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Smoking risks of cosmetic surgery

Smoking Increases Your Risk During Surgery: Why You Should Quit Before Seeking Plastic Surgery

By | PSA, Plastic Surgery Recovery | No Comments
If you’ve ever sought cosmetic surgery as an active cigarette smoker, you may have found that surgeons are often hesitant to perform certain procedures (or any surgery) on you. This is because smoking can exponentially increase your risk of complications, especially when it comes to facial surgeries, tummy tucks, and breast lifts. Smoking causes blood vessels to shrink and restricts blood flow. This can cause skin loss or other major complications after surgery. When it comes to facial procedures, blood flow is imperative to healing because of the increased number of blood vessels in and around the face. Most cosmetic surgeons will not perform facial procedures like a facelift on an active smoker without having them quit for a period of time before surgery. In addition to blood vessel constriction, smoking harms the immune system. Even in those with a fairly strong immune system, smoking can cause coughing fits that can damage stitches or incisions. Whether you do or have smoked frequently, Dr. Jonov can provide resources to help you quit or discuss your options for meeting your cosmetic surgery goals. To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
Liposuction in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland

Debunked: Liposuction As A Weight Loss Procedure

By | PSA, SmartLipo, Body, Liposuction, Fat Transfer | No Comments
Liposuction is one of the most well-known fat removal procedures in cosmetic surgery. With little to no scarring and usually permanent results, liposuction is a procedure that can help you achieve a slimmer, more contoured body.  Due to this, it is a common misconception that liposuction can simply suck away excess fat and help you lose weight. This is untrue. The procedure is designed to remove diet and exercise-resistant fat deposits around the body. While it is possible to lose a couple pounds after the procedure, this is only true of especially extensive cases. Usually,  removing fat from multiple points. Rarely does liposuction remove more than ten pounds of fat.  The best candidates are those who have lost weight in other areas and need help removing stubborn pockets of fat from the areas resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is also utilized during various fat transfer procedures like Brazilian butt lifts Dr. Jonov can determine if liposuction on its own, or in combination with another procedure, could benefit you and your cosmetic goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. Or, contact us online using the form on this page.
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The Importance Of Nasal Irrigation

By | PSA, Rhinoplasty | No Comments
Nasal irrigation is a common practice for preventing and treating sinusitis, colds, and other related nasal problems. Regularly practicing nasal irrigation can help clear your sinuses and prevent infection, especially during allergy and cold seasons.  There are a variety of methods used to clean the sinuses and nasal passages. Saline sprays, neti pots, or more complex devices are all commonly used for irrigating the nose and sinuses. It is important to note that when using a neti pot or other at-home equipment you use it correctly and only with sterile water. Using tap water for nasal irrigation can increase the risk of infection. Though it may work, it is not worth the extra risk. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, we recommend nasal irrigation after rhinoplasty procedures to help clear nasal passages of blood and mucus. This helps prevent infection and keeps the areas clean. Again, the importance of using sterile water is imperative for safe and effective healing. To schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us using the form below.
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The Best Way To Maintain Your Plastic Surgery Results? Healthy Diet and Exercise

By | PSA, Plastic Surgery Recovery, Procedures Information | No Comments
After undergoing any plastic surgery procedure, like breast augmentation, mini tummy tuck, or blepharoplasty, many patients wonder how they can ensure their results are long lasting. Plastic surgery can provide lifelong results, but it depends upon your lifestyle. Making sure you continue a healthy diet and exercise after your cosmetic surgery will help maintain your results. For some procedures, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, keeping your weight steady is an important part of seeing long lasting results. If you become pregnant or gain significant weight, this can reverse or complicate your results. For other procedures, like breast surgeries, weight gain or loss can change the shape and size of the breasts. Even before undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to consider your lifestyle and health problems. Your plastic surgeon will help you do this in a consultation. But, having a good idea of the problems you may have maintaining your results can help your plastic surgeon create a custom surgery plan that will help you get the best results you can maintain. Obviously, sometimes weight fluctuations are out of our control, even major ones, but keeping your body in good shape and healthy will only promote and help any other health problems.
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How Houseplants Can Benefit Your Health

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While houseplants often just sit in the corner of our living rooms without much thought, these interior organisms actually have a variety of health benefits. If you don’t already have a houseplant, your health could benefit from owning one. First, house plants can help you breathe better. They reduce interior carbon dioxide and airborne dust levels. This can lead to better general breathing as well as help those with asthma or dust allergies. Your interior air quality affects your health just as much as the air quality outside. It is important to maintain your interior air quality as it contributes to healthy breathing patterns. Since plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, they make our indoor air environments more conducive to humans. Some plants like succulents, orchids, and snake plants continue this process even at night. Making them the ideal indoor companions. Beyond the physical health benefits of houseplants, owning house plants is widely known to lower stress levels and improve all around well being. While indoor plants are well known to reduce outside noise, being around plants instinctively makes us feel calmer and more at ease. In stressful workplaces and environments, plants reduce stress levels. And, the people in those environments compared to those in similar environments without plants. Houseplants have also shown significant benefits to those recovering from surgery. For those wanting to take the first step in achieving their cosmetic goals, Contact Us to schedule a consultation today.
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