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

 
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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Are you tired of the “keg” around your stomach? Wish you had “six-pack” abs? Do you work out, stick to a healthy diet, and still have a tire around the middle? Then join the legions of men who are turning to plastic surgery to improve their appearance. Men often choose to improve the same body parts as women, but the procedures used are generally different. The areas that generally concern men most are their eyes, nose, neck, stomachs, and chests.

The Eyes

The eyes are the focal point of the face and contribute substantially to a person’s overall appearance. Eyelid surgery...

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Congratulations! You have lost significant weight due to gastric bypass surgery and are well on your way to a healthier and more vibrant you. You have more energy, are more active, and are probably enjoying wearing new fashions. But there’s one problem—you have a tremendous amount excess of lower abdominal skin (called a pannus) so you are still hiding your stomach at all costs. This can be very frustrating, especially after all you have accomplished.

Due to inadequate skin elasticity, massive weight loss often results in surpluses of skin. Besides being unsightly, excess skin can interfere with clothing and activity while also...

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The effects of aging on the skin are familiar to all of us. Over time, the skin changes in four ways:

  1. It loses thickness.
  2. It loses elasticity.
  3. It loses adherence to the underlying tissue.
  4. It is affected by gravity.

At the same time, the deep layers of fat, muscle, and bone thin as well. The amount of elastic tissue and collagen present in the dermis (the deep layer of the skin) also decreases. One area where these changes are especially apparent is the upper arm. An arm lift—technically called a brachioplasty—can lift and tighten up loose skin in the...

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The effects of aging on the skin are familiar to all of us. Over time, the skin changes in four ways:

  1. It loses thickness.
  2. It loses elasticity.
  3. It loses adherence to the underlying tissue.
  4. It is affected by gravity.

At the same time, the deep layers of fat, muscle, and bone thin as well. The amount of elastic tissue and collagen present in the dermis (the deep layer of the skin) also decreases. One area where these changes are especially apparent is the upper arm. An arm lift—technically called a brachioplasty—can lift and tighten up loose skin in the...

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In today’s world, looking and feeling good means having a fit, well proportioned body. However, sometimes even a strict diet or a disciplined exercise program can’t conquer stubborn areas of excess fat.

Having liposuction in Maryland provides a welcome solution to this problem. Recent advancements in the procedure make it more effective, improve recovery times and reduce scarring.

To perform liposuction, one or more small incisions are made near the area to be suctioned. The doctor then places a slim, hollow tube called a cannula through the incision so that its tip...

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