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Facial Feminization Bellevue: What Procedures Are Performed During Facial Feminization?

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Facial feminization surgery is a procedure that many transgender women choose to undergo to create feminine facial features. Every surgery will differ based on patient expectations, goals, and anatomy. Before the procedure, many patients wonder: what procedures are performed during a facial feminization?   When looking at the major differences between masculine features and feminine features, the most common areas addressed during facial feminization are the forehead and chin. Men tend to have wider foreheads and longer chins. Therefore, a brow lift and chin reduction sometimes feature during the procedure.    A bullhorn lip lift can also be performed during facial feminization since men often have thinner upper lips than women. The bullhorn lip lift exposes more of the upper lip to create a more feminine appearance. It also shortens the distance between the nose and upper lip.   While every patient’s face will have unique needs, other procedures that Dr. Jonov may perform as part of a facial feminization procedure including: rhinoplasty, tracheal shave, midface lift, brow reduction, cheek implants, and chin implant surgery.     After a consultation with Dr. Jonov, he can determine if you are a candidate for the best facial feminization Bellevue offers. To schedule a consultation call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online
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Skin Benefits Of An Oxygen Facial In Bellevue

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An oxygen facial is known for its gentle rejuvenation of the skin. Suitable for sensitive skin and most skin types, there are many benefits of an oxygen facial. Every patient can expect different advantages based upon what their oxygen facial is meant to treat. In most cases, a Bellevue oxygen facial is a wonderful addition to any skin routine. Among the benefits you could expect from a Bellevue oxygen facial include:
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pore minimization
  • Increased collagen and elastin production
  • Can aid in acne treatment
  • Smoother skin
  • Cleanses and removes pollutants from the skin
  • Powerful moisturization
  • Brighter, glowing skin
  • Firmer skin
Oxygen facials are a fantastic treatment to provide a noticeable glow before an event. Many find that an oxygen facial is perfect before a wedding, red carpet, or reunion where you want your skin to look it’s best. The benefits of an oxygen facial are perfect for any skin type and should not irritate the skin.  This gentle Bellevue facial is perfect for patients who do not want the peeling of a chemical peel, but still want to see skin improvements. To schedule a consultation with a master esthetician at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online at https://www.cosmeticsurgeryforyou.com/
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Otoplasty Recovery: A Timeline

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Otoplasty, or ear pinning, refers to any surgery that addresses the shape, size, or position of the ears. It most commonly pins ears that stick out. Most patients experience a fairly easy recovery and find that they can return to the majority of their daily activities within a week or so. Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, details the timeline of an otoplasty recovery.   Immediately following surgery, you may feel groggy and nauseous from the anesthesia. You will go home the same day to rest and begin recovery. Dr. Jonov will likely provide a headband to wear, as this will help reduce swelling. The day of surgery you should rest.    In the days following surgery, many patients find that that can get up and around. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to keep you comfortable. It is important to avoid touching or scratching the ears or incisions. You may experience side effects such as swelling, pain while chewing (a soft diet may be required), and redness. These side effects should subside within a week or so.    A week after surgery, patients often return to work. Most, if not all swelling, has resolved. At this point, persistent side effects can be covered with makeup. The ears should begin to settle into their new position, although it will take a few months to see the final results. Overall, most patients find an otoplasty recovery comfortable. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Breast Lift vs. Reduction: What’s The Difference?

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On the surface, a breast lift and breast reduction sound like extraordinary different procedures. However, when looking at the incisions and techniques used, the two plastic surgeries look almost identical. Both surgeries remove excess skin and fat, may reposition the nipple, and often result in more lifted breasts. What is the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction?   The answer to the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction comes down to the goals of each procedure and the reasons for operating. A breast lift primarily targets sagging of the breasts and changes in shape due to age, breastfeeding, and volume/weight loss in the breasts. A breast reduction typically treats overly large breasts by reducing the size. Often, this can alleviate symptoms like back pain and rashes.    In short, a breast lift mainly addresses the shape and a breast reduction mainly addresses the size. While similar methods are used, the two procedures treat different concerns and conditions.Additionally, breast lift patients are typically women who have had children and experienced volume loss due to motherhood and age. Breast reduction is more common in younger patients who genetically have larger breasts. Therefore, breast occurs on breasts of all sizes, while breast reduction only treats breasts too large for a patient’s frame.   To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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The Importance Of Caregivers After Plastic Surgery

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Like any surgical procedure, plastic surgeries require rest and recovery time. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, our routine post-operative instructions require a patient to have a caregiver for the first 24 hours after surgery. There are many reasons The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery considers caregivers after plastic surgery a necessity.    Firstly, major complications from surgery are most likely to happen in the first 24 hours. This is due to many factors including, complications associated with general anesthesia, and the body returning to normal function following surgery. While major complications rarely happen, it is important that they are handled well if they do.    Secondly, patients often do not have full range of movement and experience pain following surgery. Caregivers can ensure the patient rests adequately and is taken care of. They may also need help moving around to prevent blood clots or use the bathroom.    Finally, caregivers provide vital emotional support. Plastic surgery causes a variety of emotions in patients and it is important they feel supported. While Dr. Jonov and The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery team support patients as much as possible at post-op appointments, having a trusted person with them following surgery can make recovery more bearable.    To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online
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Non-Invasive BBL: The Best Bellevue BBL

