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The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

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The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

The main cause of droopy cheeks is aging. While not all people will experience this as they age, it can be exceedingly frustrating for those that do. Fat and skin can descend to throw off facial proportions and cause fullness in the wrong places. Not only can this make a patient look aged, but it weighs down the face. There are treatment options. Here are the top 2 procedures for lifting droopy cheeks.

#1: Midface/Cheek Lift

The cheek equivalent of a facelift, this procedure lifts the descended structures back to their natural positions. It also removes any extra skin which may be contributing to a heavier facial appearance. Out of the various anti-aging facial surgeries, a midface lift is performed on the broadest age range. Additionally, it is also frequently performed with a facelift.

#2: Dermal Fillers

While there are several non-surgical options that can help lift the cheeks, dermal fillers are among one of the most effective and reliable options. In cases where there is little extra skin or the fat has not descended significantly, cheek fillers can help balance out the look of the face. Augmenting the appearance of the cheekbones can promote a balanced and younger looking facial appearance. 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 Buccal Fat Removal Reduce The Nasolabial Folds?

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Buccal fat removal is one of the plastic surgeries growing in popularity exponentially. With a slim, defined face in fashion, many celebrities and personalities are getting cheek fat removal surgery to maintain a slim-looking face. However, what other benefits does the procedure have? Specifically, does buccal fat removal reduce the nasolabial folds?”   In some patients, descending cheek fat can contribute to the deepening and formation of the nasolabial folds. Therefore, in these patients, removing some or all of the small buccal fat pad can help reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds. It is important to note though, that in some patients, removing the buccal fat pad could actually worsen the nasolabial folds.    Ultimately, it is best to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the ideal treatment for your nasolabial folds. This could include smile line filler, a midface lift, buccal fat removal, or various other procedures.   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 Long Does Buccal Fat Removal Last?

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One of the hottest plastic surgery procedures of the last few years has been buccal fat removal. Model Chrissy Teigen has opened up about undergoing the procedure and it is rumored that several other celebrities have undergone this facial plastic surgery. The procedure removes some or all of the buccal fat pad in the cheek to slim the face. So, how long does buccal fat removal last? Since buccal fat removal takes out fat, the procedure is essentially permanent. However, any fat leftover can expand with future weight gain. Normally, some fat is left in the area to account for future facial fat loss that occurs with aging. However, if patients maintain a stable weight, then their results are essentially permanent. Regardless, the results of buccal fat removal tend to last years and help maintain a slim face for years to come. This surgery is most effective on people who continue to carry a large amount of fat in the face following weight loss or coming into adulthood. 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 Rhinoplasty Make You Look Younger?

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A nose job surgery is considered among the top plastic surgeries in the world. It is not generally touted as an anti-aging surgery, especially since patients of all ages undergo a rhinoplasty. However, some patients who want to look younger sometimes ask, “Does a rhinoplasty make you look younger?”   In some cases, a rhinoplasty can make you look younger. Aging does affect the nose. While it is not as noticeable as in other areas of the face, the nose can become droopier and the tip loses its definition. Rhinoplasty surgery can correct this.   Now, while the average facelift makes you look about seven to ten years younger, a nose job is said to be somewhere around 3 years younger on average. However, a rhinoplasty can be combined with a facelift or other anti-aging procedure for even better results. Ultimately, you and Dr. Jonov can help determine the right combination of procedures during a consultation.    The main motivation behind nose job surgeries usually is not to look younger. Though, for some patients, it is one additional perk. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
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How Long Does It Take To Look Normal After A Facelift?

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Facial plastic surgeries such as facelifts often have more pronounced bruising and swelling because of the increased blood flow to the face and head. While this can be quite shocking and cause concern for patients, these side effects are generally normal and temporary. This can leave patients asking, “How long does it take to look normal after a facelift?”   Side effects–including swelling and bruising–tend to be at their worst between one and four days after surgery. Following this, in most cases, the side effects will start to subside and improve. For some patients, they begin to look normal within a week and others may take ten days to two weeks. Often makeup can be used at a certain point to disguise residual side effects as they heal.   Some factors such as the extent of the procedure, the patient’s medical history, and aftercare all contribute to how long it takes for side effects to go away. If you smoke or have smoked recently, this can prolong and hinder the healing process. Ultimately, there are hundreds of factors.   Most patients can expect to cover residual swelling and bruising after seven to ten days, allowing them to go out socially and work at that point. However, this is best evaluated by Dr. Jonov. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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How Long Does It Take To See Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Results?

