Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility.
Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility. Two filler manufacturers offer hyaluronic acid fillers–Restylane and Juvederm. Both are about equal in usage and most providers offer both. Northwest Face & Body offers the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland provides.
Juvederm is a type of cosmetic injectable known as a dermal filler. It is injected for two main purposes: to fill hollows and wrinkles or to augment areas of the face. Primarily used on the face, dermal fillers like Juvederm are among the top non-surgical procedures for anti-aging. With millions of filler injections performed every year, it is an extremely popular and versatile tool for looking younger and achieving your ideal facial aesthetic.
Within facial fillers, some subcategories refer to what the filler is made out of. Juvederm belongs to the largest and most used classification: hyaluronic acid fillers. This means that Juvederm is lower risk than semi-permanent fillers and can treat more places such as the lips.
The master injectors at Northwest Face & Body are masters at using Juvederm to artfully augment and fill in facial features. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Juvederm has many applications across the face. Some of the areas Juvederm can treat include:
Patients can usually treat multiple areas at once. Juvederm also pairs well with neurotoxin treatment such as BOTOX or Dysport. Your master injector will discuss which areas you are a candidate for treatment and the best Juvederm filler for each area.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, the largest concentrations of which are in the eyes and joints. Therefore, while rejection or allergy to the filler is possible, it is highly unlikely. Another major benefit of hyaluronic acid filler is that they have a natural reversal agent, hyaluronidase.
When injected, it breaks up the filler. If you experience major side effects or complications or end up unhappy with your new look, there is an easy antidote. This also increases the safety of hyaluronic acid fillers when compared with other types of fillers. If occlusion (the injection of filler into a blood vessel) or an adverse event occurs, it can be immediately addressed in the office.
While it may not seem like an advantage at first, the temporary nature of hyaluronic acid fillers allows patients to stop treatments whenever they want, try out various filler options, and try out different looks each time. This experimentation allows patients to find the exactly right filler option and technique for them.
Juvederm makes a few different fillers that each have a slightly varied consistency and tend to be used in different areas. The main Juvederm offerings are Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Your master injector can discuss each option with you in detail and help determine which is best for the area you are treating and your goals.
The first step for undergoing Juvederm filler injections in Bellevue is to attend a consultation with a master injector. At this appointment, your master injector will ask you about your goals, medical history, history with fillers, and lifestyle. They may also briefly examine the area to evaluate the skin quality, thickness, and other factors that influence the filler choice and process.
If they believe you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure, they will discuss the many fillers you have to choose from. In some cases, you may undergo filler injections the same day. Otherwise, you can schedule your appointment at your convenience or before leaving the office.
First, your master injector will prep the injection sites. This involves disinfecting the areas with alcohol and cleansing them of any makeup or environmental debris. After this, they will likely apply topical numbing cream. This will sit for around ten to twenty minutes. During this time, your injector will prepare the Juvederm.
Your master injector will then begin the filler injections. Depending on the treatment, they may use a needle or cannula. If using a needle, they will start injections immediately. With a cannula, they will make a small entry point for the cannula using a small needle. After inserting the needle or cannula they will slowly inject the filler. They may move the needle within the injection point or inject at multiple sites to add volume evenly for the ideal results.
For most areas, the injections themselves do not take longer than about ten to fifteen minutes. You can have multiple areas treated at the same time. Along with the topical numbing cream, the Juvederm contains a small amount of lidocaine to help ease the filler as it is injected.
In the days following the injections, you may notice some common side effects such as:
For the most part, these side effects should clear up in a week or two. For a day or two following Juvederm injections, your master injector may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, alcohol, and certain blood-thinning medications and supplements.
Your filler will continue to settle for about two weeks. If you still notice lumps, unevenness, or the result does not fit your goals after two weeks, our master injectors can perform a quick touch up.
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Rhinoplasty is not only a highly personalized cosmetic procedure but the third most common. Given such, the highly-skilled professionals at Kirkland’s Northwest Face & Body offer a personal approach to each patient, seeking rhinoplasty. Each and every nose surgery we do varies. We provide comprehensive, quality care before, during, and after your rhinoplasty. The plastic surgeons at Northwest Face & Body provide the best rhinoplasty Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Getting your desired nose requires highly-skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeons who treat patients with respect, compassion, and understanding. This is exactly what you will find at Northwest Face & Body. There are no two rhinoplasties we perform that are the same. With each nose surgery, we study the bone structure of the nose as well as the cartilage. We also listen to the desires and goals of each patient to achieve a nose that helps with better health, confidence, and self-assuredness.
