Bella Cosmetic Surgery Blog

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

 
March 17, 2015

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to be completely comfortable with your facelift before moving forward. It's part of our philosophy to carefully explain surgical procedures to our Maryland-area patients.

We believe that a knowledgeable patient is a relaxed patient, and the more information you have about your procedure the more comfortable you will be.

The facelift procedure involves making an inconspicuous location in a location where it will be well-hidden- usually behind the ear, but sometimes along your hair line. Either way, you won't have to worry...

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March 10, 2015

The blepharoplasty is also known as an "eyelid lift" or "eyelid surgery." Whatever you call it, the procedure is an extraordinary way for Maryland patients to restore energy and youthful luster to the all-important eye region.

Blepharoplasty isn't the most well-known facial plastic surgery procedure, but it can achieve a restoration of your natural vigor and energy. The eyes draw attention and comment, and when your eyelids droop, the appearance is one of fatigue and...

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March 03, 2015

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, the safety of our Fairfax-area patients is our highest priority. We never offer a procedure without possessing complete confidence in its safety and effectiveness. BOTOX® is a commonly performed procedure and possesses an exemplary safety record.

Popular culture often presents a comically hyperbolic view of BOTOX® and its supposed "dangers". In reality, this treatment is safe, simple and presents no real risk to patients when administered by a properly trained and educated plastic surgeon.

Every year millions of Americans undergo...

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February 19, 2015

Liposuction is an excellent way to remove stubborn, unwanted deposits of fat. But if you're a Washington DC-area resident considering the procedure, it's important to figure out if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

We can only make that determination after a consultation and examination, of course. However, liposuction candidates generally share the same qualities, so this information will be important as you conduct your research.

A good liposuction candidate:

  • Is at or near their ideal bodyweight
  • Wishes to remove deposits of fat don...
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February 19, 2015

If you've been long dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, you might consider plastic surgery to address the issue. Rhinoplasty is designed to re-shape your nose and reduce its size, leaving you with a more attractive, less prominent nose.

Like all plastic surgery procedures, it's important to ensure that you are a sound candidate for a rhinoplasty before you undergo it. An ideal candidate for rhinoplasty:

  • Wants a smaller nose
  • Is looking to reduce the...
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February 09, 2015

In discussing your candidacy for plastic surgery, it's natural and reasonable to focus on physical considerations: your health, the extent to which a procedure can address a specific issue and so on. As important to our Washington DC-area patients, however, is sound mental health.

Modern plastic surgery is exceptionally safe, and Dr. Chiaramonte has ample experience with all of his procedures. We only offer a procedure if we are confident in its safety and effectiveness. However, plastic surgery can still present a significant challenge to a patient's...

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February 02, 2015

Plastic surgery is often associated in the public mind with women, which is both unfair and inaccurate. In reality, both men and women can benefit greatly from safe, effective cosmetic procedures, and at Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to ensuring that Maryland men receive the best possible care and attention when they're considering aesthetic rejuvenation.

Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has decades of experience with plastic surgery, and he possesses a keen understanding of the unique aesthetic challenges men faced. We offer a range of...

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January 27, 2015

The tummy tuck is very popular with Washington DC-area women who have recently gone through pregnancy. However, undergoing a tummy tuck will not in any way prevent you from having a child in the future. That's crucial to know.

We often advise patients to wait until they're finished having children to undergo a tummy tuck. Pregnancy puts a significant strain on your body, and it's quite normal to experienced loosened skin and abdominal muscles after a pregnancy.

A tummy tuck is perfect for addressing these concerns. However, having a child after...

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January 12, 2015

If you're an Alexandria-area resident considering liposuction, it's important to remember that it is not a weight loss procedure. The best candidates for liposuction are at or near their ideal bodyweight.

There are certain misconceptions regarding liposuction, based largely on comedic portrayals of the procedure in which morbidly obese patients have hundreds of pounds of fat removed in one office visit.

These are not accurate, suffice to say.

The reality of liposuction is much less dramatic, though still quite transformative. The procedure is perfect for...

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January 05, 2015

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, our first priority is always your safety and well-being. Dr. Michael Chiaramonte offers breast augmentations to his Maryland patients because he knows the procedure is safe and effective.

The breast augmentation procedure is commonly performed- every year, hundreds of thousands of patients across the world undergo the procedure without experiencing meaningful complications.

Over the years, plastic surgeons have improved and refined the breast augmentation procedure to the point where it boasts an incredible safety record....

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