Get Your Summer Body This Winter with a Tummy Tuck in Washington, DC

The expression, “summer bodies are made in winter” is true, and you can get one with a Tummy Tuck from Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery!

tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from around the waistline and stomach as well as tightens the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck procedure can improve the overall appearance of your figure and get rid of the stubborn fat that diet and exercise alone are unable to remove.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck in Washington, DC tummy tuck DC

  • Flattened stomach area
  • Improved appearance of abdominal muscles
  • Slimmed waistline
  • Tightened stomach muscles
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks
  • Removed excess, loose skin

Washington, DC Resident Gets a Tummy Tuck

One Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery patient shared her tummy tuck experience with us:

Can you tell us how many inches you lost from your tummy tuck? Maybe clothing size if you aren’t sure?
Waist size, went from size 14, down between a 10-11, from an XL to a medium. My stomach is flat.

How was your overall experience?  
I can’t stop saying good things about the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. Even afterward, the nurses and the recovery nurses and staff were great. Dr. Brown went the extra mile. And he made sure he called; he took the time to make me feel like a VIP.

I wasn’t just another patient, another number. I said to him ‘just treat me as if it was your wife.’ And he did, I felt like part of the family.

Read the full interview here >

Your Tummy Tuck Choices in the DC Area

There are numerous types of tummy tuck procedures you can choose from and your plastic surgeon will work with you to determine which one is right for you and your lifestyle. Options include:

  • Mini tummy tuck- involves a much small incision and can be complemented with liposuction.
  • Full tummy tuck- includes an incision made around the belly button and across the hip line.
  • Extended tummy tuck is best for patients who have undergone a significant weight loss and includes multiple incisions around the flank, lower back, and hip line.

We look forward to hearing from you soon to schedule your tummy tuck surgery in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

 

Are you unhappy with your post-pregnancy body? A mommy makeover in Washington, DC can help you regain your self-confidence.

Despite efforts of healthy eating and targeted exercise, are you unable to get back to the body you had before pregnancy? A mommy makeover in Washington, DC may be the answer.

Benefits of a DC Mommy Makeover

There are countless benefits to receiving a mommy makeover, but many women say the most significant was their increased self-confidence. Reclaiming your pre-baby shape can give you a more positive self-image and allow you to feel more comfortable in your skin.

A mommy makeover is more cost-effective because it combines numerous surgeries into one. A Bruno | Brown patient shared her mommy makeover experience with us:

mommy makeover DC “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. 

Results were amazing. They exceeded my expectations. There was no way I could diet and exercise and get the body back that I wanted. You can’t do anything about excess skin, folded skin, and I had twins! So I had a lot of extra skin.”

Read the full interview here >

The Mommy Makeover Procedure

A mommy makeover procedure is tailored to your specific needs, including any number of procedures which work to restore your pre-pregnancy body. Candidates for a mommy makeover are close to their ideal weight, at least four to six months post-childbirth, and not breastfeeding. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons goes into further on what makes a good mommy makeover candidate.

Our DC area Mommy Makeover can include a combination of the following:

  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure can completely reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and loose skin around the waistline
  • Liposuction: Through careful, targeted suction, excess fat and tissue are permanently removed
  • Breast Augmentation: Reshapes and resizes the breasts for a more youthful appearance, increasing breast symmetry and improving projection
  • Breast Lift: Breasts are lifted to enhance the position and symmetry and reduces the appearance of aging or sagging breasts
  • Labiaplasty: Sculpts and reshapes the labia minora and/or labia majora.

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we offer a holistic approach, focusing on reshaping your overall figure to achieve the best results rather than target a specific problem area. A mommy makeover is customized to meet the individual goals of each patient, so it is essential to choose an experienced plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery.

If you’re considering getting a mommy makeover in Washington, DC contact us today to schedule your consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC Residents: Have you Considered Eyelid Surgery?

Are your eyelids showing your age? If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyes due to aging, eyelid surgery in Washington, DC can help!

Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes the excess tissue around the eyelid area to create a more youthful appearance. This procedure can correct individual problem areas as well as smooth the skin around the eyelid to give a youthful appearance.

Our Washington, DC Eyelid Surgery Procedureeyelid surgery

When it comes to the delicate area around your eyes, choose an expert plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, who are knowledgeable and experienced in their field.

