DC Breast Augmentation: RealSelf Says Wedding-Related Procedures Increased 30% in 2019

Data released in May by RealSelf, a leading consumer review site on cosmetic treatments, shows more people are getting cosmetic procedures as part of their wedding preparation, with wedding-related reviews up 30 percent in 2019.

Breast Augmentation Shares Number 1 Spot of Most Viewed Surgical Treatments in Preparation of Weddings

Breast implants and rhinoplasty share the number one spot, accounting for 14% of all wedding related reviews over the last 12 months. According to the magazine, breast augmentation ranked number one in 2018 as well.

“Cosmetic interventions are real medical procedures that require serious thought and consideration,” said RealSelf chief medical officer Dr. Lara Devgan. “While a major life event such as a wedding might motivate a patient to move forward with a procedure, that individual has likely been contemplating and researching for months or even years leading up to that point.”

Read the full press release here.DC Breast implants

Are you considering breast augmentation in DC?

The first step is to set up a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons. During the consultation, you and the doctor will review your overall goals and discuss both implant size and projection. It is important to consider the overall size you’re looking to achieve.

Our goal is to look at your implant procedure in a holistic way by considering the following:

  • Your body size and type
  • Desired appearance goals
  • Skin elasticity
  • Overall lifestyle that could be impacted by the procedure

Choose an experienced plastic surgeon for your DC breast implant procedure

It is crucial that you choose a doctor that makes you feel confident asking questions, ensuring you make an informed choice and your expectations are met. Our physicians will discuss your goals and will work closely with you to ensure that your breast implant procedure is best for your needs and lifestyle.

Schedule your DC breast augmentation consultation today >

 

 

DC Liposuction: Areas on Your Body That Liposuction Targets

Liposuction, also referred to as ‘Lipo’, removes excess skin to slim and reshape specific areas of the body. The liposuction procedure in DC can be used to take care of those stubborn areas which refuse to go away even after dieting and exercising.

Am I a Candidate for DC Liposuction?

If you are considering liposuction, you aren’t the only one! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 258,000 people in 2018 underwent liposuction to help them achieve their goals.

We recommend starting your journey by scheduling a consultation with our physicians. The doctors will work with you closely to determine the target areas for your procedure that is best suited to your needs and goals.

Candidates for this procedure are typically within 30% of their target weight, are in good health, do not smoke, and have firm elastic skin and good muscle tone.

Where on Your Body Can You Get DC Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most versatile procedures and is used to remove excess fat from targeted areas of the body, including:Liposuction DC

  • Abdomen
  • “Love handles”
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Chest (during male breast reduction procedures)
  • Back
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Hips

Because liposuction can be applied to so many areas, a range of patients can undergo the procedure to reach their body goals.

An Experienced Plastic Surgeon Makes a Difference

Feel confident that you are receiving top quality care by choosing experienced plastic surgeons, like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. We take a holistic approach to the liposuction procedure, considering your overall appearance rather than focusing only on targeting specific problem areas. This is important for body contouring procedures as the goal is to reshape your figure.

Schedule your DC liposuction consultation online or call us at 301-215-5955.

 

 

What to Expect During A Mommy Makeover in Washington, DC

If pregnancy and breastfeeding has taken its toll, leaving your overall body shape less than you desire, you should consider getting a mommy makeover in Washington, DC. The mommy makeover procedure is actually a customized combination of several procedures designed to help patients meet their needs and goals.

Before the Procedure: Why Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover in Washington, DC?

When considering the mommy makeover, you should first know if you are a candidate.

You may be a good candidate for the mommy makeover procedure if:

  • You are not breastfeeding
  • You are at least four to six months post-childbirth
  • You are close to your ideal body weight

If you determined that this procedure might be right for you, schedule a consultation with the Drs at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, our doctors will work with you to determine which combination of procedures will best meet your needs.mommy makeover DC

During the Procedure: DC Mommy Makeover

The procedure typically takes 5-7 hours and is performed as a single stage procedure (which means it all happens at one time).

