Among one of the top concerns of patients seeking breast augmentation is the risk of breast implant rupture. This is understandable as this is a risk, especially with older implants. Patients often want to understand, “How hard is it to rupture a silicone breast implant?” Many people who have researched breast augmentation know that saline breast implants are more likely to rupture than silicone breast implants. This is because the gel filling of silicone implants is more cohesive and can withstand more than the liquid in a saline implant. By various estimations, silicone breast implants can withstand at least 300 pounds. This is much more than a mammogram applies. Most of the time, in the first few years, the only things that will rupture a silicone breast implant are major trauma to the chest such as a car accident or fall. Silicone implants do have more of a risk of rupturing as they age. Therefore, if you have concerns about a rupture and your implants are more than five years old, it may be worth having them examined. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.
Juvederm dermal fillers are approved for use all around the face. However, arguably their most common usage is in the lips. Their main competitor Restylane makes fillers specifically for each area, but this is not the philosophy behind Juvederm. Therefore, patients sometimes wonder, “Which Juvederm is the best for the lips?” Ultimately, it depends on the results you want. One of the most commonly used Juvederm fillers in the lips is Juvederm Ultra Plus. This is because it is a highly versatile filler that has a natural feeling consistency. Juvederm fillers do tend to be thicker than their Restylane counterparts. Therefore, if a patient prefers a more dramatic result, then Juvederm fillers are likely the best choice. While not frequently used, some thicker Juvederm fillers such as Juvederm Voluma can be used in the lips. However, it is important to note that not all providers may be comfortable performing this. With that said, many patients who are regular lip filler patients and like the most dramatic lip appearance may lean towards these longer lasting, thicker Juvederm fillers. If you are a first time lip filler patient interested in Juvederm, then Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus are probably the best fillers for you. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Brazilian butt lift surgery is known for being less invasive than previous forms of buttock augmentation. Unlike placing implants, it does not involve large incisions. However, patients do still have concerns about the potential for scarring with a BBL surgery, which is a common concern shared among most plastic surgery patients. Let’s take a look at the question, “Does a BBL leave scars?” First, it’s important to understand how a BBL works. It uses liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body and then transfers them to the buttocks. To achieve this, tiny incisions are necessary in the areas where fat is harvested and to insert the fat into the buttocks. While these do have the opportunity to scar, they generally fade rather quickly. Additionally, the scars are often hidden in natural folds or creases of the body to disguise them, regardless of if they scar or not. If you are prone to raised scarring, you may have a higher risk of developing any type of visible scarring following a BBL. Make sure to discuss this with Dr. Jonov before your procedure. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.
Radiofrequency technology has been used in surgery for decades. However, more recently, it has become a non-surgical skin tightening tool. Radiofrequency treatments in isolation can help tighten the beginning stages of lax skin that occur with aging. Radiofrequency microneedling combines powerful RF energy with one of the best medical grade skincare treatments to offer great results. Does RF microneedling help jowls? It depends. If the jowls have sagged significantly and skin removal is necessary, then RF microneedling will likely not provide the desired results. A facelift or neck lift is usually recommended. However, following this surgery, RF microneedling can help promote skin tightening and reduce scarring. If the jowls are just beginning to lose elasticity, then RF microneedling may reduce the appearance of this and slow the overall progression of the sagging. This is because it induces a collagen response on both the surface and structural portions of the skin. This helps improve elasticity and treats the appearance of wrinkles. While it cannot completely eliminate or prevent aging, it can prolong the progress and keep you looking younger for longer. To learn more and schedule a consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.