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How Do You Know If Your Breasts Are Too Big?

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Overly large breasts can occur naturally in some women—regardless of body size—due to genetics, having a child, or certain medical conditions. Though, while having larger than average breasts can be perfectly normal and cause no problems, some women may undergo a breast reduction to make their breasts smaller and more proportionate. So, how do you know if your breasts are too big?   Most of the time, women who undergo breast reduction surgery suffer from certain symptoms directly caused by breasts that are too large. For example, chronic back and neck pain is common, even when the breasts are supported. Other common symptoms include skin issues underneath the breasts, rashes, and issues finding bras and clothing.   These could all be indications for breast reduction. Making the breasts smaller and more proportionate to the patient’s body can alleviate many of these symptoms. However, some patients may undergo a breast reduction purely for cosmetic reasons due to asymmetry or noticeably large breasts that they are not fond of.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
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Is Chin Augmentation Worth It?

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Chin augmentation—whether done with an implant or dermal fillers—is a procedure that is perfect for good candidates, but can cause seriously bad results for patients who are not good candidates. This can lead patients to become weary of any chin augmentation procedure and ask, “Is chin augmentation worth it?”   In the right patient who has a recessed chin, chin augmentation is absolutely worth it. The procedure brings the facial thirds into alignment and enhances facial symmetry and balance. It can also help create a sharper and slimmer looking jawline. Dr. Jonov or your provider at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery can examine your facial structure to determine if you are a good candidate for chin augmentation.    In the wrong patient, chin augmentation can cause the chin to protrude too much and throw off facial balance. Usually, this is due to poor patient screening or over injection of filler. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery’s providers work to ensure that your treatment plan is right for you.   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.
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Can You Laser Your Entire Pubic Area?

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Laser hair removal is the best way to reduce body hair growth permanently. For women, who tend to remove most of their body hair, they often will seek out multiple areas of laser hair removal. This can include the bikini area. Patients often wonder since a Brazilian wax addresses the entire pubic area, patients ask, “Can you laser your entire pubic area?’   Yes, it is safe to laser the pubic area for most patients. It should be noted that this is one of the more sensitive areas when it comes to laser hair removal, but it is quick and effective. Many patients also believe it is overall less painful than waxing.   One major benefit of undergoing a Brazilian laser hair removal procedure is that you can do it year round without worry. Since the pubic area is nearly always covered, you do not need to worry about sun exposure which not only improves results, but also limits the risks of complications.   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.
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How Painful Is Smile Line Filler?

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Smile line filler—also referred to as nasolabial fold filler—is a popular procedure that helps fill in and disguise the folds that extend from the nose to the corners of your mouth. The procedure requires precision and expertise because it is easy to overfill the area and create a puffy appearance. Additionally, many people with smile lines may not necessarily be good candidates. However, for those who are, they often ask, “How painful is smile line filler?” For the most part, the smile line filler treatment is not overly painful. Patients generally remain fairly comfortable during the procedure. Topical numbing cream is usually applied before the injections. Also, since hyaluronic acid fillers are the most commonly used, most of them also contain a small amount of lidocaine to ease the injections during the process. It is normal to feel some slight discomfort, but for most patients, this is completely bearable. Our injectors can also use a vibration device that helps distract your brain from the feeling of the injection. We have several pain management options available for your smile line filler injections. 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.
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What Is The Weight Limit For Mommy Makeover?

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Mommy makeover surgery gets its name because it is a surgery often performed after a patient has children. At a minimum, it addresses the breasts and abdomen but can include other parts of the body as well. Like with most elective surgeries, patients need to be in good health and weight is sometimes part of this. So, what is the weight limit for mommy makeover? There is no single weight limit for mommy makeover surgery. This is because almost any weight can be healthy or not cause major risks for elective surgery. It is largely based on the patient’s overall health. Dr. Jonov does not only take BMI and weight into account. Patients of a healthy weight can sometimes not be good candidates for surgery due to health factors, while an otherwise overweight patient may be otherwise healthy. In general, most plastic surgeons prefer that patients have a BMI under 30 because this means that weight is unlikely to be a large factor in their health and candidacy for surgery. However, a BMI above 30, especially if it is not significantly over 30, is not always a disqualifying factor.  To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Are Saline Implants Natural Looking?

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Are Saline Implants Natural Looking?

