Tummy Tuck DC

Tummy tuck DCFind out more about tummy tucks with top-rated plastic surgeons, Drs. Bruno and Brown at our DC-area offices, including Chevy Chase, Dulles, Annandale and Glen Burnie.

Our tummy tuck procedure can totally change the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess tissue and fat from around the waistline and stomach. Drs. Brown and Bruno take a holistic approach to each tummy tuck procedure in order to achieve the most natural, beautiful look for that patient.

We have found that the best results for a tummy tuck are produced when the entire waistline is shaped, rather than focusing on just the stomach. Our approach is so comprehensive that it can potentially help you drop several pant sizes and completely alter your appearance.

Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown will tailor your tummy tuck procedure to best suit your needs and fitness goals to result in a beautiful, natural look.

Also known as the abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck body contouring procedure tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat. Top-rated Drs Bruno and Brown will work with you to determine which tummy tuck procedure best meets your needs.

Some tummy tuck 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

If you’ve been pregnant, experienced significant weight loss or have excess skin or fat in the stomach region, a tummy tuck may help you achieve your goals and enhance the overall appearance of the abdominal area.

Are you looking for a DC area tummy tuck?

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Our top-rated plastic surgeons are experts at tummy tucks in the DC area.

Mid-Summer Specials at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery Have Arrived!


Summer skin can take a beating so treat it with our mid-summer specials!

Custom Facial: $99
If you are unhappy with fine wrinkles and other signs of aging, you may want to consider a facial with a custom peel to rejuvenate your skin to a youthful glow.


A free skin consultation with our Skin Care Specialist Sara and 20% off the products she recommends!

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Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery are top rated plastic surgeons in the DC, Chevy Chase and Northern Virginia area, specializing in Mommy Makeover DC, BotoxBreast Augmentation and more.


Dr. Brown announced as new Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital – Washington, DC

Top Rated Plastic Surgeons DCOur very own Dr. Brown has been elected by his peers to become the new Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Sibley Memorial Hospital offers patients outpatient and inpatient aesthetic or reconstructive surgery with a dedicated plastic surgery team. With state-of-the-art technology and equipment, as well as an extremely safe approach to anesthesia and patient monitoring, Sibley offers some of the best facilities, support staff and care in the area.

Are you interested in cutting edge care and plastic surgery techniques in the Washington, DC area?
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DC Breast Augmentation

Are you looking for a lift through breast augmentation in DC? Drs. Bruno and Brown are experienced, top-rated plastic surgeons in the DC area.

Breast Augmentation DC Before and AfterIf you are looking to increase the shape and size of your breasts, breast augmentation may be right for you.

There are several choices when it comes to breast augmentation in the Washington, DC area. These include fat grafting, saline implants, silicone implants and ideal implants.

Each implant has unique benefits and results, so set up a consultation with Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery to discuss your options, the types of results you’re looking for and more. We’ll take into account the overall look you want to achieve, as well as your lifestyle in order to figure out which type of breast augmentation works for you.

Benefits of DC breast augmentation

Benefits of breast augmentation include increased breast symmetry, improved projection, increased and reshaped cleavage, the return of breast volume and shape (typically seen after aging, pregnancy or weight loss).

The best candidates for breast augmentation

The best candidates for breast augmentation DC are at least 18 years of age, are interested in modest to significant breast enhancement, may have some breast asymmetry, are not currently pregnant or nursing, and are in good overall health.

You can expect the breast augmentation procedure to take 1 – 2 hours, and the recovery time is typically 2 – 4 weeks. There is no overnight time with this procedure.

Are you considering having breast augmentation surgery in DC? Contact us to discuss your options. We look forward to meeting you!

Summer Specials are in at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery!

Top Plastic Surgeons DC Special Offers

Let Drs. Bruno and Brown help you get smoothed out in time for your summer vacation. Don’t delay- these prices are for a limited time!


Dermal Fillers: 20% OFF*

If you have experienced a loss of facial volume as natural collagen decreases, dermal injectable fillers may be right for you.

