had calls… this whole experience with Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown has been absolutely incredible. And something I would honestly recommend to anyone and everyone who is looking to have a surgery done. It’s just been fantastic.” 

Breast augmentation before and after results

Dominick’s results turned out better than she could have ever wanted, and she had a smoother recovery than she was expecting. See her amazing results for yourself!

Breast Augmentation before and afterBreast Augmentation before and after side view

Are you interested in learning more about what a possible breast augmentationbreast lift, and/or breast implant exchange would look like for you?

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Breast Lift Procedure Overview

Over time your breasts can begin to sag, lose volume, and look less youthful than they once did. This can be due to factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, and aging. While it is entirely normal for the appearance of your breasts to change over time, you may feel less than confident in your appearance.

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your breast volume, remove excess skin, and regain your youthful breasts, a breast lift might be right for you.

What happens during the breast lift procedure

In this procedure, incisions are made to sagging breasts in order to lift the breast and improve the overall contour. After the incisions are made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and any excess breast skin is removed.

There are four ways the procedure can be performed. Depending on the extent of the breast lift you need, your doctor will choose one of the following options:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

How we approach the breast lift procedure

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are dedicated to achieving your goals through technically advanced procedures. We’ll get to know you, discuss whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure, and explain what you can expect following the procedure. We’ll do everything we can to achieve your goals and if additional procedures are required to achieve them, such as breast augmentation for additional volume, we’ll walk you through that process. Our team will be there to support you throughout your recovery and answer any questions you have.

To schedule an appointment with one of our plastic surgeons and find out if the breast lift is right for you.

 

 

 

 

Breast Augmentation: Before & After, Procedure, and Recovery

Are you considering increasing the size of your breasts through breast implants or fat grafting? Breast augmentation is a very common plastic surgery procedure chosen by thousands of women each year. The procedure can help improve the symmetry of the breasts, increase size, increase volume, and help a woman achieve the breasts she’s been dreaming of.

About the breast augmentation procedure

Before undergoing your procedure we’ll determine whether an implant or fat-grafting is right for you. The different options are:

  • Fat GraftingThis can be done to achieve a fuller look with a careful injection of fat. In this procedure, fat is injected through very small cannulas leaving minimal evidence of the procedure.
  • Saline Breast Implants: For saline implants, the shell is filled with saline to your desired volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts with a firmer feel.
  • Silicone Breast Implants: For silicone implants, the implant shell is filled to your desired volume. This type of implant offers a more natural feel.
  • Ideal Breast Implants: Ideal Implants are saline implants that provide a natural feel and youthful look without using silicone gel. Ideal Implants use a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and each option as they relate to your goals. For some patients, we even add an additional procedure to achieve their goals. For example, a breast lift or even a tummy tuck can be added so that your recovery time is combined and you can achieve all your goals at one time.

Our experience with breast augmentations

Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform technically advanced surgical procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We aim for your complete satisfaction with your results and will answer any questions you have along the way. Our team will also be there to support you through your breast augmentation recovery, which typically lasts 1-2 weeks.

To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors and discuss your breast augmentation options call 301-215-5955 or fill out our consultation form online.

 

 

 

 

5 Things to Know About Breast Reduction Surgery

The breast reduction procedure, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a more proportional breast. The procedure can help alleviate discomfort caused by overly large breasts and help women achieve breasts they feel comfortable with.

