Double Chin Liposuction for a Snatched Jawline

You’ve tried the gua sha and facial massages, diet, and exercise, but that pesky double chin just won’t go away. If you struggle with excess skin under the neck (the submental region) then liposuction could be an option for you.

How Does Chin Liposuction Work?

This procedure can be done under a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic, it is up to the patient.

The doctors administer numbing medicine through the area and then the fat is removed through suction utilizing a thin metal tube, or cannula. In order to achieve a nice defined jawline the unwanted fat is removed along the side of the jawline as well as the chin.

Double chin lipo (aka “Submental Liposuction“) only takes a few hours, patients do not need to stay in the hospital overnight, and recovery is only three to five days.

How Long Does Chin Liposuction Last Post-Op?

The fat removal is permanent, provided people maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen following their procedure. Additionally, it is normal to experience swelling and fluid retention immediately after surgery, but this normally subsides quickly. Having specific goals in mind for your body contouring process is also extremely important.

If you need help outlining these goals, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown are happy to work with you to maximize your liposuction results and increase your self-image post-operation.Chin Liposuction before and after

Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Liposuction?

Determining if you are a good candidate for chin lipo means your body and your goals align with the guidelines Drs. Bruno and Bruno express:

  • You are in good health
  • You don’t smoke (or are prepared to quit smoking) around the procedure and recovery
  • You have good muscle tone and firm elastic skin
  • You are within 30% of your target weight
  • You have at least one area of fat to be removed
  • You have realistic expectations for your desired figure

Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery prioritize their patient’s safety above all else and will ensure it is safe to go ahead with any procedure before surgery.

Chin Liposuction Alternatives

Kybella is an alternative procedure to getting chin liposuction done. Kybella is a non-invasive treatment that contours the chin for a more defined jawline. The treatment reduces excess fat by destroying fat cells so they can no longer store additional matter. This gives a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, removing the double chin.

If you looking to remove chin fat but are unsure about which treatment is right for you, our office can provide expert analysis to help you make the right decision.

To schedule a consultation for a chin liposuction procedure, please call 301-215-5955 or contact us here.

Liposuction in Washington DC

Liposuction, also commonly referred to as ‘Lipo’, is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin to slim and reshape specific areas of the body. Liposuction in DC can be used to get rid of those stubborn areas that refuse to go away, even after dieting and exercising.

What are the Different Types of Liposuction in Washington DC

Liposuction is a procedure that can remove and/or treat excess fat on various parts of the body. These areas include but are not necessarily limited to your:Liposuction in Dulles, VA

  • Abdomen
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Waist

Once you have decided that liposuction is the right choice for you, you can work with Bruno | Brown’s Board Certified Plastic surgeons to determine which technique better fits your needs through a more in-depth consultation.

What is a Liposuction Consultation Like?

During your consultation with Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, you will discuss your desired plastic surgery outcomes to help determine which technique is right for you.

The first technique is traditional tumescent liposuction. This uses a thin, hollow tube to loosen excess fat by a back-and-forth movement, which is then taken out from the body. The second technique is power-assisted liposuction. This incorporates a device that produces rapid, small vibrations to break up the fat before it can ultimately be removed.

Additionally, we will discuss the average recovery and procedure times for Liposuction. While the time can vary based on a patient’s individual care, a liposuction surgery typically lasts about 1 to 4 hours and recovery is about 3 to 5 days.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction in DC?

Liposuction DC

Determining the type of procedure that is right for you depends on if you are eligible to be a liposuction candidate. The Board Certified plastic surgeons at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery prioritize safety above all else and will ensure it is in your best interest to go ahead with any procedure before surgery.

Qualifications for good candidates for liposuction:

  • Have realistic expectations for their desired figure
  • Have at least one area of fat to be removed
  • Have good muscle tone and firm elastic skin
  • Are within 30% of their target weight
  • Don’t smoke (or are prepared to quit smoking)
  • In good health

If you are interested in having a Liposuction procedure done, please call Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery at 301-215-5955 or click here to schedule your consultation. 

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Tummy Tuck Surgery: Procedure, Preparation, & Recovery

If you have loose skin and excess fat in your midsection that no amount of diet and exercise seems to help, a tummy tuck might be right for you.

About the tummy tuck procedure

Procedure: There are three types of tummy tuck procedures that can be used to achieve your goals. The three options are the full, the mini, and the extended. A full tummy tuck involves an incision across the hip line and around the belly button. A mini involves a smaller incision and is often complemented with liposuction. The extended is best suited to individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, involves extending the incision around the sides and possibly the lower back.

