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The Best Way To Maintain Your Plastic Surgery Results? Healthy Diet and Exercise

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After undergoing any plastic surgery procedure, like breast augmentation, mini tummy tuck, or blepharoplasty, many patients wonder how they can ensure their results are long lasting. Plastic surgery can provide lifelong results, but it depends upon your lifestyle. Making sure you continue a healthy diet and exercise after your cosmetic surgery will help maintain your results.

For some procedures, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, keeping your weight steady is an important part of seeing long lasting results. If you become pregnant or gain significant weight, this can reverse or complicate your results. For other procedures, like breast surgeries, weight gain or loss can change the shape and size of the breasts.

Even before undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to consider your lifestyle and health problems. Your plastic surgeon will help you do this in a consultation. But, having a good idea of the problems you may have maintaining your results can help your plastic surgeon create a custom surgery plan that will help you get the best results you can maintain.

Obviously, sometimes weight fluctuations are out of our control, even major ones, but keeping your body in good shape and healthy will only promote and help any other health problems.

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What’s The Difference Between A Mini and Full Tummy Tuck?

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Everyone has heard of a tummy tuck–a plastic surgery that helps patients remove excess skin and fat to achieve a slimmer stomach–but many people don’t realize that not everyone who is a candidate for a tummy tuck needs a full one. Often, cosmetic surgeons will perform modified versions of the tummy tuck procedure–like a mini tummy tuck–to fit a patient’s specific needs. 

The main difference between a mini tuck and a full tummy tuck is that a mini tuck does not address the upper abdomen or belly button. A mini tummy tuck focuses on loose skin and fat in the lower stomach area. Often during a full tummy tuck, the belly button is repositioned to look more natural, but during a mini tuck, there is no reason for this because it does not affect the belly button. A mini involves a smaller incision than a full tummy tuck. 

Mini tucks best suit patients who are in good shape, but may need some help firming up the lower abdomen muscles or getting rid of extra skin after weight loss. The procedure addresses these concerns while leaving the upper abs and abdomen alone because they often do not need any treatment.

Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery performs full, mini, and extended tummy tuck procedures. In a consultation, he can recommend the tummy tuck best suited for you and your needs. 

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Mini Facelifts: What Are They And How Are They Different?

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You’ve probably heard of a facelift and how they can help you look years younger. For younger patients or those with fewer signs of aging, there is another procedure that may better suit for those where a traditional facelift is not needed. If you have sagging or wrinkled skin in the neck and jowls, but aren’t a candidate for a traditional facelift, a mini facelift may be a more suitable option.

A mini facelift is a less invasive version of a facelift. It targets a smaller area of the face, focusing only on the neck and jowls. While a facelift may focus on more areas of the face in addition to the neck and jowls. The incision is smaller and scars less.

A mini facelift is best for people who have concerns about their facial appearance, but may not need a full facelift. They are younger than the average facelift patient, or their concern is purely in the neck and jowls.

They also come with significantly less risk and recovery time than a traditional facelift. Since a mini facelift is less invasive than a facelift, it means there is typically less risk for complications during or after surgery. The average recovery for a mini facelift is 5-7 days, which for any surgical procedure is remarkably quick.

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery happily offers facelifts to patients in Lynwood, Bellevue and Kirkland. Contact us to schedule a mini facelift consultation today.

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Meet The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery Team

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The team at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. Dr. Craig Jonov, one of Seattle’s foremost plastic surgeons, leads the team and performs a variety of cosmetic procedures including breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants assisted during surgery, and, in addition, help care for patients both before and after surgery. Our nurses also offer injectables such as Botox and Dysport at a lower cost than injections from Dr. Jonov.

Our Patient Care Coordinators schedule appointments and are the first point of contact at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. They assist patients through their cosmetic journey and provide immeasurable care through the process.

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery employs talented Master Estheticians who’s knowledge goes beyond that of a typical Esthetician. With knowledge of skin conditions and medical terminology, our Master Estheticians can help patients treat chronic skin problems and recommend custom treatment plans to address every patient’s concerns.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or one of our Master Estheticians, call us at 425-775-3561 or Contact Us.

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How Houseplants Can Benefit Your Health

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While houseplants often just sit in the corner of our living rooms without much thought, these interior organisms actually have a variety of health benefits. If you don’t already have a houseplant, your health could benefit from owning one.

First, house plants can help you breathe better. They reduce interior carbon dioxide and airborne dust levels. This can lead to better general breathing as well as help those with asthma or dust allergies. Your interior air quality affects your health just as much as the air quality outside. It is important to maintain your interior air quality as it contributes to healthy breathing patterns.

Since plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, they make our indoor air environments more conducive to humans. Some plants like succulents, orchids, and snake plants continue this process even at night. Making them the ideal indoor companions.

Beyond the physical health benefits of houseplants, owning house plants is widely known to lower stress levels and improve all around well being. While indoor plants are well known to reduce outside noise, being around plants instinctively makes us feel calmer and more at ease. In stressful workplaces and environments, plants reduce stress levels. And, the people in those environments compared to those in similar environments without plants.

Houseplants have also shown significant benefits to those recovering from surgery. For those wanting to take the first step in achieving their cosmetic goals, Contact Us to schedule a consultation today.

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