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How To Reduce Fat In The Cheeks

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Chubby cheeks that last into adulthood are a common concern we see at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Patients often feel that their cheeks make them look childish or bigger than they are. Before seeking professional advice, many patients will try losing weight and specialized exercises to try and get rid of chubby cheeks. In most cases, this just leaves the patients wondering how to reduce fat in the cheeks. First off, it is important to meet with a professional like Dr. Craig Jonov who can evaluate the cause of fuller cheeks. What looks like fat may instead be an overused masseter muscle or undefined bone structure. Determining these aspects of your anatomy will allow Dr. Jonov to give the best recommendations.  If extra, stubborn fat in the cheeks is the issue, the most effective procedure is buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction. This procedure uses incisions inside the mouth to remove small amounts of fat from the buccal fat pad in the cheeks. This can create a more defined, slimmer appearance.  Occasionally, Dr. Jonov may recommend liposuction of the cheeks, though this is in rare cases. Sometimes, cheek filler or cheek implants will provide the necessary alterations. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using our contact form, chat, or Price Simulator™
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What Age Can You Get A Nose Job?

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A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is one of the most popular procedures among teenagers. While most plastic surgeries are off-limits to people under 18, there are some exceptions for procedures that have a medical basis or correct deformities. For some people under eighteen, a rhinoplasty may fix a deviated septum or address breathing problems. It also can correct cosmetic issues at the same time. Even in these cases, there are age requirements. What age can you get a nose job?   Generally, patients under 16 cannot get a nose job. This is because the nose does not fully form until between the ages of 16 and 18. Only in severe circumstances where the medical benefits of the surgery outweigh other risks will someone under 16 get nose surgery. This is generally in cases of facial deformity, extreme deviated septum, or severe sinus problems.    At 16, patients may begin inquiring about rhinoplasty. Parental consent is required if under 18. Additionally, some patients may not be good candidates if Dr. Jonov determines that their nose has not stopped growing yet. If this is the case, the patient may need to wait until they are 18. This is best decided during a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.    Once 18, patients have no restrictions in seeking rhinoplasty as the structures should be fully formed. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via chat, Price Simulator™, or contact form.
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How To Reduce Swelling After Otoplasty Surgery

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Swelling is a common side effect of any surgical procedure, including otoplasty. When it comes to facial plastic surgery like otoplasty, patients often want it to go away as quickly as possible since it is more difficult to conceal. Patients often want to know how to reduce swelling after otoplasty surgery. Dr. Jonov will provide recovery instructions that will help you stay comfortable and reduce swelling. He may also provide other tips for reducing swelling.   First, you may not see too much swelling immediately after surgery. Swelling will usually set in gradually over two or three days. After worsening, it will resolve over the next couple of weeks. Normally, it becomes concealable after five to seven days. To help reduce swelling, Dr. Jonov often recommends sleeping with your head elevated and avoiding bending over or similar movements. This will keep blood from rushing to your head which can worsen swelling after otoplasty surgery.   Secondly, you should avoid ibuprofen and aspirin based painkillers because they can worsen swelling. While it may be okay to take these in certain cases, you should only use them under Dr. Jonov’s direction and limit their use. To manage pain and symptoms, Dr. Jonov will prescribe other medications.   Finally, you should limit your activity for the first few days to prevent swelling. Doing too much too fast can lead to worsened swelling and bruising, especially within the first week of surgery. Dr. Jonov will evaluate when you can return to all activities. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online using our Price Simulator™, chat, and contact form.
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Facial Feminization Bellevue: What Is Facial Feminization Surgery?

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As part of a transgender transition, a trans woman may undergo surgical procedures to achieve a more feminine look. This can include breast augmentation, a Brazilian butt lift, and facial feminization. While the others are commonly performed procedures in cisgender women, what is facial feminization surgery? Facial feminization is a surgery that combines multiple procedures to create a more feminine face. It is customized for every individual patient and no two procedures will look exactly the same. Examples of surgeries that are sometimes performed during facial feminization include: Dr. Jonov will examine your face and goals to determine which procedures will provide you the best results. Facial feminization is highly customizable. It keeps patients looking like themselves, only a more feminine version. The length of the surgery will vary on the number and type of procedures. However, you can expect around 2-4 hours. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also connect with us online using our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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Non-Surgical Nose Job Bellevue: How Long Does A Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Last?

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A non-surgical nose job is a procedure that can correct undesirable features of the nose using dermal filler injections. While not suitable for every patient wanting to make alterations to their nose, it is a wonderful option for patients that do not need or want a full rhinoplasty. The procedure can also serve as a trial run for more permanent rhinoplasty surgery. Before undergoing the injections, patients often ask: how long does a non-surgical rhinoplasty last?   The answer to this question will largely depend on the type of filler used and individual factors. As far as the type of filler used during a non-surgical nose job, this will depend on your needs and the specifics of the procedure. Dr. Jonov can discuss the filler options for your non-surgical nose job and which will provide the best results.   In general, most patients can expect their non-surgical rhinoplasty to last between six months and two years. Factors that can impact this include your metabolism, how much you exercise, and overall health. This impacts how quickly your body breaks down the filler.   Beyond this, to promote the longest lasting results from your non-surgical rhinoplasty maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to keep your results as long as possible. To find out more about the benefits of a non-surgical nose job, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through our Price Simulator™, contact form, and chat.
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Facelift Bellevue: How Long Does A Facelift Take To Heal?