Mommy makeovers are customized to meet the goals and preferences for each mother and can include any number of the possible procedures:

After the Procedure: What to Expect During your Mommy Makeover Recovery

Since the mommy makeover procedure is customized to your needs, the recovery time can vary. Some patients can expect to take around two weeks to rest and recover. According to a real-life experience by one of our patients, she was back at work a week later.

There are a lot of things you can do to help your body heal. Read more about tips for a smooth recovery here.

If you’d like to learn how a mommy makeover in Washington, DC can help you reclaim your pre-baby body, schedule a consultation.

 

 

Washington, DC Eyelid Surgery: One of the Top Cosmetic Surgeries

2018 was the ‘year of the body’, according to plasticsurgery.org with consumers spending $16.8 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery.  An incredibly popular procedure was the eyelid surgery procedure, with over 200,000 performed last year.

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids.

Our Washington, DC Eyelid Surgery Targets Droopy, Puffy Eyelids for a More Youthful Appearance.

Are you unhappy with the toll that aging, sun damage, and other natural factors have taken?

Are there folds or puffiness that disturbs the natural contour of your upper or eyelids?

If so, blepharoplasty might be right for you.

Should I Consider Eyelid Surgery in Washington, DC?

During your complimentary consultation, our doctors will help to determine which areas to target to achieve the best appearance for your eyes.

At Bruno | Brown we prefer to consider a wholistic approach, recommending the areas that will increase overall harmony of your facial features, rather than focusing on one area in isolation.

Know that there are several methods to achieve this harmony and it maybe involve a number of techniques to remove the excess tissue or skin.

There are many benefits to undergoing eyelid surgery, such as:eyelid surgery

  • Reduces signs of sun damage and aging
  • Smooths the skin that surrounds the eye area
  • Brightens the appearance of dark patches
  • Lifts the appearance of hollows or decreases puffiness that may be showing under the eyes
  • Enhances a more youthful appearance

Am I A Candidate for Bruno| Brown’s Eyelid Surgery Procedure in DC?

Good candidates for the eyelid surgery typically include:

  • Those who are in their early 30’s to late 60’s
  • Those who are in overall good health
  • Those who are non-smokers, or willing to quit smoking
  • Those who have realistic expectations for their desired appearance

If you are considering our eyelid surgery in Washington DC, schedule a consultation today online or by calling us at 301-215-5955.

 

 

DC Tummy Tuck: The Most Common Myths Surrounding the Procedure

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one of the most popular procedures, the Tummy Tuck, is also considered one of the most misunderstood procedures.

There were over 130,000 tummy tuck procedures performed In the United States, making it the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure last year. Even with its popularity, there are still some common misconceptions about the tummy tuck procedure. Here are a few myths:

Myth: Tummy Tucks are Just for Women, Not Men

The tummy tuck procedure is designed to reshape the waistline for numerous reasons, including for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin or fat in the stomach area. Both men and women can experience this for various reasons. Over the past few years, statistics show an increasing amount of men undergoing a tummy tuck procedure. In 2018, over 5,000 men had a tummy tuck.tummy tuck DC

Myth: You Do Not Need The Tummy Tuck Procedure if You Eat Right and Exercise

Despite a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine, a flat stomach area can still be difficult to achieve, especially if it’s been altered by weight or pregnancy. Our DC tummy tuck procedure can reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and tissue around the waistline and stomach.

Myth: A Tummy Tuck is A Major Weight Loss Procedure

The tummy tuck procedure is more of a body contouring procedure that tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat. An ideal candidate is a man or woman who is near their ideal target weight but may have been pregnant, experienced significant weight loss or has excess skin or fat in the stomach region.

Your doctor at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery will work with you to determine which of our DC-area tummy tuck procedures best meets your needs. Some options include:

  • Full tummy tuck: involves an incision across the hip line and around the belly button
  • Mini tummy tuck: involves a smaller incision and is often complemented by liposuction
  • Extended tummy tuck: best suited to individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight, involves incisions around the flank, lower back, and hip line

Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery are tummy tuck specialists, helping DC area patients smooth and reduce their waistlines.

