Have tireless efforts of diet and exercise failed to deliver the results you want? Consider a tummy tuck procedure in Washington, DC.
Aging, or significant life events such as pregnancy, can change the overall appearance of your figure and leave you with stubborn fat that diet and exercise alone are unable to remove. Perhaps you experienced a significant weight loss but are now left with loose, hanging skin- an adverse effect of an otherwise positive change. A tummy tuck procedure can completely reshape the abdomen.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Flattened stomach area
Improved appearance of abdominal muscles
Enhanced, youthful appearance of the abdomen
Tightened stomach muscles
Reduced appearance of stretch marks
Removed excess, loose skin
Reduced waistline, some patients drop several pants sizes
If you live in the Washington DC area, a tummy tuck procedure at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery can completely reshape your abdomen and stomach area, by removing excess skin and fat and allowing you to feel comfortable in your own skin again.
This procedure usually takes between two and four hours, with a recovery time of as little as two weeks and no overnight hospital stay required, though many patients choose to stay overnight for comfort. Ideally, candidates for this procedure are generally in good health, are near their ideal weight, and have realistic expectations for achieving their desired look.
The tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, that is right for you will be determined by your plastic surgeon, with your goals and lifestyle in mind.
Full tummy tuck- includes an incision made around the belly button and across the hip line.
Mini tummy tuck- involves a much small incision and can be complemented with liposuction.
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.
Make sure to choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for your tummy tuck. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery take a holistic approach to this procedure. They find that by focusing on reshaping your overall figure, rather than focusing only on your problem areas, provides the best results.
We look forward to hearing from you about your tummy tuck in Washington, DC soon.
Microneedling with PRP is a non-invasive procedure that reduces the signs of aging and minimizes the appearance of age spots and scars.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Your Bethesda Microneedling with PRP procedure, also popularly known as the vampire facial, is a non-invasive procedure involving a mechanical pen creating tiny channels at a specific depth in the skin to trigger the body’s healing process which fills these channels with new collagen and elastin and forms new capillaries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons further discusses the microneedling process used for this treatment.
The ‘vampire’ part of this treatment comes after these channels are formed when your own PRP supercharges the procedure’s benefits. PRP is obtained by drawing a small amount of your blood to use topically on the skin, to speed up recovery and virtually eliminate side effects.
This procedure can take as little as twenty minutes with a recovery time of just four to six days, where you’ll experience some redness and mild peeling.
Microneedling with PRP will consistently trigger the bodies repair process until your desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. While this procedure does penetrate the top layer of the skin, it does not cause damage and results can last up to one year.
Some benefits of this procedure can include:
Improvement in skin tone and texture
Reduction of scars
Firmer, more even skin
New collagen and elastin produced
Pore size shrunken
Treated stretch marks
Minimized appearance of age spots
Reduced signs of premature aging
Improved appearance of rosacea
Choose Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for your Microneedling with PRP Procedure Near Bethesda
At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we take a holistic approach to the microneedling with PRP procedure and consider your overall complexion rather than just focusing on a specific problem area. This maximizes your rejuvenation results. A testimonial from one of our microneedling with PRP patients reads:
“My goal has always been to keep my look as natural as possible. It’s great that the regimen was custom designed for me based on what my skin needed. I love that I’m actually fixing my skin from the inside, not just masking the problem. My skin looks healthier, more plump and even, and certainly has a more youthful glow.”
We look forward to hearing from you to schedule your microneedling with PRP procedure soon.
Both the physical and emotional discomfort of loose or hanging labial tissue leads many women to choose labiaplasty. This physical discomfort is most often experienced as pain during athletic activities such as cycling or horseback riding, pain from tight clothes, or pain from intercourse due to the size of the labia. This could even lead to sexual avoidance from anticipating painful intercourse.
