When thinking about getting a tummy tuck, most people are focused on recovery. However, preparing for your tummy tuck surgery is just as important and can help you have a quicker and easier recovery. So, what exactly do you do before a tummy tuck? Here are some tips related to the question, “How do I prepare for a tummy tuck?” First, preparing for a tummy tuck will look slightly different for each patient. Depending on your medical history and conditions, Dr. Jonov may require clearances and examinations by specialists or your normal doctor. Dr. Jonov may also alter your medications temporarily, usually, this is in the weeks directly before surgery. Second, every patient will need to handle the logistics. After a tummy tuck, patients need to rest and cannot lift anything above a certain amount. Therefore, it is recommended that you make childcare arrangements, thoroughly clean, handle lodging and travel, and get adequate time off work. Finally, on the day of surgery, wear comfortable loose clothing. Also, follow the given instructions about when to stop eating and drinking before surgery. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
Temple filler is one of the top non-invasive procedures growing in popularity because it can help create a cat eye look, restore lost volume, and achieve a heart-shaped face. However, as far as dermal fillers go, there is not one filler typically touted as the best temple filler. So, let’s take a look at the question, “What kind of filler is best for the temples?” While the temples do not carry a lot of fat, when the fat thins, it can become extremely noticeable. Since the area is not meant to be soft and supple like other areas such as the lips, thick and firm fillers are generally recommended. Depending on your needs, they may recommend a temporary filler like hyaluronic acid or a semi-permanent filler like Radiesse. The most common fillers used in the area consist of Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, and Sculptra. If you are new to fillers or temple filler, your provider will likely recommend starting with hyaluronic acid filler. Thankfully, Juvederm Voluma can last up to two years and the temples are less sensitive to facial movement which can help the longevity of filler. For people with more chronic fat loss or aging, Sculptra or Radiesse is often the best choice because it will help stimulate collagen production in the area. 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.
One of the hottest plastic surgery procedures of the last few years has been buccal fat removal. Model Chrissy Teigen has opened up about undergoing the procedure and it is rumored that several other celebrities have undergone this facial plastic surgery. The procedure removes some or all of the buccal fat pad in the cheek to slim the face. So, how long does buccal fat removal last? Since buccal fat removal takes out fat, the procedure is essentially permanent. However, any fat leftover can expand with future weight gain. Normally, some fat is left in the area to account for future facial fat loss that occurs with aging. However, if patients maintain a stable weight, then their results are essentially permanent. Regardless, the results of buccal fat removal tend to last years and help maintain a slim face for years to come. This surgery is most effective on people who continue to carry a large amount of fat in the face following weight loss or coming into adulthood. 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.
There are some plastic surgeries where pregnancy can impact or even ruin results. In these cases, Dr. Jonov may recommend waiting until you are finished having kids and nursing to undergo certain procedures. Due to this, many patients ask, “Will pregnancy ruin your breast implants?” In most cases, your breast implants are not affected by pregnancy. Your breasts will change in size and shape due to hormonal differences and nursing. However, they should return mostly back to normal. Some minor changes may occur, but overall the size of the breasts will not change. Dr. Jonov usually does not have qualms about placing breast implants when a patient plans to have kids in the future. However, if you are also undergoing a breast lift, this can change following pregnancy. While it is less likely to ruin the results than a tummy tuck, it should be taken into consideration before undergoing a breast lift. In general, though, breast surgery will only see minimal effects following pregnancy and nursing. If you plan on getting pregnant within a year of breast augmentation surgery, you may consider postponing it until after you have given birth and nursed. 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.