Facial feminization surgery is a procedure that many transgender women choose to undergo to create feminine facial features. Every surgery will differ based on patient expectations, goals, and anatomy. Before the procedure, many patients wonder: what procedures are performed during a facial feminization? When looking at the major differences between masculine features and feminine features, the most common areas addressed during facial feminization are the forehead and chin. Men tend to have wider foreheads and longer chins. Therefore, a brow lift and chin reduction sometimes feature during the procedure. A bullhorn lip lift can also be performed during facial feminization since men often have thinner upper lips than women. The bullhorn lip lift exposes more of the upper lip to create a more feminine appearance. It also shortens the distance between the nose and upper lip. While every patient’s face will have unique needs, other procedures that Dr. Jonov may perform as part of a facial feminization procedure including: rhinoplasty, tracheal shave, midface lift, brow reduction, cheek implants, and chin implant surgery. After a consultation with Dr. Jonov, he can determine if you are a candidate for the best facial feminization Bellevue offers. To schedule a consultation call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online
An oxygen facial is known for its gentle rejuvenation of the skin. Suitable for sensitive skin and most skin types, there are many benefits of an oxygen facial. Every patient can expect different advantages based upon what their oxygen facial is meant to treat. In most cases, a Bellevue oxygen facial is a wonderful addition to any skin routine.Among the benefits you could expect from a Bellevue oxygen facial include:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Pore minimization
- Increased collagen and elastin production
- Can aid in acne treatment
- Smoother skin
- Cleanses and removes pollutants from the skin
- Powerful moisturization
- Brighter, glowing skin
- Firmer skin
Otoplasty, or ear pinning, refers to any surgery that addresses the shape, size, or position of the ears. It most commonly pins ears that stick out. Most patients experience a fairly easy recovery and find that they can return to the majority of their daily activities within a week or so. Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, details the timeline of an otoplasty recovery. Immediately following surgery, you may feel groggy and nauseous from the anesthesia. You will go home the same day to rest and begin recovery. Dr. Jonov will likely provide a headband to wear, as this will help reduce swelling. The day of surgery you should rest. In the days following surgery, many patients find that that can get up and around. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to keep you comfortable. It is important to avoid touching or scratching the ears or incisions. You may experience side effects such as swelling, pain while chewing (a soft diet may be required), and redness. These side effects should subside within a week or so. A week after surgery, patients often return to work. Most, if not all swelling, has resolved. At this point, persistent side effects can be covered with makeup. The ears should begin to settle into their new position, although it will take a few months to see the final results. Overall, most patients find an otoplasty recovery comfortable.To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
On the surface, a breast lift and breast reduction sound like extraordinary different procedures. However, when looking at the incisions and techniques used, the two plastic surgeries look almost identical. Both surgeries remove excess skin and fat, may reposition the nipple, and often result in more lifted breasts. What is the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction? The answer to the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction comes down to the goals of each procedure and the reasons for operating. A breast lift primarily targets sagging of the breasts and changes in shape due to age, breastfeeding, and volume/weight loss in the breasts. A breast reduction typically treats overly large breasts by reducing the size. Often, this can alleviate symptoms like back pain and rashes. In short, a breast lift mainly addresses the shape and a breast reduction mainly addresses the size. While similar methods are used, the two procedures treat different concerns and conditions.Additionally, breast lift patients are typically women who have had children and experienced volume loss due to motherhood and age. Breast reduction is more common in younger patients who genetically have larger breasts. Therefore, breast occurs on breasts of all sizes, while breast reduction only treats breasts too large for a patient’s frame. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.