Botox: $12/unit*

Unhappy with skin wrinkles and other signs of aging? It may be time to consider Botox, one of the most effective and minimally invasive procedures.

These specials are good from now until July 10!

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Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery specializes in DC-area plastic surgery procedures.  From DC Breast Augmentation to PRP Injections to Botox and Fillers, our top rated plastic surgeons are here to make you look and feel your best!

Real life: Read one patient’s custom skincare journey with PRP Injections and Microneedling with PRP

When friends started to ask me if I’d been getting more sleep, or if I’ve been doing something different, I knew I was on the right path.


Before and After Results of PRP Injections DC by Top DC Plastic SurgeonsI’ve been a patient of Drs. Bruno and Brown for years now, having had a few different procedures done. I’d trust any recommendation they might have, so when some new PRP treatments came out, I was definitely game to give it a go.  I’m so thrilled with the results that when they asked me to write about my experience, I was delighted to do so.


Microneedling w/ PRP x 5
PRP Injections x 2
IPL x1

Microneedling with PRP:

Feels like: Most of it isn’t that bad.  I’ve heard it described as a cat licking your face. Not being a cat person, or having ever had a cat lick my face, I’m not sure, but it seems pretty accurate.  It’s sort of a sandpapery feeling. That said, when you get to certain spots on your face where there are nerve bundles, expect to do some sudden table clenching.
Recovery time: I had redness for a couple days, but nothing major.
Helpful hint: 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. Also, you’ll leave the appointment with your plasma still on your face, so perhaps schedule that coffee date for another time.
Best part? It’s given me back 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 I do it again? Absolutely.

PRP Injections under the eyes, cheeks, nasolabial folds and around the mouth:

Feels like: An injection is all I can say, but it’s quick. Around the mouth hurt the most to me.
Recovery time: Expect some fairly spectacular raccoon-like eyes for 3 days or so, but it’s easier to cover up after that.  My bruising was completely gone in about a week.
Helpful hint: Walk straight past that regular concealer and go for the stage makeup unless you plan on developing incredibly convenient food poisoning for the next couple days.
Best part: My eyes look less tired and crepey, which is great, but I’m really thrilled with the results around my mouth. I’ve never been a smoker but was cursed with ‘smoker lines’ that just drove me nuts. These have been considerably smoothed out. I’m delighted.
Would I do it again? Absolutely.


Feels like: A rubber band snap- not painful to me at all.
Recovery time: None for IPL
Helpful hint: None! You’re in good hands with Sara, and this was the fastest, easiest part of my treatment plan.
Best part? This worked really well on one lingering sun spot.
Would I do it again? Absolutely.


The treatments are spaced about six weeks apart.  I noticed an improvement about five weeks after my first treatment.  About 4-5 weeks after the second treatment was when I started to see dramatic improvements and the compliments began to fly.

The Best Part:

My goal has always been to keep my look as natural as possible. It’s great that the regimen was custom designed for me based on what my skin needed. I love that I’m actually fixing my skin from the inside, not just masking the problem.  My skin looks healthier, more plump and even, and certainly has a more youthful glow.  I’d highly recommend IPL, microneedling w/ PRP and PRP injections, or any other combination that Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery recommends specifically for you.

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Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery is a top DC plastic surgery office and provides cutting edge plastic surgery techniques in Annandale, Dulles, Chevy Chase and Glen Burnie. 

In Hollywood, Breast Augmentation is King, but Ariel Winter Breaks the Mold by Discussing her Breast Reduction Surgery.

Hollywood gets a lot of notice for making breasts bigger through breast augmentation, but Ariel Winter is breaking the mold by discussing her breast reduction.


Last year, the celebrity was seen sporting a strapless dress that exposed her scars from the recent breast reduction surgery. She now poses in an un-retouched shoot for Self magazine saying that breast reduction was “honestly the greatest choice I made”. For years she says she suffered through back and neck pain, while also being scrutinized by media for being too curvy. In an article with Entertainment Tonight, she talks about her experience.

