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How Much Weight Do You Lose With A Mommy Makeover?

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How Much Weight Do You Lose With A Mommy Makeover?

Many patients who undergo a mommy makeover have experienced changes in or struggled with their weight. They often seek out this procedure to correct the damage or changes in their body due to weight fluctuations. Therefore, some patients sometimes still carry some weight when they come in for surgery. Does this mean you cannot have surgery? Will it eliminate all of this weight? How much weight do you lose with a mommy makeover? Let’s answer these questions.

Weight & Mommy Makeover

People who have had children do tend to carry extra weight due to this for various reasons. Hormones, age, genetics, having a C-section, and many other factors all contribute to this extra weight. Due to this, post-baby weight can be especially difficult, if not impossible to lose.  At your mommy makeover consultation, Dr. Jonov will evaluate if you are healthy enough to undergo a mommy makeover surgery. Typically, as long as you are not obese and fairly healthy, you may be a good candidate. That said, it is recommended that patients be between five and twenty-five pounds of their goal weight before surgery. Why? A mommy makeover is not a weight loss surgery. While it may include procedures that remove fat such as liposuction and a tummy tuck, these procedures do not remove large amounts of fat. Most of the time during any plastic surgery, patients do not lose more than ten pounds during surgery. Mommy makeover surgery can be a motivator to lose weight–both before and after the procedure. Many patients do not need to lose any or a significant amount of weight before surgery. However, if it is necessary, Dr. Jonov will discuss this with you during your consultation.

Mommy Makeover Surgery

The exact outcome of a mommy makeover depends on the procedures involved. A mommy makeover is an extremely customizable procedure. Traditionally, the surgery is a combination of breast surgery (like breast augmentation) and a tummy procedure (like a tummy tuck). Though, a mommy makeover is not limited to two procedures or to breast and stomach surgeries.  A mommy makeover can include nearly any combination of procedures. However, it usually contains at least one breast and/or tummy surgery. Some of the procedures that can be a part of a mommy makeover are: Dr. Jonov will discuss your options for mommy makeover and what procedures will help you reach your cosmetic goals. Every mommy makeover is custom tailored to fit each patient’s unique desires and needs. As an experienced plastic surgeon with over two decades in the field, Dr. Jonov brings his expertise to every consultation to advise you on your mommy makeover journey.  To learn more about mommy makeover surgery in Bellevue and to schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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What Is The Best Treatment For Sagging Cheeks?

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Aging affects every person differently. Even though aging often includes the same processes, due to genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle patients will see different changes in facial appearance. For example, the skin loses elasticity and slows collagen production. One patient may see their neck and jowls begin to sag due to this. This is often corrected with a facelift. Another patient may see more sagging in their cheeks and midface. What is the best treatment for sagging cheeks? The right treatment for sagging cheeks will depend on the factors mentioned above as well as age. For patients under their forties, it is likely that Dr. Jonov will recommend non-surgical treatments such as fillers or a thread lift. If the look of your face is because of excess fat or not due to aging, he may recommend a buccal fat removal or cheek implants. For patients in their late forties and above, Dr. Jonov may explore options such as midface lift. Also known as a cheek lift, the procedure lifts and repositions descended fat in the cheeks and midface. Occasionally, it may also address extra skin. This is sometimes performed on younger patients based on their anatomy and on a case-by-case basis. It is worth exploring all of the surgical and non-surgical options to treat sagging cheeks. The best way is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov. Call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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Do Breast Lifts Require Implants?

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A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that corrects breast sagging and ptosis. In many cases, patients choose to combine a breast lift with breast implants for fuller and perkier breasts. Sometimes, breast lift results can make the breasts look bigger. Due to this, patients occasionally ask, “Do breast lifts require implants?” The answer is no. Patients who undergo a breast lift do not have to have breast implants placed. A breast lift simply removes extra skin and unnecessary tissue to create a perkier breast. Breast sagging can occur for many reasons including age, nursing, pregnancy, and genetics. This leads many people to seek out breast lift surgery. Most patients who have a breast lift are good candidates for breast augmentation as well. If patients want breast implants along with a breast lift, the implants can be added through the same incisions as your breast lift. It also forgoes the need for two surgical sessions by combining the two procedures together.  A breast lift and breast augmentation can complement each other spectacularly. The two procedures can create a more youthful breast appearance and restore the breasts to previous fullness and shape.  To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online using our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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How Do You Fix Sunken Temples?

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Sunken temples are a common condition that can occur with aging, due to weight loss, or even just from living an athletic lifestyle. Losing volume in this area can make the face look aged, gaunt, and tired. Therefore, many patients want to correct this look and come to the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery with the question, “How do you fix sunken temples?” Luckily, for most patients, there is a quick and easy solution that can fill in their temples and provide a more youthful look. Dermal fillers injected into the temples can address hollowing and wrinkles in the area. It can also round out the face in that area to create a more flattering face shape.  Temple fillers take around twenty to thirty minutes to complete in our office and are completely non-surgical. They will require regular injections roughly once or twice a year to maintain the look. However, for many patients this is worth it because of the difference temple filler can make in their overall facial appearance.  For patients with more advanced aging or brow sagging, a brow lift may also address the temples and provide a youthful look. This is generally in older patients or those who need more than hollowed temples addressed. Your provider can discuss these options with you during your consultation.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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Can A Brow Lift Fix Hooded Eyes?

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Hooded eyes are a condition where the crease of the eyelid is hidden or not much of the lid can be seen. This can develop with age, but some people also are born with hooded eyes. For some people, the appearance of their eyes does not bother them, especially if genetic, because it is not age related. For those who see hooded eyes due to age, however, many patients become distressed due to this change. They may then seek out cosmetic treatments to correct or improve their hooded eyes. Some patients may even seek out a surgical procedure. Can a brow lift fix hooded eyes? A brow lift surgery can fix hooded eyes in many circumstances. The procedure lifts the position of the brows, removes extra skin, and tightens the skin. Naturally, this may lead to lifting and removing the skin causing a hooded eye look. It is dependent upon your anatomy and the specifics of your brow lift.  Some patients may see the best results if they combine a brow lift and upper blepharoplasty surgery. This may benefit older patients or those with more advanced sagging in the area. Dr. Jonov can determine the best course of action or your brow lift surgery during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through our Price Simulator™ app, chat, or contact form.
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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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