Choosing the best size and implant type for your breast augmentation procedure in Washington, DC.

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery our doctors are often asked how to choose a breast implant size, and what type of implant should be used to achieve a patient’s ideal look for their breast augmentation procedure.

DC BREAST AUGMENTATIONBreast Augmentation and Implant Sizes:

The first thing that is important to understand is that bra cup sizes vary wildly from retailer to retailer and are not an exact measurement of breast size. Breast implants are measured by exact volume in cubic centimeters (cc’s), so while a cup size might give you a ballpark range of the overall breast size you are trying to achieve, they will not help you choose an exact breast implant size.

Try to put the idea of a specific cup size out of your mind while you consider your options. Also, remember that your natural breast tissues will contribute to the overall size of your breasts after implants have been placed, provided your implants are not part of a breast reconstruction procedure.

In general, breast implant volumes range from about 120cc to 800cc. In choosing a breast implant size, it also helps to remember that your skin must stretch to accommodate the implants you choose. If you have poor skin elasticity or are prone to stretch marks, your cosmetic results may be best if you choose implants that will not put undue stress on your skin.

Choosing the Best Size for Your Breast Implants for your Washington, DC Breast Augmentation Procedure

Visualizing breast implant sizing is helpful to some patients as they begin to imagine how they would look with larger breasts. Our sizing kit allows us to determine the overall desired volume and an approximation of how you will look after surgery. We do our sizing with a personal fitted t-shirt to see a general idea of the effect breast implants would have.

A measuring tape can also help. Having your surgeon take measurements of your chest wall dimensions will help you get a better understanding of your existing body proportions and how they would change with different breast implants.

One of the best resources available to patients choosing a breast implant size is the gallery of breast augmentation before and after photos. Looking at before and after photos of other patients who share a similar build, existing breast size and desired breast size can provide some of the most useful direction to women considering implants.

Don’t forget about breast implant profiles!

In addition to different volumes, breast implants also come in five different profiles: low, low plus, moderate, full and extra full projections.

The implant profile affects the projection of your breast implants, and although they are not directly related to the implant size, they can affect how large or natural your breasts appear.

Breast Implant Types:

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery offers four types of breast implants:

  • Saline implants: A silicone shell is filled to your preferred volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts
  • 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
  • Fat grafting: Uses liposuction to transfer fat from other parts of the body to the breasts, giving a fuller look

Input from Top DC Plastic Surgeons

From size to type to your individual lifestyle, if you’re considering getting breast implants there’s a lot to consider.

The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will help guide you throughout the process of choosing your ideal breast implants.

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 are experts at helping patients in Chevy Chase, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. choose breast implants and can offer you invaluable input on your breast augmentation procedure.

Are you in the Washington, DC area and interested in discussing your breast augmentation procedure?

Schedule a consultation.


Washington, DC: Have you heard of the nonsurgical nose job?

Filler isn’t just for fuller lips and the reduction of fine lines, it can also be used for a non-surgical nose job.

Nonsurgical Nose Job Washington DCYou may have seen it on Instagram, but what exactly is a nonsurgical nose job?

A nonsurgical nose job, sometimes referred to as ‘liquid rhinoplasty,’ is when filler is injected into the nose to recreate bone structure, perfect the slope of the nose, or reduce the appearance of bumps and an uneven structure.

It is a relatively new procedure that focuses on the small changes that can be achieved with dermal fillers. A few small injections of a hyaluronic filler can have a big effect on the appearance of one’s nose.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one of the most common issues treated with the nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a pronounced bump along the nasal bridge.

Carefully placed filler injections can plump up the area around the bump, which gives the illusion of a straight nose. A nonsurgical nose job can also smooth small indentations, create a straighter looking nasal bridge, and lift a drooping nose tip. By making slight tweaks to the nose with filler injections, the overall appearance and facial symmetry can be improved.

Dissolvable and reversible, a nonsurgical nose job is great for those not ready to commit to rhinoplasty surgery. The ideal patient is looking for mild to moderate improvements in the shape or appearance of their nose. The benefits of a nonsurgical nose job are temporary, typically lasting from 12 to 18 months. No anesthesia is necessary; for the patient’s comfort, the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will use a topical numbing cream.

Some benefits of a nonsurgical nose job in Washington, DC:

  • No downtime
  • Bruising and swelling are minimal
  • Procedure takes less than an hour
  • Results are immediate
  • Changes are reversible
  • Benefits last approximately 12 months
  • Dramatic results

If you’re interested in discussing your nonsurgical nose job in Washington, DC, contact us today for your consultation!


Breast Reduction Surgery Washington, DC

Looking to ease discomfort or achieve a breast size that you feel is proportionate to your body? Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, glandular tissue and skin to minimize breast size.

What is breast reduction surgery?

Patients with hypertrophy (overdeveloped or disproportionately large breasts) often experience discomfort from the weight of their breasts. This can make it challenging to perform common physical activities.

