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Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.

 

Liposuction is one of the most widely practiced plastic surgeries in the industry and one of the most popular procedures at Bella Cosmetic Surgery. The popularity of the procedure nationwide has led to the appearance of a variety of “non-invasive” liposuction procedures. 

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skincare nothern virginiaFrom New Orleans to Chicago, Boston to Dallas, and everywhere in between, winter is here. Some will have it easier than others, but even just a few cold clear days can do real damage to your skin. The rapid change from the cold and humid atmosphere outside, to the dry, heated environment of your home can cause dry, flaking, or...

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When Maryland patients first begin considering a tummy tuck, they will most likely have many questions about the procedure and recovery process. We have a few answers to these frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision about moving forward with your own personal transformation.

What aesthetic goals does a tummy tuck achieve?

A tummy tuck is designed to effectively remove excess skin in the abdominal area. This area can atrophy after pregnancy, rapid weight loss, or as a result of natural aging. What this procedure aims to improve is the look and...

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With plastic surgery, Maryland patients tend to follow national economic trends. When the economy is doing well, surgery numbers are up. When it declines, so does the number of people who are choosing surgery. While not necessarily a perfect economic indicator, trends in cosmetic surgery can be very relevant to trends in the economy.

In 2009, plastic surgery numbers saw a big drop. In 2010 the numbers increased, and in 2011 increased yet again to 1.6 million surgeries...

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When seeking plastic surgery, Maryland patients often cite the desire to look younger. While generally understood, the objective is a difficult one to quantify. It can be challenging for potential patients and doctors to gauge the success of a procedure without a measurable result.

A recent collaborative study between University of Toronto in Canada and NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, IL aimed to quantify the perceived age difference in patients as a result of cosmetic procedures. In the study, students were asked to view photographs of patients who had undergone a...

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According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American men had almost 800,000 cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. In fact, this number has increased over 121% since 1997. Why the increase?

Some men may feel that their healthy lifestyle is not reflected by their appearance. The baby boomer generation is living longer than previous generations, but nobody likes the idea of aging, especially in a culture so engaged in preventing the aging process from occurring in the first place. Television ads, magazines and billboards are all inundated with young and athletic male...

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Mommy MakeoverIf you are a mother having a hard time dealing with your post-pregnancy body, consider undergoing a mommy makeover. This term refers to having multiple plastic surgery procedures at one time in order to improve the appearance of post-pregnancy bodies that have changed drastically as a result of...

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liposuction marylandA quick Internet search on weight gain after liposuction results in numerous questions revolving around what happens to the fat cells weeks to months after the procedure. Do the fat cells come back, redeposit themselves in other areas or remain gone forever after liposuction? Maryland men and women visiting our office have asked this...
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Advanced options in body contouring are helping women improve the results of their breast enhancement surgery. One plastic surgeon explains how.

National Harbor, Maryland (October 2009)—Many women who want fuller breasts are turning to procedures beyond just breast augmentation in Maryland to help them achieve the look they want. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, founder of Bella Cosmetic Surgery, says that body contouring surgery is growing in demand with women who want to emphasize their breasts by reducing excess fat in typically “overlooked” areas.

“Cosmetic surgery is all about creating...

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Dr. Michael Chiaramonte is a board certified plastic surgeon whose latest body contouring technique—the Bella Body Lift—combines tummy tuck and liposuction, allowing Maryland patients to sculpt and contour their entire mid-sections with a single lipoabdominoplasty procedure.

National Harbor, Maryland (July 2008)—The Bella Body Lift has been designed and implemented by Dr. Chiaramonte, a board certified plastic surgeon serving Maryland and Northern Virginia, to contour and shape the upper torso of patients with unsightly and disproportionate fat deposits. This surgery eliminates surplus skin and fat from underneath the bust...

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