Microblading is a growing brow enhancement procedure that grows in popularity every year. Since it provides semi-permanent results, many patients understand that it is going to be a more involved procedure than other brow enhancements such as brow lamination. So, let’s look at one of the most commonly asked questions, “Is microblading painful?”Microblading is technically a form of tattooing. While it does not use exactly the same technology or go as deeply into the skin, it can hurt. Face tattoos are often considered among the most painful. However, our microblading artists use numbing cream to limit the pain felt during the procedure. Overall, patients feel little pain and only slight discomfort during their microblading treatment.In general, microblading is less painful than a tattoo, even without numbing cream. Though, at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we tend to recommend that all patients get numbing cream because it can be uncomfortable otherwise. It is a two-hour procedure on average, so numbing cream takes the edge off.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.
Mommy makeover surgery is one of the most popular procedures among middle-aged women who have had children. Due to damage from having children and aging, the body can lose volume and skin quality which both ages the body and affects overall contours. A mommy makeover can restore youthful body contours. However, does a mommy makeover include a BBL?Traditionally, a mommy makeover includes a breast procedure and an abdominal procedure. Beyond that, it will vary from patient to patient. Sometimes, a Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is included in this. The buttocks can lose volume with age, or perhaps a patient has always wanted to enhance their backside, and this presents an ideal opportunity.If liposuction is already part of a mommy makeover, adding the BBL is much easier and does not require much more surgical time. However, not all patients will be good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift or combining it with a mommy makeover.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.
Surgical scarring—especially after plastic surgery—is one of the biggest concerns for patients who undergo cosmetic procedures. Even when the scars are typically hidden under clothing, they can still bother patients. Breast scarring is a great example of usually hidden scarring that can cause distress. Let’s look at the frequently asked question, “Will I have scars after a breast lift?”A breast lift usually involves fairly extensive incisions in the shape of the anchor—the incision stretches around the nipple, down the breast, and through the inframammary fold. This will inevitably leave scarring. While every patient will heal differently, the incisions around the nipple and areola tend to heal well and generally become quite indistinguishable.The vertical incision down the breast is often the one that causes the most concern. It will take some time to heal and may remain visible for a while. Following post-operative procedures and taking proactive steps to minimize scarring such as with Scar Protocol will help keep the scars discreet.To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
When considering Botox treatment, most people likely picture forehead or glabella injections. However, Botox has several uses around the face. One of the growing Botox treatments is masseter Botox which involves injecting Botox into the masseter muscle to promote slimming of the face. Let’s look at the question, “Does masseter Botox work?”The masseter muscle is one of the largest on the face and helps jaw movement. People can accidentally build up their muscle through frequent gum chewing, teeth grinding, and other conditions. Some people may naturally have a large masseter muscle. Botox deactivates specific movements and helps weaken the masseter muscle. Over time, this can make the masseter muscle look smaller and in turn slim the face. This works in several different ways and can work on almost anyone to help define the jaw. It is a great complement to Kybella or submental liposuction.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.
Scarring is one of the top concerns of patients undergoing cosmetic procedures, even non-surgical ones. Since RF microneedling is a little more involved than a typical facial and creates controlled damage to the skin, patients sometimes ask, “Can RF microneedling cause scarring?”Technically, yes, RF microneedling can cause scarring. However, it is more commonly used to treat scarring. In cases where scarring occurs there is generally one of two causes. First, the practitioner was not qualified or skilled enough to administer RF microneedling correctly. Secondly, the patient was not a good candidate and the provider should not have moved forward with the procedure. Occasionally, both may contribute.Practitioners who can administer RF microneedling include dermatologists, master estheticians, and plastic/cosmetic surgeons. Generally, you will find it performed by dermatologists or master estheticians. This may also vary by your state. While most people can safely undergo RF microneedling, if a patient is particularly prone to scarring or on certain medications, it may not be a good idea to proceed with treatment.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.
DISCLAIMER- results may not be typical. Photographs may have been modified and edited, including but not limited to, changing tattoos, scars, body (or body part) size, implant position, implant size, nipple position, nipple size and other body morphology.