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How Soon Can I Hit the Beach After My Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country. Whether the patient is looking to restore their pre-baby figure, or simply wants to feel more confident about their breasts, undergoing a surgical procedure is a big decision. During an initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will walk the patient through the steps leading up to, and following the procedure. One of the most asked questions during the consultation process is how long is the recovery from a breast augmentation? What is a Breast Augmentation? A breast augmentation, also commonly known as a boob job, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts with implants. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make an incision around, or underneath the breast, and place the implant either above or under the pectoral muscle. Implants are typically filled with saline or silicone, and the plastic surgeon can help advise on which implant is best for the patient’s goals or needs. Upon placement, the plastic surgeon will then close the incision using dissolving sutures. ViIEW MORE PATIENT PHOTOS How Long Is the Recovery Process? The recovery process from breast augmentation is not something that should be taken lightly, as the body will need to time to heal from the procedure. The initial recovery process typically takes about 2-3 weeks, during that time patients are encouraged to wear a support garment, or [...]

Do Results of a Double Chin Reduction Last?

You’re definitely interested in seeking out treatment for your double chin - but only if those results last. After all, what’s the point of going through the treatment if your results won’t last for very long? We hear you. That’s why we’re exploring our patients’ top questions about how long the results of a double chin reduction can last. Kybella for Double Chin Reduction Kybella is an excellent option for patients who have a double chin or excess fat around the jawline and neck. Kybella works by using deoxycholic acid to eat away at fat cells, all while leaving surrounding tissue healthy. Once the fat cells are damaged, the body’s metabolic system flushes them away, leaving behind a more contoured appearance. Kybella is a highly effective and permanent treatment option for patients who want to remove a double chin without resorting to surgery. Kybella Consultations Available Request A Consultation How to Make Double Chin Reduction Results Last While Kybella can help remove existing fat cells, it cannot prevent new ones from taking its place. That’s why it’s important to already be following a healthy lifestyle, as it’s easier to preserve your results if you’re already eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise. Here are a few more tips that can help [...]

By | 2019-06-24T15:17:59+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Double Chin, Injectables, Kybella|0 Comments

How Can I Get Rid of My Muffin Top?

No one wants to deal with a “muffin top” - that stubborn fat that tends to stick around the waistline, just above where your pants sit. A muffin top can appear for a variety of reasons (diet, genetics, lifestyle), but no matter why you have a muffin top, there’s just one question on your mind: “How can I get rid of my muffin top?” View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary Liposuction for Abdominal Fat Traditional liposuction is still one of the best ways to get rid of the abdominal fat that causes a muffin top. Here’s why: Liposuction can remove more fat faster, and with more control over the results. The surgery can be extremely detailed and targeted, so you’re more likely to get the contoured results you want. Liposuction utilizes new technologies to help minimize swelling and bruising, so patients can recover faster. For example, some liposuction technologies use laser heat energy with their cannulas to liquefy and remove fat, rather than manually breaking up the fat. Liposuction Consultations Available Request A Consultation When Can I Expect Results? While every patient is different, most people can expect to see results about eight to twelve weeks after their surgery. Final results are usually visible at the six-month mark, when all swelling [...]

Will Dermaplaning Hurt My Skin?

Admit it: You’re curious about all the hype that dermaplaning has been getting. This non-surgical treatment - which uses a scalpel to gently scrape away dead skin cells from the skin’s surface - is one of our most popular exfoliating treatments. But sometimes when patients hear that the procedure uses a scalpel, they ask: “Will dermaplaning hurt my skin?” Will Dermaplaning Hurt My Skin? Dermaplaning won’t hurt your skin; in fact, many patients have remarked that dermaplaning can feel relaxing. The sensation of dermaplaning is akin to lightly scratching your fingernail across the surface of your skin. If you do feel any pain during your dermaplaning treatment, be sure to immediately let your esthetician know! Are There Any Side Effects from Dermaplaning? There are minimal side effects associated with dermaplaning; mostly, you can expect your skin to appear slightly red for a few hours. It may also feel a little itchy, but that should fade within hours as well. Dermaplaning is safe and doesn’t use any chemicals, so pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can enjoy this treatment. Dermaplaning Consultations Available Request A Consultation What Can I Expect After My Dermaplaning Treatment? Are you ready to experience a smoother, more radiant complexion? [...]

