Even Supermodels Get Liposuction: Washington, DC

With the weather warming up it’s time to plan those summer vacations. This year, consider liposuction to help banish those stubborn pockets of fat that aren’t yielding to diet and exercise, and feel more confident than ever!

Why Liposuction in DC?

According to plasticsurgery.org, last year there were nearly 260,000 liposuction procedures done in the United States. That makes it the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, right behind breast augmentation.

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen and Liposuction

For those that follow Chrissy Teigen, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that she’s open about her past plastic surgery procedures. According to Harper’s Bazaar, in May of 2017 she told Refinery29:

“I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things. It’s a big secret, but I don’t care. It was nine years ago or so. And I had two inches to my armpit. Now it’s back though, so now I’ve gotta pay for [liposuction] again. It was so easy. It made me feel better in dresses, I felt more confident. It was the dumbest, stupidest thing I’ve ever done. The dumbest, but I like it, whatever. I have no regrets, honestly.”

The Benefits of Liposuction:

Liposuction is an incredibly versatile procedure and can be used virtually anywhere you want to remove excess fat from targeted areas of the body, such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (“love handles” or “muffin tops”)
  • Face, neck, jowls
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Chest (during male breast reduction procedures)
  • Back
  • Calves and ankles
  • Arms
  • Hips

Types of Liposuction in our DC area office

Our doctors offer a variety of liposuction procedures, including:

  • Traditional tumescent liposuction
  • Power-assisted liposuction
  • Ultrasonic liposuction
  • SmartLipo

If you’re looking for minimally or non-invasive body contouring procedures, you may want to consider BodyTite or SculpSure.

During your consultation, your doctor will discuss your goals with you and recommend the best type of liposuction to meet those goals.

Have questions about liposuction?

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Washington, DC: Considering Rhinoplasty? Celebrities Weigh In.

According to Marie Claire, even celebrities praise the rhinoplasty procedure. In the article, fitness guru Jillian Michaels admitted to going under the knife. “I had my nose done when I was 16 years old,” she said. “And I’ll be honest, it did change my life.”

And she’s certainly not the only one to admit it. Lisa Kudrow, the Friends and Scandal actress admitted that she elected to get a nose job in high school. “I did it the summer before going to a new school,” she told The Saturday Evening Post. “That was a good, good, good change.”

Glee alum Dianna Agron also discussed her nose job, but got hers for a different reason: having broken her nose twice. “I couldn’t get it fixed because we were in the middle of doing this concert tour and we were filming. We had a day off and I met up with some of my friends and we were dancing. And again, there was another collision of sorts—I must be turning too quickly, people don’t see me coming or something—but it’s fixed now!” she said in an interview.

Rhinoplasty DC Nose Job Before and After

Are you considering Rhinoplasty in DC?

Rhinoplasty, also commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’ or ‘nose reshaping,’ can enhance facial harmony and balance, and correct the proportions of your nose. Rhinoplasty can also fix many of the breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.

What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty in Washington DC?

There are several benefits to a nose job, including:

  • Reforming a nose which has been broken
  • Reshaping a nose with an irregular shape
  • Altering nasal size which is too narrow, constricted, wide, or upturned
  • Reducing or lengthening the breadth or height of a nose
  • Smoothing a crooked or bent nose
  • Improving breathing restricted by a deviated septum

Rhinoplasty at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery

We use a number of methods to perform the rhinoplasty procedure. If you’re interested in discussing which may be best for you, schedule your consultation today. Our physicians will discuss your goals and will work closely with you to determine which rhinoplasty procedure is best for your needs and lifestyle.

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Top Plastic Surgery Procedures: Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Procedure Washington DCContinuing our series on the top cosmetic surgical procedures of 2018 (as compiled by plasticsurgery.org), today we’re discussing the tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy Tucks Washington, DC

The tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, was the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure last year, with over 130,000 tummy tucks performed in the United States. If you’d like to catch up on the series, we’ve already discussed the popularity of the breast augmentation and rhinoplasty procedures in the US; there were over 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed last year alone!

Is a Tummy Tuck in DC Right for You?

Some of the benefits of a tummy tuck include:

  • Flattens the stomach area
  • Improves the appearance of abdominal muscles
  • Reduces the size of the waistline and hipline
  • Enhances the overall figure
  • Tightens stomach muscles
  • Removes excess, loose, or hanging skin, which may be the result of weight loss or pregnancy
  • Reduces appearance of stretch marks, particularly after pregnancy

Celebrity Patricia Heaton discussed her one reason for having a tummy tuck:

“Vanity,” she told People magazine. “I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world.”

