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Do Saline or Silicone Implants Look More Natural?

September 12, 2016
Whether you’re looking to correct uneven breasts or just looking for larger breasts to fill out your clothing, breast augmentation can give you the size and shape you’re looking for, but which implants look the most natural? Saline and silicone breast implants are both FDA-approved and look natural in a majority of patients. However, there are three ways these implant options differ including: 1. Rippling Saline and silicone implants both offer a natural look, but saline implants have a higher chance of visible rippling. This rippling can show on the side, bottom or between your breasts when you lean forward. You’re more likely to have a rippling effect if you have thin skin, lower volume… Read Full Post

CoolSculpting®: When Will I See Results?

August 30, 2016
CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary way to eliminate stubborn bulges of fat. By freezing select fat cells, CoolSculpting® treatment removes those fat cells for good. The great thing about this treatment is that it is minimally invasive. There are no incisions, sutures or surgery involved. And CoolSculpting® produces results really fast! You'll notice great results about three weeks after your treatments (some people benefit from more than one session). In about 2 months, you'll notice your best results take shape. The treated fat cells will continue to get eliminated from your body for the next 4 to 6 months, so you may notice subtle improvements during that period. The fat cells are… Read Full Post

What are the Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

August 24, 2016
Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasties, are one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures across America. Both men and women undergo a tummy tuck to remove excess skin tissue and fat caused by extreme weight loss or pregnancy, but there are several medical benefits of tummy tucks, which are often overlooked. An abdominoplasty can tighten your abdominal muscles and give you a flatter stomach, but it can also aid in these medical issues: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) It’s common for women to develop incontinence after giving birth vaginally. Exercising, sneezing and even laughing can cause you to lose control of your bladder and lead to embarrassing situations. A tummy tuck can treat SUI… Read Full Post

How is CoolSculpting Done?

August 18, 2016
Many men and women have stubborn fatty areas that no amount of dieting or exercise can get rid of. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure, which freezes and eliminates your unwanted fat. CoolSculpting is best for areas such as your “love handles” where fat can easily be suctioned using the CoolSculpting appliance. The process is straightforward, requires little to no downtime and can be completed in as little as one hour, depending on the number of body areas being treated. The CoolSculpting treatment process involves three steps: 1. Your Initial Consultation During your CoolSculpting consultation at our Maryland office, Dr. Chiaramonte will determine whether you’re an… Read Full Post

Get Rid of Stretch Marks With a Tummy Tuck

August 10, 2016
There are countless creams, gels and medications that claim to reduce or remove stretch marks, but there is only one way to permanently get rid of your stretch marks. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes skin tissue from the lower abdomen which is where many women develop stretch marks during pregnancy. The stretch marks will be gone forever, but keep in mind this removal comes with a cost; You will have a scar across your lower abdomen from hip to hip, but this scar is often along your panty line and can be hidden. Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck, but it's important to consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing either… Read Full Post
Category: Tummy Tuck

Infographic - How Does Liposuction Work?

June 20, 2016
Have you been considering having a procedure to remove excess fat? At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we offer liposuction so you love your look in all of your troublesome areas. Please view this infographic for more information about liposuction: To schedule a consultation about liposuction, please contact Dr. Michael Chiaramonte today by calling 301-567-6767. We are proud to serve clients in Washington D.C., and Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia. 
Category: Liposuction

SlideShare Presentation - Breast Augmentation Overview

May 24, 2016
If you're curious about breast augmentation, please check out our SlideShare:   Breast Augmentation Overview from Page1Solutions In order to schedule a consultation, please call Bella Cosmetic Surgery at 301-567-6767. We proudly serve clients in Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas.

CoolSculpting Vs. Liposuction

May 06, 2016
CoolSculpting and liposuction are both great body contouring methods that can help you achieve the look that diet and exercise couldn't give you. They each have something different to offer though. CoolSculpting is great for those looking to reduce small areas of stubborn fat, while liposuction can surgically remove larger fatty areas. The best way to know which one is right for you is by meeting with our board-certified plastic surgeon in Maryland. Body contouring can help you reach your aesthetic goals and give you the body you've been working towards for months or years. Pregnancy and aging can cause your stomach and other parts of your body to develop fat pockets that just don't want… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction

Infographic: Tummy Tuck Facts and Stats

March 31, 2016
The American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS) released its annual report on cosmetic surgical procedures, and according to 2015’s numbers, the popularity of breast and body contouring procedures continues to grow.  Tummy tuck procedures, in Maryland as with the rest of the country, are still among the most popular procedures noted in the study. Below is an infographic that shares some of the latest data from the ASPS as well as some of the benefits and considerations related to abdominoplasty.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

March 25, 2016
CoolSculpting is a groundbreaking body contouring procedure gaining popularity throughout the country because it can remove fat cells from certain parts of your body without the need for a surgical procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte is proud to offer this innovative new technology to his Maryland patients. CoolSculpting works by applying controlled cooling to targeted areas of the body. Under these cool conditions, fat cells die on contact and flush out of the body naturally over time. Results can be seen after only one treatment, and sessions usually only last about an hour. Some benefits of CoolSculpting include: Non invasive treatment: While other… Read Full Post