Botox vs. Dysport: Which One Fights Wrinkles Better?

When it comes to fighting wrinkles, there seem to be a lot of options available out there - and two of the most popular happen to be Botox and Dysport. Both of these anti-aging injections promise to minimize wrinkles and fine lines, especially those on the forehead and around eyes. But when it comes down to it, which one fights wrinkles better: Botox or Dysport? Which One Works Better: Botox or Dysport? The key to knowing if Botox or Dysport is better for you involves understanding your specific goals, as well as what your budget might be. To help you make the decision, here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself: Do you want to see results sooner? Botox often takes anywhere from one to two weeks to display results, while some studies have shown that Dysport presents noticeable changes sooner. How long do you want your results to last? This is where things can get a little tricky because ultimately, both injections last about three to five months. What area are you looking to treat? If you want to get rid of frown lines and forehead wrinkles, some research has shown that Botox still remains king of erasing forehead lines. However, Dysport has consistently been shown to get rid of crow’s feet better than Botox. What’s your budget? Dysport is generally [...]

5 Ways to Know If You’re a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift

Are you interested in undergoing a Brazilian butt lift, but not sure if you’d make a good candidate? Wonder no more: We’ve broken down the 5 ways to know if you’re a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift! 1. You have enough body fat. One of the most crucial elements of being a Brazilian butt lift candidate is to have enough fat that can be harvested and transferred to your backside. If you don’t have enough body fat on areas like your stomach or thighs, you may not be a candidate for this particular procedure. 2. You want to boost your backside. A Brazilian butt lift is ideal for patients who have flatter or less curvaceous bottoms than they’d like, and they haven’t been able to achieve their ideal results through diet and exercise. This procedure is an excellent choice for candidates who want the volume without resorting to butt augmentation via silicone implants. 3. You can commit to the recovery plan. A Brazilian butt lift usually involves a somewhat challenging recovery, because you’ll be required to refrain from sitting or laying on your back for the first two weeks after your procedure. Taking this step helps prevent the newly transferred fat from spreading to other areas and interfering with your appearance. [...]

By | 2019-06-10T17:45:00+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Body, Brazilian Butt Lift|0 Comments

Can I Swap Out My Older Breast Implants?

Pop quiz: Did you know it’s possible to swap out your older breast implants? Breast implant replacement surgery can help you trade in your older implants for newer versions or, in some cases, completely different implants altogether. Check out how implant replacement works and other things you should consider before your implant replacement. How Implant Replacement Works Implant replacement surgery is performed in a similar manner to breast augmentation surgery; however, the main goal of the procedure is to take out the older implant and replace it with a new one. The incisions are usually made in the same areas as the older ones, i.e. underneath the curve of the breast, around the areola, and within the armpit. Implant replacement is an excellent choice for women who have had their implants for more than five years and are ready for a change. Some women who have capsular contracture may also benefit from implant replacement surgery. Breast Implant Replacement Consultations Available Request A Consultation Other Things to Consider Before Your Implant Replacement If you’re solely interested in swapping out your older breast implants for newer ones, great! However, implant replacement provides you with the perfect opportunity to think more about your implants, including if you’re still [...]

How Can I Reverse Sun-Damaged Skin?

When you look at your facial complexion, do you see dark freckles, sun spots, and other hyperpigmentation? If so, you may be dealing with sun-damaged skin. Over time, sun damage can really add up - and before you know it, those pesky spots start to mar your otherwise spotless complexion. So how can you reverse sun-damaged skin? Reverse Sun-Damaged Skin with the NanoPeel The NanoPeel is an excellent choice for reversing sun-damaged skin because it’s designed to clear away older skin without the need for extensive recovery. The NanoPeel gently sloughs away the top skin layer, leaving behind a glowing and radiant complexion. Regular NanoPeel sessions can help minimize even the darkest sunspot, which can help you feel more confident about how your skin looks without makeup. NanoPeel Consultations Available Request A Consultation Enjoy Your Best Skin Ever Once you’ve experienced the power of the NanoPeel for yourself, it’s safe to say you’ll probably become obsessed with your skin. That’s why we recommend the following steps to take care of your newly revealed glow: Wear sunscreen whenever possible, even if you’re sitting indoors. The sun’s harmful rays can be particularly harsh on your new skin, so it’s important to keep it as protected as possible. We recommend incorporating an [...]

