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Otoplasty Bellevue: What Is Otoplasty Surgery?

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Otoplasty is the term used to describe the cosmetic ear surgery known as ear pinning. This procedure corrects ears that are malpositioned or “stick out”. Otoplasty is common for children to prevent or deter schoolyard bullying. The cartilage structures of the ear stop forming at around age 5 or 6, making the procedure safe at that point. Adults can also undergo ear pinning surgery.   When Dr. Jonov does otoplasty surgery in Bellevue, the location of the incision depends on your anatomy and goals. Most of the time, otoplasty incisions are located either behind the ear or in the natural creases of the ear. From here, he will remove extra skin and move the ears into a more natural position.    In general, the procedure takes around two hours to complete. While most otoplasty procedures address both ears, there are some cases where ear malposition may affect only one ear. Dr. Jonov can determine what otoplasty technique will best suit your needs.   Otoplasty can sometimes refer to other cosmetic ear surgeries such as those to address ear shape, deformities, or previous trauma. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via contact form, chat, or Price Simulator™ app.
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Chemical Peels Bellevue: What Is The Difference Between Enzyme Peels And Chemical Peels?

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Chemical peels are an esthetic procedure that exfoliates and chemically resurfaces the skin. Skin peels come in many different varieties because some will utilize different ingredients and strengths. Enzyme peels are similar to a chemical peel and applied in much the same way. But, what is the difference between enzyme peels and chemical peels? Chemical peels use a blend of acids such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid to penetrate deep into the skin and generate dead skin removal. Typically, a patient’s skin will begin to peel within a few days of treatment, exposing a fresh layer of skin beneath. When performed and used by a professional like our master estheticians, these ingredients are perfectly safe. Some patients may prefer treatment without acids, have sensitive skin, or prefer a more routine procedure. Enzyme peels are like chemical peels in that they exfoliate the skin. The main difference is that enzyme peels use all natural ingredients such as enzymes from fruit. This is gentler on the skin and provides many of the same benefits as a traditional chemical peel. However, because it does not penetrate the skin as deeply, chemical peels provide longer lasting and better results. Enzyme peels can still be a great addition to any skincare routine.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via our contact form, Price Simulator™, or chat.
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BOTOX Bellevue: What Is A BOTOX Lip Flip?

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BOTOX is known as the injection that can relax and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Some patients also use BOTOX to treat medical conditions such as chronic migraines and hyperhidrosis. A brand new use of BOTOX, however, has become popular for lip enhancement. The procedure is known as a BOTOX lip flip. But, what is a BOTOX lip flip?   Injectors sometimes used BOTOX in the mouth and lip area to correct a gummy smile or treat unwanted features. The BOTOX lip flip uses BOTOX injections to alter the appearance of a thin upper lip to make it appear fuller without the use of dermal fillers. How does it achieve this?    BOTOX is a neuromodulator that blocks signals to the treated muscle. When injected for a lip flip, BOTOX relaxes the upper lip and causes it to reveal more of the lip. Like with fillers, this alteration is temporary, but future BOTOX injections can maintain the fullness of the upper lip.    One of the most common complaints patients have about their lips is a thin upper lip. The BOTOX lip flip procedure specifically targets this concern to give patients the results they want. Depending on your goals, lip fillers can be used too.    To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or an injector at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. Additionally, you can contact us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or text.
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BBL Bellevue: What Are Side Effects Of A Brazilian Butt Lift?

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A Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery that enlarges the buttocks and can create the desired shape. During the procedure, Dr. Jonov liposuctions fat from one or more areas of the body and transfer it into the buttocks. At a consultation, many patients ask, “What are side effects of a Brazilian butt lift?”  The side effects of a BBL are similar to that of other fat transfer surgeries. Swelling at the liposuction site and the transfer site is normal. Some discomfort and pain are expected after surgery. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications to manage this and an antibiotic to prevent infection.  Bruising is another side effect some patients see. Any bruising usually resolves within a week after surgery. You can prevent bruising by avoiding certain over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and Aspirin. Following Dr. Jonov’s pre-operative instructions will also aid in mitigating bruising. When patients ask, “What are side effects of a Brazilian butt lift?” they may also want to know about complications. Major complications due to a Brazilian butt lift are rare when performed by an expert cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Jonov. During your consultation, Dr. Jonov can discuss the side effects and risks of a BBL procedure. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Saline Implants Bellevue: Are Saline Implants Hard?

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Choosing the right breast implants is different for every breast augmentation patient because each patient has unique goals for their breasts. While the most popular breast implants in Bellevue are silicone gummy bear breast implants, many women seek out saline breast implants. When discussing the various implant options, patients sometimes ask, “Are saline implants hard?”   Saline implants do have a firmer feel than silicone breast implants. Some women desire a firmer feel and are inclined towards saline implants. Saline implants should not feel overly hard just firmer than other breast implants. Often, women who already have plenty of breast tissue are better candidates for saline breast implants because the firmness feels more natural. The breast tissue also better disguises the breast implant and prevents rippling.   Thinner women may not favor saline breast implants because they can feel more firm due to less breast tissue. While petite women can still achieve great results with saline breast implants, it is often recommended that women with volume loss or those with little breast tissue choose a silicone breast implant.    For women who prefer the firmer feel or have significant breast tissue already, saline breast implants can offer a wonderful breast augmentation option. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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