February Specials at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery!

Plastic Surgery Special Offers DC, Chevy ChaseValentine’s is in the air and it’s time you fell in love…with your skin ?

We’re offering magnificent specials on skincare treatments that will have you falling in love with your skin in no time.

This month, enjoy:

  • Microneedling treatment with a retinol peel – $300
  • Hydro infrared facial with a vitamin infusion – $150

 

Call us at (301)215-5955, or click here to take advantage of these specials ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microneedling with PRP: Kourtney Kardashian’s blog shares the process

microneedling with PRP in Washington DCmicroneedling with PRP before and after Washington DCLove them or hate them, one thing we can agree on is that the Kardashians have really good skin. Kim and Kourtney swear by the virtues of the Vampire Facial (aka Microneedling with PRP) for flawless skin.

Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that 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.

Combining micro-needling with the body’s own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma derived from your own blood) is used to kick-start the healing process. The rejuvenation action that is started by the micro-channels is dramatically enhanced by the growth factors contained in the PRP.

Read on to find out what it was like, or contact us today if you are ready to give Microneedling with PRP in DC a try!

 

My best friend Sarah Howard recently got a vampire facial and documented her experience. I love that she tells it like it is! Scroll down to hear about her treatment and check out her website, Beauty Banter, for beauty news and the best products!

The PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) facial, also commonly referred to as the blood facial or the vampire facial, is the thing that complexion dreams are made of… read the rest of the blog here.

 

 


 

 

Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery provides top-rated plastic surgery in the DC Metro area with award-winning plastic surgeons, Drs. Bruno and Brown.

 

 

The Difference Choosing a Top-Rated DC Plastic Surgeon Can Make

Choosing a top-rated DC plastic surgeon can be difficult, but don’t be fooled by all the choices out there.

With the increasing demand for plastic surgery, there has also been an increase in doctors, dentists and cosmetic surgeons entering the field of plastic surgery despite lacking the experience of top-rated plastic surgeons. We hope this article will help you choose.

Many believe that due to the rapid rise in demand, regulations haven’t caught up to industry practices. After all, there are extremely strict standards for surgeons

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performing procedures such as joint replacement, yet there is virtually no oversight when it comes to cosmetic surgical procedures.

Questions are being raised about whether these procedures are properly supervised, as plastic surgeons are being called on to fix others’ shoddy work. There are countless examples of practitioners performing outside of their areas of expertise resulting in botched plastic surgeries and medical emergencies. You can read more about this subject here.

One Illinois woman, a mother of six, died after a complication arose during her surgery that her doctor was not prepared to handle. Prior to this incident, two of this doctor’s previous patients had been hospitalized with life threatening circumstances following their surgeries.

Some doctors, nurses or cosmetic surgeons will perform procedures at unlicensed facilities or spas- like the European Tanning Club in Michigan- where there have even been reports of lip injections resulting in extreme medical emergencies.

Not only are the practitioners who perform these procedures ill-equipped to handle emergencies, but patients who experience a botched or poorly performed surgery will face additional costs and additional surgical procedures. This points to the importance of finding a board certified top-rated DC plastic surgeon for your upcoming procedure.

Qualifications of a Plastic Surgeon

  • 4 years of medical school
  • 5 to 7 years of residency- varies by specialty
  • Top-rated plastic surgeons have been board-certified by The American Society for Plastic Surgeons and have privileges to perform surgical procedures in hospitals

Qualifications of a Cosmetic Surgeon

  • 4 years of medical school
  • Ranges from weekend courses to residency or fellowship that may focus on a surgical specialty- no requirements as no cosmetic residency exists
  • Cannot be board certified by The American Society for Plastic Surgeons

Qualifications of an MD

  • 4 years of medical school
  • 1 year of residency- varies by specialty but the specialt
    y is often not surgical
  • Cannot be board certified by The American Society for Plastic Surgeons

Drs. Bruno and Brown are both top-rated DC plastic surgeons and are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Additionally, both are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons, among other certifications, memberships and awards.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, make sure to choose a top-rated DC plastic surgeon like Drs. Bruno and Brown.