What is the Recovery Time for a Brow Lift?

You’re definitely interested in undergoing a brow lift. After all, there’s something pretty enticing about a plastic surgery procedure that could help address sagging eyebrows and drooping eyelids. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the surgery could take years off of your appearance. But there’s just one question holding you back from saying yes to the procedure: “What is the recovery time for a brow lift?” Recovery Time for a Brow Lift We understand. After all, you might not several weeks to devote to recovering, especially if you’d have to take that time off from work, raising your family, or both. That’s why patients are surprised to hear that the majority of them are able to return to work in as little as five days after surgery. Additionally, most patients are able to go back to their normal routines (including gym routines) about four weeks after the initial surgery. Not bad for a plastic surgery procedure that promises to make you look bright-eyed, alert, and a lot more youthful! Brow Lift Consultations Available Request A Consultation How to Have a Successful Brow Lift RecoveryIf you’re planning to undergo a brow lift, here’s how to have the most successful recovery:Plan out your initial recovery time so [...]

By | 2019-05-07T14:55:33+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Brow Lift, Facial Rejuvenation|0 Comments

Do Botox Injections Hurt?

Do you have forehead lines and wrinkles that aren’t responding to anti-aging creams and serums? Do you want your facial appearance to look as young as you feel? If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for Botox injections. These FDA-approved treatments are perfect for individuals who want to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles and lines in less than two weeks. But do Botox injections actually hurt? Do Botox Injections Hurt? Botox injections are delivered via needle tip, so for some clients, they can be a little uncomfortable. However, there are steps that can be taken to help make you feel better during your procedure, including: Numbing the area with ice about 20 minutes before your procedure Using a numbing cream before injections Talking you through what you can expect from the injection process At Nirvana Plastic Surgery, we ensure all of our patients are 100% comfortable during any procedure, including Botox injections. Botox Consultation Available Request A Consultation What to Expect After Botox Injections Most Botox injections take about 10 to 15 minutes to perform. After the injection, you may notice some minor redness and bleeding at the targeted site; these side effects should fade after about two to three days. We recommend that you avoid working out or getting overheated for [...]

By | 2019-07-05T08:24:14+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Botox|0 Comments

What are the Benefits of Facial Peels?

Are you looking for a non-surgical treatment that can help you achieve a brighter and more even complexion? Then it’s time to discover facial peels at Nirvana Plastic Surgery in Myrtle Beach, SC. Our menu of facial peels can tackle all sorts of skin issues, including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and more. Read on to discover the benefits of our facial peels! Benefits of Facial Peels From fading wrinkles and fine lines to improving the look of rosacea, there are multiple benefits of facial peels, including: Unclogging pores, which can help reduce the size of pores Fading the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including sun spots and age spots Removing a dead and dull surface layer of the skin in order to reveal a more glowing and bright complexion Minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines Prepping the skin for a major event Adding extra “oomph” to your regular skincare routine Facial peels should be tailored to your specific skin needs, as it can help you achieve the results you’re looking for. Facial Peels Consultation Available Request A Consultation How to Find the Right Peel for You Now that you know the benefits of facial peels, you might have one question on your mind: How do you know which peel is right for you? At Nirvana Plastic Surgery, we [...]

By | 2019-07-05T08:01:35+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Peels|0 Comments

How Can I Restore Volume to My Cheeks?

Have you noticed that you’ve begun losing volume in your cheek areas? Want to smooth away deep cheek wrinkles while increasing youth-enhancing cheek volume? If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for a Restylane injection, which is one of the best ways to restore volume to your cheeks. Read on to learn more about how Restylane works, including what you can expect from this cheek-enhancing procedure! Restylane Injections for Youthful Cheeks? Restylane is an FDA-approved injection that uses a special hyaluronic acid gel to add volume to the hollows of the cheeks. Once this HA gel is injected into the subdermal layer, it acts as scaffolding to temporarily lift the skin. As this happens, deep depresses and wrinkles are lifted and smoothed out, resulting in younger-looking skin. Restylane injections are ideal for candidates who have noticed that they’re losing cheek volume and want to replace it. Restylane injections are primarily used for cheeks, but they can also be used to treat deep folds between the nose and mouth, as well as add volume to the hands. Restylane Consultation Available Request A Consultation What to Expect During Your Restylane Procedure Interested in experiencing Restylane for yourself? Right before your Restylane injection, we’ll [...]

