Chevy Chase Plastic Surgeon
5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1210
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 US
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Smartlipo for Hip and Lowe Abs - Washington, DC

Finally decided to get smart lipo on my lower abdomen and my flanks. I have been contemplating getting something done for a long time. So I'am scheduled for surgery on Sept 9th 2015 at 8am. I' am very excited but super nervous I decided to pursue Lipo because 1 year of strict diet and exercise didn't help my lower abdomen and flanks much. My surgery was yesterday. No discomfort at all. ...

A Better Me - Chevy Chase, MD

I have my date. I recently had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Now it is time to get a nice butt. After having 2 babies both over 9 lb my body shows. Having a tummy tuck has boosted my confidence and made all my clothes fit better. I am hoping butt implants will do the same. I weigh 165 5'8 1/2. I had my pre op appointment yesterday. The Dr is ordering about 6 different sizes to try...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Chevy Chase, MD

I am a 24 yr old and i was a DDD 38 after having my consult with Dr.Bruno in March ,i had never been so sure of wanting to do something in my life! he has the best bedside manners and made me feel at ease like i could literally trust him with my life! He always asked if everything seemed okay with what he was suggesting (free nipple graft). I am so thankful to Dr. Bruno and His staff for...

5 out of 5 stars Chin Liposuction

Chin Smart Lipo - Chevy Chase, MD

At the age of 48 I had developed a double chin or as my wife likes to say a gobble gobble :). I finally decided to do something about it. I was recommended to Dr. Bruno (Chevy Chase MD). 9/26/13 I went into his office at 2pm and was out by 2:45. My experience - my neck area was prepped (cleaned), then numbed - you could feel a tiny pinch, but far less than getting numbed at a dentist. ...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Journey to Flat Abs - Chevy Chase, MD

I am a 41 year old mother of a 4 year old son and during my pregnancy I gained a lot of weight. So much so that I was left with a lot of abdominal loose skin and stretch marks. After years of trying to work out to flatten my stomach, I finally decided to go for a tummy tuck. My initial consult was scheduled for June 4, 2012. I had a lot of my initial questions answered and I left the office...

23 Y/O, 5'3" 120 Lbs, 325-345 Natrelle Ispira. Wanting Proportionate and Natural-Looking. Washington, DC

I've known that I wanted breast implants after realizing my small breasts would never grow bigger than an A cup. My sister has the exact same body as me but she has beautiful and full b cups, while mine are small and lack breast tissue. I just moved back home after graduating and have been able to save up a good amount of money. While I had expected I might have surgery in my 30s, I realized...

5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

54 Year Old Guy Disgusted with His Man-boobs

In recent years my man boobs got much bigger. It got to the point of wearing looser clothes, in layers, fear of having to take off my shirt in front of someone else, and cropping ALL photos of myself to hide my non-masculine chest. Dr. BRUNO did a fantastic job returning my chest to a manly shape.

Personal Statement

James R. Bruno, MD, FACS is recognized by his patients for his kind bedside manner, surgical skill, and artistic eye in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. He has been recognized as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

Washingtonian Magazine‘s “Top Doctors"

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bruno has hospital affiliations at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Inova Fairfax, Inova Fair Oaks, Suburban Hospital, and Baltimore Washington Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Wilkes College
    Dental: DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
    Medical: MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Treatments offered at Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery

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8 weeks post op, is this swelling normal? (photo)

The fullness noted in the photos is not likely due to swelling from surgery. This may be caused by slippage of the muscle tightening that may have... READ MORE

When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

Swelling is normal and to be expected after breast implant placement. It should reach the maximum by this time and slowly subside. The swelling should... READ MORE

I want a breast Augmentation but I am worried about the risks for capsular contraction - is this common?

A capsule is a soft, pliable thin layer of tissue with forms around all implants placed in the body, including breast implants. Having a problem with... READ MORE

Breast Reduction Scars - How to Avoid Scarring?

Thank you for your question. Given your breast size, there is no way to make your breasts appreciably smaller without a surgical reduction. This would... READ MORE

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

Great question and one you should have a good idea of the answer to even before stepping foot in the practice where your procedure will be performed.... READ MORE

I wanted to know whether a mommy makeover could be the breast (augmentation/lift) and vaginoplasty or labiaplasty.

Good news, the procedures you desire all fit within the Mommy Makeover category. Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon for your... READ MORE

Air bubble in my right breast? Surgery in 2007.

It is nearly impossible to have an "air bubble" in your saline implant at this point from your surgery. One would suspect that what you are feeling is... READ MORE

Is it possible to have pulled skin so tight that it doesn't lay down on your body and you lose your natural contours?

Without seeing any pictures and getting a full history of your procedure, it is difficult to comment on the long term appearance of your abdomen.Your... READ MORE

Possible to remove more stretchmarks after full tummy tuck? (photo)

Looks like you have a pretty nice result early in your postoperative period. Since it is early in the postoperative period, it is difficult to assess... READ MORE

Silicone or Saline (B to D)? (photo)

It's your choice, but silicone may give you a softer, more natural look. A 420cc implant for you is a large implant and may give you a "gap" between... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Bruno

James R. Bruno, MD, FACS has shared 8 before and after pictures from the RealSelf community.

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