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Key Differences Between Liposuction and CoolSculpting®

March 22, 2017
At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, in the National Harbor area of Maryland, we offer many body contouring options to sculpt your physique. For those who are looking to get rid of stubborn areas of fat we recommend either liposuction or CoolSculpting®. While both of these procedures can help you eliminate fatty deposits, there are some key differences between the two that may help you decide which treatment is best to achieve your desired results. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has extensive experience with both of these procedures and can help you decide which is best for you during your initial consultation. It’s important to know that neither of these procedures are… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction

What Makes a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

March 15, 2017
There are many reasons you might decide to have breast augmentation surgery. Whether it’s to address the shape or the size of your breasts, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chiaramonte has the knowledge and skills to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Breast augmentation surgery can help with many issues relating to the size and shape of your breasts. This procedure is great for women whose breasts: Lost size or volume due to pregnancy or breastfeeding Lost size or volume due to significant weight loss Lost size or volume due to getting older Are asymmetrical or developed abnormally Unflattering size or shape due to genetics Restore breasts after mastectomy While there are… Read Full Post

Which Implants are Best for My Breast Augmentation?

February 06, 2017
If you’ve been considering having breast augmentation surgery you may have wondered what implant would be best for you. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery in Maryland, we understand that this is an important decision and we want to make sure you know the options available so that you can make the right choice for your desired results. With multiple breast implant options, you can feel confident that there is an implant to fit your figure and aesthetic goals. Dr. Michael Chiaramonte is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience who works with you through consultation to create an individualized plan for you. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we offer three breast implant types, including… Read Full Post

Infographic: Tummy Tucks

January 27, 2017
If you have stubborn areas of fat around your midsection, you may have at one point considered a tummy tuck to flatten your stomach and tighten your abdominal muscles. Even if you maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise, there are certain factors that can cause your stomach to hold fatty tissue. Or if you've recently lost a large amount of weight, you may be left with excess skin in your midsection that you find unflattering. A tummy tuck may help with these scenarios, and more. But it's always important to understand any surgical procedure before you make a final decision. Read our infograph below to learn a little more about the tummy tuck treatment. If you're interested in… Read Full Post

Slideshare Presentation - Breast Augmentation

December 29, 2016
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the top cosmetic procedures in the U.S. Serving the areas of Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has extensive experience with breast augmentations and has the skills and knowledge to help you choose the best breast augmentation options for your procedure. Please view the slideshare presentation below to learn more about this procedure. If you're interested in learning more about breast augmentations, contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today at 301-567-6767 to schedule a consultation. 

Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

December 19, 2016
At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, our philosophy of cosmetic surgery is that we believe in taking an individualized approach to each procedure and that you should be informed before making any major decisions regarding your body. That’s why if you live in the Maryland and Washington D.C. area and you’re considering undergoing an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck procedure, it’s important to understand what makes a good candidate so that you can achieve maximum results with minimal risk. Tummy tucks are not intended for individuals looking to lose weight. It’s a specially-designed procedure to address the surplus fat and tissue in the middle and lower abdomen, especially if diet and exercise have… Read Full Post

Can I Afford Liposuction?

December 15, 2016
If you're considering liposuction to address stubborn areas of fat, but are concerned about the cost, we have solutions for you. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that procedures like this don't always fit into your budget, but we want to help you look and feel your best. That's why we offer financing plans to make this decision easier for you. If you're near your ideal weight but have some pockets of fat that just won't respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be just the thing for you. Our highly-experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte will go over all the details of this procedure with you during your consultation, so you understand everything… Read Full Post

Breast Augmentations Still Big, Just Not in Size

December 08, 2016
Recently, the trends in cosmetic surgery have centered on butt lifts and implants, and facial fillers and BOTOX®. While many people are having these new procedures, women still continue to have breast augmentations at a high rate—279,143 procedures in 2015 alone to be exact—a 31 percent increase from the year 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But while breast augmentations are still big, it’s their size that is shrinking. Because of new technologies and techniques, and a desire for a more natural look, women are turning to smaller breast sizes for their augmentations. Prominent plastic surgeons in L.A. are reporting a trend in choosing size C cups over Ds and… Read Full Post

Infographic - Choosing Your Breast Implants

October 27, 2016
If you've made the decision to get breast implants, it is imperative to know the size, type, and location of your implants. View this infographic for more information: To schedule a consultation, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery at 301-567-6767. Dr. Chiaramonte proudly serve patients in Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas.

3 Places to Get Liposuction You've Never Thought Of

September 16, 2016
Liposuction remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures across America. There are more than a dozen body areas you can have liposuction performed to permanently remove fat cells, and you’ve likely never thought of some of the smaller places liposuction can be done. The abdomen, thigh and “love handles” are some of the most common places to have liposuction, but these three fatty-areas are nearly impossible to tone through diet and exercise: 1. Knees Many men and women are embarrassed by bulging fat that hangs over their kneecap. Liposuction is highly effective at removing small fat deposits from your knees. This plastic surgery is done under local anesthesia with little to… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction