An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a popular plastic surgery that involves removing extra skin and small portions of fat from the abdomen. However, not all tummy tucks are the same, there are several different types. The most common are mini, standard, and extended tummy tucks. There is a less frequently performed technique called a fleur de lis tummy tuck. What is the difference between abdominoplasty and fleur de lis?A standard abdominoplasty uses an incision that spans along the lower abdomen. The extent of the incision depends on the type of tummy tuck, but the most common is one that goes from hip to hip. A fleur de lis tummy tuck also uses this incision, but also includes a vertical incision, creating a shape similar to a fleur de lis. The length of both the horizontal and vertical incisions depends on the patient’s goals and anatomy.Dr. Jonov may recommend a fleur de lis tummy tuck if the extra skin extends up to the waist or upper abdomen. It is common for patients who have lost massive amounts of weight to benefit greatly from this tummy tuck technique. While the incisions and subsequent scarring have a chance of being more extensive, the procedure can completely change the look of the body, especially in clothing.To find out whether a traditional tummy tuck or a fleur de lis abdominoplasty is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in the fleur de lis technique and has widely performed the procedure. To schedule, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
Following breast augmentation surgery, most patients can fully return to all activities within six to eight weeks. However, just because they resume exercise and lifting does not mean that they have seen their final results or fully recovered. In general, plastic surgeons consider results final and recovery finished after nine months to a year. So, let’s look at what to expect a year after breast augmentation.The first year following breast augmentation surgery is the most crucial. This is when the breast implants will drop into position, when most complications occur, and when patients can begin enjoying their newly augmented breasts. When you hit the one year mark, your implants should have dropped, your breasts should feel soft, and any noticeable side effects should have subsided.Dr. Jonov may or may not want to see you for a one year post-op, depending on how the rest of your recovery went, or if you have concerns. Most breast augmentation complications–while rare–tend to happen within the first year. Therefore, after your one year post-op, you will only need to follow up with Dr. Jonov if you have concerns.At one year, patients should see the full results of their breast augmentation surgery. This is when it is truly possible to gauge the outcome. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also connect with us online via Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
Radiofrequency microneedling–more commonly known as RF microneedling–is a form of microneedling that reaches deeper below the skin’s surface. This means that the controlled damage is more than on the surface of the skin. It is ideal for improving the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and aging. When a master esthetician describes the procedure to patients, a frequently asked question often follows, “Is RF microneedling painful?”In technicality, the procedure is more painful than traditional microneedling. However, in practice, patients barely feel the procedure because topical numbing cream is applied beforehand. This keeps the procedure nearly painless and most patients remain perfectly comfortable throughout the treatment.Patients may feel the pressure of the device against their skin and some may experience some minor discomfort if they have sensitive skin, or towards the end of the procedure. To account for this, your master esthetician will adjust the settings of the microneedling device for each area. This prevents the microneedles from penetrating too deeply or causing too much damage. It also limits pain.Overall, RF microneedling is not a painful procedure. Your master esthetician will use topical numbing creams and various techniques to keep the treatment as painless as possible. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, and contact form.
Buccal fat pad removal is a surgery that has gained popularity and prominence in the last few years. Most recently, Chrissy Teigen detailed her choice to have the procedure done. During the short surgery, part or all of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks are removed to create a slimmer face. It is mostly used to treat those who have chubby cheeks into adulthood. Though, there are many motivations for undergoing the procedure. Let’s take a look at one of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the procedure, “What are the risks of buccal fat removal?”First off, buccal fat removal contains all of the same expected risks as any other surgical procedure. This includes risks such as:
Adverse reactions to or side effects of the anesthesia
Poor incision healing
Need for revision surgery
As far as the risks that pertain specifically to buccal fat removal surgery itself, some of the risks include:
Damage to facial nerves
Injury of the salivary duct
Too much/too little fat removed
While these risks are present, in an ideal candidate and under the care of a qualified surgeon like Dr. Jonov, they rarely occur. Dr. Jonov will review the risks with you during your consultation. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also connect with us online via Price Simulator®, contact form, and chat.