Some women also choose a labiaplasty procedure because they feel insecure about the shape, size, or appearance of their labia. Excess tissue can result from a significant weight loss or pregnancy and can cause the labia to be asymmetrical or cause the labia minora to extend well beyond the labia majora.
Labiaplasty can take as little as 45 minutes with minimal recovery time. However it is recommended to hold off on any significant or strenuous lower body exercise for several weeks. While many patients elect to undergo general anesthesia for extra comfort, it is also possible to perform the procedure using a local anesthetic if this is your preference.
The Benefits of Labiaplasty Washington, DC Can Include:
Loose, sagging labia minora shortened so that they no longer hang below the labia majora
Wearing tight clothes without irritation
Horseback riding, cycling, and other activities can be performed without discomfort
Relief of itching or irritation
A more attractive, youthful labia appearance
An increase in self-confidence and self-esteem
A better sexual experience
Increased sexual pleasure if the clitoris becomes more exposed
An end to recurrent yeast infections if they were caused by excessive irritation from elongated labia
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, multiple studies indicate that labiaplasty surgery is associated with a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent. Choose a surgeon you can trust, like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery who have significant experience performing labiaplasty surgery. The skills of your plastic surgeon translate directly to your plastic surgery results. The labia are very small, delicate structures so it is particularly important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for this procedure like Drs. Bruno, Brown, and Tan.
We look forward to seeing you for your free consultation or Labiaplasty DC procedure soon.
Are diet and exercise just not enough to obtain the weight loss results that you want? Consider a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck procedure can help you reach your weight loss goals, regain your self-confidence, and feel comfortable in your skin.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck procedure (or abdominoplasty) is a body contouring procedure that tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat. It can help you target problem areas and re-shape your waistline if diet and exercise alone have not delivered the results you’d like, if you’ve been pregnant, or if you’ve experienced significant weight loss resulting in excess skin.
This procedure only takes 2-4 hours with a recovery time of as little as 2 weeks with no overnight hospital stay required. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons expands upon what you can expect from the procedure step-by-step.
The best candidates for this procedure have realistic and specific goals in mind and are near their ideal weight. Your expert plastic surgeon, like the doctors at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery, will work with you to determine which type of procedure is right for addressing your problem areas and individual goals.
Some options Tummy Tuck options include:
Full tummy tuck: An incision around the belly button and across the hip line
Mini tummy tuck: A smaller incision, often accompanied by liposuction
Extended tummy tuck: Incisions around the flank, lower back, and hip line, fitting for patients who have experienced a significant weight loss
A tummy tuck procedure has many benefits, including:
Flattens the stomach area
Reduces and reshapes the waistline
Enhances the overall figure
Tightens abdominal muscles
Removes excess, loose, or hanging skin
Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Choosing a skilled plastic surgeon is essential to maximizing these benefits. The skills of your plastic surgeon translate directly to the quality of your results, so it is important to choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for your procedure. The physicians at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery take a holistic approach to this procedure to achieve the most natural look. This approach takes into consideration your overall figure and focuses on re-shaping the entire waistline rather than just focusing on the abdomen. This method can completely alter your appearance and help you to drop several pants sizes.
As experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons, we look forward to hearing from you to schedule your tummy tuck procedure or free consultation soon.
Breast enlargement can allow you to feel more comfortable in your skin and increase self-confidence.
Many women choose breast enlargement after losing breast volume from aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, or simply to increase their breast size.
Why Consider Breast Enlargement?
Breast enlargement increases the size and symmetry of your breasts while improving projection. Enhancing your breasts can lead to an improved body image which can allow you to feel more comfortable with your appearance.
There are four different ways Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the breast enlargement results you desire. Your experienced plastic surgeon will walk you through the options to figure out the best route to achieve your goals.