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery in Washingtonian Top Doctors!

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Brown has been listed in this year’s Washingtonian Top Doctors.

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery has long been considered one of the top plastic surgery practices in the DC metro area, and we’re thrilled to announce this award as well! 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.

DC Liposuction: Feeling More Comfortable in Your Own Skin

While liposuction, or body contouring, is not a substitute for diet and exercise, it can help you with your problem areas when diet and exercise aren’t enough to achieve your goals.

The results of liposuction are very predictable, long-lasting and often even more consistent than noninvasive treatments. Read more about Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery’s DC liposuction procedures here.

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The Areas Liposuction Can Treat

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Upper Arms
  • Back
  • Inner Knee
  • Chest
  • Chin/Neck Area
  • Calves/Ankles

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that, especially when combined with diet and exercise, can help you obtain the body you’ve been working so hard for. Ideal liposuction candidates are within 30% of their target weight.

Liposuction Post-Procedure

While it is normal to experience some swelling and fluid retention immediately after surgery, this normally subsides quickly, and you will be left with long-lasting, relatively permanent results. Learn more about the results of liposuction, including the different kinds of liposuction that Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery performs.

It’s important to have specific goals in mind for your body contouring. If you need help outlining these goals, Drs. Bruno and Brown will work with you to maximize your liposuction results and increase your self-image.

Choosing a DC Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

Even more important than setting specific body contouring goals is selecting a board certified plastic surgeon whom you know you can trust. Your surgeon’s skills translate directly to the consistency and quality of your liposuction results.

Board certified plastic surgeons, like Drs. Bruno and Brown, have met rigorous standards of training and excellence. Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon is key to having a positive and successful experience with liposuction, and obtaining your body image goals.

To learn more about DC liposuction or to schedule a consultation, contact Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery today.

DC Eye Lift Surgery

Are you considering an eye lift surgery in DC? Here’s what you should know.

DC Eye Lift Surgery

 

During your DC eye lift surgery, or Blepharoplasty, excess tissue is removed from the eyelid area and surrounding areas to create a more youthful appearance and to possibly improve vision. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both.

Expert DC plastic surgeons, Drs. Bruno and Brown, take into consideration the overall harmony of your facial features when performing eye lift procedures.

What are the Benefits of Eye Lift Surgery?

Your eyes are the part of your face that likely receives a lot of attention, which inspires many people undergoing an eye lift procedure is a small way to make a dramatic difference in your appearance. Other benefits can include:

  • Reduced signs of aging and sun damage
  • Smoothed skin surrounding the eyes
  • Brightened appearance of dark patches or bags under the eyes
  • Lifted appearance of hollows under the eyes
  • Decreased puffiness in fatty deposits that appear under the eyes
  • Reduction of fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Recovery from DC Eye Lift Surgery

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Irritation at the incision sites is also possible.

Be sure to ask Drs. Bruno or Brown specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

Growing Popularity of Eye Lift Procedures

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons ranks eyelid surgery as one of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures of 2016, with over 200,000 performed in 2016 alone. The number of eye lift procedures performed is up 2% from last year. Additionally, the industry has seen a rise in eye lid surgery on men. 

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Your Eye Lift Procedure

As with all surgical procedures, it is very important to make sure your procedure is being performed by a board-certified, licensed and insured plastic surgeon. Such a surgeon should have extensive medical knowledge of the procedure as well as a history of successfully performed eye lift procedures, like top DC plastic surgeons Drs. Bruno and Brown.

Drs. Bruno and Brown will be with you every step of the way, including during your initial consultation, to help determine which eye lift procedure is right for you.

To learn more about board-certified DC plastic surgeons, Drs. Bruno and Brown, or if you’re interested in undergoing an eye lift procedure in the Washington DC area, contact us today.

 

DC Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery

Getting Tummy Tuck Surgery in DC: If your constant efforts to change your appearance have proved unsuccessful, a tummy tuck procedure may be right for you.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

The Tummy Tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure in which the excess skin and fat are removed from around the waistline and stomach. While you may be unsure if a tummy tuck procedure is right to help you achieve a slimmer, more toned mid-section, board-certified plastic surgeons Drs Bruno and Brown are expertly qualified to help you determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.

