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Month: August 2017


How long is the recovery time for a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty commonly known as a nose job is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed around the world. Some people do it to correct a specific medical condition, while others opt for surgery because they are unhappy with the appearance of their nose. But how long is the recovery time for a rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed on the nose for cosmetic or functional reasons. The operation is usually done as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia.

Rhinoplasty may be done using the closed or open technique. With the closed technique, all the incisions are made inside the nostrils, but with the open technique an additional incision is made on the columella, which is the tissue between the nostrils.

How long is the recovery time for a Rhinoplasty?
The recovery time after rhinoplasty is variable as it depends on several factors including the surgical technique used by the surgeon, and the extent of the operation. However, downtime generally averages about 7-14 days.

After rhinoplasty, patients can expect to experience significant swelling, as well as some bruising. Most of the swelling and bruising should go down by the end of the second week, but the swelling can take several months to fully resolve.

Most patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days, as the cast and sutures are usually removed by this time.

What to expect
Improvements can be seen within 1-3 months of surgery, but the final results can take up to 1 year.

Are you interested in nose surgery? Search our directory to find a practice near you.

If you are in the Torrance, CA area, Awaken Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.awakenaesthetics.com or by calling (310)791-2233.


How do I know which chin fat reduction technique procedure is right for me?

Getting rid of a double chin through diet and exercise is extremely difficult. Many patients find the chin to be a “trouble area” that responds poorly to weight loss. A double chin can make people appear older than they actually are and approximately 65% of Americans report being bothered by the fullness under their chin. Kybella, Ultherapy, and Chin Lipo are three ways to reduce fat in the chin.

Kybella is an injection that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that removes fat cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue and leaving behind a more contoured and sleek jawline. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved ultrasound treatment that lifts and tightens skin along the chin and jawline but it is not designed to remove fat.Chin Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses liposuction in the chin and neck to remove stubborn fat. Which procedure is right for you depends on a few factors:

Kybella is a series of injections that requires no downtime. However, patients may need a series of up to six injections, which cause redness, swelling, and bruising each time. Similarly, Ultherapy has minimal side effects but may require several treatments. Chin liposuction requires a few weeks of recovery but is a one-time treatment.

Type of Chin Fat
The best treatment for you depends on the type of skin or fat under your chin. If you have a small to medium double chin due to fat, Kybella destroys fat and is a great non-surgical alternative to liposuction but does not tighten the skin. If you are experiencing loose skin under the chin, Ultherapy works better for those with loose skin to tighten the skin and improve the chin line but is not recommended for those with fat under the chin. Chin liposuction improves a more severe double chin that is the result of an isolated pocket of fat with mild to minimal skin excess.

The best treatment for you depends on the amount of fat and loose skin on the neck, the number of recommended treatments, your expected results, cost, downtime, and side effects.

Still not sure which chin fat reduction procedure is right for you? Schedule your Ultherapy consultation at Double Chin Away by Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA today. Our doctors will be able to assess your condition and discuss your treatment goals with you.

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How long does it take to see results from NovaThreads for skin tightening?

Face threading is once again a hot trend in facial rejuvenation, thanks to new and improved alternatives such as NovaThreads. NovaThreads is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that can tighten the skin without surgery, scars, or downtime. But how long does it take to see results from NovaThreads for skin tightening.

What is NovaThreads?
NovaThreads is an FDA approved procedure that lifts and tightens the skin using absorbable PDO sutures. PDO sutures are surgical sutures that are comprised of a biodegradable substance known as polydioxanone.

How it works
Small needles are first pre-filled with the PDO sutures. The needles are inserted under the skin and then pulled out, leaving the sutures behind. Treatment typically takes 30 minutes.

NovaThreads are fully absorbed by the body within 4-6 months. During this time the skin continuously repairs itself as the sutures stimulate the production of collagen, which helps make the skin plumper and tighter.

How long does it take to see results?
Improvements can be seen immediately after treatment, as the sutures work below the skin to lift the soft tissues. Improvements will be seen for several weeks, as the body’s natural healing process continues, and new collagen forms. The results can last anywhere from 12-18 months.

NovaThreads can be used on most areas on the face for facial rejuvenation, but the procedure is especially beneficial for the lower half of the face and neck. It can lift sagging cheeks and jowls, and improve smile lines and smoker’s lines.

Are you interested in lifting and tightening your skin with NovaThreads? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Cerritos, CA area, Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.belleviemedical.com or by calling 562-865-0802.

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