These patients are also more likely to experience issues such as:

  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain that requires pain medications
  • Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts
  • Nerve pain
  • Restricted activity

Although breast reduction surgery is often performed to address medical issues, patients that are simply unhappy with the breast size can still have a breast reduction procedure. Breast reduction surgery lifts and reshapes the breasts for a smaller and more aesthetically pleasing breast contour.

What are the benefits of a Washington, DC breast reduction surgery?

  • Improves the aesthetic appearance of the breast
  • Improves breast proportions for an overall more balanced silhouette
  • Can reduce back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Can increase self-confidence
  • Improves ability to participate in physical activities
  • Clothing and bras will look and feel better

Getting a breast reduction surgery consultation in Washington, DC

During your consultation with the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery you should be completely open in discussing your medical history, any physical conditions you’ve had, why you’re seeking a breast reduction and the goals you have for your outcome.

Your surgeon will discuss how much breast tissue will need to be removed to achieve your goal, and will also help you prepare for surgery and plan for your recovery.

Your Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery in Washington, DC

Breast reduction surgery generally lasts 3-4 hours, no overnight hospital stay is required and you can expect a recovery time of approximately 2-3 weeks.

If you’re in the Washington, DC area and would like to discuss a breast reduction surgery, contact us today to set up a consultation.

Attention Washington, DC Residents: This New Year, Reach Your Body Goals with In- Office Liposuction

If you have stubborn areas of fat which can’t be dealt with through good habits, it might be time to consider in-office liposuction. Start the new year right and receive 20% off in-office liposuction.  Simply have your consultation anytime in January* and 20% off will be applied to your procedure!

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Benefits of Liposuction in Washington, DC

Sometimes no matter how much we try, there are areas of the body that simply don’t respond to diet and exercise. In-office liposuction targets stubborn areas of fat and permanently removes excess fat.

In-office liposuction has almost no downtime, less swelling, and little bruising compared to traditional liposuction. Liposuction can be used on the following areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Male breast
  • Knees
  • Hips

A Bruno | Brown’s Patients Experience with In-Office Liposuction

We spoke with one Bruno | Brown patient about her experience with liposuction and why she chose Bruno | Brown for her in-office liposuction:

Why did you get in-office liposuction?
I was cursed with saddlebags. Even as a skinny, awkward teen, I was a size 3 on the top and 5 on the bottom. 15 years and 20 pounds later my thighs certainly haven’t gotten any better.

Why I chose Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery
I did a LOT of research online, asked friends and read reviews. I had consultations at a couple of practices and ultimately decided on Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery. Their reputation is superb, the staff is funny and kind, and the doctors make you feel incredibly safe in their hands.

Dr. Bruno was just so easy to work with. His calm and kind demeanor made me feel very relaxed about everything!

What do you do during the procedure?
I was comfortable enough that we chatted almost the whole time. I’m a talker, and was feeling pretty good from the pills, so I asked a lot of questions, talked about where everyone was from, travel, all sorts of things. It was a wonderful distraction.

Read the entire interview here>

In-Office Liposuction with Bruno | Brown

The in-office liposuction procedure takes between 1-3 hours, with a recovery time of 4-5days. The experienced doctors at Bruno | Brown will discuss with you which areas to target in order to achieve your desired look and will be with you every step of the way- from your initial consultation through the recovery process.

Contact us today to schedule your in-office liposuction or consultation in Washington, DC.

*Consultation must be in January 2019 to qualify for 20% off.






This January Get Rid of Your Double Chin with Kybella in Washington, DC

If you’re sick of stubborn fat under your chin, Kybella injections may be the perfect solution for you! Kybella in Washington, DC is a non-invasive treatment that will contour your chin for a more defined jawline.

This January, Bruno | Brown is offering 25% off Kybella injections.

KybellaBenefits of Kybella in Washington, DC

Kybella will reduce the excess fat many people have under their chin without surgery. This non-invasive treatment destroys fat cells which results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store additional fat, leaving you double-chin free. This procedure takes as little as 15-20 minutes with no recovery time. You may experience mild swelling which will subside after a few days.

Khloe Kardashian in Favor of Kybella

Reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, has been a longtime fan of Kybella. She partnered with them for the brand’s Live Chin Up Campaign, which was designed to help people keep their “chin up” and not let things that bother them stand in their way. Khloe Kardashian is in favor of Kybella’s “chin up” attitude to help men and women look and feel their best.

Kybella in Washington, DC: The Go-to Double Chin Treatment for Men and Women

Both men and women can be self-conscious about their double-chin. Stored fat in the chin area doesn’t just plague people with excess body weight- genes and aging can cause double chins on people with otherwise ideal BMI’s.

During your consultation, the doctors at Bruno | Brown will assess your chin area to determine if Kybella is right for you. They will work with you to customize your treatment and target the fat cells under your chin to reach your ideal look.

During the procedure, multiple small injections of Kybella are injected into the treatment area under your chin. Kybella is administered in two treatments, and our physicians will decide if you need additional treatments based on the amount of remaining fat.

Contact us today to schedule your Kybella procedure and receive 25% off this month.





New Year, New You: Get Your Mommy Makeover in Washington, DC this year

With the new year beginning, it’s a time for new goals and resolutions. However, some women who have tried year after year to regain their pre-pregnancy figure see it as another failed effort. A mommy makeover can help you regain your confidence and get your body back in ways that dieting and exercise cannot.