By | 2019-03-27T14:23:26+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Restylane|0 Comments

What’s the Recovery Time for a Brow Lift?

Are you interested in undergoing a brow lift to correct the appearance of drooping eyebrow skin and eyelids? A brow lift is one of the best ways to get rid of excess skin that’s begun collecting around the eyebrows and eyelids. The brow lift is performed in such a way where the plastic surgeon is able to correct drooping forehead muscles and remove excess skin. The brow lift should lead to smoother, younger, and firmer-looking skin. The results are certainly exciting, but exactly how long will it take to see those results? What’s the recovery time for a brow lift? Recovery Time for a Brow Lift The initial recovery time for a brow lift takes about two weeks; you may need to take about five days off of work, as this is when the primary bruising and swelling from your surgery will be present. You’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for the first three weeks after your surgery, as this could interfere with your healing process. Your recovery period will be done around the four-to-six week mark, at which point your plastic surgeon may give you the green light to go back to your normal routine. Brow Lift Consultation Available Request A Consultation When You’ll See Results from Your Brow Lift [...]

By | 2019-07-06T05:48:53+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Brow Lift|0 Comments

How Can I Reverse Sun-Damaged Skin?

Do you have sun-damaged skin? Want to fade the appearance of sun-damaged skin, including signs of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and more? If that’s the case, read more to see how to reverse sun-damaged skin with a NanoPeel! What is the NanoPeel? The NanoPeel is a gentle yet effective laser resurfacing treatment that removes the top layer of the skin, thus exposing the clear and beautiful skin that’s hiding underneath. The NanoPeel is a great way to remove dead and dull skin cells that are preventing you from enjoying your most gorgeous complexion yet. The NanoPeel is ideal for candidates who have experienced sun damage, as it can fade the appearance of sun spots, freckles, and other signs of sun-related hyperpigmentation. With a few NanoPeel treatments, you’ll see a smoother, more even-toned complexion, just in time for the new season! NanoPeel Consultation Available Request A Consultation How to Maintain the Results of Your NanoPeel Once you undergo your NanoPeel, you’ll love the appearance of your clear, smooth, and beautiful skin. If you want to maintain the results of your NanoPeel, here’s what you should do: Wear sunscreen at all times, especially immediately after your treatment. After your Peel, your newly revealed skin will be sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. Wearing sunscreen ensures that you won’t get [...]

By | 2019-07-06T05:44:56+00:00 February 14th, 2019|NanoPeels|0 Comments

Can I Swap Out My Older Breast Implants?

Are you interested in swapping out your older breast implants for something a little more new? Do you want to take advantage of all of the new breast implants that are out there? If that’s the case, read on to find out more about replacing your older implants with new and improved breast implants at Nirvana Plastic Surgery! Always a great a friendly staff. Loved my treatments with Bridgette...highly recommend her:) READ MORE PATIENT REVIEWS Replacing Your Older Implants If you’re interested in swapping out your older breast implants for newer ones, check with your plastic surgeon to see if your current implants have any type of warranty. Plenty of implants come with replacement warranties, especially if you’re looking to swap it out as a result of leaking or hardening. An implant warranty could make your overall surgery more affordable, so it’s always worth looking into. The process of swapping out your older breast implants is similar to when you went under your first breast augmentation surgery. During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will remove your old implants, as well as remove any scar tissue or hardened tissue that may have formed over time. Once this tissue has been removed, your plastic surgeon will insert the new implants. Breast Implants Consultation Available Request [...]

By | 2019-03-27T14:27:16+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Implant Replacement|0 Comments

Can Ultherapy Be a Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment Option?

Are you interested in undergoing a facelift treatment - but not so interested in the surgery and recovery it would involve? It’s no wonder: while facelift surgery does involve some downtime, many patients are nervous about the overall healing process. Facelift surgery can create swelling and bruising, and these side effects can last several weeks. So it’s no wonder more patients are looking into a non-surgical facelift treatment option. Ultherapy as a Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment Option Fortunately, individuals who are looking for a non-surgical alternative to facelift surgery can use Ultherapy. This FDA-approved treatment is ideal for patients who want to tighten and tone their skin, thus helping to improve the appearance of: Fine lines and wrinkles Sagging skin Loss of skin laxity And more Ultherapy is an excellent treatment option for individuals who have mild to moderate problems with their skin laxity, but may not be good candidates for a facelift surgical procedure. You’ll need to schedule a consultation for your Ultherapy treatment, as your plastic surgeon should be able to help you understand if this procedure is right for you. For candidates with severe skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines, the traditional facelift procedure may be the treatment that delivers the best results. Ultherapy Consultations Available Request A Consultation [...]

