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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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Otoplasty Recovery: A Timeline

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Otoplasty, or ear pinning, refers to any surgery that addresses the shape, size, or position of the ears. It most commonly pins ears that stick out. Most patients experience a fairly easy recovery and find that they can return to the majority of their daily activities within a week or so. Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, details the timeline of an otoplasty recovery.   Immediately following surgery, you may feel groggy and nauseous from the anesthesia. You will go home the same day to rest and begin recovery. Dr. Jonov will likely provide a headband to wear, as this will help reduce swelling. The day of surgery you should rest.    In the days following surgery, many patients find that that can get up and around. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to keep you comfortable. It is important to avoid touching or scratching the ears or incisions. You may experience side effects such as swelling, pain while chewing (a soft diet may be required), and redness. These side effects should subside within a week or so.    A week after surgery, patients often return to work. Most, if not all swelling, has resolved. At this point, persistent side effects can be covered with makeup. The ears should begin to settle into their new position, although it will take a few months to see the final results. Overall, most patients find an otoplasty recovery comfortable. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Ear Surgery Questions: What Is Otoplasty?

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When most people think of plastic surgery, the ears may not spring to mind as a body part that people seek to change. However, cosmetic ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a procedure that can change the position, size, and shape of the ears. Most often an otoplasty corrects ears that stick out, this is known as “ear pinning” surgery.    Otoplasty can correct birth defects, injuries that altered the shape of the ear, or if someone is simply unhappy with the appearance of the ears. It is a simple procedure that normally does not take longer than a couple hours. Additionally, even if the birth defect or issue only afflicts one ear, both ears are usually operated on to maximize symmetry and lead to the best result. Occasionally, only one ear is treated, but this is rare.    Patients can undergo the procedure as soon as the ears fully form, so normally anytime after age five. Adults and children undergo the procedure frequently in the United States. It is generally a well tolerated surgery and most patients recover quickly with little scarring. While incision placement will vary based on the goals of the procedure, most otoplasty incisions are hidden behind or in the natural creases of the ear.   To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online
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Chin Implant vs. Chin Fillers: Which Is Right For Me?

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Chin augmentation comes in two main forms: a chin implant or chin filler. Depending on your individual anatomy, preferences, and goals, one may benefit you more than the other. In a consultation, Dr. Craig Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery can evaluate you and your goals to aid you in determining the best Bellevue chin augmentation option for you.   During chin implant surgery, Dr. Jonov will place an implant into the chin to create a more prominent and well shaped chin. The implants are typically made of silicone and are sized to compliment your natural facial features. This option is often preferred by patients who have a recessed chin or who need a modification that filler cannot provide. For some patients who continually seek filler, this may offer them a longer lasting solution.    Chin filler has many uses. It can filler in wrinkles, unwanted dimples, or provide subtle augmentation to even out the facial profile. When used for chin augmentation, filler is injected to increase the projection of the chin. This can lead to a more symmetrical appearance and a facial transformation that is not immediately noticeable. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at  The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online at https://www.cosmeticsurgeryforyou.com/
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Nose Job Questions: Will A Rhinoplasty Fix A Deviated Septum?

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A nose job, or rhinoplasty plastic surgery, can correct many cosmetic concerns with the nose. For example, if a patient does not like the appearance of their dorsal bump, the wideness of their nose, or the overall shape of the nose, a surgical rhinoplasty can address these issues. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is also an option for certain concerns. However, will a rhinoplasty fix a deviated septum?   A nose job can also correct many medical and structural problems with the nose. While a full scale rhinoplasty is not always necessary to correct structural issues, these can be corrected during a routine nose job.    One of the most common structural deformities of the nose is a deviated septum. A deviated septum is when the wall separating your nasal passages is more to one side than the other. In some cases, this causes no symptoms or issues. For others though, this can cause major breathing issues and contribute to conditions like allergies and sleep apnea. So, will a rhinoplasty fix a deviated septum.    The answer is usually, yes! A septoplasty is the surgical procedure that corrects a deviated septum. Dr. Jonov can perform a septoplasty as part of a rhinoplasty procedure. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or chat with us online.
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