“Women are already over-sexualized, and I grew into my body so young,” she continued. “I was 13, 14 years old, and I looked 19. Suddenly, people didn’t want to talk about my job — they just wanted to talk about my cleavage.”

Winter received plenty of unwanted attention online.

“I’d go to awards shows and the next day see everyone on the Internet telling me I shouldn’t look like this and dress like that,” she wrote. “The conversation became about my looks instead of my talent and work — everything that I didn’t want. I even started getting messages from older male fans, and let’s just say they were gross.”

Of course, her issues were more than psychological.

“It’s really difficult to be such a small girl and have so much weight on your chest,” Winter explained. “You physically hurt. You can’t find clothes that fit right. I couldn’t find a cute bathing suit. Everything looked like I was trying to be ‘sexy.’ It didn’t help that I didn’t look like any of my friends my age.”

She emphasized though that the decision she made was for herself.”I mainly did it for myself,” Winter said at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party in Beverly Hills, California. “Yes, I had many comments, and it bothered me that that was kind of what I was known for. And that was kind of what people were commenting on my photos. That bothered me, but it wasn’t the main reason I did it.”

Now, more than ever, she is a strong proponent of body positivity. “Don’t get me wrong: I don’t think women should ever change themselves based on anyone else’s standards,” she wrote. “My surgery got a lot of criticism from some people, but I’m happier for it. In the end, I think it’s all about how you feel — not what other people think.”

Read the full Entertainment Tonight article about Ariel Winter’s breast reduction surgery here.




Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery are experts in DC breast augmentation procedures and breast reduction procedures in Washington DC, Chevy Chase, MD and Northern Virginia. 

PRP Injections: Q&A with Sara

Skin Specialist, Sara answers the most common questions about PRP Injections, a natural product created from your body that combats signs of aging.



Q: What can I expect during my PRP treatment?

Upon your arrival, we collect one tube of blood and spin it down to obtain the PRP, after we prepare the PRP for injections, one of our Doctors will then mark the area to be treated and inject accordingly

Q: What areas can be treated with PRP?

Any area can be treated with PRP, but PRP is mostly done under the eyes, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, perioral wrinkles (smokers lines), the cheek area for collagen/elasticity loss.

Q: How many sessions does it take to be effective?


We suggest doing 2-3 sessions, depending on the damage. Often times PRP alone is not enough to repair or to see a significant difference, which is we highly suggest pairing it with other treatments such as Laser Skin Resurfacing, Micro-Needling, and Deep Chemical Peels for optimal results.

Q: Does the treatment hurt?


It can be uncomfortable, especially around the mouth area as there are more nerve endings.

Q: Is it more effective for under eye bags/dark circles than fillers?


Some patients like to pair the injections with filler or Botox because while they give you an instant fix, the PRP is injected to actually rebuild and repair area (while the fillers are giving you a smoother more youthful appearance immediately).

Q: Is there any downtime?


Directly after the injections, the skin will be puffy and swollen due to the amount of fluid that is injected. Several hours after the injections, it begins to go down as your body resorbs the fluid. Bruising can last up to a week so we do suggest planning accordingly. We send patients home with camouflage makeup that won’t irritate the skin but will help hide any small bruises.

Q: How long do results last?


One important thing to remember is PRP injections are not a quick fix. PRP is something to rebuild and lay a foundation for long-term anti-aging and repair. It’s a great tool for patients who are looking to really begin a strict skin regimen and want to reverse a lot of the damage that has already been done. The PRP can stay in the body for approximately 15 months, and during this time it repairs and rebuilds.


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Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery is an expert in anti-aging treatments such as PRP injections the DC, Chevy Chase and Northern Virginia area.

What’s the difference between Laser Resurfacing Treatments and IPL?

If you’re confused, you’re not the only one! Our skin care specialist Sara Maxsell was featured answering this question in today’s Alexandria Stylebook.


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Laser? IPL? Answers from Sara Maxsell

By: Elizabeth Cestrone

People ask me about laser and IPL all the time. Having never received either of these types of treatment, I honestly had no idea what to tell them, except a half-hearted shill for the Mystical and Wonderful Powers of Google. Enter Sara Maxsell, a friend of one of our great clients. Sara works as an aesthetician at Bruno/Brown Plastic Surgery and was kind enough to answer some questions for us!