By | 2019-04-12T14:00:38+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Ultherapy|0 Comments

How Do I Know If I Need a Breast Lift?

They say that you should love the skin you’re in - but what happens if there’s something about you that’s keeping you from the confidence you deserve? For women who have recently lost a lot of weight, have finished breastfeeding, or who are just getting older, sagging breasts can affect how they feel about themselves. That’s why more women are turning to the breast lift procedure, which can help increase confidence while improving the appearance of sagging, deflated-looking breasts. There’s just one question: How do you know if you need a breast lift? View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary Signs You Need a Breast Lift While there’s no one right answer for every patient, in general, these are the signs you may get significant benefits from undergoing a breast lift procedure: You’ve seen significant volume loss in your breasts. Whether this is a result of weight loss, breastfeeding, or getting older, you’ve seen your breasts become saggier over time. Instead of pointing straight out in front of you, your nipples point more towards your belly button or your feet. A breast lift can help reposition the nipples to a perkier and more youthful placement. You feel like your skin is saggy around the breasts. The breast lift procedure can remove excess skin, leaving behind breasts that look as good as they [...]

By | 2019-04-12T14:02:30+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Breast Lift|0 Comments

Does Ear Surgery Change My Hearing?

If you or your child have misshapen or deformed ears, you may be interested in undergoing an otoplasty procedure. Otherwise known as ear surgery, this treatment was designed to help correct ears that are too large, deformed, or stick out too far from the head. Otoplasty has incredibly high patient satisfaction ratings, as otoplasty can help make patients - especially children - feel more confident about their appearance. One of the most popular questions we get asked during the otoplasty consultation is: “Does ear surgery change my hearing?” Does Ear Surgery Affect Hearing? In short, the answer is no - your otoplasty surgery shouldn’t affect your hearing. It’s why we feel confident recommending this surgery for children with misshapen ears, as it can help address deformities without damaging the child’s hearing. Otoplasty focuses on correcting the outer physical appearance of ears; there’s no need for the plastic surgeon to go into or near the ear canal. For that reason, you can be sure that your hearing or your child’s hearing will be intact after the surgical procedure. Otoplasty Consultations Available Request A Consultation What Does the Otoplasty Procedure Involve? Most otoplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia, which helps ensure that the patient is comfortable while the ears are [...]

By | 2019-04-12T14:04:13+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Otoplasty|0 Comments

What Treatment Can Reduce Acne Scars?

Acne scars can be a serious hassle. After all, you know you don’t get breakouts anymore - but sometimes, those acne scars can be visible enough to make you look like you still have acne. That’s why you’re looking for the best acne scar reduction treatment on the market. So when it comes down to it, what treatment can reduce acne scars? Rejuvapen for Acne Scar Reduction Rejuvapen is a new and innovative microneedling treatment that uses your body’s own collagen production to quickly fade away those pesky acne scars. Here’s how it works: the Rejuvapen device is moved across the surface of the skin (it feels a lot like sandpaper). During this time, the device’s tiny micro-tip needles are quickly puncturing the surface of the skin, creating non-visible channels within the dermis. Once these channels have been created, the body triggers its collagen production process. Collagen production helps to heal the small channels by increasing cellular turnover, which eventually leads to newer, younger-looking skin. The end result? A complexion where your acne scars are no more! Rejuvapen Consultations Available Request A Consultation How Many Treatments to See Results? Rejuvapen is an excellent choice for candidates who want to kiss their acne scars goodbye. To see your best results, we’ll usually recommend a [...]

By | 2019-04-03T13:52:39+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Rejuvapen|0 Comments

How is a Butt Lift Done?