Your doctor will take a holistic approach to your eyelid surgery and take into account the overall harmony of your facial features rather than focusing on one isolated area of the face. Your procedure may involve a number of surgical techniques- incisions will be made to either the upper eyelid or the lower eyelid to remove excess skin.

The benefits of eyelid surgery can include:

  • Reduced signs of aging
  • Brightened appearance of dark patches under the eyes
  • Lifted appearance of hollows under the eyes
  • Decreased puffiness under the eyes
  • Smoothed skin and reduced fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes

An ideal candidate for eyelid surgery should be in good health, have realistic expectations about their desired appearance, and not smoke, or is willing to quit smoking prior to, and during the recovery of, the procedure.

Visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to learn more about the blepharoplasty procedure >

Consider Your DC Eyelid Surgery at Bruno | Brown

The experience of your surgeon translates directly to the quality of your plastic surgery results. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery value patient interaction and will be with you every step of the way. Unlike other doctors who siphon off work to staff members with less training, our experienced plastic surgeons will be with you from your initial consultation through the recovery process.

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in the Washington, DC area, schedule your consultation today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncomfortable with the Size of Your Breasts? Consider Breast Reduction Surgery in Washington, DC

Some women have disproportionally large breasts that can cause physical discomfort during everyday activities. If you suffer from back, neck, or other pain from large breasts, you may want to consider a DC breast reduction surgery.

Celebrities Who Have Had Breast Reduction Surgery

Actress Ariel Winter, from the popular TV show Modern Family, along with Queen Latifah have admitted to having breast reduction to relieve pain caused by the size of their breasts. Dina Manzo from The Real Housewives of New Jersey shared with Women’s Health Magazine about her choice to get her breasts reduced:

‘I was uncomfortable and felt like I was carrying a child around with me all the time,’ she said. ‘Plus, you don’t realize it until you have big boobs, but they’re a pain when it comes to dressing.’

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery in DC?breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery is increasing among women who are sick of dealing with physical and emotional pain from their large breasts. Excess breast tissue can impair some people’s ability to lead an active lifestyle.

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

Breast Reduction with Bruno | Brown

If you are considering breast reduction, it’s important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon to perform your surgery. During your consultation, our doctors will work with you to determine your ideal breast size and how breast reduction surgery can improve your quality of life. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery are specialists at helping DC area patients achieve their desired appearance.

 

If you’re considering getting a breast reduction in Washington, DC contact us today to schedule your consultation.

 

BodyTite DC: A Solution for Unwanted Body Fat

If you’re looking for a way to reduce fat without causing saggy, unwanted skin- BodyTite in Washington, DC may be your answer.

BodyTite is the newest, minimally invasive procedure that shapes, lifts, and tightens your skin without the recovery time of traditional liposuction.

How Does BodyTite Work?

BodyTite is an FDA approved procedure that helps contour your body by targeting problem areas that have not been responsive to diet and exercise. It simultaneously tightens loose skin that may be a result from weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.

BodyTite is powered by radio-frequency aided lipolysis (RFAL) for three-dimensional remodeling and contouring. RFAL melts and removes excess fat through a tiny incision made in an inconspicuous location. Learn more about BodyTite from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

BodyTite can be used on the following areas:Bodytite

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Back

The BodyTite Procedure

Our expert plastic surgeons will work with you to determine if BodyTite is the right choice for you in order to meet your specific goals, or if the procedure can be used in conjunction with liposuction to meet your needs. The procedure only takes about one to three hours and is an in-office procedure.

Patients typically have minor soreness that only lasts one to two days before being able to return to their normal activities. Results are noticeable in just a few days and continue to improve for several months as the skin continues to tighten post procedure and any swelling subsides.

An ideal candidate for this procedure has specific goals in mind for targeting areas on the body which have not been responsive to other weight loss efforts such as diet and exercise.

Choose Bruno | Brown for Your BodyTite Procedure in Washington, DC

If you have been thinking about getting BodyTite, make sure to choose a plastic surgeon you can trust. The knowledge and experience of your plastic surgeon translates directly into the quality of your results. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will be with you through every step of the process- from the initial consultation to recovery.

Contact us today to schedule your DC BodyTite procedure or consultation.

Mommy Makeovers Continue to Grow in Popularity in Washington, DC

Motherhood is an exciting chapter for all new moms, but pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body and it can be hard to get back to your pre-pregnancy figure. A mommy makeover can help you gain your confidence and get your body back in ways that dieting and exercise cannot.