Northwest Face & Body is a world-class medical facility, using the most state-of-the-art tools and techniques, providing patients the best possible outcome. We proudly serve patients in Kirkland, Bellevue, and the Greater Seattle area.
Rhinoplasty, better known as a “nose job”, is a cosmetic surgery that involves reconstructing and changing the appearance of a nose. There is a multitude of reasons individuals receive a nose job including better breathing, more streamlined structure, balance, and a better overall appearance. With the reasons varying for the desired nose job, there are two types of rhinoplasty procedures that are generally performed:
Regardless of the reason for your desire or need for rhinoplasty, the ultimate goal is to provide an enhanced and natural looking nose that provides optimum breathing, appearance, and function.
The teenage years are formative years, in which both young men and women are seeking to define themselves and shape their identities. While rhinoplasty surgery continues as one of the most sought after surgeries for teens, it is a highly effective surgery. The caring and competent team at Northwest Face & Body understands that for teens, looking their best, is important. That’s why we will discuss nose job surgeries with you and your teen, ensuring the best results. Confidence and self-image are paramount to teens. Thankfully, a rhinoplasty procedure can lead to an increase in higher self-confidence for teens. Young adults also have healthy nose tissues which aid in a complete recovery after the nose job procedure.
As a woman, putting your best face forward is vital for life. So, if correcting the shape and function of your nose is important to you, it’s important to us! At Northwest Face & Body, we will sit down with you to discuss the particulars of your nose job. Whether your desire is to alter the shape of a portion of your nose, or something more intricate, we can assist! Our goal is to provide you with a natural-looking nose that complements your other unique features.
Northwest Face & Body also warmly welcomes men seeking rhinoplasty surgery to discuss their nose surgery options. Whether you’re looking to alter the appearance of your nose after a sports injury, or for some other reason, we will discuss the options you have for correcting any deformities and issues with your nose. Rhinoplasty remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries for men every year. This is because the nose serves as an important focal point of the face for men. Our plastic surgeons understand how to create a masculine, attractive nose that men will find satisfying.
An ethnic rhinoplasty or an ethnic nose job will offer a more natural looking nose for individuals with non-Caucasian noses. The medical team at Northwest Face & Body offers you specialized attention and care along with a detailed and comprehensive consultation to create the nose you desire. We understand that skin types and facial structures vary based a person’s ethnic makeup. That’s why we will provide you with an aesthetically pleasing nose that will never detract from your natural beauty!
Whether you suffered a nose deformity after a car accident, slip and fall, or some other type of injury, the medical professionals at Northwest Face & Body stand ready to correct and reconstruct your nose. Nasal fractures, resulting from facial injuries are important to correct in a timely manner. Instead of correcting the nose for appearance purposes, in this instance, it’s important to reconstruct the nose due to a patient’s compromised breathing or another medical issue. Patients can find confidence in that your Bellevue nose job team will provide you with effective and efficient rhinoplasty services. If your nose was damaged due to trauma, count on us for a complete, professional, and successful restorative nose job.
Since the nose is the most prominent facial feature, a vast number of Kirkland area residents seek cosmetic nasal surgery from a team of experienced nose job doctors. Even the smallest abnormality or deficiency of the nose can cause a lack of confidence as well as issues with breathing. The team at Northwest Face & Body understands that looking your best is important. We combine our proficiency with the latest techniques for successful rhinoplasty surgery, ultimately helping you to achieve your desired goals. Whether it’s a bump or a tremendous deformity, we look forward to helping you!
The art of rhinoplasty lies within ancient times. In fact, some of the original nose reconstructive procedures date back as far as the 5th century AD. A procedure referred to as an “Indian flap” was utilized which reconstructed the noses of individuals, following a major injury. Throughout time, the art of rhinoplasty evolved into one of the most successful cosmetic procedures. With attention to detail and proficiency, we provide patients with nose surgeries that ensure better appearance, better health, and minimal recovery time.
Your rhinoplasty procedure and process will begin with a complete consultation. It’s important to note that rhinoplasty isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” surgery. Therefore, we will spend as much time as needed to gather the full picture of your desires. We will also request your medical history, take and gather digital images, and then provide you with extensive and complete information about your nose job. All of these components help to ensure all of the expectations and goals of each of our patients are understood and met.
