Are you considering 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. Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck can completely reshape the abdomen.

Tummy Tuck

One Patient’s Real Life Tummy Tuck Experience DC

We interviewed a Bruno | Brown patient who recently got a Tummy Tuck. She shares her experience with Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery and the procedure.

What type of tummy tuck procedure did you have? Full/mini/extended?
Full. I also had liposuction around my flanks.

How long have you wanted to have a tummy tuck?I had been seriously thinking about it for about 3 years. I had thought about it longer than that, but I started seriously considering it about 3 years ago, started doing research, looking at doctors. I didn’t know anyone who had a tummy tuck, but then people don’t really talk about it.

What finally made you pull the trigger?
It was about the timing. I was not working at the time so was able to have the time away to recover. I was home, my kids didn’t have school since it was the summer. My mother is retired so I stayed with her for the first 4 weeks or so. It was the best time to do it.

What were you most nervous about?
The anesthesia was really the only thing I was worried about. Dr. Brown was great, and I wasn’t worried about the results, I knew they’d be good. I had full confidence him. His bedside manner is incredible, he’s gifted and talented, that’s a great combination for the best doctor. The thing that really concerned me was the anesthesia.

I remembered when the anesthesiologist gave me the medicine to go out, I remember him holding my hand as I was counting backward. And rubbing my hand and he was saying ‘you’ll be fine’ and that’s all I remember and then I woke up and everything was fine.

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Your Options for a Tummy Tuck in the DC Area

The tummy tuck procedure 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for breast enlargement in DC?

If you are thinking about getting breast implants, consider Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery

There are many possible benefits to receiving breast enlargement surgery in DC. Breast Implants can increase the fullness, symmetry, and projection of your breasts to create the look you desire.

breast augmentation DC

Benefits of Breast Enlargement in Washington, DC

  • Increases and reshapes cleavage
  • Returns breast volume and shape typically lost after aging, pregnancy, or weight loss
  • Enhances your self-image and self-confidence
  • Increases breast symmetry
  • Increases fullness and projection of breasts

Candidates for Breast Enlargement

You may be a candidate for breast enlargement if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are physically healthy, and not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Your breasts are fully developed
  • You are dissatisfied with your breasts after losing shape and volume from pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical
  • You are interested in modest to significant breast enhancement

The Breast Enlargement Procedure

Every woman is different and at Bruno | Brown, we prefer to take a holistic approach to achieving your desired look.  Our physicians will discuss your desired size, and also take into account your lifestyle and body type, including the width of your natural breasts and the shape and size of your chest wall. During our consultation, we will help you determine the ideal size and type of implant that’s right for you, whether it’s silicone, saline, fat grafting, or ideal implants.

There is a lot to think about and consider when deciding on breast implant sizes. The first step to your breast enhancement is finding an experienced plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will work with you to meet your individual goals for the procedure and answer any questions you may have during your consultation.

We look forward to hearing from you soon to schedule your breast enlargement consultation or procedure in the Washington, DC area.

 

 

 

 

Should You Consider a Labiaplasty Procedure in Washington, DC?

If you suffer from physical discomfort during exercise and other daily activities due to excess labial tissue, a Labiaplasty procedure in Washington, DC may be the right choice for you.

Labiaplasty can reduce the size of both the labia minora and labia majora.

Labiaplasty in Washington, DC

Some women choose a Labiaplasty procedure because they feel insecure about the shape, size, or appearance of their labia. Excess tissue can result from significant weight loss or pregnancy and can cause the labia to be asymmetrical or cause the labia minora to extend beyond the labia majora.

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 anticipated painful intercourse.

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.

What are the benefits of Labiaplasty?

  1. Comfort: After surgery, many women often experience increased comfort during athletic activities, such as cycling or horseback riding. Also, there is typically a decrease in irritation from tight clothing like yoga pants or bathing suits. Reducing the length of the labia prevents it from being twisted or tugged on by tight clothing or irritated by rigorous workouts.
  2. Appearance: Over time the appearance of the labia can change dramatically particularly after undergoing significant life events such as childbirth. Labiaplasty allows women to reshape their labia to increase self-confidence, aesthetic appeal, and create a more youthful look.
  3. Increased sexual pleasure: After surgery, there is often an increase in sexual pleasure as excessively large labia can cause pain during intercourse or even lead to sexual avoidance due to the anticipated pain of intercourse. Additionally, the clitoris can become more exposed leading to an increase in sexual pleasure.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, multiple studies indicate that Labiaplasty surgery is associated with a high satisfaction rate. Choose a board certified plastic 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.