According to ranker.com, Star Jones also had a tummy tuck to tighten up the skin in her abdominal region after her gastric bypass surgery in 2003, which resulted in her losing over 100 pounds.

Should You Consider a DC Tummy Tuck?

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.

Some tummy tuck options include:

  • Fully tummy tuck
  • Mini tummy tuck
  • Extended tummy tuck

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we have found that the most exceptional results for a tummy tuck are produced when the entire waistline is shaped, rather than focusing on just the abdomen. This approach is so comprehensive it can help you drop several pant sizes and completely alter your appearance.

If you’re considering a tummy tuck procedure, or have questions about what the procedure can do for you, contact us today to discuss your specific needs.

 

The Rise of Tweakments in Washington DC – Everything you need to know.

Liquid Rhinoplasty DCAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have grown nearly 200 percent since 2000 and show no signs of slowing down any time soon.

This has given a rise to ‘tweakments’ – subtle, barely noticeable procedures that don’t require surgery and have minimal downtime.

Keep reading for some of our tweakments, and make sure you schedule a consultation to see which ones are best for your goals.

Injectables

Quick, with limited downtime and often with immediately visible effects, injectables such as fillers and Botox remain incredibly popular.  If you’re looking to further sculpt through targeted fat reduction, you can also look to Kybella.

Tone Improvement, Fine Line and Wrinkle Reducers

Depending on your needs, we have several procedures to help lift, tighten, smooth and tone your skin.

Consider microneedling with PRP (aka the Vampire facial the Kardashians rave about), which reduces the signs of aging, minimizes scarring, boosts collagen production, reduces hyperpigmentation and pore size, prevents premature aging, treats stretch marks, minimizes the appearance of age spots, helps improve texture and improves the appearance of rosacea.

PRP injections may also work for you.  Your own PRP is injected into specific areas of the skin and acts as a matrix that promotes collagen growth and regenerates tissue.

Our latest procedure, the Plasma Pen, is exceptional at tightening and rejuvenating skin. For the most amazing videos and before and after photos, make sure you follow our skincare specialist Sara on Instagram: @skinbysara_bbps

Looking for a Body Contouring Tweakment?

Destroy fat cells in just 25 minutes using SculpSure. SculpSure works by heating up the fat cells above a threshold temperature to which they are no longer viable. The body then clears away the damaged fat and these cells will not regenerate.

Finding the Best Tweakment in Washington DC: How to Get Started

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery has a full range of tweakments available for our patients.  Not sure what would work best for you? We’re here to help.

Click here to schedule your consultation!

 

 

 

 

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons!

Top Plastic Surgeon in Northern VirginiaDr. Bruno and Dr. Brown Recognized as Top Plastic Surgeons!

In a survey of over 4,000 doctors and 7 hospitals, our very own Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown were recognized as two of the top plastic surgeons in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine!

Make sure to get your own copy to read his feature. Congratulations, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown!

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See all of our Awards & Press here >

 

 

 

Washington DC: Breast Reconstruction Option – DIEP Flap

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery we strive to offer the safest and most advanced techniques for breast reconstruction. The DIEP flap procedure requires special surgical training and expertise in microsurgery, and we’re proud to be able to offer this advanced procedure to our patients.

What is DIEP flap breast reconstruction?

The DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap is a modern advancement of the original abdominal wall TRAM flap that utilizes the patient’s own tissue from the lower abdomen to reconstruct the breast using fat and skin alone.

In this technically advanced procedure, the living fatty tissue (fat, skin and blood vessels) is removed from the abdomen and reattached in the breast area to rebuild your breast. Your surgeon will carefully reattach the blood vessels of the flap to blood vessels in your chest using microsurgery.

The abdominal skin is then closed, leaving the abdomen smaller in size. Because no muscle is used, most women recover more quickly and have a lower risk of losing abdominal muscle strength with a DIEP flap compared to any of the TRAM flap procedures.

What are the benefits of DIEP flap breast reconstruction?

  • Utilizes your own tissue for molding the breast
  • Is made of healthy, living fatty tissue
  • Saves the abdominal musculature

In addition to DIEP flap, what other types of breast reconstruction does Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery provide?

  • Tissue Expander and Implant Reconstruction
  • Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction
  • Latissimus Muscle Flap Reconstruction using back skin/fat/muscle
  • Fat Grafting Reconstruction using fat from various locations
  • Advanced Technique Muscle Animation Repair
  • Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Breast Lifting/Reduction

Are you interested in learning more about DIEP flap, or any of our DC breast reconstruction procedures?

