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Is A Non-Surgical Nose Job Worth It?

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Nose job surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is among one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures around the world. With new and advanced techniques, some patients may not need surgery to see the changes they want in their nose. A non-surgical nose job uses dermal fillers to address unwanted features of the nose. While not every patient is a candidate, those are may wonder “Is a non-surgical nose job worth it?” A non-surgical rhinoplasty often addresses unwanted humps and bumps on the bridge of the nose. However, it can also make slight alterations to the tip of the nose and overall shape. When injected, the filler fills in these areas or changes their projection. For patients who need only minor corrections, this may be the preferred route because it is less invasive.  Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not a permanent solution though, unlike a nose job surgery. This is important to consider when determining which may serve your needs best. With that said, non-surgical nose job results do tend to last longer than typical filler results and many enjoy the rest for several months or years. The procedure may serve as a test run for rhinoplasty surgery and let patients try out their results without committing. This can make the procedure worth it because it allows patients peace of mind for their surgery. Also, some patients do not want to undergo surgery, the non-surgical route may be worth it. Overall, the procedure is consistent and can provide fantastic, long lasting results. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online through Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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What Is Transumbilical Breast Augmentation?

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Breast augmentation is one of the oldest forms of plastic surgery. Due to this, the methods surgeons use during surgery have continued to evolve and improve. An example is transaxillary breast augmentation which places breast implants through the armpit. One of the newest techniques to place saline breast implants is transumbilical breast augmentation. What is transumbilical breast augmentation?   Transumbilical breast augmentation uses an incision in or near the belly button to place breast implants. Currently, due to the limited space and surgical technique, this method can only accommodate saline breast implants because they are placed unfilled. Essentially, the surgeon creates a tunnel between the fat layer and the skin. Using this tunnel, they will then place the breast implants.   This technique is not widely performed, but is growing increasingly popular due to the demand for no scarring on the breasts. Surgeons will likely continue to innovate and improve the technique to accommodate more implant types and become more viable for most patients.    Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery can determine if you would be a good candidate for transumbilical breast augmentation or if another technique would better suit your goals. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through chat, contact form, or Price Simulator™
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Can You Brush Your Teeth After Buccal Fat Removal? And Other Recovery Questions

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Buccal fat removal is a procedure gaining popularity among patients. With slim faces and defined cheekbones in style, more and more patients want cosmetic surgery to achieve this look. Buccal fat pad removal is one of the simplest and best procedures for this goal. While the surgery features a fairly laidback recovery, patients often have many questions when it comes to recovery. Here are some of the most common ones, answered:

Can You Brush Your Teeth After Buccal Fat Removal?

Yes, though you should be careful. Brush your teeth gently and be careful to avoid the incision areas. Also, do not rinse your mouth with anything, including water or mouthwash until okayed. 

When Can I Eat Solid Foods Again?

Usually, patients can resume their normal diet within a week. However, some patients may not have to stick solely to a liquid or soft diet. You should avoid nuts, popcorn, seeds, and other similar foods that are hard to chew or small enough to get stuck in the incisions. Dr. Jonov will provide more personalized diet instructions after your consultation and surgery.

When Can I Rinse My Mouth?

Dr. Jonov may recommend gentle salt rinses one to two days after surgery. This can keep the mouth clean and relieve discomfort. Patients typically perform these rinses one to three times a day based on their instructions. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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3 Non-Invasive Summer Skincare Options

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With the promise of sun this summer, procedures like chemical peels and laser resurfacing cannot be performed with the same frequency or intensity. These treatments leave the skin sensitive to sun and sun damage. Therefore, it is best not to have them done during the summer months, or to only treat areas consistently and completely covered with clothing. Luckily, our master estheticians perform other treatments that will not make your skin sun sensitive while still keeping a healthy glow throughout summer. Here are 3 non-invasive summer skincare options from The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.  

