Bella Cosmetic Surgery Blog

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

 
May 04, 2015

Every Maryland patient is unique, and everyone recovers from a tummy tuck at a different speed. The precise nature of your recovery will depend on unique, difficult-to-predict circumstances.

However, most of our patients are able to return to work approximately two weeks after undergoing a tummy tuck.

Again, it's important to understand that this timeline is not set in stone. Some patients heal faster than others. And you can do everything right, only to find yourself still struggling with discomfort that prevents you from returning to work.

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April 23, 2015

The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and we know you understand this. In our experience, our Washington DC-area patients are always thorough in their research and make their choice after extensive thought and conversation.

Still, it's a good idea to emphasize the importance of sound decision-making when considering plastic surgery. We respect your goals and desires at Bella Cosmetic Surgery, and we understand the process is all about you and your needs.

However, there are still situations in which cosmetic surgery is not the...

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April 16, 2015

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we always emphasize the safety of our cosmetic procedures. They're all commonly performed and boast impressive track records. Plastic surgery has improved to the point where surgeons can express complete confidence in these procedures.

However, there is no such thing as a completely, 100 percent safe surgical procedure. Every surgery carries with it certain risks. And you should not let the safety of modern cosmetic surgery convince you that your choice of provider is irrelevant.

It's not. In fact, your choice of plastic...

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April 09, 2015

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, our first priority is ensuring that our Alexandria-area only patients only undergo procedures that are right for them. When it comes to an abdominoplasty, we will never recommend the procedure if it doesn't fit your unique needs.

The first step in making this determination is listening to you describe your goals and desires. Then, we need to ensure that an abdominoplasty will actually help you achieve these objectives. It sounds basic, but this is often an overlooked point.

An abdominoplasty is a targeted procedure designed...

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April 02, 2015

Modern plastic surgery has evolved to the point where it is exceptionally safe when performed by a properly trained and educated plastic surgeon. This is true of all the procedures we offer to our Alexandria patients, including abdominoplasty.

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we only offer procedures that can prove their safety and effectiveness. Abdominoplasty meets both standards.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, more than 117,000 abdominoplasties were performed in the United States in 2014. The numbers across the world are obviously...

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March 31, 2015

We understand that you're a busy person. You value your job and you don't want to miss any more work time after an abdominoplasty than you absolutely have to.  But we always remind our Maryland patients of the importance of taking time for recovery.

Every abdominoplasty is unique, as is every patient. However, the general rule is that you can expect to return to work about two weeks after your procedure.

Your precise return date will be determined by a number of factors, including your body's natural healing ability and the extent of the procedure....

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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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