What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

  • Provides body contouring
  • 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

Who Should Consider a Tummy Tuck?

If you’ve been pregnant or experienced significant weight loss, if tireless efforts to improve your appearance have had no avail, or if you simply have excess skin or fat in the stomach region, a body contouring tummy tuck may help you to feel more comfortable in your own skin and allow you reach the goals you’ve set for your appearance.

What Kinds of Tummy Tuck Procedures Can I Have Performed?

DC Plastic Surgeons Drs Bruno and Brown take a unique and holistic approach to tummy tuck procedures, focusing on maximizing the results for your entire waistline, rather than focusing on just the abdomen. Due to the nature of this approach, a tummy tuck procedure with our DC plastic surgeons can help you drop several pant sizes.

As board-certified plastic surgeons we are experts at performing tummy tucks in the DC region, and will work with you to determine which tummy tuck procedure best meets your individual needs to help you achieve your desired appearance.

  • 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

How Popular are Tummy Tuck Procedures?

According to statistics gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2016 alone, over 125,000 tummy tuck procedures were performed. This number is up over 100% from 2000.

What is the Recovery Time?

The timeline for a tummy tuck procedure can vary between patients, but most patients will be able to stop taking pain medication within the first week, be back on their feet within 1-2 weeks, be able to exercise again in 4 weeks, often resuming normal activity completely within 1 to 2 months.

If you’re interested in hearing more about our expertise, or if you’re interested in undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, contact us today.

Are you considering a DC Mommy Makeover?

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A DC mommy makeover is typically a combination of plastic surgeries that address a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single session surgery and can include procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation or breast lift.

The Mommy Makeover

Who is a Mommy Makeover for?

According to Dr. Michael Burgdorf, author of The Mommy Makeover: Restoring Your Body After Childbirth, “a surgical makeover can be a good option for women who don’t plan to have any more children and feel it will improve their lives emotionally.” It is important to consider if you plan to have another child before considering a mommy makeover.

Why Consider a DC Mommy Makeover?

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Many women experience dramatic changes in their bodies before, during and after pregnancy. One way to restore your body to its original form is through healthy diet and exercise, but sometimes this is not enough.

One or multiple pregnancies are very likely to change your body in ways that diet and exercise alone cannot restore, but you can consider plastic surgery as an alternative to make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.

A survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that 62 percent of mothers would consider a “mommy makeover” if cost weren’t a consideration. With this in mind, it is more cost effective to opt for multiple procedures as part of a mommy makeover than to do each surgery individually over an extended period of time.

Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery: Top-rated DC Plastic Surgeons

The skills and experience of your plastic surgeon are one of the most important things to take into consideration when deciding if you want to receive a mommy makeover. The expertise of your surgeon has a direct correlation to the results of your mommy makeover procedures. With Drs Bruno and Brown, you can rest assured that you are in experienced hands and receiving the best care available for your DC mommy makeover.

Click here to determine if a DC mommy makeover is right for you.

Finding The Right Plastic Surgeons For Your DC Brazilian Butt Lift 

The importance of Board-Certified and insured plastic surgeons for your Brazilian butt lift DC 

Brazilian butt lift dcPlastic surgeons have seen a recent but steady rise in the popularity of Brazilian butt lift procedures, about 18 and 26 percent over the last two years respectively, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, there has also been a rise in the number of unlicensed and uninsured individuals impersonating plastic surgeons to perform Brazilian butt lift procedures, without the knowledge or equipment to do so properly.

There have been several cases reported recently of individuals impersonating plastic surgeons, claiming to be licensed and insured, so that they can perform Brazilian butt lifts on patients. Usually, they attract appeal solely because they advertise well below market prices. These unlicensed individuals impersonating plastic surgeons to perform Brazilian butt lifts, often have no medical knowledge and operate in very unsafe and unsterile conditions, usually without medical supplies.

