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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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Laser Hair Removal: A 15 Minute Procedure That Can Save You Money

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Constantly buying razors that we throw away and spending extra time in the shower to make sure that we don’t miss a single hair adds up in the long run. However, there is an easier and much more cost effective way to make sure our skin is smooth and hairless.

Laser hair removal performed by one our Master Estheticians removes hair and nearly guarantees that you will not see additional hair growth in the area. This means you will no longer have to buy disposable razors. Laser hair removal can be done in as little as 15 minutes.

Our Master Estheticians can perform the procedure almost anywhere you have hair. The most popular locations for laser hair removal include: legs, bikini line, chin, and armpits. The fall and winter months are the best time for laser hair removal because after treatment your skin is more sensitive to the sun. With the cold weather and clouds, not only do we naturally receive less sun, but most people are covered up. This keeps your laser treated areas protected while you heal.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Master Estheticians at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

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How Exactly Does Botox Work?

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You’ve most likely heard of Botox–the popular injectable that treats fine lines and wrinkles–and wondered how it works. Botox is a type of injectable known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators block neuron impulses that tell the facial muscles to constrict or react. 

When you move your face through laughing, raising your eyebrows, or any other facial movement, these repeated movements can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. This is where Botox comes in. 

After Botox injections, when you perform these movements, the facial muscles do not respond in the same way. By relaxing your muscles, Botox can soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent the formation of new ones. 

A form of botulinum toxin A, Botox is not a permanent treatment. Within a few months, you will need another round of injections. This ensures the safety of injecting Botox, but with continued use, you may notice that new wrinkles are not forming. 

You never have to worry about an unnatural look when your Botox injections are performed or supervised by Dr. Jonov. We also offer Botox with our qualified Nurse Injectors for a reduced price. Our Nurse Injectors all trained directly under our doctor and provide the same great results.

To schedule your Botox consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

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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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What’s The Difference Between A Mini and Full Tummy Tuck?

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Everyone has heard of a tummy tuck–a plastic surgery that helps patients remove excess skin and fat to achieve a slimmer stomach–but many people don’t realize that not everyone who is a candidate for a tummy tuck needs a full one. Often, cosmetic surgeons will perform modified versions of the tummy tuck procedure–like a mini tummy tuck–to fit a patient’s specific needs. 

The main difference between a mini tuck and a full tummy tuck is that a mini tuck does not address the upper abdomen or belly button. A mini tummy tuck focuses on loose skin and fat in the lower stomach area. Often during a full tummy tuck, the belly button is repositioned to look more natural, but during a mini tuck, there is no reason for this because it does not affect the belly button. A mini involves a smaller incision than a full tummy tuck. 

Mini tucks best suit patients who are in good shape, but may need some help firming up the lower abdomen muscles or getting rid of extra skin after weight loss. The procedure addresses these concerns while leaving the upper abs and abdomen alone because they often do not need any treatment.

Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery performs full, mini, and extended tummy tuck procedures. In a consultation, he can recommend the tummy tuck best suited for you and your needs. 

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Mini Facelifts: What Are They And How Are They Different?

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You’ve probably heard of a facelift and how they can help you look years younger. For younger patients or those with fewer signs of aging, there is another procedure that may better suit for those where a traditional facelift is not needed. If you have sagging or wrinkled skin in the neck and jowls, but aren’t a candidate for a traditional facelift, a mini facelift may be a more suitable option.

A mini facelift is a less invasive version of a facelift. It targets a smaller area of the face, focusing only on the neck and jowls. While a facelift may focus on more areas of the face in addition to the neck and jowls. The incision is smaller and scars less.

A mini facelift is best for people who have concerns about their facial appearance, but may not need a full facelift. They are younger than the average facelift patient, or their concern is purely in the neck and jowls.

They also come with significantly less risk and recovery time than a traditional facelift. Since a mini facelift is less invasive than a facelift, it means there is typically less risk for complications during or after surgery. The average recovery for a mini facelift is 5-7 days, which for any surgical procedure is remarkably quick.

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery happily offers facelifts to patients in Lynwood, Bellevue and Kirkland. Contact us to schedule a mini facelift consultation today.

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Meet The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery Team

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The team at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. Dr. Craig Jonov, one of Seattle’s foremost plastic surgeons, leads the team and performs a variety of cosmetic procedures including breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants assisted during surgery, and, in addition, help care for patients both before and after surgery. Our nurses also offer injectables such as Botox and Dysport at a lower cost than injections from Dr. Jonov.

Our Patient Care Coordinators schedule appointments and are the first point of contact at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. They assist patients through their cosmetic journey and provide immeasurable care through the process.

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery employs talented Master Estheticians who’s knowledge goes beyond that of a typical Esthetician. With knowledge of skin conditions and medical terminology, our Master Estheticians can help patients treat chronic skin problems and recommend custom treatment plans to address every patient’s concerns.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or one of our Master Estheticians, call us at 425-775-3561 or Contact Us.

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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.

Juvederm in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland

Why Facial Volume Is So Important

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As we age, our faces slowly lose volume. As the issue progresses, the eyes can take on a sunken appearance, folds and wrinkles can start to form, and the entire face may begin to look withered. If facial-volume loss is taking a heavy toll on the natural beauty of your face, it may be time to look into what dermal fillers can do for you.

Dermal fillers are special injectable products that are designed to restore lost facial volume. When injected into the desired area, the dermal fillers help to fill in and lift the skin, which reduces the appearance of folds and wrinkles and enhances the contours of the face.

At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we utilize Restylane and Juvederm products. Both of these products utilize hyaluronic acid, a substance that can be found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid helps to strengthen, nourish, and hydrate the skin.

When injected into the desired areas, Restylane and Juvederm products instantly add volume and help retain moisture in the skin. These injectables are the ideal choice for filling in folds and wrinkles and restoring the full appearance of your cheeks.

Both Restylane and Juvederm offer results that look incredibly natural. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Craig Jonov can discuss the benefits of each product in order to help you find the one that can provide you with your ideal aesthetic results. Contact The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

A Quicker and Easier Recovery with Ultrasound-Assisted Lymphatic Massage Therapy

By | Breast, Lymphatic Massage Therapy | No Comments

At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we believe in providing our patients with total care. That includes making sure that their recovery is as quick and comfortable as possible. Things like bruising and swelling are to be expected, but the degree of bruising and swelling that occurs can be controlled.

Other common issues that can occur during the recovery period can also be controlled with proper post-operative care. These issues include:

  • Fibrosis (the buildup, thickening, and scarring of connective tissue)
  • Keloid scar formation
  • Hypertrophic scar formation

Ultrasound-assisted lymphatic massage therapy provides our patients with the post-operative care they need. The ultrasound energy emitted by the device reduces swelling, pain, and bruising, stimulates lymphatic circulation and blood circulation in the body, and enhances the function of the immune system and nervous system.

Stimulating lymphatic circulation helps to avoid fibrosis by preventing fluid from building up around the surgical area. This makes ultrasound-assisted lymphatic therapy an excellent post-operative treatment for liposuction.

Preventing fluid buildup makes it easier for nutrients to pass through tissues, which will help to speed up the recovery process. The treatment also produces a relaxing effect on the muscles, which reduces muscles tension and nerve pain.

At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we recommend that patients receive ultrasound-assisted lymphatic massage therapy after they undergo breast augmentation or liposuction. The treatments typically take 30 minutes to perform, and the number of treatments needed will vary depending on the type of surgery that the patient has undergone.

If you want to make sure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible, contact The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We can provide you with the outstanding care you need.

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