Preparation: It’s important to ensure you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Good candidates are typically individuals with excess skin and fat in their midsection, are in general good health, near their ideal weight, don’t plan on any future pregnancies. Once we’ve determined this is the right procedure for you we’ll walk you through what to expect before and after the procedure so you can properly prepare.

Recovery: Recovery varies from patient to patient but on average it’s about 1-2 weeks. Our team will be there to support you throughout your healing process and answer any questions you have during that time.

Our experience with the tummy tuck procedure

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are highly experienced with a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your body contouring goals and if there are any other areas you would like to target. Some patients choose to undergo more than one procedure at once to combine recovery times and reach their ultimate body goals.

We’ll discuss your overall appearance goals to find the right combination of procedures for you. We aim for your complete satisfaction and will be there to support you throughout the process.

To schedule your consultation for a tummy tuck with Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery call 301-215-5955 or fill out our online form.

 

 

 

 

What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

Thousands of women each year choose to undergo a mommy makeover to restore their pre-baby bodies. Many of our patients come to us wondering “what exactly does the procedure include?” The procedure is not a one-size-fits-all and is meant to target your specific needs which can involve a variety of different plastic surgery procedures.

Typical procedures performed during a mommy makeover

When you come to Bruno | Brown for a consultation for a mommy makeover we’ll talk about the areas of your body you would like to target to come up with procedures that could benefit you. Common procedures include:

  • Breast Augmentation– A breast augmentation is very popular among women who have gone through pregnancy and nursing and therefore lost breast volume they once had. If you’re looking to either restore volume or gain volume you never had, breast implants can be a great option.
  • Tummy Tuck– A tummy tuck is a very common option for a mommy makeover as pregnancy, childbirth, and weight loss can leave your stomach with excess skin and fat as well as stretch marks. A tummy tuck can target your specific issues with your stomach area and is meant to fit your needs.
  • Breast Lift– Another common breast surgery performed during a mommy makeover is a breast lift. Your breasts can sag over time due to aging or following the birth of a child. A lift can give you the perky, youthful chest you once had and can even be combined with other breast procedures to achieve your desired results.
  • Liposuction– Liposuction can target areas of stubborn fat across your body that no amount of diet and exercise seems to be able to address. It can also be a great option for those who do not wish to undergo a full tummy tuck.

How to prepare for a consultation for a mommy makeover

When you schedule a consultation to learn more about your procedure options come with a list of questions to ask your surgeon as well as the areas of your body you want to see a change in. Our doctors will explain the options you have to achieve your body contouring goals and answer any questions you have about the process.

Recovery periods vary from patient to patient and depend on the procedures you select which we’ll discuss with you so you know what to expect. Our plastic surgeons aim to achieve your goals and complete satisfaction with your results.

To schedule your consultation for a mommy makeover with Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery call 301-215-5955.

 

 

 

 

3 Things To Know About Getting a Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure that can help reduce excess skin and fat in your midsection. Many individuals opt into the procedure following the birth of a child, excess weight loss, or simply to improve the look of their stomach. No matter your reasoning, there are a few things to know before deciding on the procedure.

Tummy Tuck in DCThe top 3 things you should know about tummy tucks

  1. There are several procedure options: There are three procedures we perform at Bruno | Brown. The full tummy tuck involves an incision across the hip line and around the belly button. The mini involves a smaller incision and is often complemented with liposuction. Lastly, the extended best suited to individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight involves extending the incision around the sides and possibly the lower back.
  2. You can combine the procedure with others to achieve your goals: When you lose weight you may be left with stretch marks, loose abdominal muscles, and excess skin. While tummy tuck surgery can help with your stomach area, you may have other areas you would like to target. Many patients choose to combine procedures, especially women who are hoping to get back to a pre-baby body through what’s called a mommy makeover. We can discuss your body contouring goals and additional procedures that can be done at the same time to achieve your ultimate body goals.
  3. The recovery can vary based on your procedure: For more minor procedures patients may notice results as soon as the next day, but for more extensive procedures patients can expect a 2-3 week recovery. Our team will be there to support you throughout your healing process and ensure your comfort and complete satisfaction.

What to expect during your tummy tuck consultation

During your consultation, we’ll discuss the procedure and what you can expect before, during, and after. Our surgeons are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible result. We’ll answer any of your questions throughout the process and aim for your complete satisfaction with your results.