Contact us today to set up your Labiaplasty consultation.

 

 

 

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery in Washingtonian Top Doctors!

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Brown has been listed in Washingtonian Top Doctors for the second year in a row!

To determine DC’s Top Doctors, Washington Magazine asks nearly 13,000 doctors in the DC area to tell them which doctor they would recommend. This is the second year in a row Dr. Brown was voted top doctor by peers in his field. A special thank you to all the area doctors who voted.

This adds to the long list of awards and accolades given to Drs. Bruno and Brown in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of plastic surgery in the DC area.

Check out our team page to see more of our reviews, press and awards, our testimonials page to see what our clients say, or contact us for a consultation today.

ATTENTION MOMS: GET YOUR BODY BACK WITH A MOMMY MAKEOVER – WASHINGTON, DC

Despite efforts of healthy eating and targeted exercise, have you been unable to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body? A mommy makeover in Washington, DC may be the answer.

What Procedures Make Up a Mommy Makeover? mommy makeover

A mommy makeover is a customized procedure tailored to your specific needs, including any number of procedures which work to restore you to your pre-pregnancy body. Candidates for a mommy makeover are close to their ideal weight, at least four to six months post-childbirth, and not breastfeeding.

Some procedures that can be included in a mommy makeover are:

  • Liposuction: Through careful, targeted suction, excess fat and tissue are permanently removed
  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure can completely reshape the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess fat and loose skin around the waistline
  • Breast Augmentation: Reshapes and resizes the breasts for a more youthful appearance, increasing breast symmetry and improving projection
  • Breast Lift: Incisions are made to enhance the breasts position and symmetry and reduces the appearance of aging or sagging breasts

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

There are many benefits to receiving a mommy makeover, but probably the most significant is increased self-confidence. Reclaiming your pre-baby shape can give you a more positive self-image and allow you to feel comfortable in your skin again. A mommy makeover is more cost-effective than having multiple traditional surgeries as it combines several procedures.

A mommy makeover is customized to meet the individual goals of each patient, so it is essential to choose an experienced plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for this procedure. At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we offer a holistic approach, focusing on reshaping your overall figure to achieve the best results rather than targeting specific problem areas.

As experienced plastic surgeons, we look forward to hearing from you about your mommy makeover procedure or consultation soon.

 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons goes into further detail on this procedure if you’d like to learn more.

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC: DO YOU NEED EYELID SURGERY?

DC Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a procedure in which excess tissue is removed from the eyelid area to treat the signs of aging.

If you’ve noticed a change in the appearance of your eyes due to aging, having eyelid surgery in Washington, DC may be the solution.

This procedure works not only to correct individual problem areas but can also smooth the skin around the eyelid to give a more youthful appearance.

For your eyelid surgery, make sure to choose a DC area plastic surgeon you can trust

The importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon cannot be overstated. The experience your surgeon translates directly to the quality of your plastic surgery results. Choose an expert plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, who have been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an industry-leading organization.

The physicians at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery approach eyelid surgery in a unique way, preferring a more holistic approach that works to improve the overall harmony of your facial features rather than focusing on one isolated area of the face. They value patient interaction and will be with you every step of the way- from your initial consultation through the recovery process, unlike many doctors who will siphon off work to staff members with less training.

The benefits of eyelid surgery can include:

  • Reduced signs of aging
  • 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

What does eyelid surgery in Washington, DC entail?

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. Candidates should also be in overall good health and have realistic goals in mind for their expected appearance.

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in the Washington, DC area, schedule your consultation today!

 

 

 

Washington, DC- BodyTite: A new kind of Liposuction

BodyTite is less invasive than traditional liposuction and results in almost no downtime. In the DC area? We offer complimentary BodyTite consultations.

If you’ve always thought about getting liposuction but are hesitant about the procedure, BodyTite might be the right option for you. As a revolutionary alternative to traditional liposuction, the procedure can help you achieve your desired goals.

Bodytite

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite is a procedure that helps contour your body by targeting problem areas that have not been responsive to diet and exercise. This form of liposuction 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.

The DC-based BodyTite procedure results in less swelling, bruising, and less recovery time than a traditional liposuction procedure. This procedure typically takes one to three hours and no hospital stay is required. 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.

Areas which BodyTite can target include:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Back

Why Choose Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for Your DC BodyTite Procedure?

 

In wrong or inexperienced hands, the tools used this procedure can be very dangerous. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon who is not only board-certified but has significant experience in performing this type of procedure like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. We will work with you to determine if this is the right choice to meet your specific goals, or if the procedure can be used in conjunction with liposuction to meet your needs.