Are you interested in undergoing a Brazilian butt lift, but not sure how the procedure itself is done? Take a look! How is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done? A Brazilian butt lift is performed in two different stages: During the first stage, your plastic surgeon will identify areas that can be used to harvest fat for the Brazilian butt lift (usually the abdomen or thighs). Liposuction techniques will be used to harvest the fat; once it has been collected, the fat will be cleansed and prepared for injection. During the second stage, the cleansed fat will be injected into key areas of the buttocks. Each Brazilian butt lift is tailored to the patient’s specific needs, so no two injections are exactly alike. The Brazilian butt lift doesn’t involve silicone implants, which means there’s no chance of experiencing adverse or allergic reactions. Additionally, the results of a Brazilian butt lift feel more natural, so no one will guess at your secret. Brazilian Butt Lift Consultations Available Request A Consultation Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery and Results If you’re ready to undergo a Brazilian butt lift, here’s what to expect from your recovery and when you can expect to see results: You shouldn’t sit or lie on your back for about two weeks after your Brazilian [...]

By | 2019-04-03T13:55:05+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Body, Brazilian Butt Lift|0 Comments

What is the Recovery Time for a Tummy Tuck?

Interested in undergoing a tummy tuck surgery - but nervous you’ll have to take too much time to recover? Take a look at the recovery time for a tummy tuck, including tips on how to fully heal from your surgery. *Individual results may vary What is the Recovery Time for a Tummy Tuck? While each person is different, most patients can expect to spend about four to six weeks recovering from their tummy tuck surgery, with final results visible about six months after the initial procedure. Here’s why: a tummy tuck is a major abdominal surgery. During the first week alone, you’ll spend a lot of time resting and recovering; in fact, we discourage lots of movement during these pivotal first few days. You’ll also be restricted from lifting anything heavy from off of the ground, so we encourage you to get childcare in place if you have young children at home. After the first week, you may be cleared to return to work (it could take up to two weeks if you work in a more manual field). Your recovery will continue until about four to six weeks later, when you may be cleared to return back to your normal workout regimen. Tummy Tuck Consultations Available Request A Consultation How to Improve [...]

By | 2019-07-05T08:10:15+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Tummy Tuck|0 Comments

Can I Look Younger Without Surgery?

You’re on the quest to take years off of your face - but you’re not exactly ready to undergo plastic surgery. Sure, those serums and creams really haven’t been helping with those fine lines and hyperpigmentation like they claim to. But that doesn’t mean you’re ready to take the plunge to something more intense, like surgery. So that leaves you with one question: “Can I look younger without surgery?” The answer is yes - and here’s how! Photo Courtesy of Sciton *Individual results may vary* BBL: Remove Hyperpigmentation While Increasing Collagen Levels If you have uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, then you might want to experience the power of BBL treatments. BBL stands for Broadband Light, which is a type of photo-rejuvenation procedure that directly targets darker pigments against your skin tone. That means whether you have red spots, brown spots, or just uneven skin tone, BBL can help improve your complexion. In addition to helping clear up your complexion, BBL treatments can heat up collagen production levels for long-term rejuvenation! Halo: Remove Damaged Skin While Unlocking Radiance If you have sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, skin discoloration, or any other complexion issues, you may be an excellent candidate for the Halo laser procedure. This innovative Sciton laser combines both ablative and non-ablative lasers to gently remove surface-level damage from the dermis, all while stimulating [...]

By | 2019-07-20T13:59:29+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Facial Rejuvenation|0 Comments

How Long Do Results From Fillers Last?

Let’s face it: You’re intrigued by dermal fillers. From creating plumper, Insta-ready pouts to unveiling beautiful cheek apples, you’re pretty sure that dermal fillers can do it all. That’s why you’re considering experiencing dermal fillers for yourself, but there’s just one thing holding you back… How long do results from fillers last? Duration of Dermal Fillers Results Good news: Depending on the dermal filler you choose for your treatment, your results can last anywhere from six months to two years. While each patient reacts differently to dermal fillers (thus making it difficult to promote certain outcomes), most people see pretty lengthy results from their dermal filler treatments. Here’s why: Dermal fillers contain a hyaluronic acid gel, a natural compound that’s renowned for providing instant lift under the dermis, all while increasing organic collagen production. The end result is both an almost-immediate fix to wrinkles and fine lines, with a long-term emphasis on creating smoother and more resilient skin. Your Dermal Filler Treatment Makes All the Difference Not all dermal fillers are designed to last for up to two years. In fact, the type of dermal filler you select for your treatment will influence just how long your results will stick around. On one hand, you’ll see longer-lasting results with a dermal filler for your cheeks, as this specific product contains a thicker hyaluronic acid gel than [...]