The 5 things you should know about breast reduction

  1. The procedure may be covered by insurance– Many women qualify for insurance coverage for their breast reduction if it is for medical reasons, such as stress on the back and neck.
  2. Breast reduction surgery can reduce back and neck pain– Overly large breasts can cause intense pain in the back, neck, and other areas of your body over time. This can end up limiting the patient’s physical activity and cause emotional stress over time. By reducing the size of your breasts and making them match the proportions of your body, the procedure can reduce pain and improve your happiness with your breasts.
  3. Your surgery is meant to cater to your needs– Our doctors will discuss your specific goals with you, whether it’s a large reduction in breast size, a small reduction, or you’re looking to have a reduction and lift. Our main concern is your
  4. Depending on your goals, a breast lift might be right for you– The procedure that is best for you is dependent on several factors. If you like the size of your breasts but want them to appear perkier, a breast lift will probably be best. If the size of your breasts is too large, then you may want to undergo breast reduction. In some cases, patients will undergo both procedures. We’ll discuss if this is right for you during your consultation.
  5. Recovery is typically 1-2 weeks– Recovery time varies from patient to patient but the typical recovery time is 1-2 weeks. Our team is here to support you throughout your recovery during the days and weeks after surgery.

Our experience with breast reduction surgery

At Bruno | Brown we aim to help our patients achieve their goals to improve their physical and emotional happiness. During your consultation, we’ll discuss if you’re a good candidate for breast reduction, what to expect in the days after surgery, and answer any questions you have along the way. We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results and are ready to help you find the procedure that’s right for you.

To schedule your plastic surgery consultation for a breast reduction with Bruno | Brown call 301-215-5955 or reach out online.

 

 

 

 

Breast Lift Before & After: What You Can Expect

Are you one of the many women whose breasts have begun to sag over time due to aging, weight loss, and pregnancy? Over time, breasts lose their elasticity and can begin to sag leaving them looking deflated and you feeling less than confident in your own skin. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and ready to make a permanent change, a breast lift might be the right option for you.

Breast Lift in DCThe breast lift procedure explained

The breast lift procedure is meant to enhance your breasts’ shape by giving them a more youthful and perky appearance. In this procedure, incisions are made to the breasts in order to lift the breast and improve the overall contour. After the incisions have been made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and any excess breast skin is removed. There are a few ways the procedure can be performed:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

This procedure is meant to lift the breasts, but many patients are curious about adding breast volume or even reducing volume. During your consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons, we’ll go through your goals with you to help determine if you’re a good candidate for a lift as well as any additional procedure such as breast augmentation.

The typical breast lift surgery takes roughly 2-3 hours to perform and the recovery, which varies from patient to patient, averages 1-2 weeks.

Our experience with the breast lift procedure

Our doctors are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We take a holistic approach to plastic surgery and aim to give you the results you desire. We’ll talk through the different procedure options with you and answer any questions you have so you feel confident moving forward.

To schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons and learn more about if a breast lift is right for you call 301-215-5955.

 

 

 

 

Restore Youthful Looking Breasts With a Breast Lift

If your breasts are looking a little deflated and saggy due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, a breast lift may be right for you. In 2020 alone, nearly 90,000 patients opted for a breast lift procedure. The procedure is a great way to restore youthful, perky breasts and can be tailored to your specific needs.

How the breast lift procedure can be tailored to your needs

Breast Lift in DCThe procedure has four basic incision types that are meant to fit your needs:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

You can discuss what incision may be needed to achieve your goals during your consultation with Bruno | Brown. We can also discuss any other procedures that may help you achieve your ultimate goals. For example, many women want to not only lift their breasts but also increase the size. We typically recommend that our patients combine procedures, such as a lift and augmentation, so that they can also combine their recovery time and achieve their goals even faster.

Your breast lift consultation with Bruno | Brown

During your consultation, we’ll discuss how the procedure can benefit you and help you achieve your breast goals. We can go through any questions you have about the procedure and discuss any other areas of your body you would like to target.

When you decide you may be ready to undergo a breast lift, finding the right plastic surgeon for your DC breast lift procedure is critical. Our doctors have decades of experience making each and every patient feel beautiful and confident with the latest, technically advanced practices.

To schedule a consultation with Bruno | Brown for a breast lift call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Procedure Options For Your Mommy Makeover

For many moms, your children are your first priority. Being a mom is a full-time job and for many women, it’s difficult to find time for self-care. Proper diet and exercise can help, but for some, it’s not quite enough to get where you want to be. If you’re a busy mom looking to get back to your pre-baby body, a mommy makeover can help.

