Submental fat is a common complaint among patients of all ages. While some may lose it with age or weight loss, others may retain it no matter what weight or age they are. There are cosmetic procedure options for removing extra chin fat. Chin liposuction is one commonly recommended. How effective is chin liposuction?Compared with other treatment options, liposuction is the most effective. It requires only one surgical session and is permanent in most cases. Dr. Jonov can perform chin liposuction under local anesthesia because it is a short procedure. It also is quick and easy enough that a patient can have it performed at the same time as almost any other procedure.If a patient has a very small amount of submental fat, liposuction may not be best. While the fat underneath the chin is not large to begin with, if the targeted fat is minimal, non-surgical options may be a safer and overall better solution.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.
Hip dips are small dips towards the bottom portion of the hips that can interrupt the perfect hip contour. They are a perfectly normal feature of the body, but many patients prefer a smoother hip contour. So, will a BBL fix hip dips?Yes, even though the focus of a BBL—or Brazilian butt lift—is buttock augmentation fat is often transferred into the hips as well to create the perfect body contour. This can help correct hip dips. It also does not take much fat to address the hips dips and it can improve the results of a BBL.Dr. Jonov can also perform only hip dip correction without other areas of fat transfer. However, most of the time, it is advantageous for the patient to undergo another fat transfer procedure at the same time. Dr. Jonov can discuss options for BBL surgery or hip dip fat transfer during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.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.
The marionette lines are vertical lines that run between the corners of the mouth and the lower face. They typically occur due to age-related volume loss and skin sagging. Therefore, injectables such as Botox will not prevent these wrinkles from forming. Dermal fillers can help disguise the marionette lines for a younger appearance. But, how long do marionette fillers last?The exact length of time patients can enjoy their marionette filler results will depend on biological factors as well as the filler used. First, a patient’s metabolism helps determine how quickly the body breaks down the filler. Thus, people with faster metabolisms may not see filler last as long in their bodies.The type of filler used also matters. Most of the fillers used for marionette lines are hyaluronic acid based. Thus, they last anywhere from about six to twelve months on average. For more severe lines, patients may undergo Sculptra injections for the marionette lines which will result in longer lasting results. Sculptra also stimulates a collagen response which can help provide some permanent results. On average, Sculptra lasts around two years. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact us form, or Price Simulator.
A mammogram is a diagnostic test performed on women to screen for breast cancer. For most women, regular mammograms start around the age of 40. Though, women may have them at any time based on recommendations from their healthcare providers. Patients often worry about their implants when it comes time for a mammogram. Can a mammogram break an implant?In short, it is exceptionally unlikely and unheard of that a mammogram breaks or causes damage to a breast implant. A mammogram does not involve enough force to break an implant. With that said, if an implant is placed above the breast muscle, this can make accurate results more difficult. Therefore, adjustments will need to be made. However, if placed under the pectoral muscle, the implants will be minimally affected.Extremely old implants or implants inserted incorrectly may not hold up like modern implants. Therefore, if your implants were placed prior to the introduction of modern silicone breast implants, it is best to consider implant replacement because these may be more susceptible to smaller forces like a mammogram. However, even these implants likely will not be affected during a mammogram. 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.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin treatment that involves using a surgical blade to lightly and carefully remove dead skin and peach fuzz. When performed by a professional, the procedure does not hurt and can provide the signature “dermaplane glow.” So, what are the pros and cons of dermaplaning?There are many pros of dermaplaning. It helps remove dead skin and unwanted hair as well as helps make subsequent skincare products and treatments more effective. It is the perfect pre-event procedure. The procedure itself is essentially painless and takes under an hour to perform. There are also few risks associated with dermaplaning.The cons of dermaplaning mainly consist of the fact that it provides temporary results. The hair will grow back, the dead skin will accumulate again, and the glow tends to last a week or two. Occasionally, dermaplaning can irritate the skin. While major irritation is rare, the procedure should not be performed on inflamed skin or a major breakout.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.