DC Mommy Makeovers: Personalized to Meet Your Goalsmommy makeover

Mommy makeovers can be customized to fit your specific needs in order to help you achieve the results you’re after. Mommy makeovers can include any combination of the following procedures:

  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure can completely reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and loose skin around the waistline
  • Liposuction: Through careful, targeted suction, excess fat and tissue are permanently removed
  • Breast Augmentation: Reshapes and resizes the breasts for a more youthful appearance, increasing breast symmetry and improving projection
  • Breast Lift: Breasts are lifted to enhance the position and symmetry and reduces the appearance of aging or sagging breasts
  • Labiaplasty: Sculpts and reshapes the labia minora and/or labia majora.

Mommy Makeovers for All Moms

Candidates for mommy makeovers can be new moms or moms with grown children! They should be close to their goal weight, and at least four to six months post-childbirth. They should also have stopped breastfeeding.

According to a recent Allure Magazine article, the main demographic researching mommy makeovers were women between the ages of 25-34. Some surgeons believe that the rise is because most new moms are millennials, who are generally more accepting of the idea of plastic surgery.

Want more details on the Bruno | Brown mommy makeover experience?

Click here to read an interview with one of our DC-area patients to learn about her decision-making process, her fears, her recovery, what she loves, and more.

Choose Bruno | Brown for Your Mommy Makeover

The procedure will take between 3-6 hours, and no overnight hospital stay is required. Recovery time is usually between 2-3 weeks.

We will customize your mommy makeover to make sure it meets your individual goals. It is essential to choose an experienced plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for this procedure to make sure you achieve the best results possible.

If you’re considering a mommy makeover, or have questions about what the procedure can do for you, contact us to schedule a consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC Micro-needling with PRP: A Solution for Acne Scars

If you suffer from acne scars due to previous breakouts, Micro-needling with PRP can help reduce their appearance.

Micro-needling with PRP, sometimes referred to as a Vampire Facial, is a non-invasive procedure that helps minimize the appearance of scars and age spots, and also reduces the signs of aging.

The Benefits of Micro-needling with PRP in Washington, DC micro-needling with PRP

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), micro-needling with PRP uses a mechanical pen to make tiny channels at a precise depth in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process, which creates new collagen and elastin. Unlike some other types of treatments, micro-needling has very few contraindications and is safe to use on all ethnicities and skin types with very little recovery time or side effects.

Some benefits of the micro-needling procedure can include:

  • Reduced appearance of scars
  • Minimized appearance of age spots and fine lines
  • Improvement in appearance of rosacea
  • Skin tone and texture of skin becomes firmer, and more even
  • New collagen and elastin produced
  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Pore size shrunken
  • Reduced stretch marks

What is Involved in a Micro-needling with PRP Procedure?

First, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube and then separated out from the other elements of the blood using a centrifuge. The PRP is applied topically to your face during and after the micro-needling procedure, which penetrates the top layer of skin without damaging it. PRP also speeds up the healing process. Learn more about micro-needling from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Micro-needling with PRP will consistently trigger the skin’s repair process until your desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. The procedure can take between 20-40 minutes with a recovery time of 4-6 days.

One PRP patient goes into further detail on what to expect after treatment:

“You leave the office with PRP on your face (it’s clear and looks like you’re walking around with a light gel facemask on). Your face is red right after the procedure, but I was able to pretty effectively cover the redness with makeup the day after.”

We look forward to hearing from you soon to schedule your Micro-needling with PRP treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dermal Fillers with Bruno | Brown: Q&A with a Washington, DC Patient

Fillers for fine lines in Washington, DC

dermal fillers DC

We all know that fillers have grown in popularity to achieve larger, fuller lips, but did you know it can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?

We sat down and interviewed a Bruno | Brown patient about her experience getting dermal fillers.

This patient is a working professional in her early 50s.

Real Life Filler Experience Q&A

What procedures have you gotten done with Bruno Brown?
I’ve gotten Botox, dermal filler, and a facial. I’ve gotten Botox twice and the filler once.

What area did you have done?
I had the area around my mouth done as I was getting a lot of those fine wrinkles around the mouth- almost like smoker lines even though I don’t smoke. They were really bothering me.