Mommy MakeoverCommon Procedures Performed During a Mommy Makeover 

  • Tummy tuck– This procedure is great for patients who have excess skin and fat in their midsection that they would like to remove. The tummy tuck procedure you receive can be catered to the extent of excess skin and fat there are. Whether you need a full tummy tuck, a mini, or something in between, we’ll find the right procedure for you.
  • Liposuction– Liposuction can be performed for those who may not need a full tummy tuck or have other areas where they would like to remove excess fat.
  • Breast augmentation– Many women opt for breast augmentation for their mommy makeover as pregnancy and breastfeeding can tend to deflate the volume of your breasts.
  • Breast liftAnother great procedure to improve the look of your breasts is a breast lift. If your breasts are feeling a bit saggy a lift and/or augmentation may be right for you.
  • Brazilian butt lift– The Brazilian butt lift allows you to take fat from one area of your body and put it into your butt to increase its size and give it a rounder, perkier look. Pregnancy can not only affect your breasts but can even leave your butt looking a bit deflated. Whether you’re trying to get back the bum you once had or give yourself the bum you’ve always wanted a Brazilian butt lift can help.

How We Determine What Procedures Are Right for Your Mommy Makeover

During your consultation, we can talk through the areas you would like to target and your ultimate goals for your body. The procedure is meant to be tailored to your specific needs and we can help you determine what procedures will benefit you most.

To schedule your consultation and learn more about your mommy makeover procedure options call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Is My Breast Reduction Covered By Insurance?

Breast ReductionIf you’re one of the thousands of women who suffer from overdeveloped and painful breasts, a breast reduction may be able to help. Whether you’ve done your research into the procedure or you’re just getting started in your research process, the doctors at Bruno Brown are here to help.

What to know about the breast reduction procedure

  • The procedure may be covered by insurance– One thing that holds many patients back from undergoing plastic surgery is a concern with pricing, but many patients’ breast reductions are covered by insurance. For patients who have suffered back issues, painful marks left behind from bra straps, or other negative effects on their health, the procedure may be covered by insurance.
  • The procedure is meant to be tailored to you– Not every patient has the same goals and we keep that in mind when discussing procedures. Whether you’re looking for a slight reduction, major reduction, or reduction and lift we can help you achieve your specific goals.
  • There are several benefits– The breast reduction benefits include the improved appearance of your breasts, the ability to be more physically active, reduction in neck and back pain in many cases, and boosted self-confidence in many patients.

What we will discuss during your consultation for a breast reduction

During your consultation, we will evaluate your breasts and talk through why you want to undergo the procedure. We’ll take your concerns into account and discuss options with you. Our doctors will also answer any questions you have about the procedure, recovery time, and the results you can expect. We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible result for our patients and aim for your complete satisfaction.

To schedule a consultation and learn more about if the breast reduction procedure is right for you call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Is a Breast Lift Right For Your?

Breast Lift in DCA variety of factors can cause your breasts to sag. Over time your breasts will naturally begin to sag lower than they once were, but things like pregnancy and weight loss can also play a huge role in the appearance of your breasts. The breast lift procedure allows you to boost your breasts back up where they once were and can give you more confidence in your own skin.

How the breast lift procedure works

Every patient has different needs which we take into account when we discuss your options. In this procedure, incisions are made to sagging or droopy breasts in order to lift the breast and improve the contour. After the incisions are made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and any excess breast skin is removed.

The four types of breast lift procedure are:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

Most patients experience a recovery time of 1-2 weeks so you can be back to your normal activities in no time.

How to prepare for a breast lift consultation

It’s important to have realistic expectations for your procedure. During your consultation, we’ll discuss what your specific goals are, how we can achieve them, and go through any questions you have about the procedure and/or recovery. Our team aims to help you achieve the results you want and we’ll let you know if an additional procedure, such as breast implants can help you achieve your ultimate goals for the procedure.

We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best results and will support you throughout the entire process and recovery.

To schedule your consultation with Bruno | Brown and learn more about the breast lift procedure call 301-215-5955 or click here.