  For over a decade, saline breast implants were the only option for breast augmentation available. However, since the re-introduction of silicone breast implants, patients tend to pick them over saline because they believe that they look and feel more natural. This leads many patients to ask, “Are saline implants natural looking?”   Saline implants can look natural. They are just more likely to look unnatural in certain body types or over time. Saline breast implants are often not recommended for women with little breast tissue because this can cause wrinkling or rippling to appear which makes the breast look less natural.   In contrast, for a patient with an already substantial amount of breast tissue, saline implants can look perfectly natural. Therefore, in the right patient, saline breast implants are a natural looking option.   As far as feel goes, silicone breast implants are firmer, but do tend to be believed to feel more natural. Saline breast implants can feel slightly unnatural in patients without a lot of breast tissue, but for a patient with already a good amount of breast tissue, the feel should also be natural.   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.
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Who Is Not A Good Candidate For Microblading?

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Microblading is a semi-permanent brow enhancement technique that uses cosmetic tattooing to provide a natural looking shape and density to the eyebrows. Since this procedure requires a form of tattooing, it is not necessarily a good fit for every patient. So, who is not a good candidate for microblading? While most people interested in microblading are likely good candidates, people with certain medical conditions that cause excessive bleeding or majorly compromise their immune system are likely not good candidates for microblading. These patients may have a higher risk of infection and adverse effects. Additionally, even if a patient is not a higher risk of complications, if they have unrealistic expectations, they may not be a good candidate. While microblading can provide amazing results, it is limited based on the patient’s anatomy and medical history. Thus, if a patient has unrealistic expectations, then a microblading artist may deem that they not a good candidate. 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.
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When Can I Go Braless After A Breast Augmentation With Lift?

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Following cosmetic breast surgery such as breast augmentation with lift, patients must wear a supportive surgical bra for both their own comfort and to promote optimal healing. However, often within a few weeks, patients want to retire their bras because they feel back to their normal selves. So, when can I go braless after a breast augmentation? The exact time when you can begin to go braless following a breast augmentation with lift is usually between two and three months post-op. While patients may be back to their full activity at this point, the breasts need added support until the implants drop and they reach a certain point of healing. With that said, patients can often switch to a sports bra after a few weeks. If everything goes well, patients may be able to begin going braless for short periods of time at six weeks. However, they should not do so regularly and should still wear supportive garments, especially when exercising. Dr. Jonov will provide more insight during your post-operative appointments when he gauges your healing. 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.
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Does A Brow Lift Raise The Eyes?

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Brow lift surgery helps lift the eyebrows which have descended due to age. Sometimes called a forehead lift, it can also address wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead to provide an all-around more youthful appearance of the upper face. So, does a brow lift raise the eyes? The act of lifting and repositioning the eyebrows can have an effect on the upper eyelids. It is common for someone with drooping brows to also experience sagging of the upper eyelids. If it is mild, a brow lift may be enough to provide lift and a more youthful appearance. For more moderate or severe eyelid ptosis, a patient may need to undergo an upper blepharoplasty in conjunction with their brow lift. If the upper eyelids are your primary concern, then it may be better to undergo an eyelid surgery versus a brow lift. However, Dr. Jonov can help you determine this during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. It is important to know that a brow lift will only provide some correction to the upper eyelids and if you want more correction, eyelid surgery may be necessary. 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.
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Is Filler Good For Marionette Lines?

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Is Filler Good For Marionette Lines?

Marionette lines are lines that form along the corners of the mouth and go downward toward the chin. They are called marionette lines because they resemble the lines a marionette puppet has to help move their mouth. In many people, marionette lines do not become prominent until they have reached more advanced signs of aging, or they may never appear. For patients who do see them appear earlier on in the aging process, dermal fillers are often the recommended treatment. So, is filler good for marionette lines? The cause of marionette lines is volume and collagen loss. While the movement of the mouth may have some impact on the formation of the lines, the muscle groups themselves do not form the lines when moving it. Therefore, Botox and similar products are unlikely to make a difference in the appearance of marionette lines. On the other hand, dermal fillers can help restore some of the lost volume and plump the area to help restore it to a more youthful appearance. Often, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are used, but in some cases, Sculptra or Radiesse may be recommended. This is usually when the marionette lines are exceptionally prominent and other treatments like facelift surgery are not necessary or would not alleviate the lines. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
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