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Downtime after Plastic Surgery

Nonsurgical procedures, such as liquid facelift and eye bag treatment, have gained in tremendous popularity. However, surgery still plays an important role in cosmetic surgery offices. Only surgery can remove excess skin and significantly lift sagging tissue. Natural changes from age and sun damage affect ligaments, skin, bone, muscle, and fat. These tissue changes can …

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How to Reduce Swelling After a Filler Treatment

Swelling, along with bruising, are common concerns among surgical patients. While swelling, also called edema, is expected after surgery, nonsurgical liquid lift patients here in Washington DC who are treated with JUVÉDERM® or Restylane® fillers should anticipate a certain degree of swelling too. Swelling after facial filler injections may last a few hours or day, possibly longer, depending …

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Natural methods to reduce swelling after plastic surgery

Plastic surgery patients should expect a certain degree of swelling (edema) after cosmetic surgery. Even non-surgical liquid lift patients with Botox® or Restylane® may have some swelling. Fortunately, swelling after plastic surgery usually resolves with time. Cosmetic surgery patients may proactively help reduce post-treatment swelling via a variety of natural methods. We've reviewed rhinoplasty swelling in a previous post. Swelling after plastic surgery …

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Rhinoplasty swelling months and years after plastic surgery

Swelling after plastic surgery is a concern for many patients. "When will I look normal?" is often asked by Washington DC area patients who want to get back to work without drawing unnecessary attention. A previous blog post reviewed some methods to help reduce swelling after facial cosmetic surgery, such as avoiding excess salt, using arnica montana …

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Bruising or Hematoma after Facelift Surgery

Bruising is very common with cosmetic surgery and not considered a complication with plastic surgery. I advise my Maryland face lift surgery patients to expect some degree of bruising and swelling after surgery. Skin bruising may even occur with non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as lip enhancement or Botox® wrinkle treatment. On the other hand, a hematoma …

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