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery we take a holistic approach to this surgery; we consider 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. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers more information on the importance of choosing a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon for your procedure.

 

We look forward to seeing you for your BodyTite procedure in DC or a consultation soon.

A New Approach: Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction

Pre-pectoral breast reconstruction is an alternative approach to traditional breast reconstruction, where the implants are placed over the muscle instead of underneath it.

Prepectoral breast reconstruction resultsPre-pectoral breast reconstruction has been made possible in large part by the use of biological mesh products (called acellular dermal matrices) that can substitute for muscle to cover, protect, and support a patient’s implants.

According to a recent article in The New York Times:

“Placing breast implants under the chest muscle, a procedure called post-pectoralis or sub-muscular placement, has been the standard approach to implant breast reconstruction for decades. But now some surgeons are placing the implants on top of the muscle, in an effort to reduce complications like pain, weakness and breast deformities that can occur with sub-muscular implants when the chest muscles are flexed.”

The article goes on to interview Dr. Sbitany, an associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at UC San Francisco and a consultant for Allergan, a manufacturer of the mesh products:

“Dr. Sbitany said that since he started talking about the new option, known as prepectoral breast reconstruction, he has been besieged by patients who have had submuscular implants for five, 10 or 15 years and want the reconstruction done over. Artificial breast implants are the most common method of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

When patients want them replaced, Dr. Sbitany said, he removes the old implants, places the pectoralis major muscle back down where it used to be and inserts new implants on top of the muscle, using biological mesh to cover and support them under the skin.

‘There is no question that putting the implant below the muscle causes increased rates of pain and chronic discomfort with any physical activity — not in every woman, but in a consistent number of patients,’ said Dr. Sbitany.”

Washington, DC Area Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction 

The physicians at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery are a part of a forward-thinking movement that challenges the traditional under-the-muscle technique. While there are many patients who still benefit from this traditional method, the number of patients eligible for pre-pectoral breast reconstruction is growing.

Dr. Brown and Dr. Bruno routinely lecture nationwide on this technique and take part in educational labs in teaching plastic surgeon colleagues.

Benefits of Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction Include:

  • No muscle fatigue or chronic pain
  • No muscle animation or pull on skin
  • Quicker recovery, less pain, less downtime

Candidates for Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction Include:

  • Patients undergoing mastectomy
    Previously reconstructed patients
    Active patients

The pre-pectoral breast reconstruction procedure may not be the best fit for all patients, so make sure you discuss your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Contact us today to set up your consultation.

 

 

UK Celebrity Shares Her Experience with PRP Treatment for Her Hair Loss

Men aren’t the only ones who suffer from hair loss, it’s an issue for women too. If you suffer from hair loss or thinning, PRP treatment could be right for you.

What is Involved in PRP Hair Loss Treatment in DC?

Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.*

PRP is extracted by drawing a small amount of your own blood and, using a centrifuge, separated from the red blood cells. PRP also contains white blood cells and platelets, which have high growth factors which can help stimulate hair follicle activity and promote new hair growth.

Multiple injections, too small to be visible, are then made to the scalp allowing the PRP to be absorbed and treat the affected area. Because the process uses your own blood, PRP for hair loss is an extremely safe procedure.

One Celebrity’s Experience with PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

Reality TV personality Vicky Pattison, best known from the MTV show Geordie Shore, documented her experience with PRP treatment for her hair loss on her Instagram.

According to OK Magazine Vicky “revealed she believes she suffers from traction alopecia and has undergone PRP therapy to combat her hair loss.” The magazine shares, “The 30-year-old beauty has claimed she has “abused” her hair over the years by having hair extensions, experimenting with different hair colours, and stress – although she also believes her bald patches and hair thinning is ‘traction alopecia’, which is caused by using force when styling the hair tightly.”

Washington, DC: PRP Hair Loss Treatment

We recommend 5 to 6 PRP treatments to achieve the best results for your hair loss. This treatment can also work well as a preventative measure to stifle hair loss. For maximum results, treatment on those whose hair loss is recent works best. It can be more challenging to stimulate hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.

Make sure to choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for your PRP hair loss injection treatment. The doctors of Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery take a holistic approach to this procedure to help you achieve the best results.

We look forward to hearing from you to schedule your PRP treatment for hair loss soon.

 

 

Tummy Tuck in DC: Is it right for you?

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.

Tummy Tuck

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

  • Flattened stomach area
  • Improved appearance of abdominal muscles
  • Slimmed waistline
  • 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.

Your Options for a Tummy Tuck in the DC area

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.

Options include:

  • 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.