What’s the difference between laser resurfacing treatments and IPL? A lot of people (including me!) get confused around this terminology.

Confusing the two treatments is very common, as many times, they are just different hand pieces on the same machine. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is NOT a laser. IPL shares some similarities with laser treatments, however, in that they both use light to heat and destroy their targets. IPL is used for hair removal, pigmentation issues, acne, and rosacea (to name a few). As for Laser Skin Resurfacing, there are several different types; here in our office, we use a fractional non-ablative laser, called The ResurFX. “Non-ablative” means that unlike other lasers, ours does not remove any skin; the laser penetrates to the deeper layers of skin to stimulate collagen growth without damaging the skin’s surface.

You assist with and consult on laser appointments. What does a consultation for that look like?

Generally, patients with skin concerns will start by coming to me for a complimentary consultation. Many patients are unsure what they want/need, and are looking for some guidance. During the consultation, I determine lifestyle habits, current skincare regimen, schedule, concerns, etc., and I can make my recommendation from there. On occasion, the patient’s concerns can be as simple as mild redness or a facial vein that bothers them (easily corrected with a few IPL sessions), but more often than not, they are also struggling with a whole slew of issues — anything from collagen loss, to severe wrinkling, to melasma, and more, all of which can require a more aggressive approach.

We are currently offering a comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Bruno or Dr. Brown and me. We are able to take the time to discuss a wide variety of issues and concerns, and answer any questions a patient may have. During this evaluation, we come up with a treatment plan and work together to accomplish their goals for the skin, and this plan usually involves a blend of several different treatments over several different sessions to achieve the best result. This comprehensive evaluation is something we are really excited about because we are able to take aging head-on, and correct and prevent in every way we can. There is nothing better than seeing someone confident in their own skin again, and we really pride ourselves on improving not only the aesthetic of the skin, but the overall health.

What’s your number one, most frequently asked question about IPL treatment? (And what’s the answer?)

“Why can’t I just get one treatment?” The answer is that pigmentation issues are not just on the surface. There are so many layers to the skin, and a lot of damage is underlying. IPL isn’t just a quick cure for cosmetic issues; we are also removing a lot of underlying damage to prevent it from popping up in the near future. Accumulative sun damage isn’t just black and white; the pigment can sit in different layers and some can be quite stubborn, which is why we recommend doing six sessions, to ensure efficacy and long-term success.

What’s something that no one asks, but should know before investing in a course of IPL?

Not many people ask what they can do to prevent future damage. I always recommend being on a pharmaceutical-grade tyrosinase inhibitor, generally a stable ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). This prevents the formation of brown spots, and ascorbic acid is a potent antioxidant, so you’re also getting protection against environmental aggressors. The most important thing to always do is wear a broad spectrum SPF. I’m sure people get tired of me saying that, but I always make sure to add that in!

And now something no one asks (but should) about laser resurfacing treatments?

Not many people ask what they can do to continue results. Now, with the laser, you are stimulating collagen and elastin on a dermal level to repair and renew the cells and bring new fresh skin to the surface. Chemical exfoliation is a great step you can do to maintain results as the acids penetrate to loosen the “intercellular cement,” allowing new cells to turn over at a rapid rate and bring new skin to the surface. Stimulation to those deeper layers is key, so I always suggest my patients come in for a peel every few months, use a prescription-strength Vitamin A derivative, or use a daily regimen of a pharmaceutical-strength exfoliant to have that constant stimulation.

What’s the range of fees someone might encounter when it comes to IPL?

For one session on the face and neck, IPL is $350, but we do suggest purchasing a package of six sessions for $1,400 to maximize results and minimize future pigmentation issues. We also offer a photo-fraction, which is a combination of IPL and Laser Skin Resurfacing in one session. A one-time laser treatment is $800, but we do suggest a package of four for $2,600, to ensure you receive the very best results, and set your skin up for future success.

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