#1: Oxygen Facial

  An oxygen facial promotes circulation and cell turnover to keep skin looking refreshed. It also moisturizes and infuses oxygen into the surface of the skin to keep it well nourished. An oxygen facial can benefit nearly every skincare routine and is safe for all skin types and tones.  

#2: Rain Facial

  A customized facial in Bellevue, the rain facial features nine different treatment heads that are combined individually to treat your specific skin needs. Like the oxygen facial, the rain facial is gentle, using a stream of water to clean and nourish the skin for a lasting glow.  

#3: Dermaplaning

  Dermaplaning removes dead skin and peach fuzz from the surface of the skin. This allows for daily skincare to penetrate deeper into the skin and results in a “dermaplane” glow. It can result in some mild irritation, but requires no downtime or time out of the sun.    To schedule a summertime appointment with one of our master estheticians, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.

How Painful Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

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Getting a tattoo can be a painful endeavor. Those who choose to remove their tattoos may wonder if it comes with pain as well. Overall, the best way to remove a tattoo is using a laser which can break down the pigment of the tattoo and fade it into your skin. One of the most common questions our master estheticians hear during laser tattoo removal consultations is, “How painful is laser tattoo removal?”   The amount of pain that a patient experiences during laser tattoo removal will vary from patient to patient. Generally, patients do feel some pain or discomfort during the procedure. For many, this pain compares to getting the tattoo. Others may experience less pain depending on the age, location, and size of the tattoo.    Additionally, a laser tattoo removal session takes less time than most tattoo appointments. Therefore, you will only have to bear the pain or discomfort for a short period of time, unlike when getting the tattoo. Your master esthetician can provide better insight into how painful laser tattoo removal may be for you after gauging the specifics of your tattoo.    To schedule a consultation with a master esthetician at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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The Benefits Of VASER Liposuction

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VASER liposuction is a type of liposuction that uses ultrasound technology to liquefy the fat and tighten the skin. VASER lipo is often combined with more traditional liposuction techniques to provide further toning and skin tightening. When considering their options, patients often inquire about the benefits of VASER liposuction, especially in comparison to regular liposuction techniques.    VASER liposuction is similar to traditional liposuction in that it often uses tumescent to break up the fat and requires small incisions. However, it is generally considered a more gentle and less invasive form of liposuction. It also has the ability to target fat more precisely which leads to better muscle definition than traditional lipo.    One of the biggest advantages of VASER liposuction is its skin tightening properties. Occasionally, patients will not see their skin retract enough following a liposuction procedure. This is unlikely in an ideal liposuction candidate, however, VASER can help the skin contract following surgery for a tighter physique.    Overall, the main benefits of VASER lipo is that it allows Dr. Jonov to be more precise during liposuction. It also promote skin and tissue tightening for better Bellevue liposuction results. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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How Hard Is It To Rupture A Silicone Implant?

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Breast augmentation complications are rare, but understandably, patients want to know the risks of breast implants. Among one of the most well known and troubling complications patients ask about is breast implant rupture. Rupture is when a breast implant breaks within the breast. Depending on the type of breast implant, rupture may not cause too many issues beyond a deflated breast. However, in extremely rare cases, rupture can cause major problems. With silicone implants becoming the standard, patients often want to know “How hard is it to rupture a silicone implant?” Modern silicone breast implants rarely rupture. Silicone breast implants can withstand hundreds of pounds of force and pressure. It is unlikely that normal everyday contact or force would cause your breast implants to rupture. There have been cases of certain types of injuries or accidents (such as a car accident) causing implants to rupture, though even this is fairly rare. Breast implants do break down over time with natural wear and tear. Therefore, the chances of rupturing them from force do go up over time. It is also possible to cause small tears in the implant. It is important to monitor your implants carefully and reach out if you have concerns. Modern silicone breast implants, known as gummy bear breast implants, are made of a cohesive gel less likely to leak or rupture.  In the rare event that a gummy bear implant ruptures, the gel sticks to itself and is less likely to lose its shape or cause major problems. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can contact us online using Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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How Long Does Dermal Filler Swelling Last?

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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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