There are countless creams, gels and medications that claim to reduce or remove stretch marks, but there is only one way to permanently get rid of your stretch marks. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes skin tissue from the lower abdomen which is where many women develop stretch marks during pregnancy. The stretch marks will be gone forever, but keep in mind this removal...Read More
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Bikini season is just around the corner, and if you plan on enjoying the warm months near the water, you may want to make sure you look and feel your best. If you’ve been struggling to flatten your belly or eliminate loose skin around your abdomen, tummy tuck surgery at our Maryland practice could be a viable solution.
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Do you have unwanted bulges around your midsection or a pesky stomach pooch you are always trying to hide? If you have a protruding belly or excess skin following significant weight loss or pregnancy, you might be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Alexandria and Fairfax residents who are considering abdominoplasty should contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation...Read More
The American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS) released its annual report on cosmetic surgical procedures, and according to 2015’s numbers, the popularity of breast and body contouring procedures continues to grow. Tummy tuck procedures, in Maryland as with the rest of the country, are still among the most popular procedures noted in the study.
Below is an infographic that shares some of the latest data from the ASPS as well as some of the benefits and considerations related to abdominoplasty.
Many of us want to find ways to improve our physical appearance, hoping that it will increase our self confidence. One way to do this is by having an elective cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck in Maryland.
While tummy tucks are considered noninvasive and generally carry with them a quick recovery time, there are still several factors to be considered before choosing to...Read More
Abdominoplasty is designed to give you a flat, slender midsection, but it is not intended to be used as a weight loss tool. Although it will slim and tuck your waistline, many of our patients considering a tummy tuck procedure in Maryland ask if they should lose weight before the procedure.
The answer to whether or not a patient needs to lose weight before a tummy...Read More
Tummy tuck procedures are among the most popular services offered at our Maryland practice, and often the most misunderstood. Dr. Michael Chiaramonte is committed to helping his patients clearly understand the risks and benefits of every procedure he offers, including tummy tucks.
Here are some common myths associated with the tummy tuck procedure:
Myth 1: A...Read More
Before undergoing tummy tuck surgery, we advise our Alexandria patients to prepare for the procedure by following a few simple recommendations. Adequate preparation not only assists in the recovery process, it helps ensure your safety during the surgery.
Quit smoking: If you smoke, you’ll need to stop for at least two weeks prior to your surgery and...Read More
Many Maryland patients hoping to gain a youthful, flat stomach aren’t sure which plastic surgery procedure will give them the best results. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we’ll work closely with you to make sure you fully understand your options, and our board–certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, will help you choose the best procedure for attaining the shape and confidence you desire.
The tummy tuck is a very well-known procedure in Maryland and across the country. That's great, but with popularity comes certain misconceptions. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we work hard to ensure that your desired procedure is right for you.
Not every patient is a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Dr. Chiaramonte will work with you to find a treatment path that leads you to your cosmetic goals.
You are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck if you:
- Are in sound overall health and have no active infections
- Are at or near your ideal...