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons to learn more about the tummy tuck and if it’s right for you, call 301-215-5955 or fill out our online form.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Tummy Tuck Procedure FAQs

DC Tummy TuckThe tummy tuck procedure is an extremely common plastic surgery procedure. Men and women across the country opt into the procedure to help remove excess skin and fat that has left them feeling less than 100% confident in their appearance. While this procedure is highly common, there are a few frequently asked questions that may help you decide if you’re ready to schedule a consultation.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

Q: Is the tummy tuck procedure right for me?

A: If you have excess skin and fat in your midsection due to weight loss, pregnancy, or weight gain the procedure might be right for you. It’s important to have a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon to determine whether the tummy tuck is the right procedure to achieve your goals, but the tummy tuck is a fantastic option for those who want to remove excess skin and fat.

Q: Does the tummy tuck require a full hip to hip scar?

A: No, the tummy tuck procedure is designed to be tailored to your specific needs. While some patients may require a full hip to hip scar to achieve their goals, other tummy tuck patients need a smaller incision or can even have their tummy tuck completed through liposuction instead.

Q: Is it a bad idea to combine this procedure with others?

A: No, in fact, many patients combine the procedure with a breast augmentation, breast lift, Brazillian butt lift, and/or other procedures. Combining procedures allows you to combine your recovery times and reach your goals faster.

What to expect during your tummy tuck consultation

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your specific goals, your lifestyle, and why you feel this procedure is a fit for you. We’ll talk through the procedure and what to expect as well as any other procedures that may be a good fit for you. Our doctors perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible result for our patients and are ready to discuss the tummy tuck procedure with you today.

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons for a tummy tuck call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

The Mommy Makeover Procedure – Is It Right For You?

Mommy Makeover in DCIf pregnancy and motherhood have taken a toll on your body and diet and exercise haven’t given you the results you’re looking for, it may be time to consider a mommy makeover. There are many factors that can affect the appearance of our bodies such as time, pregnancy, weight gain/loss but it’s important to feel confident as well. The mommy makeover procedure has helped hundreds of thousands of women achieve their body goals post-baby, but is it right for you?

Benefits of the mommy makeover procedure

The mommy makeover has several benefits including:

  • Removal of excess, loose, or hanging skin, which may be the result of weight loss or pregnancy
  • It can lift and enhance the breasts
  • Reduction in the appearance of stretch marks, particularly after pregnancy
  • Improved confidence and self-image
  • It can be tailored to you and target your specific areas of concern

Is the mommy makeover procedure right for you?

If your body isn’t where you want it to be and the above benefits appeal to you, this may be the procedure for you. When you consult with Bruno | Brown for any plastic surgery procedure we talk about your goals, lifestyle, as well as your procedure options. We want to ensure that you’re selecting the right procedure for you and that it will truly achieve what you want. We love the mommy makeover procedure as it can combine multiple procedures such as the tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, and more.

Every patient has different goals and we want to ensure that yours are heard and we can help you achieve them. Our doctors are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. If you want to learn more about how the mommy makeover could benefit you schedule a consultation with us today.

To schedule your consultation for a mommy makeover procedure with Bruno | Brown call 301-215-5955 or click here.

What a Tummy Tuck Can Do For You

Tummy Tuck in DCWe all want to look and feel our best, but with busy work and family schedules, it can be hard to find time for proper diet and exercise to help you reach your goals. If you have excess skin and/or fat in your midsection that you’re unhappy with, a tummy tuck may be a good solution for you.

Why we love the tummy tuck procedure

Tummy tucks are great for those who have lost a good deal of weight and have excess skin/fat, mothers who have gone through pregnancy, and those who can’t seem to get the tummy they want even with proper diet and exercise. The procedure is designed to help patients reach their goals no matter how large or smaller. The tummy tuck can be catered to your needs, whether it involves skin removal and fat removal or simply a bit of liposuction. Some of the key benefits of the tummy tuck are:

  • Removal of excess skin and/or fat
  • Slimmer looking midsection
  • Flattening of the stomach area
  • Tighter stomach muscles
  • Reduction in the appearance of stretch marks
  • Improved confidnece

What we’ll discuss during your consultation for a tummy tuck

During your consultation, we’ll walk through your specific goals for your tummy tuck, your lifestyle, and procedure options to achieve the results you want. Our doctors are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We value patient safety above all else and will happily answer any questions you have throughout the process.

Whether you’re ready to book a procedure or you’re simply looking to know more, we’re always ready to help you find the procedure that’s right for you.

To schedule your consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons and learn if a tummy tuck may be right for you, call 301-215-5955 or click here.