By | 2018-12-03T14:41:38+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Dermal Fillers|0 Comments

What Are My Options for Reducing Extra Skin and Fat?

Are you frustrated by extra skin and fat around your waistline? Maybe you’ve recently given birth and your stomach hasn’t returned back to where it used to be. Or perhaps you’ve lost a significant amount of weight but you’ve noticed some extra skin on your hips and tummy. No matter what the reason why, you can’t help but ponder this question: “What are my options for reducing extra skin and fat?” Abdominoplasty for Reducing Extra Skin If you have a stubborn stomach pooch from previous pregnancies or just from getting older, you may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty. This surgical procedure - also referred to as a tummy tuck - repairs abdominal walls that may have been damaged by pregnancy, injury, or aging. The abs are reattached and aligned in a flatter position, which helps eliminate that tummy pooch. Liposuction for Reducing Extra Fat If you have extra fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for liposuction surgery. This procedure manually removes fat via a small cannula, thus allowing for precise body contouring. The best candidates for liposuction surgery are individuals who already follow a healthy lifestyle and are within 15 to 30 pounds of their ideal weight. VIEW MORE PATIENT RESULTS Can You Combine Them Both? Yes! Liposuction and abdominoplasty procedures are often combined with excellent results. For [...]

By | 2019-07-06T05:35:29+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|0 Comments

Neck Lift vs. Ultherapy: How Will They Make My Neck Look Better?

You consider yourself pretty good at keeping your face moisturized and treated with the best anti-aging skincare products available. You certainly won’t let wrinkles and fine lines sneak up on you – and your diligence means you’ll always be ready for your next selfie. But have you been giving your neck the same care and attention? Why Your Neck Needs Some Love As it turns out, many of us tend to neglect our necks – and that’s not a great thing. Neck skin is particularly delicate, meaning it’s vulnerable to showing wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, when facial fat pads begin to break down and drift south, they often end up appearing around the jawline and neck in the form of jowls. View Our Neck Lift Gallery Ultherapy v. Neck Lift for Aging Necks That’s why, at Nirvana Plastic Surgery, we offer two treatment options designed to target aging neck symptoms: Ultherapy and neck lift surgery. Each procedure is designed to target loose neck skin and wrinkles, but they’re designed for very specific patients. Ultherapy & Neck Lift Consultations Available Request A Consultation Wondering which one will help your neck look better? Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to non-invasively tighten and tone neck skin, making it an excellent solution for patients who have mild-to-moderate skin laxity issues. A neck lift [...]

By | 2019-07-05T08:03:37+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Facial Surgery, Neck Lift, Ultherapy|0 Comments

When Should I Replace My Breast Implants?

If you’re considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery or you’ve recently had the surgery performed, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind about your implants. While implants are safer than ever before, you may be wondering what you can expect in terms of the longevity of your implants. In other words, you’re probably thinking: “When should I replace my implants?” The Typical Timeframe for Implant Replacement While each patient has a different experience than others, it turns out that most implant manufacturers recommend replacing your implants every five to ten years. Today’s implants typically carry a warranty on them, which ensures that the implants will last that long (barring any injury or accident which could cause the implants to puncture and leak). VIEW MORE PATIENT RESULTS There are scenarios in which you might have to undergo implant replacement a little earlier than expected. For example, if your MRIs show that you’re developing significant scar tissue or your implant is leaking, you’ll need to undergo replacement surgery. You Won’t Have to Go It Alone Don’t worry, you won’t have to decide when you’re ready to replace your breast implants all on your own. In fact, your board certified plastic surgeon will work with you even before the procedure to help you understand what your timeframe might be, as well as schedule annual appointments to check in on [...]

By | 2019-07-20T14:07:21+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Breast Implants, Plastic Surgery|0 Comments

Do Peels Help Resurface Skin for Sun Damage?