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Buccal fat pad removal surgery is slowly becoming one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries for the younger adult population. The procedure involves removing some or all of the buccal fat pad in the cheeks for a slimmer appearance. Usually, it is ideal for patients who genetically carry more fat in their cheeks and have not seen it go away with age or weight loss. So, how long does it take to see buccal fat removal surgery results?   Occasionally, you may notice some immediate results. However, these will likely become distorted by swelling and potential bruising. Within two weeks, most side effects should have subsided enough to return to work and most of normal life. Though, the final results will likely not yet be evident.    By months three and four, many patients begin to see more significant results. Often, patients will be happy with their results at this point, though the body may still have healing to do. In general, plastic surgery results are considered final after nine to twelve months. At that point, you can confidently observe buccal fat pad removal surgery results.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3565. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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Preparing For Facial Feminization Surgery

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Facial feminization surgery is a procedure that combines multiple facial plastic surgeries to feminize the face. Each one contains different procedures based on the individual patient’s needs. It is most commonly performed for male to female transgender patients, though occasionally cisgender female patients may undergo the procedure. Here’s what preparing for facial feminization surgery involves. First off, during your consultation, Dr. Jonov will determine the exact procedures necessary to feminize the face based on your goals. From there, he will describe the procedures and ensure you are comfortable with and understand them. You will then receive a price quote and can schedule surgery. By the time you get to your pre-operative appointment, you will need to finance surgery.  Depending on your medical history and the procedure, Dr. Jonov may ask you to obtain clearances from other doctors or to make changes to your lifestyle like stopping smoking. After your pre-operative appointment, there may be slight changes such as altering your medication dosages and making arrangements for your recovery.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also visit us online using Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.
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Benefits Of Chin Filler

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For many patients, chin filler is one of the most surprising non-surgical procedures available. This is because it can address concerns seemingly unrelated to the chin. Since the chin is one of the structural mainstays of the lower third of the face, a strong chin can make a major difference in the look of the face. Here are some of the benefits of chin filler and some may be surprising.

#1: Sharper Jawline

Many patients who come in for jaw filler to achieve a sharper, more defined jawline are surprised when their injector recommended chin filler instead. A recessed chin, even one that is not that noticeable or pronounced, can make the jawline look shorter and less defined. Adding projection to the chin with filler lengthens the look of the jawline which overall defines its appearance.

#2: Opportunity To “Try On” A Chin Implant

Deciding to undergo chin augmentation with an implant is a big decision. While chin implants are sized and customized to the patient, it can be difficult to commit without knowing you will even like the look of your augmented chin. Dermal fillers are a temporary way to experiment with how your chin would look post-surgery. This can help many patients decide the best chin augmentation route for them.

#3: Correct Unwanted Chin Dimples

When a patient comes in wanting to correct an unwanted chin dimple or similar minor concern, a chin implant is simply not warranted. While it may address the issue, it ultimately overcorrects in many cases. Therefore, filler is a great option for these patients because they can use only a small amount of filler to correct the specific problem areas. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or contact form.
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What Does A Bullhorn Lip Lift Do?

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In the last decade, the lips have become the focus of many cosmetic procedures, including lip filler. Though it is not just non-surgical lip enhancements that have gained popularity, surgical ones have as well. One of these is the lip lift. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jonov primarily performs the bullhorn lip lift. What does a bullhorn lip lift do?   There are two main objectives that a lip lift can achieve. First, it can shorten the distance between the upper lip and nose. For some people, this length of skin may cause their lips to look thin, contribute to an unwanted masculine appearance, or otherwise cause concerns. Secondly, for patients with a thin upper lip, a lip lift can expose more of the red or pink part of the lip. This can be revolutionary for a patient self conscious about their thin lips.   The bullhorn lip lift technique uses an incision that resembles bullhorns. Located along the upper lip, it is well hidden in the natural transition between your skin and lips. It removes skin and then elevates the upper lip into its new position. It is a fairly quick and non-invasive procedure.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using our Price Simulator® app, chat, or contact form.
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What Are The Risks Of Buccal Fat Removal?

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Buccal fat pad removal is a surgery that has gained popularity and prominence in the last few years. Most recently, Chrissy Teigen detailed her choice to have the procedure done. During the short surgery, part or all of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks are removed to create a slimmer face. It is mostly used to treat those who have chubby cheeks into adulthood. Though, there are many motivations for undergoing the procedure. Let’s take a look at one of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the procedure, “What are the risks of buccal fat removal?” First off, buccal fat removal contains all of the same expected risks as any other surgical procedure. This includes risks such as:
  • Infection
  • Adverse reactions to or side effects of the anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Poor incision healing
  • Need for revision surgery
As far as the risks that pertain specifically to buccal fat removal surgery itself, some of the risks include:
  • Asymmetry
  • Damage to facial nerves
  • Injury of the salivary duct
  • Gaunt appearance
  • Too much/too little fat removed
While these risks are present, in an ideal candidate and under the care of a qualified surgeon like Dr. Jonov, they rarely occur. Dr. Jonov will review the risks with you during your consultation. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also connect with us online via Price Simulator®, contact form, and chat.
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