Mommy makeover surgery gets its name because it is a surgery often performed after a patient has children. At a minimum, it addresses the breasts and abdomen but can include other parts of the body as well. Like with most elective surgeries, patients need to be in good health and weight is sometimes part of this. So, what is the weight limit for mommy makeover? There is no single weight limit for mommy makeover surgery. This is because almost any weight can be healthy or not cause major risks for elective surgery. It is largely based on the patient’s overall health. Dr. Jonov does not only take BMI and weight into account. Patients of a healthy weight can sometimes not be good candidates for surgery due to health factors, while an otherwise overweight patient may be otherwise healthy. In general, most plastic surgeons prefer that patients have a BMI under 30 because this means that weight is unlikely to be a large factor in their health and candidacy for surgery. However, a BMI above 30, especially if it is not significantly over 30, is not always a disqualifying factor. To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Are Saline Implants Natural Looking?For over a decade, saline breast implants were the only option for breast augmentation available. However, since the re-introduction of silicone breast implants, patients tend to pick them over saline because they believe that they look and feel more natural. This leads many patients to ask, “Are saline implants natural looking?” Saline implants can look natural. They are just more likely to look unnatural in certain body types or over time. Saline breast implants are often not recommended for women with little breast tissue because this can cause wrinkling or rippling to appear which makes the breast look less natural. In contrast, for a patient with an already substantial amount of breast tissue, saline implants can look perfectly natural. Therefore, in the right patient, saline breast implants are a natural looking option. As far as feel goes, silicone breast implants are firmer, but do tend to be believed to feel more natural. Saline breast implants can feel slightly unnatural in patients without a lot of breast tissue, but for a patient with already a good amount of breast tissue, the feel should also be natural. 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.
Microblading is a semi-permanent brow enhancement technique that uses cosmetic tattooing to provide a natural looking shape and density to the eyebrows. Since this procedure requires a form of tattooing, it is not necessarily a good fit for every patient. So, who is not a good candidate for microblading? While most people interested in microblading are likely good candidates, people with certain medical conditions that cause excessive bleeding or majorly compromise their immune system are likely not good candidates for microblading. These patients may have a higher risk of infection and adverse effects. Additionally, even if a patient is not a higher risk of complications, if they have unrealistic expectations, they may not be a good candidate. While microblading can provide amazing results, it is limited based on the patient’s anatomy and medical history. Thus, if a patient has unrealistic expectations, then a microblading artist may deem that they not a good candidate. 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.
Following cosmetic breast surgery such as breast augmentation with lift, patients must wear a supportive surgical bra for both their own comfort and to promote optimal healing. However, often within a few weeks, patients want to retire their bras because they feel back to their normal selves. So, when can I go braless after a breast augmentation? The exact time when you can begin to go braless following a breast augmentation with lift is usually between two and three months post-op. While patients may be back to their full activity at this point, the breasts need added support until the implants drop and they reach a certain point of healing. With that said, patients can often switch to a sports bra after a few weeks. If everything goes well, patients may be able to begin going braless for short periods of time at six weeks. However, they should not do so regularly and should still wear supportive garments, especially when exercising. Dr. Jonov will provide more insight during your post-operative appointments when he gauges your healing. 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.
Brow lift surgery helps lift the eyebrows which have descended due to age. Sometimes called a forehead lift, it can also address wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead to provide an all-around more youthful appearance of the upper face. So, does a brow lift raise the eyes? The act of lifting and repositioning the eyebrows can have an effect on the upper eyelids. It is common for someone with drooping brows to also experience sagging of the upper eyelids. If it is mild, a brow lift may be enough to provide lift and a more youthful appearance. For more moderate or severe eyelid ptosis, a patient may need to undergo an upper blepharoplasty in conjunction with their brow lift. If the upper eyelids are your primary concern, then it may be better to undergo an eyelid surgery versus a brow lift. However, Dr. Jonov can help you determine this during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. It is important to know that a brow lift will only provide some correction to the upper eyelids and if you want more correction, eyelid surgery may be necessary. 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.
