Bella Cosmetic Surgery Blog

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

 
June 03, 2015

There are plenty of great reasons to contemplate plastic surgery in Maryland, but combating the effects of the sun doesn’t have to be one of them as long as you’re careful. Between June 1-8, the Sun Safety Alliance promotes Sun Safety Week. It’s a great time to prepare for the bright days ahead.

Maryland Plastic Surgeon | Washington DC, VirginiaWhile most people eagerly embrace summer’s warmth and fun-filled...

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May 26, 2015

Pregnancy, child birth and nursing affect all women differently. However, many women in and around Alexandria are dissatisfied with the way the process affects their bodies. If you're looking to achieve a dramatic, post-pregnancy body rejuvenation, a mommy makeover might be right for you.

Because every woman is unique, so is every mommy makeover. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we shape your mommy makeover to fit your needs and your goals.

There are a number of procedures that are associated with the mommy makeover- which ones are right for you depends...

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May 18, 2015

If you live in or around Maryland and you want vibrant, younger-looking skin, you're probably looking for a safe, simple solution, a procedure that can remove signs of age and wear. And a microdermabrasion fits all of these criteria.

The microdermabrasion works by exfoliating your skin, removing dry skin and layers of dead skin cells. It also stimulates circulation and the production of your body's natural collagen reserves, which greatly aids healing.

The microdermabrasion process is just that- a process. You'll require a series of treatments...

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May 11, 2015

The tummy tuck is a very well-known procedure in Maryland and across the country. That's great, but with popularity comes certain misconceptions. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we work hard to ensure that your desired procedure is right for you.

Not every patient is a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Dr. Chiaramonte will work with you to find a treatment path that leads you to your cosmetic goals.

You are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck if you:

  • Are in sound overall health and have no active infections
  • Are at or near your ideal...
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May 04, 2015

Every Maryland patient is unique, and everyone recovers from a tummy tuck at a different speed. The precise nature of your recovery will depend on unique, difficult-to-predict circumstances.

However, most of our patients are able to return to work approximately two weeks after undergoing a tummy tuck.

Again, it's important to understand that this timeline is not set in stone. Some patients heal faster than others. And you can do everything right, only to find yourself still struggling with discomfort that prevents you from returning to work.

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April 23, 2015

The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and we know you understand this. In our experience, our Washington DC-area patients are always thorough in their research and make their choice after extensive thought and conversation.

Still, it's a good idea to emphasize the importance of sound decision-making when considering plastic surgery. We respect your goals and desires at Bella Cosmetic Surgery, and we understand the process is all about you and your needs.

However, there are still situations in which cosmetic surgery is not the...

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April 16, 2015

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we always emphasize the safety of our cosmetic procedures. They're all commonly performed and boast impressive track records. Plastic surgery has improved to the point where surgeons can express complete confidence in these procedures.

However, there is no such thing as a completely, 100 percent safe surgical procedure. Every surgery carries with it certain risks. And you should not let the safety of modern cosmetic surgery convince you that your choice of provider is irrelevant.

It's not. In fact, your choice of plastic...

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April 09, 2015

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, our first priority is ensuring that our Alexandria-area only patients only undergo procedures that are right for them. When it comes to an abdominoplasty, we will never recommend the procedure if it doesn't fit your unique needs.

The first step in making this determination is listening to you describe your goals and desires. Then, we need to ensure that an abdominoplasty will actually help you achieve these objectives. It sounds basic, but this is often an overlooked point.

An abdominoplasty is a targeted procedure designed...

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April 02, 2015

Modern plastic surgery has evolved to the point where it is exceptionally safe when performed by a properly trained and educated plastic surgeon. This is true of all the procedures we offer to our Alexandria patients, including abdominoplasty.

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we only offer procedures that can prove their safety and effectiveness. Abdominoplasty meets both standards.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, more than 117,000 abdominoplasties were performed in the United States in 2014. The numbers across the world are obviously...

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March 31, 2015

We understand that you're a busy person. You value your job and you don't want to miss any more work time after an abdominoplasty than you absolutely have to.  But we always remind our Maryland patients of the importance of taking time for recovery.

Every abdominoplasty is unique, as is every patient. However, the general rule is that you can expect to return to work about two weeks after your procedure.

Your precise return date will be determined by a number of factors, including your body's natural healing ability and the extent of the procedure....

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