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December 29, 2014

Advances in plastic surgery have made it possible for women to address a variety of issues with the size, shape, and balance of their breasts. Alexandria plastic surgeon Dr. Michael F. Chiaramonte can assess your suitability for breast augmentation and discuss the best method for achieving your aesthetic goals.

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, so it’s important to be in good physical health. The breasts must also be fully developed, so prospective patients need to be at least age 18 to 22 or older.

Candidates for breast augmentation are unhappy with the appearance of their...

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December 19, 2014

After having children, many women struggle to recover the lean, toned appearance they had before the baby. Maryland plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte can help mothers achieve the body they want with a custom mommy makeover.

Instead of revising just one area of the body, a mommy makeover can comprise multiple procedures to address sagging, excess fat, and other issues that make women unhappy with their bodies after having children. The treatment options you and Dr. Chiaramonte discuss will depend on your specific needs, and might include:

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December 13, 2014

If you're considering cosmetic surgery, it's imperative to find a doctor with the education, training, and real-world experience to provide the safety and quality care each patient deserves. Michael F. Chiaramonte, M.D., FACS, is a Board-certified plastic surgeon in Washington DC who is committed to both patient safety and exceptional results.

Board-certified plastic surgeons have met rigorous standards set by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These standards include:

  • Graduation from an accredited...

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August 11, 2014

Unwanted belly fat is one of the top reasons why men and women seek plastic surgery. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, improves personal appearance by removing extra skin and fat in the abdominal area caused by aging, pregnancy, heredity, prior surgery or significant fluctuations in weight. Indeed, many healthy individuals still have extra fat and skin around their midsection regardless of regular diet and exercise.


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Tags: abdominoplasty, body, extra skin
July 16, 2014

Pregnancy Breast Implants - Bella Cosmetic SurgeryIf you are already pregnant or planning to become pregnant and have had a breast augmentation procedure, you may be wondering how your breasts will be affected.

Although your pregnancy will not affect the breast implants, the skin and tissue will go through some changes. One way to avoid drastic changes in the appearance of your skin is to monitor weight gain associated with pregnancy.

Many women find...

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Tags: breast implants, plastic surgery, pregnancy
June 02, 2014

Mommy Makeover - Bella Cosmetic Surgery

Many women have heard of the mommy makeover, but they are not quite sure what it is or what it involves. This particular makeover usually describes a number of surgeries that a woman would have to rejuvenate her body after she has finished having children. Depending upon the patient’s specific needs, it can consist of several different procedures. Some of the options...

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Tags: breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck
May 28, 2014

Did you know that in 2013 Botox was the most popular treatment performed in medical spas? It was also the most popular of all minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2013. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it was administered 6.3 million times during 2013, and this number is up 3% from 2012!


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Tags: Botox, cosmetic procedure, medical spa
April 29, 2014

Breast Implants - Bella Cosmetic SurgeryPlastic surgery is a wonderful option for women who are considering augmenting their breasts to gain a more contoured body shape. If you've decided to pursue this dream, you'll want to start the process by speaking with one of our patient care coordinators. Our staff is dedicated to making the entire process, from initial phone call to picking the perfect breast implant for...

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Tags: breast augmentation, breast implant, plastic surgery consultation
April 24, 2014

FAQs About Laser Hair Removal - Bella Cosmetic SurgeryWomen and men who are looking for smoother skin are turning to laser hair removal. This procedure has become incredibly popular thanks to the excellent results it delivers. If you're wondering if laser hair removal is right for you, continue reading to learn more about the procedure.

How does it work...

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Tags: bikini, face, laser hair removal, legs, underarms
April 14, 2014

is an injectable muscle relaxant that has been popular among both women and men for many years. Professionals have discovered a number of uses for this treatment, including as a non-surgical alternative to a brow lift. If you're unhappy with the lines around the outer edges of your eyes, or have a drooping appearance that makes you look older or fatigued, it may be the perfect solution. Check out four reasons why you should consider Botox for the brow lifting results you've been craving...

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Tags: Botox, brow lift, injectables