A rhinoplasty is a highly-skilled surgical procedure. Therefore, we will provide pre-operative as well as post-operative instructions that may include receiving proper hydration and nutrients, avoiding certain medicines that may interact with your anesthesia, and ceasing smoking. Given the unique nature of each nose job, you will also be given specific directives to ensure optimal results. The anesthetic we use is deep sedation with anesthesia monitoring. Your anesthesiologist will begin an IV and administer medication that garners rapid sleepiness. You will remain completely unaware of the surgery during your nose job procedure. There is absolutely no pain at all with your rhinoplasty procedure. Once your surgery is complete, you can expect minimal to no discomfort afterward.
Your surgery will take place in a warm, accredited, and safe facility. Your surgery will also take place at an outpatient surgery center offering you both efficiency and privacy. We also maintain Medicare accreditation, which helps to meet as well as exceed an array of standards of any hospital facility. Only a board-certified MD anesthesiologist provides anesthesia. The length of your surgery will depend upon the complexity of the surgery as well as any other enhancements that discussed beforehand and agreed upon.
At Northwest Face & Body, your nose job will be a complete and detailed surgery. As your trusted cosmetic surgeons, we will perform every maneuver and address every issue, concerning the state of your nose and face. No “stone will be left unturned” during your surgery. We take time and care with each rhinoplasty our patients entrust us to perform. We also do not utilize any packing in the nose. As a result, this allows for immediate free breathing. There is also very little swelling or bruising, and that which occurs is resolved in 5-7 days.
During the recovery process, we utilize the highest level of skilled nursing personnel ensuring complete healing and improvement. As medical masters of rhinoplasty, we create noses that don’t include the traditional appearance of “black eyes” and “packed gauze”. Instead, we carefully handle your nose tissue, making incisions that ensure rapid recovery and healing. With the pioneering and ground-breaking tools and techniques utilized, you may find yourself back at work and resume your daily activities within weeks of your surgery!
After your rhinoplasty, you can expect a presentable appearance in approximately 5-7 days. At this point, most patients see the resolution of most minor swelling. The nose will begin to look better as swelling reduces. Substantial reductions in swelling usually become visible after two to three weeks. In fact, your nose’s appearance is generally excellent by 14 days following surgery, with gradual refinement subsequently taking place. We will also spearhead your post-operative care, which entails follow-up visits, medications, and more.
Depending upon your specific circumstances, health insurance may cover your rhinoplasty. If, for example, there is substantial deformation resulting from injury or accident. Your health insurance may also cover your nose job if the procedure is deemed as a necessity to open the nasal airways. Each rhinoplasty differs and your insurance coverage will vary.
Although the impact and effects of rhinoplasty surgery on allergies are minimal, you may notice that your breathing is better after Dr. Allegra further opens the nasal passages.
Many patients often combine other procedures with their nose job. For example, you may elect to have a chin augmentation with your rhinoplasty. During your consultation, we may recommend an additional procedure to help you achieve better facial balance and harmony.
Theoretically, rhinoplasty surgery is designed to last a lifetime. At Northwest Face & Body, we will provide you with specific instructions to ensure that the results from your surgery last for years to come. Today’s rhinoplasty surgeries are now very accurate, predictable, precise, and successful. We’re proud to offer patients the most suitable nose jobs with our unique combination of surgical skill and medical advances. The outcome for your nose job is a healthy and natural-looking nose that will flatter your face, and enhance your existing beauty!
At Northwest Face & Body, we strive to exceed the expectations of each of our patients. We realize that Kirkland, Bellevue, and Greater Seattle residents have a choice regarding their rhinoplasty. We believe it to be a privilege to have you consider us for this very vital, life-changing, and life-enhancing procedure.
You will never be judged, rushed, or pressured into having any surgery, including your rhinoplasty. Furthermore, we will take the time to listen to and answer your questions, issues, goals, and objectives. Our job is to create the most natural and pleasing enhancements, that build confidence and correct health issues. Begin the process of a better you with a consultation, with us! Call us at (425) 576-1700. You can also connect with us online via our Price Simulator™ app, contact form, or chat. We look forward to providing you with quality and unparalleled care, for a better quality of life!