There’s no denying you had a great summer – but now that autumn is here and fall is just around the corner, you can’t help but worry that your skin has sun damage. While you were pretty good about wearing sunscreen, you have to admit there were a few times where maybe you exposed your unprotected skin to the sun for longer than you’d have liked. This means you’re left with this important question: “Do peels help resurface skin for sun damage?” The NanoPeel for Sun-Damaged Skin As it turns out, peels can indeed help with sun-damaged skin; especially one in particular. The NanoPeel is a laser resurfacing treatment that uses the power of traditional laser skin resurfacing, with one key difference: It’s designed to be less harsh and invasive than traditional treatments. Instead, the NanoPeel was created to gently slough away the top layer of the dermis, where a lot of complexion-damaging impurities can hide out. By removing this dermis layer, the NanoPeel helps increase cellular turnover (which is key for fading the appearance of sun damage) and minimizes the appearance of existing hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines. What to Expect From Your Treatment The NanoPeel treatment is straightforward and effective, with results that can be seen in as little as one week. During your procedure, your laser technician will use the NanoPeel laser to create a thin, crystal-like [...]

By | 2019-07-06T06:26:13+00:00 September 5th, 2018|NanoPeels, Skin Peels, Skin Resurfacing|0 Comments

Why Should I Get An Eyelid Lift?

It’s no surprise that as we age, our facial features can begin to show our years. The eyelids are often a forgotten feature, as patients tend to focus on improving their forehead, cheeks and areas around the mouth. The eyelids are actually one of the most used, muscle driven facial features, and thus can start to show signs of aging earlier than other areas of the face. An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, can help correct these symptoms, and provide patients with a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Who Is A Candidate? When considering an eyelid lift, it’s important to first determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Patients who have drooping of the upper eyelid, fatty deposits underneath their eyes, or those who have trouble seeing due to sagging skin around their eyes, are all ideal candidates for the procedure. Patients should also be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. View Our Eyelid Rejuvenation Gallery What Are the Benefits? During an eyelid lift, the plastic surgeon will make incisions within the lash line to minimize any surgical scarring. They will then remove any excess fat around the eyes and trim excess skin, closing the incisions once these gentle adjustments are made. The results are a more natural and youthful position of the eyelids. The procedure has a very high patient satisfaction rate due [...]

By | 2019-05-18T08:46:09+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Eyelid Surgery, Facial Surgery|0 Comments

What Happens During an Abdominoplasty?

A slimmer midsection is a common goal of many plastic surgery patients. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that can help patients improve their midsection by removing excess fat and sagging skin. The best way to determine candidacy for the procedure is through an initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, but before doing so it’s important to understand how an abdominoplasty is performed. How Does It Work? A full abdominoplasty is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will make an incision between the pubic hairline and the belly button, and then adjust the abdominal skin and muscle as needed. Occasionally, liposuction will also be used to remove excess fat. The surgeon will then close the incisions, the results are a flatter, slimming looking stomach. When Will I See Results? Following a tummy tuck procedure, patients should plan to rest for at least 1-2 weeks, and should avoid bending over or lifting heavy objects. Patients are typically able to return to work after 1 week, and can resume normal daily activities after 4-6 weeks. Results will be fully noticeable 6 weeks following surgery, as the post-surgery swelling and bruising will have diminished. Patients will notice a flatter, more contoured stomach area, particularly in the months following treatment. View Our Gallery Am I A Candidate? Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty typically have excess stomach skin or fat that will [...]

By | 2019-05-18T09:07:59+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck|0 Comments

How Soon Can I Hit the Beach After My Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country. Whether the patient is looking to restore their pre-baby figure, or simply wants to feel more confident about their breasts, undergoing a surgical procedure is a big decision. During an initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will walk the patient through the steps leading up to, and following the procedure. One of the most asked questions during the consultation process is how long is the recovery from a breast augmentation? VIEW MORE PATIENT RESULTS What is a Breast Augmentation? A breast augmentation, also commonly known as a boob job, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts with implants. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make an incision around, or underneath the breast, and place the implant either above or under the pectoral muscle. Implants are typically filled with saline or silicone, and the plastic surgeon can help advise on which implant is best for the patient’s goals or needs. Upon placement, the plastic surgeon will then close the incision using dissolving sutures. How Long Is the Recovery Process? The recovery process from breast augmentation is not something that should be taken lightly, as the body will need to time to heal from the procedure. The initial recovery process typically takes about 2-3 weeks, during that time patients are encouraged to wear a support garment, or keep [...]

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