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What our patients say:

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, I was given a peer recommendation for Dr. Bruno, and I am so grateful for it. I required a unilateral mastectomy and reconstruction, and a breast reduction. Dr. Bruno was sensitive to my insecurities and was available at any time to answer questions and provide complete explanations. His kindness and soothing demeanor was very helpful during the entire process and made me feel confident about coming out of this health crisis successfully, which I did, and with a beautifully reduced breast that shows no scar whatsoever.

-Christine F.

 

 

Chevy Chase: Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Chevy Chase Rhinoplasty Nose Job Before and AfterRhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery.  According to plasticsurgery.org, there were more than 200,000 rhinoplasty procedures performed in the US last year, making it the third most popular of all plastic surgery procedures.

Rhinoplasty is a precise procedure that, when performed by an expert plastic surgeon such as the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, can enhance both the aesthetics and the function of the nose.

Why Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can have a profound effect on your appearance. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will work with you to ensure that you not only have a more appealing nose but that the procedure will also bring greater harmony to your overall facial features and increase your self-confidence.

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your issues and concerns as well as how to reshape the nose to best enhance your facial features.

What are some of the benefits of Rhinoplasty at our Chevy Chase office?

  • Reforms a nose which has been broken
  • Reshapes a nose with an irregular shape
  • Alters nasal size which is too narrow, constricted, wide, or upturned
  • Reduces or lengthens the breadth or height of a nose
  • Smooths a crooked or bent nose
  • Improves breathing restricted by a deviated septum

Rhinoplasty Procedure Methods

There are a number of methods used to perform rhinoplasty, including open rhinoplasty (incisions to the tissue between the nostril and the nose crease) and closed rhinoplasty (incisions to the inside of the nose through the nostrils). Our physicians will work closely with you to determine the best rhinoplasty procedure for your needs and lifestyle.

Not ready for a permanent change? Read our recent article on using filler for a nonsurgical nose job.

If you’re looking for Rhinoplasty in Chevy Chase, contact us to set up a consultation, or call us at (301) 215-5955.

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Washington, DC: Breast Implants

DC Breast implantsDid you know that breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States in 2018? 313,735 breast augmentation procedures were performed!

Are you considering breast implants in Washington, DC?

Breast implants can help you feel more comfortable in your skin and increase your self-confidence.

It may be that you simply want to increase your breast size, or that you’ve lost breast volume from aging, pregnancy or significant weight loss. Whatever your reason for considering breast implants, the skilled doctors and Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery can help.

Help choosing your implant type, implant profile, implant size and more.

There is a lot to consider when making your choice about breast implants.

We have three different breast implant options available:

  • 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

We also offer breast augmentation with fat grafting for those patients that do not want to use implants.

Implant size:

First, you should discuss the overall size or volume you’re looking to achieve. Your experienced plastic surgeon can help you choose the best implant size for the appearance you desire but will also talk you through additional considerations, such as skin elasticity to accommodate the implants you choose, your lifestyle and more.

Implant projection:

In addition to volume, breast implants come in five different profiles: Low, low plus, moderate, full and extra full projections. The profile changes the projection of your breast implants, so while not directly related to the implant size, they can affect how large or natural the implants appear.

Input from your DC Plastic Surgeon:

Our experienced plastic surgeons will help guide you throughout the process of choosing your ideal breast implants. However, keep in mind that decisions about your implants, including their size, must ultimately rest with you. Be sure to choose a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable asking questions and gathering all of the information you need to make an informed choice.

Our physicians have spent many years helping patients choose their breast implants and can offer you invaluable input, ensuring you feel confident in your decision and your expectations for breast augmentation are met.

Are you ready to get started?

Schedule your DC area breast implant consultation at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery.

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Washington, DC Moms: Regain Your Confidence with a Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover in Washington, DC Can Help Mothers Restore Their Pre-Baby Body

Pregnancy and motherhood are an exciting time in a woman’s life but can bring unwanted changes to their bodies. Depending on a mom’s body goals, mommy makeovers can be a combination of any of the following procedures:

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

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover by Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery

The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will work with you to determine what combination of procedures is right for you and your lifestyle. Because mommy makeovers consist of multiple surgeries at once, this saves on cost and allows you to experience just one recovery period.

One Bruno | Brown patient said, “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.

Read more about the mommy makeover procedure at The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Mommy Makeover Candidates

Mommy makeover candidates should be at least four to six months post-childbirth and should have stopped breastfeeding. Candidates should also be close to their ideal body weight. The procedure will remove excess, loose, or hanging skin, that may have resulted from pregnancy or weight loss. It also reduces the appearance of stretch marks, particularly after pregnancy.

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

If you are interested in a mommy makeover, contact us today to schedule a consultation.