The most recent case being Allison Spence, who claimed to be a plastic surgeon, the botched Brazilian butt lift she performed involved injecting industrial grade silicone- purchased from a hardware store- into the buttocks of her patient in an unsterile apartment, which she claimed was a clinic. The procedure resulted in the patient having an embolism because of a misplaced injection, which eventually caused her death. As a result of this botched Brazilian butt lift procedure, Allison Spence will be serving prison time under manslaughter charges.

Another example of one such individual performing an unlicensed Brazilian butt lift procedure resulted in the death of Kelly Mayhew from Queens, NYC in 2015, who received a buttocks injection in the practitioner’s basement. The individual who impersonated the practitioner to give the injections has still not been found. This growing cash business is resulting in senseless deaths, and it has to be stopped. It is important not only for victims to come forward, despite any regret or embarrassment they may feel, to receive the proper medical attention, but it is also important for individuals seeking buttocks augmentation to seek out licensed and insured medical professionals.

The appeal of extremely low prices for Brazilian butt lifts is tempting; however, the risks of having an unlicensed plastic surgeon are severe, many cases resulting in death from botched Brazilian butt lifts. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. The quality of a Brazilian butt lift procedure will alter your body forever, it is definitely something worth investing it.

Not only is it important to look for a licensed and insured medical practitioner, but it is also important to look for the most experienced and skilled surgeons in the field, as their experience has a direct correlation to the quality of the results of your procedure. With experienced and expert surgeons, like those at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery, you can be sure you are receiving the top care available.

Read the full article about the botched plastic surgery here.

If you’re interested in hearing more about our qualifications and experience, or if you’re interested in receiving a Brazilian butt lift, contact us today.

DC Breast Augmentation: Why Have Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Top rated DC Plastic Surgeons Drs. Bruno and Brown are often asked what benefits are associated with breast augmentation.

 

Every patient considering breast augmentation has to weigh the benefits and risks associated with the surgery, when making their decision. Here, we examine some of the reasons women choose to undergo breast enhancement surgery and what the possible benefits are.

When rating their experiences before and after undergoing breast augmentation surgery, women overwhelmingly report an increase of 7 points in their self-esteem and an increase of 6.5 points in their sexual satisfaction, using a 36 point measurement scale. You can read more about the results of this study conducted by the University of Florida here.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

The benefits of breast augmentation surgery have been shown to include major increases in positive body imaging, or how a woman views her body and herself. Breast enhancement can help a woman feel better about her appearance, increasing her self-confidence and self-esteem. It can also help make a woman feel like herself again, if major changes occurred to her body occurred over time through extreme weight loss, child birth or any other circumstances.

Whatever the reason, breast augmentation is a safe and popular procedure which helps women feel more comfortable in their bodies.

How Popular is Breast Augmentation?

Last year alone, 290,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed, and since 2000, breast augmentation procedures have risen 31% which accounts for nearly one third of the 115% rise in the number of overall plastic surgery procedures performed each year since 2000.

Can Breast Augmentation Benefit My Sex Life?

There are major benefits for women with increased sexual activity and overall satisfaction with their sex lives. This is heavily tied to the woman’s increased self-esteem and positive body image. In a recent survey, many women reported a 70% increase in sexual satisfaction after undergoing breast augmentation surgery, as well as a 61% increase in the frequency of their sexual activity. You can read more about this study, here.

Can Breast Augmentation Restore My Breasts After Childbirth or Weight Loss?

There are many motivations to receiving breast augmentation surgery if over time, breast shape and definition has changed or is not the same as it used to be. Many people who have undergone extreme weight loss suffer a loss of muscle and definition with their breasts, and breast augmentation can quickly and easily correct those problems. Many women also notice an extreme change in their breasts shape and definition after breast feeding. Before their child is born, most women will experience rapid breast growth due to the natural process of the body creating milk for the baby, but after breast feeding, the breasts can quickly lose that shape and definition. Breast augmentation can quickly and simply return the breasts to how they were before childbirth.

What Are the Risks of Breast Augmentation?

Besides the normal risks associated with any surgery, there are very few risks associated with breast enhancement surgery because it is a minimally invasive procedure, but the benefits to this procedure are substantial. 

Click to find out more about DC breast augmentation with Drs. Bruno and Brown.