Bella Cosmetic Surgery Blog

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

 
February 07, 2012

Mommy MakeoverIf you are a mother having a hard time dealing with your post-pregnancy body, consider undergoing a mommy makeover. This term refers to having multiple plastic surgery procedures at one time in order to improve the appearance of post-pregnancy bodies that have changed drastically as a result of...

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February 02, 2012

You may have heard recent news highlighting safety issues and a recall of breast implants made by a French manufacturer, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). CNN recently reported:

French authorities announced last month that the government would pay for the removal of the bankrupt company's implants, which a British medical group says were made from nonmedical grade silicone believed by the manufacturers to be made for mattresses.

The World Health...

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January 24, 2012

Kelly Rowland breast augmentationFor women considering breast augmentation, Maryland plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte of Bella Cosmetic Surgery is board certified and experienced to perform the procedure. There are several reasons why women decide to get breast implants. Sometimes they’ve lost their shape due to pregnancy and childbearing. Other times, they were simply born with small breasts that have bothered them for eons. Take Kelly...

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January 10, 2012

plastic surgeon MarylandBy finding the right plastic surgeon, Maryland residents can learn the difference in the way he or she look and feel post-op. The key, however, is to find the right one. Unfortunately, some patients are having irreversible snafus because they forgot to check some crucial details such as the doctor’s specific training and credentials. There’s a growing trend dubbed “white coat deception” that has been occurring...

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December 05, 2011
liposuction marylandA quick Internet search on weight gain after liposuction results in numerous questions revolving around what happens to the fat cells weeks to months after the procedure. Do the fat cells come back, redeposit themselves in other areas or remain gone forever after liposuction? Maryland men and women visiting our office have asked this...
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November 08, 2011

During the winter months in Maryland, skin care routines are often neglected, which cause your skin to feel dry, flaky and irritated. Now is the time to take charge of your winter skin care regimen. Here are some tips to keeping your skin looking radiant and healthy all winter long.

  1. Choose a cleanser specific to your skin type. Everyone’s skin is unique and will benefit from a cleanser targeting your skin’s needs.

MYTH: The stronger the cleanser, the better.

FACT: Stick with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser. Soaps and stronger cleansers can strip...

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June 03, 2011

Advanced options in body contouring are helping women improve the results of their breast enhancement surgery. One plastic surgeon explains how.

National Harbor, Maryland (October 2009)—Many women who want fuller breasts are turning to procedures beyond just breast augmentation in Maryland to help them achieve the look they want. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, founder of Bella Cosmetic Surgery, says that body contouring surgery is growing in demand with women who want to emphasize their breasts by reducing excess fat in typically “overlooked” areas.

“Cosmetic surgery is all about creating...

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June 03, 2011

Dr. Michael Chiramonte—a Maryland plastic surgeon serving the greater Washington, DC, area—offers a new skin care option in the Sciton laser, which can be used for skin resurfacing, ProFractional treatments, and skin tightening.

National Harbor, MD (June 2009)—Residents of Maryland and Washington, DC, looking for advanced skin care have a new treatment choice with the Sciton laser, now available from Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, a board certified Maryland plastic surgeon who was recently voted President of the National Capital Area Plastic Surgery Society. Through the use of the...

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June 03, 2011

Bella Cosmetic Surgery recently relocated to a new facility in National Harbor, Maryland, to serve cosmetic surgery patients in Washington, DC, and neighboring communities with a full menu of procedures for the breasts, body, and face.

National Harbor, Maryland (November 2008)—Michael F. Chiaramonte, M.D., a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Bella Cosmetic Surgery, announces the opening of his new office location in National Harbor, Maryland, only a 15-minute drive from the heart of the nation's capital. At the new office, Dr. Chiaramonte and his staff will continue to offer the latest plastic...

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June 03, 2011

Dr. Michael Chiaramonte is a board certified plastic surgeon whose latest body contouring technique—the Bella Body Lift—combines tummy tuck and liposuction, allowing Maryland patients to sculpt and contour their entire mid-sections with a single lipoabdominoplasty procedure.

National Harbor, Maryland (July 2008)—The Bella Body Lift has been designed and implemented by Dr. Chiaramonte, a board certified plastic surgeon serving Maryland and Northern Virginia, to contour and shape the upper torso of patients with unsightly and disproportionate fat deposits. This surgery eliminates surplus skin and fat from underneath the bust...

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