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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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Arm Lift Bellevue: Does Arm Lift Surgery Leave Scars?

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Colloquially referred to as “bat wings”, this arm appearance can occur due to many factors such as aging, weight loss, and weight gain. Since an arm lift can achieve thinner, better proportioned arms, many patients become interested in the results of an arm lift. One of the most commonly asked questions is, “Does arm lift surgery leave scars?” Arm lift surgery does leave scars. One of the realities of arm lift surgery is that scars are not as easy to hide as those from other plastic surgeries like breast augmentation or tummy tuck. Arm lift scars usually are on the back or inside of the arms. Not often visible at first glance, the scars are not always immediately obvious.  Luckily, not every patient will develop noticeable scars. There are also many ways you can minimize the look of scarring during healing. Also, caring for your scars and keeping them protected from the sun and elements during healing can aid healing. Additionally, Dr. Jonov will make every effort to keep scars as thin, short, and inconspicuous as possible. For many patients, arm lift scars are worth it and they find themselves happier with their new arms following surgery. Dr. Jonov can advise you on your options for achieving the arms you want. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using our chat, contact form, or Price Simulator™
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Tummy Tuck Bellevue: Can A Mini Tummy Tuck Fix Diastasis Recti?

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The abdominal muscles are conjoined and held together by tendons, ligaments, and tissues. Comprised of various muscles, in their ideal state the abdominal muscles stay tight and joined together. However, diastasis recti is the separation of these muscles. This can occur in a variety of ways. For example, some diastasis recti only affect the top or bottom abdominal muscles. While not dangerous, diastasis recti often require surgical correction, which a tummy tuck can provide. Patients usually wonder, “can a mini tummy tuck fix diastasis recti?” The answer is a partial yes. If diastasis recti is only present in the lower abdominal muscles, muscle plication may adequately address it. Yet, if the condition extends beyond the lowest abdominal muscles it may require a full tummy tuck to correct. Diastasis recti causes a bulge in the stomach and can cause the “pooch” appearance of the stomach that a tummy tuck corrects. Dr. Jonov can determine if you have diastasis recti and which type of tummy tuck will best correct it and give you the results you are looking for. In most cases of diastasis recti, a full tummy tuck is required to fully repair the separation. To learn more about diastasis recti and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our Price Simulator™, contact form, or chat.
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BBL Bellevue: Does Mommy Makeover Include BBL?

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A common question that patients often ask a mommy makeover consultation is: does mommy makeover include BBL? This question is not as straightforward as it seems because a mommy makeover is a highly customizable procedure.    Traditionally, a mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgeries that address the areas of the body affected most by pregnancy and childbirth, the breasts and abdomen. Most mommy makeover surgeries in Bellevue will focus on these areas exclusively. Occasionally, patients will also be interested in a Brazilian butt lift to fully enhance their bodily contours.    It is possible to add a BBL to a mommy makeover. Depending on the patient, Dr. Jonov may choose to split the procedures into two surgical sessions. Breast and tummy procedures complement each other well and are usually safe to perform together. Adding on a BBL adds on significant surgical time and depending on the other procedures may not be safe to perform all at once.    Based on the other procedures part of your Bellevue mommy makeover and your medical history, it may be safe to have a BBL as part of your mommy makeover. The best way to find out whether BBL surgery can be part of your mommy makeover is to consult with expert Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via our contact form, Price Simulator™, and chat. 
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BBL Bellevue: What Are Side Effects Of A Brazilian Butt Lift?

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A Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery that enlarges the buttocks and can create the desired shape. During the procedure, Dr. Jonov liposuctions fat from one or more areas of the body and transfer it into the buttocks. At a consultation, many patients ask, “What are side effects of a Brazilian butt lift?”  The side effects of a BBL are similar to that of other fat transfer surgeries. Swelling at the liposuction site and the transfer site is normal. Some discomfort and pain are expected after surgery. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications to manage this and an antibiotic to prevent infection.  Bruising is another side effect some patients see. Any bruising usually resolves within a week after surgery. You can prevent bruising by avoiding certain over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and Aspirin. Following Dr. Jonov’s pre-operative instructions will also aid in mitigating bruising. When patients ask, “What are side effects of a Brazilian butt lift?” they may also want to know about complications. Major complications due to a Brazilian butt lift are rare when performed by an expert cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Jonov. During your consultation, Dr. Jonov can discuss the side effects and risks of a BBL procedure. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Non-Invasive BBL: The Best Bellevue BBL

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A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that transfers fat from one area of the body and into the buttocks. Dr. Jonov performs liposuction on one or multiple areas to sculpt new contours and enhance the size and shape of the booty. Most cosmetic surgery patients desire the least invasive surgery possible. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jonov performs non-invasive BBL surgeries and provides non-surgical options.    For surgical options, Dr. Jonov uses a minimal incision for the liposuction cannula and injects the fat with precision. In most cases, a BBL is a fairly non-invasive surgery overall. Liposuction encompasses the most invasive aspect of the surgery in most cases.   Non-surgical BBLs have become more popular and usually do not require general anesthesia like a surgical Brazilian butt lift. Non-surgical Brazilian butt lift procedures typically use Sculptra, natural growth factors, or a combination for non-surgical butt augmentation. These are some of the least invasive BBL methods.  Dr. Craig Jonov of The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery performs many Brazilian butt lift procedures every month and is among one of the best Bellevue cosmetic surgeons. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online at
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Lipo Questions: How Much Fat Can Be Liposuctioned At Once?