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Facelift plastic surgery is among one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries of the face. Addressing the early signs of aging and lifting the lower the face, facelift patients are often excited by the possibilities the procedure offers. They also want to know about the recovery process and a common question is: how long does a facelift take to heal? The amount of time it takes for a facelift to heal will vary from patient to patient. Factors like age, general health, lifestyle, the extent of the surgery, and if recovery instructions are followed. Most patients can expect to return to work and the majority of their daily activities in seven to ten days. Some patients may find themselves up and about before then. However, it is important to rest and take it easy. This will promote recovery and contribute to an overall faster healing process.  As far as when you can expect to see results and everything fully healed, it can take up to a year for the skin and tissues to settle well. Most side effects dissipate in about ten days, although some swelling can hang on for a few weeks. Normally, it becomes concealable in a week or so. Within a few weeks to months, patients see the beginning of their results and they continue to improve over the first year. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our contact form, Price Simulator™, or chat.
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Otoplasty Bellevue: What Is Otoplasty Surgery?

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Otoplasty is the term used to describe the cosmetic ear surgery known as ear pinning. This procedure corrects ears that are malpositioned or “stick out”. Otoplasty is common for children to prevent or deter schoolyard bullying. The cartilage structures of the ear stop forming at around age 5 or 6, making the procedure safe at that point. Adults can also undergo ear pinning surgery.   When Dr. Jonov does otoplasty surgery in Bellevue, the location of the incision depends on your anatomy and goals. Most of the time, otoplasty incisions are located either behind the ear or in the natural creases of the ear. From here, he will remove extra skin and move the ears into a more natural position.    In general, the procedure takes around two hours to complete. While most otoplasty procedures address both ears, there are some cases where ear malposition may affect only one ear. Dr. Jonov can determine what otoplasty technique will best suit your needs.   Otoplasty can sometimes refer to other cosmetic ear surgeries such as those to address ear shape, deformities, or previous trauma. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via contact form, chat, or Price Simulator™ app.
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Nose Job Bellevue: How Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Done?

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When considering a non-surgical rhinoplasty, patients often wonder: how is non-surgical rhinoplasty done? With major nose enhancements usually requiring surgery, it is understandable to question how the non-surgical method is done and if it can provide good results. Based on a patient’s individual goals and needs for their nose, a non-surgical rhinoplasty may offer a satisfactory result. Dr. Jonov performs non-surgical nose jobs on a regular basis. While the specific technique and locations can vary due to patient variations, in general, patients can expect a non-surgical rhinoplasty to be injections of dermal fillers into specific areas of the nose. Commonly, fillers are injected into the bridge of the nose to fill in unwanted humps or divots.  The entire procedure usually does not take more than a half hour to complete and does not require any sedation. Topical anesthetics are applied if requested. Dr. Jonov will inject the filler into the locations of your nose that will give you the result you want. Non-surgical rhinoplasties are a great way to try out possible and future surgical results.  The answer to the question: how is non-surgical rhinoplasty done?, is fairly straightforward. It is done with targeted injections of dermal fillers to enhance the nose. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Cheek Implants Kirkland: Are Cheek Implants Safe?

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High cheekbones have become a common goal among plastic surgery patients. Whether patients want a slimmer looking face or the “apple” appearance to the cheeks, cheek implants are one way to achieve this appearance. With a common non-surgical option, cheek filler, many patients opt for this procedure instead. However, cheek fillers cannot always achieve the results patients are looking for and are not a permanent solution. When deciding on cheek implants, patients often wonder: are cheek implants safe? Cheek implants are often designed to match each patient’s anatomy and made of non-toxic materials such as silicone. This makes the rejection rate low and steady with roughly any other implant procedure. As a surgical procedure, the cheek augmentation surgery itself comes with basic surgical risks like infection, unsatisfactory results, fluid collection, and scarring. Overall, chronic complications or risks are rare, especially when you choose a capable surgeon like Dr. Jonov.  Overall, the answer to the question: are cheek implants safe?, is yes. In good surgical candidates, surgical cheek augmentation is a safe procedure with few risks. Dr. Jonov can evaluate your individual risk during a consultation. To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Rhinoplasty Bellevue Questions: Rhinoplasty Side Effects?

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A nose job is one of the most common facial plastic surgeries performed in the United States. It also is one of the most popular plastic surgeries among men. A rhinoplasty can alter the shape, size, and projection of the nose. The procedure can also address certain features such as humps, bumps, or the size of the nostrils. Prior to surgery, patients often ask about rhinoplasty side effects. What are they and how long do they last?   Rhinoplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia which is associated with side effects like nausea, sore throat, vomiting, muscle aches, and many others. If a patient experiences side effects like these, they should subside in about a day. Longer term side effects or complications are possible, but extremely rare in good surgical candidates. It is important to discuss if you have experienced side effects or complications from general anesthesia in the past.    Like any surgical procedure, a Bellevue rhinoplasty comes with some side effects. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications following surgery to keep you comfortable. Swelling, redness, and bruising can occur. Some patients may have black eyes depending on the extent of the procedure. Rhinoplasty side effects should subside in 7-10 days. While some residual swelling may remain, it should be virtually unnoticeable.   To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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