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BOTOX vs. Dysport? Which Is Better?

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The classic debate among frequent neurotoxin users and providers is: Which is better: BOTOX or Dysport? The answer is not entirely clear. When it comes to BOTOX vs. Dysport the answer can differ between patients and injector.    Some patients will see the best results with BOTOX while others will see better results with Dysport. Both derive from a neurotoxin known as Botulinum toxin A. The main differences come in slight variations of formula and the amount of proteins present in each. Dosages also vary. These small differences can affect how the body metabolizes each toxin which leads to one lasting longer than the other.   Some patients and providers find that Dysport kicks in faster and lasts longer than BOTOX. This is great for patients who want a quick result. Although, not every patient will experience this. Usually, the best way to find out whether BOTOX or Dysport works better for you is to try both.    The injectors at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery are experienced in both BOTOX and Dysport. They can expertly inject either toxin and guide you through choosing the option that will give you the best results. In general, both BOTOX and Dysport can provide wonderful results and hide the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.    To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.   
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Causes Of Drooping Breasts

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Droopy, saggy breasts often serve as a source of insecurity and annoyance. Not only can they make buying bras and clothing difficult, sometimes overly large, saggy breasts can cause chronic pain. There are many causes of sagging breasts and discovering the cause can allow your plastic surgeon to devise the best plan for your Bellevue breast surgery.    First off, saggy breasts can run in families. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and genetics plays a role. Some women may be predisposed to developing droopy breasts later in life, or others may have fuller breasts that naturally droop. In these cases, either a breast lift or reduction may address these concerns.    Secondly, pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in a loss of breast tissue as well as the stretching of the skin on and around the breast. Another common cause of drooping breasts, this stretched, excess skin sometimes combined with less breast tissue can cause breast ptosis. Normally, a breast lift can resolve these issues and for women who have given birth can be part of a mommy makeover surgery that targets the breasts and abdomen.   Finally, general aging and lifestyle can cause breast sag overtime. Smoking can increase the chances and amounts of breast ptosis. Other times, aging simply causes the breasts to sag as skin loses laxity. Depending on the specifics of your breasts, a breast lift, reduction, or breast augmentation may benefit you.   Determining the cause of drooping breasts at your consultation, will help Dr. Jonov plan the perfect breast lift for your needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Recovering From Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

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Buccal fat removal surgery, also known as a cheek reduction, slims the face by removing fat from the cheeks. This plastic surgery procedure involves incisions inside the mouth and typically involves a short recovery period. What can you expect from a buccal fat removal recovery in Bellevue? Immediately following surgery, you may experience swelling and discomfort. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to manage pain and discourage infection. Since the incisions are located inside the mouth, you will need to adhere to a liquid and soft diet for at least a few days. This for your own comfort and to keep the incisions clear from debris. Swelling, especially in the face, can take weeks or months to totally subside. Since cheek reduction patients range in age and demographic, every patient will experience their buccal fat removal recovery differently. In general, swelling can be hidden with makeup after the first one or two weeks. You can prevent excessive swelling by avoiding painkillers like Ibuprofen and following Dr. Jonov’s instructions closely. Like before your surgery, you may need to continue avoiding certain medications. Additionally, strenuous activities will need to be limited or avoided for at least two weeks. Dr. Jonov will give clearance for returning to work and other activities. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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After Sculptra Injections: What Happens Below The Skin?

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Sculptra is well known as a long-lasting dermal filler option. Unlike other common fillers like Juvederm and Restylane products, Sculptra is not made from hyaluronic acid. It contains poly-l-lactic acid which stimulates collagen growth and is biodegradable. While the results of Sculptra treatment depend on where it is injected, what Sculptra does immediately upon injection does not change.      After Sculptra injections, the filler settles in the injection site and begins to work with your body to produce more collagen. As the filler breaks down in the body, this simulates an injury to your body which causes it to send more collagen producing agents. Sculptra typically requires a few sessions of injections to promote the best results. The most optimal results can last 2 years or more and you could see longer lasting collagen production.     Unlike popular lip fillers, Sculptra must be injected into the deeper dermis. This is because it works to plump and fight collagen loss from the deeper levels of the skin, giving you the best chance at long term results without surgery. Due to it’s powerful collagen producing methods, Sculptra has no easy way to dissolve it. Therefore, you should always seek out an injection specialist and board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Jonov for Bellevue Sculptra injections.     To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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