Bella Cosmetic Surgery Blog

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

 
June 03, 2011

Congratulations! You have lost significant weight due to gastric bypass surgery and are well on your way to a healthier and more vibrant you. You have more energy, are more active, and are probably enjoying wearing new fashions. But there’s one problem—you have a tremendous amount excess of lower abdominal skin (called a pannus) so you are still hiding your stomach at all costs. This can be very frustrating, especially after all you have accomplished.

Due to inadequate skin elasticity, massive weight loss often results in surpluses of skin. Besides being unsightly, excess skin can interfere with clothing and activity while also...

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Tags: Alexandria body lift, Alexandria plastic surgery, body lift, cosmetic surgery after weight loss, gastric bypass cosmetic surgery
June 03, 2011

The effects of aging on the skin are familiar to all of us. Over time, the skin changes in four ways:

  1. It loses thickness.
  2. It loses elasticity.
  3. It loses adherence to the underlying tissue.
  4. It is affected by gravity.

At the same time, the deep layers of fat, muscle, and bone thin as well. The amount of elastic tissue and collagen present in the dermis (the deep layer of the skin) also decreases. One area where these changes are especially apparent is the upper arm. An arm lift—technically called a brachioplasty—can lift and tighten up loose skin in the...

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June 03, 2011

The effects of aging on the skin are familiar to all of us. Over time, the skin changes in four ways:

  1. It loses thickness.
  2. It loses elasticity.
  3. It loses adherence to the underlying tissue.
  4. It is affected by gravity.

At the same time, the deep layers of fat, muscle, and bone thin as well. The amount of elastic tissue and collagen present in the dermis (the deep layer of the skin) also decreases. One area where these changes are especially apparent is the upper arm. An arm lift—technically called a brachioplasty—can lift and tighten up loose skin in the...

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Tags: Alexandria arm lift, Alexandria brachioplasty, Alexandria plastic surgery, Maryland arm lift, Maryland brachioplasty
June 03, 2011

More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about how you feel. When your eyes are bright and alert, you appear to be energized, well rested, and in control. If you have lower eyelid puffiness, dark circles, or drooping upper lids, however, others may assume that you are fatigued, angry, or unhappy.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Maryland

Eyelid surgery is performed on men and women of all ages who want to improve their self-image. Most people have eyelid surgery to minimize the effects of aging. However, many people in their 20s and 30s may also benefit from...

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Tags: Alexandria eyelid surgery, Alexandria plastic surgery, eyelid surgery, facial plastic surgery, Maryland eyelid surgery
June 03, 2011

More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about how you feel. When your eyes are bright and alert, you appear to be energized, well rested, and in control. If you have lower eyelid puffiness, dark circles, or drooping upper lids, however, others may assume that you are fatigued, angry, or unhappy.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Maryland

Eyelid surgery is performed on men and women of all ages who want to improve their self-image. Most people have eyelid surgery to minimize the effects of aging. However, many people in their 20s and 30s may also benefit from...

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Tags: Alexandria eyelid surgery, Alexandria plastic surgery, eyelid surgery, facial plastic surgery, Maryland eyelid surgery
June 03, 2011

Do you wish your breasts were larger, fuller, or more shapely? Then breast augmentation surgery may be the right choice for you. Breast augmentation in Maryland (also called “mammaplasty”) is a cosmetic procedure that uses implants to enlarge and shape the breasts.

Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if you consider your breasts to be too small or underdeveloped, believe your figure is out of proportion, feel you have limited choices of flattering fashions, or your breasts have asymmetry (vary in size or shape from one another).

Breast Augmentation...

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June 03, 2011

The skin is the largest organ in the body and often the one we spend the most money on over the years. Attempting to rejuvenate facial skin with the use of over-the-counter products is not very successful because they generally only affect the outer, superficial layers of the skin, whereas medically prescribed treatments reach the deeper layers of the skin and result in a more uniform improvement.

Different cleansers can produce different effects; make sure that the product you use to clean your face in the morning and evening is in line with your skin’s specific nutrient needs. If your skin is very sensitive, then a gentle and non...

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June 02, 2011

In today’s world, looking and feeling good means having a fit, well proportioned body. However, sometimes even a strict diet or a disciplined exercise program can’t conquer stubborn areas of excess fat.

Having liposuction in Maryland provides a welcome solution to this problem. Recent advancements in the procedure make it more effective, improve recovery times and reduce scarring.

To perform liposuction, one or more small incisions are made near the area to be suctioned. The doctor then places a slim, hollow tube called a cannula through the incision so that its tip...

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June 02, 2011

Chances are, if you’re reading this page, you’re a shaver. Or a plucker. Or a waxer. Or maybe you’re all three. Well, whatever you may be now, consider for a moment being someone who is none of these. That is what laser hair removal in Maryland is all about.

Fact is, the hair is there and it’s a problem. The question that remains is how you get rid of it. We don’t need to go into what a pain it is to shave, pluck, and wax; you already know that. What you might not know is that laser hair removal can eliminate unwanted hair for good after only four to six treatments in the average case. A...

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Tags: Alexandria hair removal, hair growth and removal, laser hair removal, Maryland hair removal, Washington DC hair removal
June 02, 2011

Every day, you make decisions that affect the way you live. Some choices depend on the moment, like the clothing, hairstyle, and perfume you’ll wear today. Other decisions are deeply significant, because they affect how you feel about yourself as a woman, and how others perceive you. One decision more and more women are making everyday is to have breast augmentation.

Advances in breast implant technology and surgical technique are making breast augmentation in Maryland a popular option among women of all ages desiring a change in the way they look. The decision to undergo...

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