Breast enlargement options include:
Fat grafting: Uses liposuction to transfer fat from other parts of the body to the breasts, giving a fuller look
Saline implants: A silicone shell is filled to your desired volume, increasing size and shape of cleavage
Silicone implants: More viscous than saline, a silicone shell is filled to the desired volume and offers a more natural look
Ideal implants: Uses a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold saline, providing a natural feel and youthful look
Many benefits can be achieved through breast augmentation such as increased symmetry and volume, and reshaping of the cleavage for a fuller, perkier look.
The quality of your procedure results is directly tied to the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons discusses the importance of choosing a board-certified, expert plastic surgeon for your procedure. Your plastic surgeon will help you determine which type of implant is right for you, keeping in mind your goals and lifestyle.
The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery take a holistic approach, understanding that every woman and her aims for this procedure are different.
We look forward to hearing from you to set up your free consultation or breast enlargement surgery.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can work to improve the vision and appearance of your eyes.
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your eyes, eyelid surgery may be the right choice.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
During the eyelid surgery procedure excess tissue is removed from the area surrounding the eyelid to create a more youthful appearance. Aging or other natural factors can change the appearance of your eyes over time, but eyelid surgery can work to correct these changes. This procedure targets loose and sagging skin that forms folds which disturb the natural contour of the upper eyelid, fatty deposits that create puffiness around the eyelids, bags under the eyes, drooping or sagging lower eyelids that can reveal white below the iris, and fine wrinkles around the eyelids.
Eyelid surgery takes around 1-2 hours with a recovery period of 2-3 weeks, and 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, and are in overall good health. It is also important for candidates of this procedure to have realistic goals in mind for their expected appearance.
The benefits of eyelid surgery can include:
Reduced signs of aging
May improve vision
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
Unlike many plastic surgeons, the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery take a holistic approach to surgery in which the overall harmony of your facial features is considered first rather than focusing on one isolated area. This ensures the results of your procedure are optimized, and your overall appearance is enhanced in a natural-looking way. The experience and knowledge of your plastic surgeon translates directly into the quality of your results. For your eyelid procedure it is essential to choose a plastic surgeon you can trust like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery who will be with you every step of the way- from the initial consultation through the recovery process.
We look forward to seeing you for your free eyelid surgery consultation soon.
Neither procedure is meant for weight loss but for shaping and refining problems areas where fat deposits. However, when these procedures are combined with an active lifestyle and healthy diet, they can result in some weight reduction.
CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, has an increased procedure time, and also an increased risk of PAH. The manufacturer of CoolSculpting equipment reports that PAH is a rare side effect and only occurs in an estimated 1 out of every 4,000 treatment cycles.
However, according to two doctors of Miami Plastic Surgery, they have experienced 15 PAH events in six patients which represents a much higher incidence of the risk, about 1 out of every 138 cryolipolysis cycles. The doctors at Miami Plastic Surgery stress the need for further study to clarify the incidence of PAH after CoolSculpting.
PAH can be corrected through SmartLipo or liposuction, though this may require a surgery which can defeat the purpose of choosing a non-surgical body sculpting procedure for many patients. Patients also need to wait several months before undergoing liposuction as time is needed for the fat in the areas of PAH to soften.
When deciding between SculpSure and Coolsculpting consult with your expert plastic surgeon at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery to determine which body contouring procedure is right for you.
At Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery our specialists customize a treatment plan that fits your circumstances. This is important because the number of treatments needed for optimal results can vary. For your body-contouring procedure choose a plastic surgeon you can trust to understand your needs and help you achieve your goals.
We look forward to hearing from you for your free SculpSure consultation soon.
Micro-needling with PRP is gaining popularity fast, and it’s no secret why. It can have enormous benefits for your skin; it’s been reported that even Kim Kardashian and Tiger Woods have tried it!
Micro-needling with PRP is a non-invasive procedure that works to reduce the signs of aging and minimizes scarring.
What is Micro-needling with PRP?
Micro-needling with PRP is a non-invasive procedure which only takes 20 – 40 minutes with a recovery time of 4 – 6 days. During this procedure, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. The PRP is then applied topically during and after the micro-needling procedure in which the top layer of skin is penetrated without being damaged.
