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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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The Newest Lip Filler In Bellevue: Restylane Kysse

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Lip fillers come in many forms. Restylane products are popular for plumping lips and can provide fantastic looking results, regardless of the look you want. Recently, Restylane has launched their newest product made especially for the lips. While many other Restylane fillers have uses all over the face, Restylane Kysse was formulated exclusively for the lips.    Having gained popularity in Europe, Kysse has now officially come to the United States after the FDA approved it in May. We are now happy to offer Restylane Kysse alongside our many filler options at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Like other popular lip fillers, Kysse is hyaluronic acid based and requires touch ups usually once or twice a year.   This filler provides softer, more natural feeling lips. Many patients and providers have found that Restylane Kysse not only feels more natural, but also looks more natural. For patients desiring a natural look, this newest offering has many advantages.    At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jonov and our injectors have already begun using Restylane Kysse and provided great results. To schedule your lip filler consultation, 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.

Surgical

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.

Non-Surgical

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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Chin Augmentation: How It Can Transform Facial Profile

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Chin augmentation–whether surgical or non-surgical–can dramatically change facial profile and appearance. As the main feature for the bottom of the face, the chin can affect the look of the jawline and neck. A recessed chin can cause the jaw to look undefined or the neck to look short. Using filler or an implant, Dr. Jonov can address these, and other concerns you may have.  When it comes to facial aesthetics, the bottom of the chin should roughly line up with the tip of the nose. Sometimes, the chin does not fully extend to meet this, and this is known as a recessed chin. Most of the time, this is only slight and does not bother many people. However, for those that choose, a chin augmentation procedure can subtly or dramatically augment this area to create the desired facial profile.  Dr. Jonov of The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery uses two methods for chin augmentation. The first involves a chin implant that he places during a chin augmentation surgery. This provides longer lasting results and works best for those wanting a more dramatic result. It can also alter the shape of the chin.  Non-surgical chin augmentation uses dermal fillers to augment the chin. Results are usually more subtle and last between six months and two years depending on the chosen filler. It can address minor chin recession, dimples, and other minor alterations. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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BOTOX vs. Dysport? Which Is Better?

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The classic debate among frequent neurotoxin users and providers is: Which is better: BOTOX or Dysport? The answer is not entirely clear. When it comes to BOTOX vs. Dysport the answer can differ between patients and injector.    Some patients will see the best results with BOTOX while others will see better results with Dysport. Both derive from a neurotoxin known as Botulinum toxin A. The main differences come in slight variations of formula and the amount of proteins present in each. Dosages also vary. These small differences can affect how the body metabolizes each toxin which leads to one lasting longer than the other.   Some patients and providers find that Dysport kicks in faster and lasts longer than BOTOX. This is great for patients who want a quick result. Although, not every patient will experience this. Usually, the best way to find out whether BOTOX or Dysport works better for you is to try both.    The injectors at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery are experienced in both BOTOX and Dysport. They can expertly inject either toxin and guide you through choosing the option that will give you the best results. In general, both BOTOX and Dysport can provide wonderful results and hide the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.    To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.   
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After Sculptra Injections: What Happens Below The Skin?

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Sculptra is well known as a long-lasting dermal filler option. Unlike other common fillers like Juvederm and Restylane products, Sculptra is not made from hyaluronic acid. It contains poly-l-lactic acid which stimulates collagen growth and is biodegradable. While the results of Sculptra treatment depend on where it is injected, what Sculptra does immediately upon injection does not change.      After Sculptra injections, the filler settles in the injection site and begins to work with your body to produce more collagen. As the filler breaks down in the body, this simulates an injury to your body which causes it to send more collagen producing agents. Sculptra typically requires a few sessions of injections to promote the best results. The most optimal results can last 2 years or more and you could see longer lasting collagen production.     Unlike popular lip fillers, Sculptra must be injected into the deeper dermis. This is because it works to plump and fight collagen loss from the deeper levels of the skin, giving you the best chance at long term results without surgery. Due to it’s powerful collagen producing methods, Sculptra has no easy way to dissolve it. Therefore, you should always seek out an injection specialist and board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Jonov for Bellevue Sculptra injections.     To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Debunked: BOTOX For Hyperhidrosis Causes You To Sweat Elsewhere