Should You Consider a Tummy Tuck in DC?

The tummy tuck procedure can completely reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and tissue around the waistline and stomach. Unlike most plastic surgeons, our doctors take a holistic approach to the tummy tuck procedure in order to achieve the most natural, beautiful look.

If you’d like to discuss what a tummy tuck in Washington DC can do to help you achieve a slimmer, more toned mid-section, schedule a consultation.

 

 

Considering Breast Reduction Surgery in DC?

Are you uncomfortable with the size of your breasts? Breast reduction may be for you.

Some women have disproportionally large breasts that can cause back, neck, or other pain, can be difficult to dress, or otherwise cause physical discomfort during everyday activities.

There are a few celebrities who have spoken out publicly about their decision to have a breast reduction procedure. According to People.com, Amber Rose revealed that the procedure was something she wanted because:

“I was scared that I wouldn’t feel sexy anymore, but it got to the point where I literally was in pain. It was almost as if I had like a heavy backpack on my chest.”

Rose says her breast size also affected her ability to exercise, and to perform with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars in 2016.

“My boobs slowed me down. And, my partner, Maks, would be like, ‘Come on! Hurry up, faster, faster, faster.’ And, I’m like, ‘Dude, I can’t go any faster! I’m like in pain. I literally cannot move that fast,’” she says.

“My boobs are stupid heavy, my back hurts and I can’t wear cute lil shirts without a grandma bra.”

Rose, now a 36DDD, said, “it’s like a dream come true” to wear things like spaghetti-strapped tank tops. “Now when I’m running out the door, I don’t have to search for the right bra to fit within the shirt or to match the color of the shirt, so, it doesn’t show and look gaudy,” she added. “I can kind of just throw it on and I’m like, ‘This is amazing!’ I’ve been missing this my whole life.”

Breast Reduction Surgery in DC

Breast reduction surgery is becoming more popular among women that are tired of dealing with physical and emotional pain from their large breasts.

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

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for your Breast Reduction Surgery in DC

If you are considering the breast reduction procedure it’s crucial to find an experienced, knowledgeable plastic surgeon.

During your consultation, your physician will discuss your desired appearance and lifestyle and will work with you to determine your ideal breast size.

Are you considering having breast reduction surgery in DC?

Schedule your consultation >

 

 

Have you Heard of Microneedling with PRP? It’s also called the Vampire Facial.

Microneedling with PRP (also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’) is a non-invasive procedure that uses the body’s own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to reduce the signs of aging, including: minimizing scarring, boosting collagen production, reducing hyperpigmentation and pore size, preventing premature aging, treating stretch marks, minimizing the appearance of age spots, helping improve texture and improving the appearance of rosacea.

According to one of our patients, the best part of Microneedling with PRP is that:

“My goal has always been to keep my look as natural as possible, and I love that I’m actually fixing my skin from the inside, not just masking the problem.My skin looks healthier, plumper and more even, and certainly has a more youthful glow. I’d highly recommend IPLmicroneedling w/ PRP and PRP injections, or any other combination that Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery recommends specifically for you.”

We also asked her to walk us through her Micro-needling with PRP experience:Microneedling with PRP

  • What does it feel like? Most of it isn’t that bad. It’s sort of a sandpapery feeling- maybe more of a vibration.
  • What was your recovery like? I had redness for a couple days, but nothing major.  You’ll leave the appointment fairly red and with your plasma still on your face, so I wouldn’t plan anything directly after.
  • Any helpful hints? Get the numbing cream and follow up with the ZO Skin Health product line they recommend for you. I’ve never had face creams work this well.
  • Best part? I have a plumpness and evenness to my skin I’d thought gone forever. My wrinkles and crows feet have softened, so I’ve been ok going without Botox (a huge milestone for me).
  • Would you do it again? Yes, absolutely.

Are you considering the Vampire Facial?