The pen used for micro-needling creates tiny channels, called micro-channels, at a specific depth in your skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process. The added benefits from applying the PRP allow new collagen and elastin to be produced in the papillary dermis and new capillaries are formed for an improved blood supply. This procedure kick-starts the body’s healing process with rejuvenation.
According to US Magazine, “The cutting-edge beauty treatment has been used since the early 90s on top sports athletes who had suffered soft tissue damage, but has now come into fashion as an alternative to facial fillers and Botox.”
Micro-needling with PRP will consistently trigger the bodies repair process until the desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. Results from this procedure can include new collagen and elastin creating improved skin tone and texture, increased skin firmness and elasticity, reduction of scars, pores, hyperpigmentation, age spots, stretch marks, and improves the appearance of rosacea. These results can last up to one year.
The experience of your plastic surgeon translates directly to the quality of your results. Choose a plastic surgeon you can trust like Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for your micro-needling with PRP procedure. We are committed to providing effective results.
Breast implants DC is a procedure in which breast enhancement is achieved through the reshaping and resizing of the breasts using either fat grafting, saline implants, silicone implants, or ideal implants. Each type of implant has different benefits so it is important to discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon so they can aid you in making the right choice. Drs. Bruno and Brown are highly experienced surgeons who can help you determine what’s right for your individual goals and lifestyle.
This procedure can work to correct many issues, such as increasing breast symmetry, cleavage, breast shape and volume, and improving projection. Particularly after life events such as aging, pregnancy, or extreme weight loss, your breast shape and size can change dramatically. This procedure can help return your confidence and body shape to before these life events altered your appearance.
Receiving breast implants can help boost confidence and allow you to feel comfortable in your own skin. For more information on the benefits of breast implants, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Candidates for Breast Implants DC Should Fit These Guidelines:
Overall good health
At least 18 years of age
Not currently pregnant or nursing
May have a breast asymmetry
May have undergone life events such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, which altered the appearance of the breasts
Breast implants can’t work to correct severely sagging breasts. However, a breast lift can work to alter drooping breasts, allowing them to look fuller and perkier. Most patients who determine that both breast implants DC and a breast lift are right for them can have these procedures performed at the same time. Your expert plastic surgeon like Drs. Bruno or Brown will assist you in making the decision that is right for your circumstances.
If you have been tirelessly dieting and exercising in hopes to lose stubborn stomach fat, but haven’t had much success, a DC tummy tuck may be right for you. Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat as well as tightening the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck lets you attain the waist you want and can improve your overall body shape.
Tummy tucks can’t stop how weight-gain affects your body but can provide long-term results if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Drs. Brown and Bruno will work with you to determine which procedure best fits your needs.
Tummy tuck options include:
Full tummy tuck: An incision is made around the belly button and across the hip line.
Mini tummy tuck: This procedure can be supplemented by liposuction and involves a smaller incision.
Extended tummy tuck: Best for patients who have had significant weight loss, and involves incisions around the flank, lower back, and hip line.
How Should I Prepare for my DC Tummy Tuck?
Your doctor will walk you through all pre and post-operative care. Some pre-operative instructions include:
No smoking at least four weeks prior to surgery.
Do not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products.
Remove any abdominal area or belly button jewelry prior to surgery.
Fill all your prescriptions before surgery.
Choose a Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust for your DC Tummy Tuck
It’s essential to pick a plastic surgeon that will make you feel comfortable throughout your tummy tuck process. Drs. Brown and Bruno will be with you every step of the way, from initial consultation through the recovery process. Choose an expert plastic surgeon like Drs. Brown and Bruno who have been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an industry-leading organization.
Disclaimer: This website provides information about popular plastic surgery procedures in the DC area, such as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, body contouring, skin care and more, and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be medical advice. Schedule your plastic surgery consultation today.