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Rhinoplasty FAQs

October 01, 2020
If you have questions about rhinoplasty, often referred to simply as a nose job, you are not alone. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that nearly 214,000 people underwent the procedure in 2018, and that number has only increased since then. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has helped many women and men achieve the balanced, proportionate nose appearance they desire with rhinoplasty. He is committed to providing exceptional results that are centered on your unique goals and facial attributes. Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about rhinoplasty: What Is… Read Full Post

Common Misconceptions about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport

August 12, 2020
Wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport are the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments performed each year. Chances are likely that you know someone who has undergone this procedure. If you’re reading this, it’s also likely that you’re considering BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport yourself. There is a good reason why these treatments are so popular. When performed by a skilled and experienced provider, they achieve great results with minimal, if any, risks or side effects. However, this immense popularity also results in a great deal of misinformation and myths that may prevent you from making an informed decision about your treatment options. Below, we’re going to debunk… Read Full Post

Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures

July 22, 2020
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released their annual report regarding the latest trends in plastic surgery. We’ve created the following infographic to highlight the most popular surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the last year. You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Chiaramonte. He’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that will address your unique needs and goals. Contact our Maryland Plastic Surgeon Please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery using the form on this page or call 301-567-6767 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Maryland, Washington DC… Read Full Post

3 Things You Need to Know about Laser Skin Resurfacing

July 16, 2020
Laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to treat a wide range of skin conditions. Whether you’re interested in correcting pigmentation issues, improving your skin tone, reducing the severity of acne scars or restoring a more youthful appearance, one of our laser treatments can help achieve your goals. While laser skin resurfacing can achieve dramatic results, there are certain factors that must be considered before undergoing treatment. The following items will provide valuable information as you research your options. Individuals with Darker Skin Tone May Still Be Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing While laser skin resurfacing typically achieves the best outcome on individuals… Read Full Post
Category: Medical Spa

What Is the Sculptra Butt Lift?

June 05, 2020
If you would like to add volume to your buttocks for a rounder, more voluptuous appearance but prefer to avoid a surgical procedure such as the Brazilian butt lift, you have options. Dr. Chiaramonte offers the Sculptra butt lift, a nonsurgical solution that achieves excellent results. As the name implies, the Sculptra butt lift uses the dermal filler Sculptra to achieve your desired outcome. When injected into the buttocks, Sculptra will add volume and fullness to the region. No incisions or surgical procedure is involved. During your treatment, Dr. Chiaramonte will inject Sculptra into your buttocks in strategic areas in order to add volume and definition. Part of the procedure will be… Read Full Post

Give the Gift of a Mommy Makeover for Mother’s Day

May 08, 2020
Mother’s Day is almost here. It provides us all a great opportunity to express appreciation for the mothers in our lives. Whether it is your mother, the mother of your children or the mother of other close family members, these women do amazing things to care for their loved ones on a daily basis. A great way you can show your appreciation for their efforts is to give them a gift that allows them to focus on themselves for a change. Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can take a serious toll on a woman’s body. In addition, the rigors of motherhood often force women to sacrifice sleep and nutrition, making it challenging for them to regain their figure after having children. A mommy… Read Full Post
Category: Mommy Makeover

CoolSculpting Myth vs. Fact

April 14, 2020
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular nonsurgical body contouring solutions available. This noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment can eliminate small areas of unwanted fat to provide you with the toned, sculpted figure you desire. As with many popular cosmetic treatments, there is a lot of information about CoolSculpting circulating on the Internet. Unfortunately, not all of it is true. In the slide presentation below, we debunk 7 of the most common CoolSculpting myths.   You can find out whether this treatment is right for you by speaking with Dr. Chiaramonte in person. During your consultation, he’ll answer any questions you may have about CoolSculpting to ensure you make a fully… Read Full Post

Is a Bella Body Lift Right for Me?

March 16, 2020
If your diet and exercise efforts haven’t delivered the toned, fit abdominal region you desire, you’re not alone. Many men and women experience the same struggles. Dr. Chiaramonte has developed a procedure called the Bella Body Lift to address this issue and help put the finishing touches on your fitness regimen. The Bella Body Lift is a lipoabdominoplasty procedure. It combines liposuction and a tummy tuck to provide body contouring benefits to your midsection. By combining these procedures, you can achieve results that aren’t possible when either of these procedures is performed alone. When Should I Consider a Bella Body Lift? If your primary goal is to eliminate excess abdominal skin… Read Full Post

4 Common Liposuction Myths Debunked

February 25, 2020
You eat a healthy diet and you’ve put in countless hours of hard work in the gym, but for some reason you still have a few stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away. This is quite common. Many men and women find that in spite of their diligent fitness efforts, there is some fat still obscuring the toned figure they’ve worked so hard to achieve. Fortunately, liposuction provides an effective way to eliminate this unwanted fat so that you can look and feel your best. While liposuction remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed every year, there are certain misconceptions about the procedure that may prevent you from truly understanding what liposuction can and… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction

New Year, New You: Plastic Surgery Options to Help you Look and Feel Your Best in 2020

January 17, 2020
The holidays are finally behind us, but for many people, the New Year is still a time to think about making changes in your life. New Year’s resolutions are quite common and can involve just about any goal you may have for the coming year. Whether you would like to lose weight, change jobs, put more effort into your relationship, save more money or accomplish a major task you’ve been putting off, there’s no time like the present to dedicate yourself to achieving your goal. For many people, these New Year’s resolutions involve looking your best. Often, accomplishing this goal may include plans to eat healthier, exercise more, change your hairstyle or any other action that will improve your… Read Full Post