Unlike many ablative procedures, Micro-needling with PRP has very few contraindications and is safe to use on all ethnicities and has very little downtime or side effects. It’s also a very popular procedure, with a 96% ‘Worth It’ score on realself.com.

If you are interested in Microneedling w/ PRP or the Vampire Facial, contact us today to set up an appointment.

Set up a free consultation to discuss your concerns and we can work with you to develop a custom skin care plan, including different treatments and at home care options.

Schedule your appointment >

 

 

Breast Augmentation: ‘The best thing I ever did.’

Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory’s Penny Hofstadter, is refreshingly direct in an interview with Women’s Health about her breast implants.

According to the article:

Kaley, 31, credits her hot yoga and cycling routine, but in the same breath is just as honest about what else she’s done to her body. And by coy Hollywood standards, her revelations are almost shocking. “Years ago, I had my nose done,” she says casually. “And my boobs—best thing I ever did. Recently I had a filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12. As much as you want to love your inner self. . . I’m sorry, you also want to look good. I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.”

You can read the entire interview here >

Are you considering breast implants in Washington DC?

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery we have offer different types of breast augmentation to achieve the results you are looking for:

  • Fat Grafting
  • Saline Implants
  • Silicone Implants
  • Ideal Implants

Each type of breast implant has different benefits and results.

Our goal is to look at your breast augmentation procedure in a holistic way, making sure we consider your:

  • Body type and size
  • Skin elasticity
  • Desired appearance
  • Overall lifestyle, including activities and hobbies that could be impacted

Are you considering a breast augmentation consultation in DC?

Here are some things to think about that you and your doctor can review during your consultation:

  • Implant size: You should consider the overall size you’re looking to achieve.
  • Implant projection: In addition to the implant size, breast implants come in five different profiles to consider

Our experienced plastic surgeons will help you through the process of choosing the best breast implants for you and your lifestyle. Make sure you choose a doctor that makes you feel confident asking questions, ensuring you make an informed choice and your expectations are met.

Ready to discuss your breast implants?

Click here to schedule a consultation >

 

 

Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty: What you need to know about the 4th most popular procedure in 2018.

eyelid surgeryAccording to plasticsurgery.org, there were over 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures in the US last year. We’ve been chronicling the top five plastic surgery procedures, which include:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Rhinoplasty
  4. Eyelid Surgery
  5. Tummy tuck

Today, we’re rounding out our blogs on these procedures by discussing the eyelid surgery procedure, also known as blepharoplasty.

What is eyelid surgery?

Do you constantly look tired, with puffy, drooping eyelids?

Eyelid surgery might be the answer for you.

Simply put, the blepharoplasty procedure is when excess tissue is removed from the eyelid area and surrounding areas for a more youthful appearance.

There are several different methods to achieve the ideal appearance; the exact methods will be determined by your physician and may involve a number of techniques, including incisions to the upper and lower eyelid to remove excess tissue or skin.

What are the benefits of the eyelid surgery procedure in DC?

There are several benefits to blepharoplasty, including:

  • An overall more youthful appearance
  • Decreasing puffiness under the eyes
  • Lifting the appearance of hollows and brightening the appearance of dark patches under the eyes
  • Smoothing the skin around the eyes
  • Reducing the signs of aging and sun damage overall

What makes Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery the choice for my eyelid surgery in DC?

The overall harmony of your facial features is critical. During your consultation we will discuss which areas to target to achieve the best appearance for your eyes rather than focusing on one area in isolation.

Unlike many doctors who will siphon off work to lesser trained members of staff, your doctor will be with you through each step of the process, from initial consultation to recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re ready to see what the eyelid procedure can do for you, schedule a consultation today:
Click here to schedule online >
Call us: 301-215-5955

 

PoshSeven’s Best of Suburbia Finalist!

Top Plastic SurgeonsCongratulations to our very own Dr. Bruno for being one of PoshSeven Magazine’s ‘Best Plastic Surgeons’!

 

According to PoshSeven:

“Each year we ask our readers and community to nominate their favorite local businesses in dozens of categories, and then to vote on the final nominees.”

Thank you to all the voters!