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2017 Plastic Surgery Trends

March 15, 2018
If you’re considering plastic surgery, you’re not alone. Over 17.5 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2017. Plastic surgery is a rapidly growing field and with an increasing number of people seeing the value in these treatments, this trend should continue for years to come. We’ve prepared the following infographic to highlight some of the most popular procedures performed over the last year. If you don’t see your desired procedure on this list, you might be able to help it crack the top 5 next year. You can learn about your plastic surgery options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Chiaramonte… Read Full Post

Tummy Tuck: Your Guide to Beautiful Results

February 16, 2018
If you'd like to achieve a more toned, fit stomach appearance, then a tummy tuck may be an excellent option. This body contouring procedure can have dramatic results, helping you look and feel your best. We've prepared the following Slideshare presentation to provide you with a basic overview of the procedure. You can learn more about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Chiaramonte in person. Please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery using the form on this page or call 301-567-6767 today to schedule a tummy tuck consultation. We serve patients in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
Category: Tummy Tuck

Ashley Jeffers Joins Bella Cosmetic Surgery Team

January 30, 2018
Bella Cosmetic Surgery is excited to welcome our new nurse practitioner, Ashley Jeffers, to the team. Ashley has almost 15 years of experience providing medical care in the Washington DC area, and she will be offering the latest and most advanced aesthetic nonsurgical treatments to our patients. Throughout her career, Ashley has demonstrated a strong commitment to patient-centered care and has stayed current on the latest advances in the aesthetic industry. Ashley began her medical career working in trauma and critical care with several prominent DC area medical institutions, including Georgetown University Hospital and Prince George's Hospital Center. She then worked at Lexington Plastic… Read Full Post

Your Tummy Tuck: Essential Facts

December 22, 2017
If you’d like to achieve a more toned, fit stomach appearance, then a tummy tuck may be an excellent option for you. We’ve prepared the following infographic to provide you with some essential facts regarding tummy tucks. You can receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Michael Chiaramonte in person. Please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery using the form on this page or call 301-567-6767 today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Chiaramonte serves patients in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.  
Category: Tummy Tuck

How much Fat can Be Removed during Liposuction?

December 13, 2017
Liposuction is an effective way to remove stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, helping you achieve a more toned, sculpted figure. One of the most common questions Dr. Chiaramonte hears during consultations involves how much fat can be removed during a liposuction procedure. While there are general guidelines for the upper limits of fat removal, this is ultimately a decision that must be made on a case by case basis according to the unique needs and goals of each patient. In general, it’s best to remove no more than 6,000 ml (approximately 12 lbs.) of fat/fluid during a single liposuction procedure. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you will lose 12 lbs.… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction

6 Things Plastic Surgeons Want You to Know about Tummy Tucks

November 29, 2017
At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, our foremost goal is doing everything we can to give you a pleasant, successful experience. This is certainly true when you're a Maryland patient considering a tummy tuck. We've long understood that a patient's state of mind is an incredibly important determinant of the success of a patient's experience at our office. Put another way, a relaxed patient is likelier to have a better experience. We want you to be at ease during your time with us. One important element to relaxation during the surgical process is knowledge. We want you to know as much as you can about the tummy tuck procedure – that includes the surgery itself, but also pre-surgery preparation and… Read Full Post
Category: Tummy Tuck

3 Types of Breast Surgery: Which One is Right for You?

November 03, 2017
There are three types of breast surgery—breast enlargement (augmentation), breast lift, and breast reduction. Dr. Chiaramonte specializes in breast surgery and can help you determine which procedure is the right fit for you. Our board-certified plastic surgeon also offers combination procedures such as the Mommy Makeover or Bella Body Lift.  If you're interested in breast surgery, please contact Dr. Chiaramonte in Maryland today at 301-567-6767 to schedule your initial consultation. Bella Cosmetic Surgery serves clients in Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. 

Why is Liposuction Still One of the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries?

October 23, 2017
There are many types of cosmetic surgeries—one for almost every part of your body—but liposuction continues to be one of the most popular procedures. In 2016 alone, 235,237 Americans had liposuction, but why is it still so popular when other options such as CoolSculpting® are emerging? There are several reasons, but the main one is that it works. Lipo effectively rids you of those troublesome areas you’ve struggled with for years and offers long-term results. Some of the other common reasons men and women choose liposuction include: 1.    Liposuction Increases Confidence We live in a very visual world—a selfie culture where the number of “likes” your photo gets directly correlates to how… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction

What You Need to Know About Tummy Tuck Preparation and Recovery

September 28, 2017
At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to doing everything we can to help you have a pleasant and successful tummy tuck experience. It's important to us that all of our Maryland patients walk away pleased with their time with us. When it comes to the tummy tuck, it's important to remember that while the procedure is commonly performed and boasts an impressive safety record, it is still major surgery. The tummy tuck should be considered in such a way. Whenever you talk about major surgery, it's vital to prepare properly and to devote all the time and resources necessary to recovery. This post will help you do both, and, thus, go a long way toward helping you have a successful plastic… Read Full Post
Category: Tummy Tuck

Bella Body Lift Infographic

September 22, 2017
Tummy tucks and liposuction are two of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America. Men and women both want to get rid of excess skin and fat for a better body shape, especially if they have been leading a healthy lifestyle but not seeing their fat disappear. As we age, it gets harder to lose inches, and even though you are healthy you might still be bothered by stubborn fat deposits. In addition, if you lose a lot of weight, you may end up with significant amounts of excess skin.  While a tummy tuck or liposuction on their own are both extremely effective in the right candidate, many people may benefit from a combination of the two. This is where the Bella Body Lift comes in.… Read Full Post