Get your DC Mommy Makeover in 2019

Depending on your goals, a mommy makeover can be customized to fit your specific needs. Your experienced plastic surgeon will work with you to choose the right procedures for you and your lifestyle. Mommy makeovers can include:

  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure can completely reshape the appeaMommy Makeover DCrance 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.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is more cost-effective than having multiple traditional surgeries as it combines several procedures at once. Reclaiming your pre-pregnancy shape can give you a more positive self-image and allow you to feel comfortable in your skin again. Benefits of this procedure can include:

  • Removal of excess, loose, or hanging skin, which may be the result of weight loss or pregnancy
  • Reduction in stretch marks
  • Enhancing the breasts

Learn more about this procedure at The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

Choose Bruno | Brown for your Mommy Makeover in Washington, DC

Candidates for this procedure should be close to their goal weight, and at least four to six months post-childbirth. Also, they should have stopped breastfeeding. Mommy Makeovers usually take between 5-7 hours and no overnight stay is required. The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery focus on reshaping your overall figure rather than target a specific problem area in order to achieve the best results possible.

We look forward to hearing from you about your mommy makeover procedure or consultation soon.






If you’re sick of fine lines and wrinkles, consider Botox in the Washington, DC area

Botox in DC: your solution for fine lines

Washington DC BotoxOne of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, Botox can smooth crow’s feet and the appearance of forehead wrinkles, and reduce the lines in the folds between the nose and lips.

What are the benefits of Botox?

  • Restored elasticity of vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Reduction of lines in the folds between the nose and lips
  • Smoothing of crow’s feet (lines around the corners of the eyes)
  • Reduced appearance of forehead wrinkles

One Washington, DC resident’s experience with Botox

Botox, the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, is used to help slow down the signs of aging as well as smooth existing skin wrinkles. We spoke with one Bruno | Brown patient about her experience with Botox:

What was your experience like at Bruno | Brown compared to other places?
The med spa put a lot of injections in a few places, when Bruno | Brown used a little in a lot of places. Dr. Bruno kept asking me to move my face to really target the lines. By doing it this way the look is much more natural; you don’t get this weird one eyebrow higher than the other.

I’ve also never gotten a headache from them when at the med spa I would always get a headache.

I got a droopy eyelid at the med spa once, I had to actually change how I do my eyebrow makeup to make them even because the placement changed so much. Bruno | Brown also said I could go back if there was a problem, and I probably would do that if there was an issue. There’s a lot of security in that.

The results were just so natural, everything just smoothed out.

Read the full interview here >

Botox procedure and recovery in DC

Botox treatment usually only takes between 10-15 minutes, and there is no recovery time. You’ll see results that can last between 4-6 months in certain areas. You may have some minor swelling or pain at the injection site, but this subsides almost immediately after the initial injection.

Botox should be administered by a trained and experienced medical professional, such as the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. Someone with limited experience giving Botox could possibly make the injections too deep, too low, or in the wrong spot. This could cause negative side effects, like droopy eyelids or a “frozen look”.

Contact Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery today to schedule your Botox appointment.






FaceTite in Washington, DC: One Of 2019’s Biggest Trends In Plastic Surgery

FaceTite in Washington, DC is expected to be a big trend in 2019.

FaceTite is a new revolutionary contouring procedure that tightens and lifts the skin around your face and neck. The procedure is minimally-invasive and gives patients the results of a facelift without the surgery, scarring, or stitches. FaceTite can also be combined with liposuction in the jowls and neck areas to achieve more contouring and a more youthful appearance.

FaceTite on the rise with Washington, DC residentsFacetite DC

Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures have grown nearly 200 percent since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Allure Magazine recently named FaceTite one of 2019’s biggest plastic surgery trends:

“Radio frequency technology, like FaceTite, to address neck and jawline sagging and heft is a procedure New York City-based, board-certified plastic surgeon Adam Kolker, anticipates to skyrocket in 2019, especially among men. ‘It’s a real revolution in what we’ve been doing to date,’ he says. Depending on the severity of the patient, it can be done ‘in conjunction with other procedures, like liposuction or microneedling.’”

The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery will work with you to determine which areas to target in order to achieve your desired look. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia so you will experience little to no discomfort.

The FaceTite procedure in DC

 FaceTite has little recovery time compared to a traditional facelift and can be used in numerous areas including the neck, jowls, cheeks, and jawline.

The FaceTite procedure is performed with a small tube (cannula) that is inserted under the skin and passes radiofrequency energy to the external electrode placed on the skin’s surface. The tube heats the tissue causing it to contract and tighten. The procedure also stimulates collagen growth so patients will see immediate results, as well as continued improvement in the skin’s firmness over the next 6 months.

Schedule your DC FaceTite procedure today for a new you in the new year

When it comes to the delicate facial area, 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 will be with you every step of the way- from your initial consultation through the recovery process.

We look forward to hearing from you soon to schedule your FaceTite procedure in Washington, DC.






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.