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Liposuction is one of the most misunderstood plastic surgery procedures. It is not a weight loss surgery. However, it can completely transform the body. One of the questions patients often ask when looking at a procedure like liposuction is, “How much fat can be liposuctioned at once?” or “How much fat can lipo remove?”   The answers to these questions will vary based on individual patient health, treatment area, and other procedures they are receiving at the same time. In general, the majority of liposuction procedures will not remove more than ten to fifteen pounds of fat. Most lipo procedures remove much less than that.    Often, larger lipo surgeries remove fat from multiple areas of the body versus one treatment area. This accounts for small portions of fat from multiple areas of the body. This is typically the safest way ten pounds of fat is removed with liposuction.   It is possible to liposuction more than fifteen pounds, but the surgery becomes higher risk and is not suitable in most cases. Usually, lipo is performed on diet and exercise resistant fat, or to define the body’s features. When interested in liposuction, Dr. Jonov will discuss if lipo or another procedure such as a tummy tuck may better serve your needs.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online. 
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Are Fillers The Only Lip Augmentation Option?

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Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are the most popular way to plump the lips. The filler has few risks or side effects and often looks and feels natural. Lip fillers also have an easy reversal option and patients can choose to not refresh their filler. This makes it one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures.    Are fillers the only lip augmentation option? The short answer is no. There are other surgical and non-surgical options that can enhance the appearance of your lips. Starting with the non-surgical lip enhancements other than fillers, BOTOX injections can be used to bring out more of the upper lip to treat the appearance of thinness. This treatment–known as a BOTOX lip flip–does not usually affect the bottom lip.    Many regular filler patients tire of routine injections and want to find a more permanent lip augmentation option. For these patients, silicone lip implants can sometimes provide lower maintenance lip augmentation. Lip implants require a larger amount of commitment because the removal process is not as seamless as fillers. For some patients who regularly have fillers or who require larger scale corrections, lip implants may be an option that saves money in the long run. Fat transfer to the lips is another surgical option that can last longer than dermal fillers.    To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Types Of Brazilian Butt Lift: Surgical & Non-Surgical Options

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Butt augmentation with surgical and non-surgical methods are one of the most sought after plastic surgery procedures in the country. Dr. Craig Jonov performs many of these procedures every year and offers many different options for Bellevue butt enhancement.


The surgical Brazilian butt lift procedure liposuctions fat from a donor area of the body and transfers it to the backside. This can dramatically change your body’s contours because it can remove excess fat while refining the shape of the booty. The amount of fat transferred depends on the amount of viable fat and your personal goals for your Bellevue Brazilian butt lift.


There are various types of non-surgical Brazilian butt lift. A common non-surgical method to augment the butt is to use the dermal filler Sculptra. This long lasting filler stimulates collagen and is easy to combine with other injectable materials.   Non-surgical Brazilian butt lifts provide a butt enhancement option for people who do not want surgery, or may not have enough fat to liposuction. Dr. Jonov can discuss which non-surgical options are best for you. All of the options are natural or completely biodegradable, while stimulating collagen production in the body to promote natural augmentation. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Causes Of Drooping Breasts

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Droopy, saggy breasts often serve as a source of insecurity and annoyance. Not only can they make buying bras and clothing difficult, sometimes overly large, saggy breasts can cause chronic pain. There are many causes of sagging breasts and discovering the cause can allow your plastic surgeon to devise the best plan for your Bellevue breast surgery.    First off, saggy breasts can run in families. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and genetics plays a role. Some women may be predisposed to developing droopy breasts later in life, or others may have fuller breasts that naturally droop. In these cases, either a breast lift or reduction may address these concerns.    Secondly, pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in a loss of breast tissue as well as the stretching of the skin on and around the breast. Another common cause of drooping breasts, this stretched, excess skin sometimes combined with less breast tissue can cause breast ptosis. Normally, a breast lift can resolve these issues and for women who have given birth can be part of a mommy makeover surgery that targets the breasts and abdomen.   Finally, general aging and lifestyle can cause breast sag overtime. Smoking can increase the chances and amounts of breast ptosis. Other times, aging simply causes the breasts to sag as skin loses laxity. Depending on the specifics of your breasts, a breast lift, reduction, or breast augmentation may benefit you.   Determining the cause of drooping breasts at your consultation, will help Dr. Jonov plan the perfect breast lift for your needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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