Category: Body

Are mommy makeovers only for moms?

Is the Mommy Makeover Just for Moms?

  The mommy makeover is a popular suite of procedures that sculpt and contour the body. However, just because “mommy” is in the name, it doesn’t mean all patients have to be mothers. Different women (and men) from all walks of life can benefit from the procedure’s toning and trimming. Mommy makeover surgeries work for… Read more »

3 effective ways to battle belly bulge.

3 Effective Ways to Battle Belly Bulge

  The midsection is a common problem area for men and women alike. Many find it hard to lose belly fat and feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you’re trying to slim down for summer, good news: Center for Plastic Surgery has the body contouring tools you need. Our practice offers both surgical and nonsurgical… Read more »

Is getting a mommy makeover selfish?

Is Getting a Mommy Makeover Selfish?

  Healthy food and exercise aren’t always enough to get your pre-mom body back. Saggy skin, stretch marks, and downturned nipples are genuine issues. Suggestions that you aren’t “working hard enough” are hurtful when no amount of healthy lifestyle choices can completely reverse these changes. Some patients worry that mommy makeovers are selfish or an… Read more »

Young woman considers liposuction.

Should I Get Liposuction? 5 Signs You’re Ready

February 19, 2020 by Center for Plastic Surgery

  For those considering or planning for a liposuction procedure here in the DC area, timing is everything. Choosing the right time to move forward with liposuction can make all the difference in terms of the success and efficiency of your recovery and your satisfaction with your results over the long term. How can you… Read more »

Woman's torso after tummy tuck procedure

We Answered the Web’s Most Asked Tummy Tuck Questions

January 31, 2020 by Center for Plastic Surgery

  A tummy tuck at our plastic surgery practice in Washington, DC, can create transformative results. But the procedure is slightly more intensive than other common treatments. There are different techniques and important recovery details that patients should keep in mind before surgery. Because of this, many patients have extensive questions when they first begin… Read more »

Woman emotionally preparing for her plastic surgery procedure.

5 Ways to Emotionally Prepare for Plastic Surgery

December 4, 2019 by Center for Plastic Surgery

  While plastic surgery can ultimately be a rewarding and positive experience, the initial recovery process can pose both physical and emotional challenges. Temporary feelings of frustration, impatience, or doubt are a reality for many plastic surgery patients. At our Washington, DC, area practice, we care deeply about your physical wellness after surgery and your… Read more »

Shapewear hanging from the back of a door. Body contouring could be a permanent solution for those tired of investing in shapewear garments.

Shapewear or Surgery? When to Choose Liposuction Over Spanx®

October 10, 2019 by Center for Plastic Surgery

  Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to slim your body. If you struggle with stubborn bulges that won’t go away, you may rely on shapewear to smooth over trouble areas. But shapewear can only do so much when it comes to contouring the body. And if you’re tired of pulling out the Spanx® for… Read more »

A woman whose stomach is marked in preparation for tummy tuck surgery.

Your Tummy Tuck Recovery Timeline

August 21, 2019 by Center for Plastic Surgery

  Tummy tucks can flatten your stomach by removing loose, saggy skin. But while everyone’s recovery timeline is unique to his or her situation, tummy tuck recovery periods tend to be longer than other cosmetic surgery procedures. Don’t fear—with proper preparation, you can help your surgery recovery go as smoothly as possible. This blog post… Read more »

Woman touching her stomach after a tummy tuck procedure

Is A Tummy Tuck Right for You?

  It’s a lot of hard work to lose weight and slim down. While the results can be exciting, you might be left with excess skin in the process. No amount of diet and exercise can tighten up loose skin. For patients with these concerns, we often recommend a tummy tuck at our Washington, D.C…. Read more »

Woman on bed in tank top considering liposuction and tummy tuck

Should I add a Tummy Tuck to My Liposuction?

  Many people know they want to achieve a flat, contoured abdomen, but aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to pursuing a surgical solution. Fat reduction may seem like a clear choice, but the decision whether to add on a skin tightening procedure can be a puzzling one. Both liposuction and tummy tuck… Read more »