Liposuction is a well known plastic surgery procedure that uses light suction to remove fat cells. Though, a common misconception is that liposuction is a weight loss surgery, but this is inaccurate. Liposuction removes small pockets of fat to help tone and contour the body. In the largest liposuction procedures, it will remove up to ten pounds of fat. Therefore, this can lead patients to ask, “Should I lose weight before lipo?”The answer to this question is complicated. The first factor to consider is the goals for undergoing liposuction. If a patient is looking to address a particular area such as under the chin, losing weight is not necessary in most cases. However, if a patient is more for sculpting and contouring or there are multiple treatment sites, Dr. Jonov may recommend losing some weight before liposuction.Generally, anyone with a BMI under 30 does not need to lose weight to see good results. Though, again, this can vary. In some cases, such as that of a fat transfer procedure like a BBL, Dr. Jonov may advise the patient to gain some weight in order to have enough fat to transfer. With that said, it is rare for major weight changes to be needed to undergo surgery. If currently in the process of losing weight, wait to seek liposuction until around ten pounds within the goal weight. This will give Dr. Jonov a more accurate idea of how the skin will retract and if liposuction will provide good results. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Breast lift surgery corrects sagging breasts and it can sometimes make the breasts look smaller. However, is this an optimal illusion or are the breasts actually smaller? The answer is not necessarily straightforward. So, let’s look deeper into the question, “Do you lose breast size with breast lift?”The main factor that determines if you lose breast size with a breast lift is how much sagging is present. If there is only a small amount of sagging and extra skin, patients will likely not lose breast volume. For larger breast lifts, some breast tissue will likely also need to be removed to provide a good result.Women who undergo a large breast lift may also consider getting breast implants to maintain volume and make their breasts look even more youthful. Though, many patients who require a massive breast lift would benefit from a breast reduction which Dr. Jonov can perform at the same time. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Chemical peels are a professional exfoliation treatment that uses specific acidic substances to strip dead and damaged skin away. It does this by causing peeling over the course of a few days. They are a great all-around skin treatment and some have anti-aging properties as well. Patients often ask, “How often should I get a chemical peel?”In general, master estheticians recommend waiting at least four to six weeks between chemical peels. This allows the skin to recover and fully heal before creating controlled damage again. Even for light peels, it is best not to have them too often to prevent added irritation or damage.Some patients may also choose to alternate chemical peels with another procedure such as microneedling. In this case, patients will only undergo a chemical peel roughly every eight to twelve weeks. Ultimately, the duration of time between chemical peels depends on the patient’s skin and their goals.To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Temple filler consists of dermal fillers injected into the temple area. This helps to address hollowing in the temples due to age, weight loss, or genetics. It can also help lift the eyes and create a more heart-shaped face. Since temple filler is still not common among the casual filler patient, patients often have questions such as, “Does temple filler migrate?”Any filler injected in any area of the face has the potential to migrate. Overall, filler migration is rare and if it does occur, it generally does cause any major effects and can be dissolved and reinjected. However, in the temple, the bone structure makes it extremely hard for the filler to move anywhere.Temple filler migration likely indicates the filler was injected too superficially and not deep enough so that the temporal boney fossa can hold it in place. As long as hyaluronic acid fillers are used, the filler can be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections and reinjected correctly.To learn more about temple fillers or to schedule a free consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
A tummy tuck and mommy makeover are both popular plastic surgeries performed after pregnancy. Women want to address stretch, loose, and extra skin on the abdomen which both of these procedures can address. So, what is the difference between a tummy tuck and mommy makeover? Firstly, a tummy tuck only addresses the abdomen. Sometimes Dr. Jonov may perform liposuction of adjacent areas to improve the overall results. However, it is overall a body contouring surgery that addresses only the abdomen. It can help patients achieve a flatter stomach and also help repair separated abdominal muscles. A mommy makeover is a broader term for a combination of surgeries that address the breasts and abdomen. For example, the classic mommy makeover is a breast augmentation with a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is frequently part of a mommy makeover, but a solo tummy tuck is not a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover also does not need to include a tummy tuck either. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.