If you’ve ever sought cosmetic surgery as an active cigarette smoker, you may have found that surgeons are often hesitant to perform certain procedures (or any surgery) on you. This is because smoking can exponentially increase your risk of complications, especially when it comes to facial surgeries, tummy tucks, and breast lifts.Smoking causes blood vessels to shrink and restricts blood flow. This can cause skin loss or other major complications after surgery. When it comes to facial procedures, blood flow is imperative to healing because of the increased number of blood vessels in and around the face. Most cosmetic surgeons will not perform facial procedures like a facelift on an active smoker without having them quit for a period of time before surgery.In addition to blood vessel constriction, smoking harms the immune system. Even in those with a fairly strong immune system, smoking can cause coughing fits that can damage stitches or incisions.Whether you do or have smoked frequently, Dr. Jonov can provide resources to help you quit or discuss your options for meeting your cosmetic surgery goals. To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
In recent years, many non-surgical alternatives to popular surgeries have popped up in the cosmetic and plastic surgery fields. For many patients, these prove to be attractive options, especially for those who cannot undergo a traditional surgery, or do not want a longer recovery. Of course, non-surgical solutions cannot typically achieve the same long-lasting results as traditional surgery. However, if you want only minor alterations, one of these procedures may suit your goals. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Using facial fillers, Dr. Jonov can fill in nasal humps or cosmetic issues with the bridge or tip of the nose. This method is used for nose augmentation or when the nose requires small corrections.Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation: Similarly to a non-surgical rhinoplasty, a non-surgical chin augmentation uses dermal fillers to create a stronger, contoured chin. Non-Surgical Brazilian Butt Lift: At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jonov offers two different non-surgical options for a Brazilian Butt Lift. A traditional non-surgical butt lift uses Sculptra instead of fat to help naturally produce collagen. Our Zombie Brazilian Butt Lift does the same using growth factors from your own body in addition to fillers to provide the best possible results.To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
Liposuction is one of the most well-known fat removal procedures in cosmetic surgery. With little to no scarring and usually permanent results, liposuction is a procedure that can help you achieve a slimmer, more contoured body. Due to this, it is a common misconception that liposuction can simply suck away excess fat and help you lose weight. This is untrue. The procedure is designed to remove diet and exercise-resistant fat deposits around the body. While it is possible to lose a couple pounds after the procedure, this is only true of especially extensive cases. Usually, removing fat from multiple points. Rarely does liposuction remove more than ten pounds of fat. The best candidates are those who have lost weight in other areas and need help removing stubborn pockets of fat from the areas resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is also utilized during various fat transfer procedures like Brazilian butt lifts. Dr. Jonov can determine if liposuction on its own, or in combination with another procedure, could benefit you and your cosmetic goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. Or, contact us online using the form on this page.