After the face and neck, the hands are often one of the first areas to show age. This can result in hands that appear hollow, look crepey, and have visible veins or tendons. Dermal fillers are one of the best procedures to address this and are quickly becoming a popular procedure. When considering the countless dermal filler options, patients often ask, “What is the best filler for hands?”First, it should be noted that there are two dermal fillers FDA approved for the hands. These are Radiesse and Restylane Lyft. In general, these are the two most popular fillers for the hands and are widely used for this purpose. However, occasionally, other fillers are used off label in the hands.Radiesse is a longer lasting, semi-permanent filler. This comes with various advantages and disadvantages. It is best for those with a more severe hand appearance or those used to and familiar with dermal fillers. Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid filler. This means that it may not last as long, but is reversible and comes with less risk. Lyft is great for patients seeking hand filler for the first time.Overall, the best hand filler for you is best determined by your injector based on your goals, anatomy, and medical history. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
Breast augmentation patients have many individual and personalized goals. For example, some want only a modest increase in size, while others want to go as large as they can. Though, many patients agree that they want their breasts to feel natural following the procedure. What type of breast implant feels the most natural?Luckily, modern breast implants offer options that feel and look natural. In general, there are two categories of breast implants: saline and silicone. Silicone also contains two types: traditional silicone and gummy bear. Depending on the current size and anatomy of your breasts as well as what you consider the most natural feel, this will determine the right implant for you. Most women consider saline implants as the least natural feeling option. However, for women who already have a good amount of breast tissue, saline implants can provide a natural look and feel, especially when placed under the muscle. Silicone implants were designed to feel natural and are generally considered to be the most natural option. The newest generation of silicone implants, gummy bear implants, contain a cohesive gel that mimics the feel of the breasts. The anatomical or teardrop shape is also meant to take on the natural slope of the breasts.Dr. Jonov can discuss what implant type may best benefit you during a consultation. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
Having children after plastic surgery is one of the most frequently asked questions in our consultation rooms. For certain surgeries, such as tummy tuck, Dr. Jonov will almost always recommend waiting until you are done having children before the procedure. Other surgeries like breast augmentation, it is perfectly fine to have kids after. Though, having children will almost always impact the look of your results. Let’s take a look at a procedure not always talked about in this discussion, “Can you still have children after a BBL?”The answer is generally yes. There is nothing risky about pregnancy or having kids, as long as you have fully recovered. Though, like with other surgeries, it does have the potential to alter your results permanently. Usually, the buttocks are not too affected by the changes associated with childrearing. However, the areas of liposuction can be. Additionally, you may see the weight come in in other areas not treated with liposuction.Unlike a tummy tuck though, the overall results of a Brazilian butt lift are not typically undone by having kids. You can expect to maintain the fullness and shape of your booty after pregnancy. Other factors can influence this such as weight loss or gain, medical conditions, etc. Most patients see no major changes in their buttocks following pregnancy. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
Patients often want to know the difference between Dysport and BOTOX. It can be confusing considering they are used to provide the same effects. In short, Dysport and BOTOX are both neurotoxins that use Botulinum toxin A to temporarily paralyze and weaken muscles. The main differences between the two are in minute formula differences and how patients respond to each. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Does Dysport last longer than BOTOX?”The answer is not straightforward. Some patients may see longer lasting results with Dysport while others may experience longer lasting results with BOTOX. Many believe and preliminary studies have shown that the effects of Dysport may appear sooner, but BOTOX may last longer. However, this will not hold true for every individual patient. Additionally, it is possible to build a tolerance to one or the other if you undergo regular injections. Therefore, the product that gives you the longest result may actually change in the future. It is best to discuss this with your injector during your consultation and treatment to determine whether Dysport or BOTOX is best for you.To schedule a free consultation with an injector, call us at 425-775-3561. You may also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
Tummy tuck surgery consistently ranks among the top plastic surgeries performed around the world, especially for women who tend to carry more weight in their lower tummy. However, many prospective patients worry that they are too old for a tummy tuck. The average age for the procedure falls around 42. Is 50 or 60 too old for a tummy tuck? What is the age limit for a tummy tuck?Plastic surgery–as long as performed in a healthy patient who could benefit from the procedure–generally there is no hard age limit. If a 60-year-old patient is a good candidate for a tummy tuck and healthy enough to undergo the surgery and recovery, they have the procedure. However, conversely, there may be a 35-year-old patient who is a good candidate, but due to a medical condition cannot undergo the surgery.Dr. Jonov may advise younger patients to use caution when seeking tummy tuck surgery. While most adults 18 or older can have a tummy tuck, pregnancy and having kids can reverse results as can major weight fluctuations. Therefore, in some cases, Dr. Jonov may actually advise patients to wait until they are older for an abdominoplasty plastic surgery.To find out if you are a good candidate for a Bellevue tummy tuck, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
Dermaplaning involves removing surface hair from the face using a surgical blade. The treatment can look similar to shaving. Therefore, patients often wonder, “Is dermaplaning just shaving?” This is a fair question considering dermaplaning does not have the hype surrounding it that procedures like microneedling and the VI Peel. Let our master estheticians tell you why dermaplaning is so much more than shaving. First off, as previously mentioned, dermaplaning uses a surgical blade. This obviously sharper and more precise than the razors used at home. This allows your master esthetician to remove more than just hair. While hair removal is one benefit of dermaplaning, the main objective is to remove dead skin that is bogging down and clogging your healthy skin. Secondly, dermaplaning is known for what is called the “dermaplane glow”. Soon after treatment, patients often experience a noticeable glow. This is because the skin is clear of debris and products such as moisturizers and cleansers can now penetrate deeper into the skin. Finally, dermaplaning requires a certified professional like a master esthetician to perform. Since it uses a surgical blade, performing dermaplaning yourself or having it done by an untrained professional risks injury. Therefore, dermaplaning is much more than just shaving. To schedule a free skincare consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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.