From New Orleans to Chicago, Boston to Dallas, and everywhere in between, winter is here. Some will have it easier than others, but even just a few cold clear days can do real damage to your skin. The rapid change from the cold and humid atmosphere outside, to the dry, heated environment of your home can cause dry, flaking, or...Read More
Bella Cosmetic Surgery Blog
Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.
In Maryland, skin care goes far beyond the face. While many people take preventative care of their faces and bodies, the care of hands often goes overlooked. However, there are ways to protect the beauty of the hands with treatments that work to revitalize and rejuvenate aging skin.
Aging in the hands starts to occur in your mid 40s and 50s. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons...Read More
Maryland skin care professionals offer a range of treatments and procedures to restore your skin after the summer season. These cosmetic procedures work with your everyday routine to treat uneven pigment problems and reduce the signs of aging. Whether you’re looking to prevent premature wrinkles or treat current symptoms, this is an effective way to look and feel younger....Read More
When Maryland patients first begin considering a tummy tuck, they will most likely have many questions about the procedure and recovery process. We have a few answers to these frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision about moving forward with your own personal transformation.
What aesthetic goals does a tummy tuck achieve?
A tummy tuck is designed to effectively remove excess skin in the abdominal area. This area can atrophy after pregnancy, rapid weight loss, or as a result of natural aging. What this procedure aims to improve is the look and...Read More
Maryland patients are now able to purchase high quality, prescription strength skin care products in our new online store: Spa Bella Skin Care Boutique. In fact, these high quality skin care products are now available to everyone, regardless of your zip code. Here at Spa Bella Skin Care Boutique, we feel that when your complexion is well cared for, your entire appearance is improved. Whether...Read More
During the summer months we’re always looking for ways to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Whether you were a sun worshiper in the past, now is the time to refresh your personal regimen to diminish the signs of aging. Some skin care products that you use at home can help make you look years younger. In fact, some people feel that you can take 10 to 15 years off your age without extreme measures. Here are some...Read More
With plastic surgery, Maryland patients tend to follow national economic trends. When the economy is doing well, surgery numbers are up. When it declines, so does the number of people who are choosing surgery. While not necessarily a perfect economic indicator, trends in cosmetic surgery can be very relevant to trends in the economy.
In 2009, plastic surgery numbers saw a big drop. In 2010 the numbers increased, and in 2011 increased yet again to 1.6 million surgeries...Read More
When seeking plastic surgery, Maryland patients often cite the desire to look younger. While generally understood, the objective is a difficult one to quantify. It can be challenging for potential patients and doctors to gauge the success of a procedure without a measurable result.
A recent collaborative study between University of Toronto in Canada and NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, IL aimed to quantify the perceived age difference in patients as a result of cosmetic procedures. In the study, students were asked to view photographs of patients who had undergone a...Read More
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American men had almost 800,000 cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. In fact, this number has increased over 121% since 1997. Why the increase?
Some men may feel that their healthy lifestyle is not reflected by their appearance. The baby boomer generation is living longer than previous generations, but nobody likes the idea of aging, especially in a culture so engaged in preventing the aging process from occurring in the first place. Television ads, magazines and billboards are all inundated with young and athletic male...Read More
If you read our previous blog, you know about the recent news highlighting a recall of breast implants made by a French manufacturer, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). In response to the recall, the French government went as far as to provide financial compensation to residents for the removal of the recalled PIP breast implants.
We are excited to tell you that Mentor, the only breast implant manufacturer in the United States, has created a new program to help offset the costs of PIP implant replacement. The Mentor Compassionate Care Program is set up to assist women with PIP implants who wish to replace them. The program is...Read More