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A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that transfers fat from one area of the body and into the buttocks. Dr. Jonov performs liposuction on one or multiple areas to sculpt new contours and enhance the size and shape of the booty. Most cosmetic surgery patients desire the least invasive surgery possible. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jonov performs non-invasive BBL surgeries and provides non-surgical options.    For surgical options, Dr. Jonov uses a minimal incision for the liposuction cannula and injects the fat with precision. In most cases, a BBL is a fairly non-invasive surgery overall. Liposuction encompasses the most invasive aspect of the surgery in most cases.   Non-surgical BBLs have become more popular and usually do not require general anesthesia like a surgical Brazilian butt lift. Non-surgical Brazilian butt lift procedures typically use Sculptra, natural growth factors, or a combination for non-surgical butt augmentation. These are some of the least invasive BBL methods.  Dr. Craig Jonov of The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery performs many Brazilian butt lift procedures every month and is among one of the best Bellevue cosmetic surgeons. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online at https://www.cosmeticsurgeryforyou.com/
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Lipo Questions: How Much Fat Can Be Liposuctioned At Once?

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Liposuction is one of the most misunderstood plastic surgery procedures. It is not a weight loss surgery. However, it can completely transform the body. One of the questions patients often ask when looking at a procedure like liposuction is, “How much fat can be liposuctioned at once?” or “How much fat can lipo remove?”   The answers to these questions will vary based on individual patient health, treatment area, and other procedures they are receiving at the same time. In general, the majority of liposuction procedures will not remove more than ten to fifteen pounds of fat. Most lipo procedures remove much less than that.    Often, larger lipo surgeries remove fat from multiple areas of the body versus one treatment area. This accounts for small portions of fat from multiple areas of the body. This is typically the safest way ten pounds of fat is removed with liposuction.   It is possible to liposuction more than fifteen pounds, but the surgery becomes higher risk and is not suitable in most cases. Usually, lipo is performed on diet and exercise resistant fat, or to define the body’s features. When interested in liposuction, Dr. Jonov will discuss if lipo or another procedure such as a tummy tuck may better serve your needs.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online. 
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Debunked: Does Laser Tattoo Removal Scar?

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One of the major concerns about laser tattoo removal is scarring. Patients worry that the laser will burn or leave behind a scar following treatment. In truth, laser tattoo removal rarely scars. There are many sources of this myth that laser tattoo removal scars.   Firstly, getting a tattoo can cause scarring. It is not uncommon for a tattoo to leave some scarring, which may not be visible or evident until the tattoo has faded or is removed using lasers. This can make it appear that the laser caused the scar, when in actuality, it was there the entire time.    Secondly, scarring can occur if patients do not follow proper aftercare procedure. The tattoo and the skin surrounding the tattoo should not be exposed to the sun and kept covered under clothing when going outside. Your master esthetician will likely recommend the use of a broad spectrum SPF to protect the skin from UV rays and the sun.    Finally, if you are known to scar, or are prone to keloids or hypertrophic scars, scarring from laser tattoo removal is more likely. In these patients, your master esthetician will evaluate your individual risk for scarring, detail your options, and recommend the proper course of action. To schedule a laser tattoo removal consultation to determine your candidacy for treatment, call 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Ear Surgery Questions: What Is Otoplasty?

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When most people think of plastic surgery, the ears may not spring to mind as a body part that people seek to change. However, cosmetic ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a procedure that can change the position, size, and shape of the ears. Most often an otoplasty corrects ears that stick out, this is known as “ear pinning” surgery.    Otoplasty can correct birth defects, injuries that altered the shape of the ear, or if someone is simply unhappy with the appearance of the ears. It is a simple procedure that normally does not take longer than a couple hours. Additionally, even if the birth defect or issue only afflicts one ear, both ears are usually operated on to maximize symmetry and lead to the best result. Occasionally, only one ear is treated, but this is rare.    Patients can undergo the procedure as soon as the ears fully form, so normally anytime after age five. Adults and children undergo the procedure frequently in the United States. It is generally a well tolerated surgery and most patients recover quickly with little scarring. While incision placement will vary based on the goals of the procedure, most otoplasty incisions are hidden behind or in the natural creases of the ear.   To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online
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Chin Implant vs. Chin Fillers: Which Is Right For Me?

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Chin augmentation comes in two main forms: a chin implant or chin filler. Depending on your individual anatomy, preferences, and goals, one may benefit you more than the other. In a consultation, Dr. Craig Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery can evaluate you and your goals to aid you in determining the best Bellevue chin augmentation option for you.   During chin implant surgery, Dr. Jonov will place an implant into the chin to create a more prominent and well shaped chin. The implants are typically made of silicone and are sized to compliment your natural facial features. This option is often preferred by patients who have a recessed chin or who need a modification that filler cannot provide. For some patients who continually seek filler, this may offer them a longer lasting solution.    Chin filler has many uses. It can filler in wrinkles, unwanted dimples, or provide subtle augmentation to even out the facial profile. When used for chin augmentation, filler is injected to increase the projection of the chin. This can lead to a more symmetrical appearance and a facial transformation that is not immediately noticeable. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at  The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online at https://www.cosmeticsurgeryforyou.com/
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