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How Long Does Dermal Filler Swelling Last?

By | Juvederm®, Injectable Fillers, Injectables, Restylane® SILK | No Comments
Patients can experience swelling following any type of dermal filler injection. While not every patient will have swelling after fillers, those that do often want to get rid of it as soon as possible. There are many ways to address swelling, though how long swelling lasts will largely depend on individual factors. For patients who do experience swelling often want to know, “How long does dermal filler swelling last?” In most cases, swelling will completely subside within two weeks. With that said, swelling usually becomes imperceptible or unnoticeable in a week. To prevent and aid in the reduction of swelling, there are some things you can do.  Immediately following injections, you should plan not to partake in any strenuous activities for around twenty-four hours. Light exercise and most daily activities are fine. However, you should especially avoid anything in the area where you received filler. For most areas, this may include bending forward or unnecessary lip movements (for lip filler). Elevating the head of the bed the night after your injections can also reduce the chances of swelling. Also, certain over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can worsen swelling. Avoiding these medications for a couple of days before and after your procedure can help prevent swelling. If you do experience swelling, continuing to avoid these medications may help. Additionally, some supplements such as Arnica Montana may promote a reduction in swelling.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using chat, contact form, or Price Simulator™.
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How To Reduce Fat In The Cheeks

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Chubby cheeks that last into adulthood are a common concern we see at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Patients often feel that their cheeks make them look childish or bigger than they are. Before seeking professional advice, many patients will try losing weight and specialized exercises to try and get rid of chubby cheeks. In most cases, this just leaves the patients wondering how to reduce fat in the cheeks. First off, it is important to meet with a professional like Dr. Craig Jonov who can evaluate the cause of fuller cheeks. What looks like fat may instead be an overused masseter muscle or undefined bone structure. Determining these aspects of your anatomy will allow Dr. Jonov to give the best recommendations.  If extra, stubborn fat in the cheeks is the issue, the most effective procedure is buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction. This procedure uses incisions inside the mouth to remove small amounts of fat from the buccal fat pad in the cheeks. This can create a more defined, slimmer appearance.  Occasionally, Dr. Jonov may recommend liposuction of the cheeks, though this is in rare cases. Sometimes, cheek filler or cheek implants will provide the necessary alterations. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using our contact form, chat, or Price Simulator™
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What Age Can You Get A Nose Job?

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A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is one of the most popular procedures among teenagers. While most plastic surgeries are off-limits to people under 18, there are some exceptions for procedures that have a medical basis or correct deformities. For some people under eighteen, a rhinoplasty may fix a deviated septum or address breathing problems. It also can correct cosmetic issues at the same time. Even in these cases, there are age requirements. What age can you get a nose job?   Generally, patients under 16 cannot get a nose job. This is because the nose does not fully form until between the ages of 16 and 18. Only in severe circumstances where the medical benefits of the surgery outweigh other risks will someone under 16 get nose surgery. This is generally in cases of facial deformity, extreme deviated septum, or severe sinus problems.    At 16, patients may begin inquiring about rhinoplasty. Parental consent is required if under 18. Additionally, some patients may not be good candidates if Dr. Jonov determines that their nose has not stopped growing yet. If this is the case, the patient may need to wait until they are 18. This is best decided during a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.    Once 18, patients have no restrictions in seeking rhinoplasty as the structures should be fully formed. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via chat, Price Simulator™, or contact form.
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How To Know If You Have Gynecomastia

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Gynecomastia is a condition where male breast tissue swells or overgrows. This usually occurs due to hormonal imbalances and there is not always a clear medical treatment. While the condition may go away without medical or surgical treatment, occasionally men are left with an overgrown chest. However, without examination by a medical professional, it can be difficult to tell if you have gynecomastia. How to know if you have gynecomastia?   First off, your medical history can indicate whether you have a higher risk of developing gynecomastia. For example, certain medications can cause gynecomastia as well as medical conditions like hyperthyroidism and hypogonadism. Adequately treating these conditions, or switching medications may lead to improvement. Sometimes a small surgical procedure may be necessary to remove extra skin.   Secondly, certain stages of life can make a man more susceptible to gynecomastia. In puberty, gynecomastia commonly occurs and later resolves. Additionally, men over 50 have a higher chance of having gynecomastia. These are eras in your life when hormones naturally fluctuate which can cause the condition temporarily.    Sometimes, however, gynecomastia may have no clear cause. It usually will not respond to diet or exercise and may persist even with weight loss. This is when gynecomastia surgery can remove this extra skin and tissue to correct the overgrowth.   To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online using our chat, contact form, or Price Simulator™
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