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Rhinoplasty, or nose-reshaping surgery, can transform your appearance and your health. Plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty procedures for a range of reasons, from dissatisfaction with nose shape to breathing difficulties. This popular plastic surgery has a high rate of patient satisfaction, and the results are usually permanent. Is a rhinoplasty right for you? Only your plastic surgeon can say for sure, but the answers to these common questions about rhinoplasty may help you make up your mind:
How Can a Rhinoplasty Reshape Your Nose?
A rhinoplasty can correct nearly any complaint you have about your nose. Your plastic surgeon can address the size of your nose and make it more symmetrical with your other features. Bumps and depressions on the bridge of your nose can be corrected. The tip of your nose can also be lifted, lowered, or made smaller. If you have structural problems with your nose, such as a deviated septum, that affect your breathing, your plastic surgeon can also correct those issues.
What Is Recovery Like?
Immediately after surgery, you may experience soreness. This should subside within 24 hours, but feelings of stiffness in your nose area may persist. Swelling and bruising is normal and should go away within 10 days. You will be able to return to work within a few days after your surgery. Your plastic surgeon will personalize a recovery plan for you to help you control side effects.
Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
If you suffer from breathing problems or are just unhappy with the appearance of your nose, a rhinoplasty can be life-changing. It is best to have this plastic surgery after age 13, since the facial structure continues to change until young adulthood. Your plastic surgeon will ask about your general health before deciding if this is the right treatment for you. If you smoke, you may be asked to stop before your surgery.
If you would like to boost the appearance of your face or body, contact Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., today. Dr. Yarish can help you face the world with confidence with a rhinoplasty. Book a consultation at our Houston plastic surgery office by calling (713) 469-3449.
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Tattoos always seem like a good idea at the time, but up to one-third of people eventually regret getting inked. Tattoos used to be a lifetime commitment, but no more. With laser tattoo removal, you can say goodbye to your body art in a few simple sessions.
Watch this video to see the Palomar Q-YAG 5 Laser System we use at our plastic surgery practice in action. The laser targets the ink and breaks it down into fragments that are easily cleared out by your body in the weeks following treatment. Nearly every tattoo can be removed, but green, purple, and brown colors may require more sessions than black, red, and orange tattoos.
Tattoo removal is just one of the services we offer at the practice of Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D. Call us today at (713) 469-3449 to learn about our other treatments, from tummy tucks to face lifts.
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If you’re struggling with stubborn areas of fat that aren’t responding to diet and exercise but would like a procedure that’s less invasive than liposuction, Lipodissolve could be for you. This outpatient cosmetic procedure breaks down diet-resistant pockets of fat through a series of injections. The result is a more toned, sleek physique without the long-term recovery associated with traditional liposuction. Could Lipodissolve be right for you? Here is what you need to know:
What Happens during Lipodissolve Treatment?
During a Lipodissolve session, your plastic surgeon will inject a substance called PCDC into areas of subcutaneous fat. This compounded substance includes Phosphatidylcholine, which has traditionally been used to treat fat blockages in the arteries, and Deoxycholate, an agent that boosts Phosphatidylcholine’s fat-dissolving capabilities. The treatment is completed in a matter of minutes, and since there is no anesthesia required, you can drive yourself to and from your appointment. One injection is enough for some patients, but up to four may be required.
What Is the Recovery Time?
Right after your injection, you may note a slight burning sensation. This will fade within an hour. Swelling is natural for a few days after your injections and is actually a good sign, indicating that your fat is breaking down. Your plastic surgeon may recommend over-the-counter pain medication for any discomfort. After a few days, pain and swelling should subside, but it can take up to eight weeks for the full effects of treatment to be seen.
Is Lipodissolve Right for You?
Lipodissolve is effective at treating small areas of fat, such as bulges around the bra line and the inner thigh area. It is best suited for people who are at a normal weight. If you want to address larger areas of fat, traditional liposuction may be more appropriate.
Schedule a consultation at the Houston practice of Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., and see if Lipodissolve can help you get rid of nagging areas of fat. We also offer tummy tucks, breast implants, and many other treatments to help you look and feel your best. Make your appointment by calling (713) 469-3449.
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Do you want to enhance your skin’s look, texture, and feel in just minutes? Chemical peels, which are becoming increasingly popular among plastic surgeons and their patients, can be just the right treatment to give you tighter, brighter-looking skin. The Obagi Blue Radiance Peel is one type of peel that works for a number of common skin problems, including photodamage, hyperpigmentation, and aging skin.
In one visit to your plastic surgeon’s office, this chemical peel will deliver a radiant, refreshed look for almost any skin type. After your treatment, be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to continue to maximize results. Your plastic surgeon may recommend a series of four to six peels for longer-lasting benefits.
To learn more about the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel and other chemical peels, call the Houston office of plastic surgeon Dr. R. Scott Yarish, MD today at (713) 469-3449. Dr. Yarish has been providing facial treatments, skin peels, facial enhancements, and plastic surgery services to satisfied Houston clients for over 16 years.