Is Filler Good For Marionette Lines?Marionette lines are lines that form along the corners of the mouth and go downward toward the chin. They are called marionette lines because they resemble the lines a marionette puppet has to help move their mouth. In many people, marionette lines do not become prominent until they have reached more advanced signs of aging, or they may never appear. For patients who do see them appear earlier on in the aging process, dermal fillers are often the recommended treatment. So, is filler good for marionette lines? The cause of marionette lines is volume and collagen loss. While the movement of the mouth may have some impact on the formation of the lines, the muscle groups themselves do not form the lines when moving it. Therefore, Botox and similar products are unlikely to make a difference in the appearance of marionette lines. On the other hand, dermal fillers can help restore some of the lost volume and plump the area to help restore it to a more youthful appearance. Often, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are used, but in some cases, Sculptra or Radiesse may be recommended. This is usually when the marionette lines are exceptionally prominent and other treatments like facelift surgery are not necessary or would not alleviate the lines. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
A mommy makeover plastic surgery is not one standard procedure. It combines multiple surgeries based on the patient’s needs and goals. Thus, this means that every aspect of the procedure including surgical time, side effects, risks, and recovery time can all vary widely depending on the procedures involved and the specifics of the patient. Let’s look at the question, “How long is downtime for a mommy makeover?” The surgery will almost always include breast surgery and tummy surgery. This usually involves at least one to two weeks of general downtime. However, certain procedures may result in two to three weeks. During this time, patients can usually get up and walk and after about one week or so, perform basic household tasks on their own. Though, this will be different for everyone. As far as returning to work, patients without physically difficult jobs can usually return in one to two weeks. Dr. Jonov will discuss this with you during your consultation. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
With fall upon us, it is a great time to undergo skincare procedures that may not be recommended during the summer months. A great example of this is chemical peels which cause the skin to peel and become more sensitive. Chemical peels are a great exfoliant and can be performed year round, but they do require more caution during the summer months. Let’s look at the question, “Why is fall the best time to get a chemical peel?” Since the sun is out more and stronger during the summer, this puts your chemical peel treated skin at risk of damage or further irritation. The skin is especially sensitive to the sun following a chemical peel. Now, of course, UV rays and sunlight do still get through during the fall and winter, but it is much weaker, less frequent, and easier to protect your skin from than the summer sun. Wearing sunscreen whenever you go outside is often enough to protect yourself from the sun during the fall and winter. In the days following your chemical peel, you may consider also wearing a hat, but overall, your skin is much less likely to be damaged by the sun after a chemical peel during the fall and winter months. 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.
The decision to get breast implants is one that patients should weigh carefully. While they are the most popular breast augmentation method, they are not right for everyone. Here are 3 things to know before getting breast implants.
#1: They May Show When You FlexThe majority of breast implants are placed under the chest muscle. This does create a more natural look during everyday life. However, if you happen to use or flex the chest muscles, this can distort the look of the breast implants. Therefore, patients who are weightlifters, dancers, yoga instructors, etc. may want to consider another method. In rare cases, Dr. Jonov may place the breast implants above the muscle, but this is not common due to the increased risk of certain complications.
#2: Bigger (Or Smaller) Is Not Always BetterPatients usually come into their consultation with an idea of the breast size they want. However, the implant size that will get them there is not always obvious since this depends on their current breast size, bone structure, and anatomy. Make sure to try on multiple breast implant sizes—even ones you may think may be too big or small—because the right size may surprise you.
#3: You Can Keep Scars Away From The ChestThe traditional breast augmentation incision is in the inframammary fold. While this is hidden, many patients do want the scar away from the breast. The transaxillary and transumbilical methods are options for keeping scars away from the breasts. 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.
Nose jobs, or rhinoplasty surgery, are a form of facial plastic surgery often associated with younger patients. In the media, it is not hard to find portrayals of teenage girls and young women undergoing nose jobs. While young people still make up many rhinoplasty patients, many believe you can only get a rhinoplasty surgery at a young age. Let’s delve deeper into this misconception by answering the question, “Is 35 too old for a nose job?” You cannot be too old for a nose job. After it matures in your mid to late teen years, the nose can be operated on at any point following that. The nose—structurally—experiences fewer changes with aging. Thus, this means that patients of nearly any age can undergo rhinoplasty as long as they are healthy and good candidates. 35 is a perfectly fine age for a nose job. Many people choose to have a rhinoplasty later on because perhaps it better fits their budget or their nose did not bother them in their younger years. Additionally, accidents happen and reconstructive nose surgery can become desired at any age due to this. To learn more and find out if you are a good candidate for a nose job, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov. You can contact us by calling 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.