When did you see results?
A week at the most, not very long.

 How long did the treatment take?
I was there for probably 20 minutes, maybe half an hour, and I did Botox at the same time. For the filler, it was just a lot of little pricks around the mouth.

Did it hurt?
The area right around my lips did hurt. I didn’t say anything at the time, but now I know to ask for more numbing. Don’t be a hero

Read the full interview here >

Your Filler Options

The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will work with you to decide which type of filler would work best for your desired look. We offer the following types of filler to choose from:

  • Juvederm – Results can last up to a year with this injectable gel that immediately smooths lines and wrinkles around the nose.
  • Juvederm Volbella – Created specifically for the mouth and lip area, a softer filler for lips and perioral age lines.
  • Vollure– Long-lasting results for up to 18 months, Vollure softens moderate to severe lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines around the nose.
  • Voluma–Results can last up to 2 years and instantly adds contour and a subtle lift for smooth, natural-looking results.

 

Learn more about this patient’s real life experience with fillers and see if they may be right for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Botox with Bruno | Brown: Q&A with a Washington, DC Patient

Botox in Washington, DC: the benefits of going to a Top Plastic Surgeon.Top DC Plastic Surgeons and Botox

We’ve all seen the specials at spas for deals on Botox treatments and wondered what the difference was between the spa treatment and a medical professional. Botox results can turn disastrous if not done by an experienced plastic surgeon. You can end up with tired, droopy eyes or a frozen look.

We interviewed a Bruno | Brown patient about her experience getting Botox at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery versus a med-spa experience.

This patient is a working professional in her early 50s.

Real Life Botox Experience Q&A

Why Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery?
I had gotten Botox done before at a med spa several times. I got a recommendation to go to Bruno | Brown because I had always gone to a med spa and a friend told me, “Why aren’t you going to a plastic surgeon? To someone who actually knows what they’re doing.”

I thought, ‘Oh yeah, that’s probably a better idea.’  The perception in my mind was it was going to be way more expensive, way more. But in reality, the price wasn’t that much more, nearly on par.

When did you see results?
It starts kicking in around day three, full results were in a week.

What did the procedure feel like?
Botox doesn’t hurt, I really didn’t feel it.

How long did the treatment take?
It’s really fast- maybe 10-15 minutes.

Read the full interview here >

Why should I go to a Plastic Surgeon for my Botox Treatment?

When done correctly, Botox can smooth crow’s feet, reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and the lines in the folds between the nose and lips. However, when someone with limited experience administers Botox, they could possibly make the injections in the wrong spot, too deep, or too low. This can cause unwanted side effects, like a frozen forehead or cause eyelids to droop.

You always want Botox treatments to be given by a trained and experienced medical professional. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery are experienced and qualified to perform Botox treatments and will determine what the best methods are to achieve your desired look.

 

Read the entire interview about this patient’s real life experience with Botox treatments at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyelid Surgery in Washington, DC

Consider Eyelid Surgery at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery

Are you sick of being told “You look tired”? Unhappy with the effects aging has had on your eye area? It may be time you considered eyelid surgery in the Washington, DC area. Eyelift surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes the excess tissue around the eyelid area to create a more youthful appearance.

Benefits of a Washington, DC Eyelid Surgery Procedureeyelid surgery

  • Reduced signs of aging
  • Brightened appearance of dark patches under the eyes
  • Lifted appearance of hollows under the eyes
  • Smoothed skin and fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes

What Does Eyelid Surgery in Washington, DC Entail?

Eyelift surgery takes about 1-2 hours with a recovery period of 2-3 weeks. No overnight hospital stay is required. Ideal candidates are typically in their early thirties to late sixties, are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking prior to, and for the duration of, the recovery. Candidates should also be in overall good health and have realistic goals in mind for their expected appearance.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons goes into further detail on this procedure if you’d like to learn more.

For Your Eyelid Surgery, Make Sure to Choose a DC Area Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

When it comes to the delicate area around your eyes, choose an expert plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, who are knowledgeable and experienced in their field. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery take a holistic approach when it comes to eyelid surgery and will take into account all your facial features in order to achieve the most beautiful and natural results possible. They value patient interaction and will be with you every step of the way- from your initial consultation through the recovery process, unlike many doctors who will siphon off work to staff members with less training.

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in the Washington, DC area, schedule your consultation today!