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    What to Expect From the CoolSculpting Procedure

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Plastic surgeons are increasingly recommending the CoolSculpting procedure to patients who would like the benefits of liposuction without invasive surgery. This procedure uses innovative technology to eliminate fat cells without the need for surgical techniques. Talk to your plastic surgeon today about whether the CoolSculpting technique is right for you. Here’s a look at what you can expect:

    Consultation

    During your consultation with a plastic surgeon, you should disclose your full medical history, including any medical conditions you have and medications or supplements you take. Your plastic surgeon will determine whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure. The ideal candidate has realistic goals for his or her appearance and is within a normal range of body weight. This procedure is intended to remove stubborn bulges of fat; however, it is not considered a primary weight loss method for those who are significantly overweight.

    Procedure

    Once your plastic surgeon determines that you’re a good candidate, you’ll discuss the target areas that you’d like to treat. This technique is ideal for reducing fat in the abdomen and hips. The plastic surgeon will position the CoolSculpting panels on your target areas. You’ll feel some pressure and an intense cooling sensation at first; these sensations rapidly dissipate and you can relax comfortably throughout the rest of the treatment. Each treatment typically takes about one to three hours.

    Recovery

    One of the reasons why CoolSculpting is highly recommended by plastic surgeons is because you can return to your normal activities immediately. You may experience some temporary redness and tingling in the target areas.

    Results

    The CoolSculpting procedure works by freezing the fat cells and allowing your body to naturally eliminate them. Your body will gradually get rid of the destroyed fat cells, so you’ll start to see results in about three weeks, with continued improvements for up to six months.

    Schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today to improve your silhouette. Learn more by contacting Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., of Houston at (713) 469-3449. You can also visit our website for more information on CoolSculpting and plastic surgery procedures.

    Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Any Procedure

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Plastic surgeries can help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted by slimming your silhouette, lifting sagging muscles, adding volume to your bust line, and much more. However, undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that you should consider carefully. Become an informed patient by talking at length about the procedure with your plastic surgeon. Keep reading for some sample questions to ask your plastic surgeon:

    What are Your Credentials?

    Your plastic surgeon should be happy to discuss his or her qualifications, including education and residency. In addition, a plastic surgeon who is committed to furthering his or her skills and expertise should have membership in relevant organizations. Additionally, ask the surgeon if he or she is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

    Am I a Good Candidate?

    Ask your plastic surgeon if a particular procedure is right for you. You may be a good candidate if you’re in good overall health, refrain from smoking, and have reasonable expectations for your appearance. Additionally, it’s important to disclose any prior surgeries, underlying medical conditions, and medications or supplements you take.

    How is the Procedure Performed?

    During your consultation, learn exactly how your procedure will be performed and which techniques will be used. Discuss your anesthesia options, which might include general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. Discuss whether you’ve previously had reactions to anesthesia and which choice is the safest one for you.

    What Can I Expect During Recovery?

    You should begin preparing for your recovery well before the plastic surgery itself. Talk to your surgeon about the length of the recovery and any special measures you need to take for your health, depending on the type of procedure you undergo. For example, if you have liposuction, you’ll wear compression garments for a period of time.

    Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., is happy to answer all of your questions about your plastic surgery. Dr. Yarish has been practicing for over 16 years and has been board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Please call our Houston practice today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule your consultation.

    What is Latisse?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Do you wish you had thicker, fuller lashes? With Latisse, you can! This eyelash-enhancing treatment delivers significant results in as little as eight weeks. Latisse is safe and easy to use, and with daily treatment, your new lashes will last indefinitely. 

    Latisse is topical treatment that you apply daily to the base of your upper lashes. It contains a substance called bimatoprost, which is believed to lengthen the growing cycle of your lashes. The result is eyelashes that are longer, fuller, and darker. Latisse is FDA-approved and most users experience few side effects. The most common complaints are temporary itching and redness.

    Get the dramatic lashes you’ve always wanted with Latisse. Book an appointment with Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., and see how Latisse can help you. Don’t forget to ask about our other treatments, including breast implants, tummy tucks, and more. Call our Houston plastic surgery practice today at (713) 469-3449.

    Should You Consider a Rhinoplasty?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    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.

    Do You Have a Tattoo You No Longer Want?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    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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