When thinking about getting a tummy tuck, most people are focused on recovery. However, preparing for your tummy tuck surgery is just as important and can help you have a quicker and easier recovery. So, what exactly do you do before a tummy tuck? Here are some tips related to the question, “How do I prepare for a tummy tuck?”First, preparing for a tummy tuck will look slightly different for each patient. Depending on your medical history and conditions, Dr. Jonov may require clearances and examinations by specialists or your normal doctor. Dr. Jonov may also alter your medications temporarily, usually, this is in the weeks directly before surgery.Second, every patient will need to handle the logistics. After a tummy tuck, patients need to rest and cannot lift anything above a certain amount. Therefore, it is recommended that you make childcare arrangements, thoroughly clean, handle lodging and travel, and get adequate time off work. Finally, on the day of surgery, wear comfortable loose clothing. Also, follow the given instructions about when to stop eating and drinking before surgery. 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.
Temple filler is one of the top non-invasive procedures growing in popularity because it can help create a cat eye look, restore lost volume, and achieve a heart-shaped face. However, as far as dermal fillers go, there is not one filler typically touted as the best temple filler. So, let’s take a look at the question, “What kind of filler is best for the temples?”While the temples do not carry a lot of fat, when the fat thins, it can become extremely noticeable. Since the area is not meant to be soft and supple like other areas such as the lips, thick and firm fillers are generally recommended. Depending on your needs, they may recommend a temporary filler like hyaluronic acid or a semi-permanent filler like Radiesse. The most common fillers used in the area consist of Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, and Sculptra. If you are new to fillers or temple filler, your provider will likely recommend starting with hyaluronic acid filler. Thankfully, Juvederm Voluma can last up to two years and the temples are less sensitive to facial movement which can help the longevity of filler.For people with more chronic fat loss or aging, Sculptra or Radiesse is often the best choice because it will help stimulate collagen production in the area. 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.
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.
There are some plastic surgeries where pregnancy can impact or even ruin results. In these cases, Dr. Jonov may recommend waiting until you are finished having kids and nursing to undergo certain procedures. Due to this, many patients ask, “Will pregnancy ruin your breast implants?”In most cases, your breast implants are not affected by pregnancy. Your breasts will change in size and shape due to hormonal differences and nursing. However, they should return mostly back to normal. Some minor changes may occur, but overall the size of the breasts will not change. Dr. Jonov usually does not have qualms about placing breast implants when a patient plans to have kids in the future.However, if you are also undergoing a breast lift, this can change following pregnancy. While it is less likely to ruin the results than a tummy tuck, it should be taken into consideration before undergoing a breast lift. In general, though, breast surgery will only see minimal effects following pregnancy and nursing.If you plan on getting pregnant within a year of breast augmentation surgery, you may consider postponing it until after you have given birth and nursed. 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.
Chemical peels treat a variety of skin concerns. From aging to hyperpigmentation, the right chemical peel can improve both the look, health, and quality of your skin. Therefore, a frequent question our master estheticians hear has to do with the best skin peel for a patient’s specific concerns. Let’s look at one variety of this question, “What are the best chemical peels for acne scars?”Often acne scars, especially if years old, require a medium strength peel to see noticeable improvement. A salicylic acid peel is a great option that is commonly used and overall safe for the skin. It can help reduce the appearance of ice pick acne scars. Hypertrophic acne scars are harder to treat with chemical peels.A VI Peel is another amazing option for treating acne prone skin and acne scars. It is a medium strength peel that uses a mixture of acids to help reduce breakouts and the appearance of acne scars. This is often recommended as the gold standard when it comes to chemical peels for acne scars. Your master esthetician may also recommend adding microneedling or another treatment to improve results.To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
The under eyes are one of the areas of the face prone to darkness, hollowing, and thinning. Therefore, even people who have not experienced other signs of aging may notice that their under eyes begin to take on a perpetually tired and hollowed look. Dermal fillers are often the recommended course of action in these cases. Let’s answer the question, “Are under eye fillers noticeable?”Under eye fillers–when done correctly–mask hollowness and brighten up the eye area. However, if the areas are overfilled or if the skin is particularly thin, it can look unnatural or cause the Tyndall effect. The Tyndall effect is where the filler can appear blueish underneath the skin. This is fairly rare but occurs more often in the under eye area when compared to other treatment areas.Generally, when performed by a qualified and experienced injector, under eye filler is not overly noticeable. Many will notice your rejuvenated look, but it should not be glaringly obvious that you underwent filler injections. 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.
A thigh lift is a plastic surgery procedure that involves removing extra skin and stubborn fat pockets from the thighs. While it most commonly treats the inner thighs, it can treat any area of the thighs. While many want to address this area, many patients express concern about their recovery. Let’s look at one commonly asked question, “Can you walk after a thigh lift?”You likely will not feel like walking immediately after surgery and may need help for the first day or two. However, usually within a few days, patients can get up and walk on their own. However, it is important not to do any more than light walking as you do not want to put a strain on your incisions or healing tissues.Avoid running, stretching, or lifting with your legs. Regular exercise can usually begin about six to eight weeks after surgery. Though, most patients can return to their daily activities in about two to three weeks depending on the extent of their surgery. Ultimately, each recovery period is different based on the patient.To learn more about thigh lift surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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.
Microblading is similar to the tattooing process and uses color matched pigment to enhance the fullness and shape of the eyebrows. Considering this is semi-permanent and does penetrate the skin, a concern some people have when thinking about microblading is, “Does microblading damage your skin?” Let’s look into this question more to find out how the average person’s skin reacts to the treatment.One difference between microblading and tattooing is that microblading does not go as deep into the skin. Therefore, the risk of major scarring is less significant. However, pinpoint bleeding and many of the side effects seen with tattoos can also happen with microblading. It does do some basic surface damage, but nothing that your body cannot heal.There is an extremely small risk of permanent skin damage. However, this is extremely unlikely for most people and the people more susceptible to this are those who tend to develop raised scarring or those with certain skin disorders. In these cases, your microblading artist may recommend a different brow enhancement.To learn more about Bellevue microblading and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Among one of the top concerns of patients seeking breast augmentation is the risk of breast implant rupture. This is understandable as this is a risk, especially with older implants. Patients often want to understand, “How hard is it to rupture a silicone breast implant?”Many people who have researched breast augmentation know that saline breast implants are more likely to rupture than silicone breast implants. This is because the gel filling of silicone implants is more cohesive and can withstand more than the liquid in a saline implant. By various estimations, silicone breast implants can withstand at least 300 pounds.This is much more than a mammogram applies. Most of the time, in the first few years, the only things that will rupture a silicone breast implant are major trauma to the chest such as a car accident or fall. Silicone implants do have more of a risk of rupturing as they age. Therefore, if you have concerns about a rupture and your implants are more than five years old, it may be worth having them examined.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.
DISCLAIMER- results may not be typical. Photographs may have been modified and edited, including but not limited to, changing tattoos, scars, body (or body part) size, implant position, implant size, nipple position, nipple size and other body morphology.