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BOTOX is best known as a cosmetic injectable that relaxes the muscles and can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, BOTOX has many medical uses, including treating a sweating disorder known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating, usually in one part of the body, like the armpits, hands, or feet. However, in rarer cases, it can afflict the entire body. BOTOX for hyperhidrosis has become a popular treatment for excessive sweating. When injected, BOTOX works to limit the activity of sweat glands by reducing the signals they receive. This causes a reduction in sweating and can improve the quality of life for many people who have hyperhidrosis. Some worry that treating the area with BOTOX will cause another area of the body to excessively sweat. Luckily, this is a myth. BOTOX for hyperhidrosis will temporarily stop sweating in the treated area. Although, to maintain these results, patients will need to refresh their injections occasionally. Other parts of the body (and even usually the treated area) can sweat normally. But, treating underarm sweating with BOTOX should not cause the bottoms of the feet to begin sweating excessively. At a consultation, Dr. Jonov can evaluate whether BOTOX could effectively treat your hyperhidrosis. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery to treat hyperhidrosis, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Preventative BOTOX: Why The Younger Generation Has Already Started BOTOX

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BOTOX has become a household name for the injections used to prevent wrinkle formation. Normally, BOTOX is used to treat formed wrinkles, or early forming wrinkles. Partially and temporarily paralyzing the nerves and muscles in the area, it limits the repetitive movements that cause wrinkles. Due to this, BOTOX was typically considered a treatment to begin in middle age. However, today, many young people, even those in their twenties, have begun using BOTOX to prevent the formation of wrinkles. This use of BOTOX treatment is known as preventative BOTOX. Is it safe? Is it effective? BOTOX is widely considered one of the safest cosmetic treatments on the market. Therefore, receiving small doses of the injectable is perfectly safe. As far as the efficacy, BOTOX has proven to prevent and delay the onset of wrinkles. Although, it cannot fully stop them from forming. Yet, results will vary from patient to patient and on individual lifestyles.  For the absolute best results, young patients should be strategic about when they begin preventative BOTOX injections, where they receive them, and receive fewer units than those treating deep lines. Additionally, some young people get BOTOX injections for medical reasons like migraines and hyperhidrosis. As BOTOX continues to be studied, more medical uses will surely be discovered. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or an injector, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.  

The Advantages Of Lip Augmentation Surgery

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One of the most common ways the lips are augmented is with dermal fillers. Fillers are a great, but temporary option. For those who need a more permanent lip augmentation option, Dr. Jonov can perform lip augmentation surgery. 

Lip augmentation surgery usually involves a flexible silicone implant or fat transferred from another area of the body. The surgery–depending on your chosen method–typically takes around an hour to perform. Any incisions are hidden inside the mouth or within the natural contours of your lips. 

Following surgery, your lips will look immediately plumper. The advantages of this type of lip augmentation are that results are permanent, but still natural looking and feeling. There is no need to constantly get lip injections or refresh your results every year. Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Jonov can often perform a bullhorn lip lift at the same time.

Bigger lips can bring symmetry to the face and help those with uneven or thin lips improve their facial contours. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

Cheek Augmentation in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland

Cheek Augmentation: Filler Or Implants?

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Undefined and hollowed cheeks can contribute to an aged appearance or create facial imbalance. There are many options to correct this and restore balance and achieve a defined face. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we offer surgical and non-surgical cheek augmentation options. 

The least invasive and one of the most popular options is cheek filler. Cheek filler uses temporary dermal fillers to provide fullness and definition in the cheek area. These results will eventually go away though, meaning you will need to refresh your cheek filler occasionally. For patients not wanting an implant, or those who want to try out the look first, cheek filler will not permanently augment the cheeks. 

Patients wanting permanent results, or who need larger correction, are often candidates for surgical cheek augmentation with an implant. During this procedure, Dr. Jonov would place implants in the cheeks to create a balanced and proportional appearance. The implants would be sized specifically to fit and complement your facial features. 

Comparatively, filler is malleable, but provides temporary results. Implants are permanent and can provide more dramatic results in some cases. To know which option best suits you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery by calling 425-775-3561 or contact us online. 

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