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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

Preparing for Mommy Makeover Surgery

December 13, 2019
Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood bring joy and new possibilities. However, these major milestones also can result in physical changes that are less desirable. Many women struggle to take their bodies back after becoming moms. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte offers customized mommy makeover surgery to enhance, sculpt, and improve common trouble areas. If you are considering a mommy makeover, please call 301-567-6767 to schedule your initial consultation with Michael F. Chiaramonte, M.D., FACS. Dr. Chiaramonte serves patients in and around Oxon Hill, Alexandria, and nearby communities in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. 1. Get… Read Full Post
Category: Mommy Makeover

How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

October 14, 2019
The results of your Brazilian butt lift are semi-permanent. Due to the fact that your fat cells change over time, it’s impossible for your procedure to deliver a truly permanent outcome. However, you can realistically expect to maintain 60-70% of the fat transferred into your buttocks for many years when you take the proper steps to maintain your results. Often, Brazilian butt lift results can potentially last for decades without the need for a follow-up treatment. In recent years, the Brazilian butt lift has experienced a tremendous surge in popularity. Over 24,000 people had this procedure performed in 2018, representing a 19% increase from the previous year. One of the main reasons this… Read Full Post
Category: Body Contouring

Most Common Age for Breast Augmentation

August 28, 2019
Dr. Chiaramonte is commonly asked about the right age for breast augmentation. There is no specific best age to undergo the procedure. Instead, you need to evaluate your own goals and lifestyle to determine the right age for you. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, our breast augmentation patients range in age from young adults to women in their 60s. The infographic below highlights the most common age for breast augmentation across the country, based on the data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Contact Our Maryland Breast Surgeon You can find out if you’re a breast augmentation candidate and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Chiaramonte… Read Full Post

Average Cost of Plastic Surgery Procedures

June 04, 2019
For many men and women considering plastic surgery, the cost of the procedure can be a factor impacting whether they decide to move forward with their desired treatment. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released data regarding the average cost of plastic surgery procedures. View our infographic below to find out which procedures cost the most and which cost the least. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we’re committed to ensuring you can fit your desired procedure into your budget. We offer a variety of financing options, including low interest and no interest plans, to accommodate your financial situation. During your consultation, we’ll review these options with you in detail… Read Full Post

Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size for Your Body Type

May 31, 2019
You have unique needs and wants when it comes to your breast augmentation. Choosing the right breast implant size isn’t quite as simple as selecting a desired cup size. It is important for your implants to complement your physical frame so that you can enjoy beautiful, flattering results. With the help of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, you will be able to select implants that will look and feel great on your body. Breast Implant Sizing Implants are measured in cubic centimeters or ounces, rather than by inches or cup sizes. They range in volume from about 100CC to 800CC. Average implant volume is 390CC. If you are petite and thin, Dr. Chiramonte may recommend… Read Full Post

When can I Work Out after Liposuction?

April 25, 2019
Liposuction is a great way to eliminate targeted areas of fat in order to achieve the toned, sculpted figure you desire. Many men and women find this to be a great way to put the finishing touches on their workout efforts and improve the appearance of regions that haven’t responded well to diet and exercise. In addition, many of our liposuction patients have indicated that their procedure has provided them with a new-found motivation to lead an active lifestyle in order to maintain their beautiful results. While it is important to exercise regularly after liposuction, you will also need to be patient. It will take time for your body to heal after surgery, and you’ll need to refrain from… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction