3 Plastic Surgery Myths Debunked

Myth #1: Liposuction can help you lose all of your unwanted weight.

This myth is false because while liposuction is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle and weight loss system, it cannot simply make all of your unwanted weight vanish. Liposuction is used more for specific areas that you would like to target. You can think of it as a body reshaping rather than major weight loss surgery. Liposuction usually removes about ten to twelve pounds maximum, and is great for targeting a problem area for otherwise healthy people. For example, maybe you need help with your love handles or can’t seem to get those extra inches off of your thighs. Liposuction would be great for these reasons.


Myth #2: All Botox procedures are the same.

This myth is false because there are many different kinds of Botox procedures. It takes a well-qualified and practiced plastic surgeon to help identity the best type for you. The type of Botox used (BOTOX© Cosmetic, XEOMIN and DYSPORT™), amount injected, and skill in which it is injected is extremely important for the procedure to have successful results. The different types of Botox have different uses and you will need to make sure to do your research and inform your plastic surgeon of choice beforehand of the changes that you want and why you want them. You don’t want to have to deal with unwanted results for three to six months!


Myth #3: Every cosmetic surgeon is a qualified plastic surgeon.

This myth is false and a very dangerous one at that. Every cosmetic surgeon is not a qualified plastic surgeon, and you must be careful whom you choose! It is worth your time and effort to do your research when choosing a plastic surgeon, because they will be changing the direct landscape of your body and your outward appearance. Some surgeries are hard to reverse, so you want to make sure that your surgeon gets it spot on the first time and doesn’t put your health in danger.

You will want your plastic surgeon to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and perform their procedures in an accredited operating facility. Being certified takes an extra six to nine years of training, however anyone with a valid medical license is technically allowed to call themselves a plastic surgeon and practice. To choose the right plastic surgeon be weary, ask if they are certified, and look at examples of their previous work!



If you have any questions about plastic surgery, contact The Loudoun Center For Plastic Surgery and Dermatology today.




How Do I Get Rid of Spider Veins?

How Do I Get Rid of Spider Veins?

What are spider veins?

Spider veins refer to the swollen red, purple, and blue veins that can be seen under the skin as they twist and turn. Spider veins can be both annoying and unsightly. These types of veins usually show up on either the legs or the face, and can cause people to want to cover them up or be embarrassed.


What causes spider veins?

When spider veins are visible on the face, this is usually because the skin has been damaged by UV rays. These UV rays can make the skin thinner and also increase the size of veins, therefore making the veins easier to see through the skin.


Other causes of spider veins can include:

  • Hereditary causes
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal changes
  • Use of certain medications such as birth control
  • Injuries or trauma to the skin
  • Vein injury
  • Blood clot history
  • Occupations that include many hours of standing
  • Previous history of blood clots


How can I treat my spider veins?

There are both home treatments for spider veins as well as procedures that can help remove the visible veins. Home treatments include lifestyle changes such as weight loss and better hygiene practices with the skin. However, if you would like to remove the spider veins, laser treatment can be used for more dramatic effects.

Laser treatments help to stop the blood flow through the small blood vessels in your face. This results in the spider vein becoming invisible, as there is no blood running through the vein to create the blue or purple lines. These treatments can be used on the legs, however the veins tend to be deeper and might possibly need another form of treatment.

The best way to figure out what type of treatment is best for you spider veins is to contact a professional and receive a consultation.


What is the laser treatment procedure for spider veins like?

Laser treatment for spider veins might feel like a slight pinching sensation when used on the face. However, this dissipates quickly due and is helped by the cooling agent that the laser also has. When the treatment is done on the legs, it is very similar. The length of the treatment is shorter on the face, however with either one the length depends on the areas that need to be treated and how many times they need to be treated.


As with any medical procedure, consider all of the risks. Schedule a consultation with the Loudoun Center for plastic surgery and dermatology today!



Choosing The Right Plastic Surgeon

Choosing The Right Plastic Surgeon


There are many different things that you should consider when choosing a plastic surgeon. After all, they will be performing a procedure that changes your outward appearance. If done right, you will be more confident for the rest of your life. However, if you end up in the hands of an inexperienced plastic surgeon, you could be causing yourself more pain, cost, and heartache than necessary. Make sure to check out all of your options and compare each plastic surgeon and office for key points.


Some points that you might want to consider when searching for a plastic surgeon are:


Certifications And Experience

When considering plastic surgeons for whatever procedure you might want, make sure that they have had the proper schooling and obtained all of the necessary certifications. While these qualifications are the most important, they should just be the beginning. Look for a plastic surgeon that has had years of experience and has shown great results. It’s even better if they have any extra awards stating that they are top in their field or have gone above and beyond in their career to join any boards or take leadership roles. These extra aspects show that they truly have the experience needed to make such important changes to your body.


Staff And Customer Service

Secondly, it’s important to know that the staff and customer service and the surgery center will be of the best quality. You want to feel comfortable and like you are at home with family. Look for a kind, welcoming, and helpful staff. This should include all nurses, Physicians Assistants, and any office and front desk staff. If they answer all of your questions, make you feel comfortable during procedures, and help you feel genuinely happy about coming in to the office – then you’ve found the right place! If you have any feelings of being uncomfortable or don’t quite feel at home, listen to your gut. Being at ease with and excited about the choices you have made and the procedures you will go through is of utmost importance!


Facility And Operating Room

You will want the facility and operating room to be safe, clean, and carry either a AAAASF, AAAHC or JCAHO accreditation. This means that in case of an emergency they will be equipped to handle life support systems in case something does not go as planned. You will also want to make sure that the anesthesiologist is properly qualified to administer your anesthesia, and is either a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) or a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.


If you would like more information about the Loudoun Center For Plastic Surgery, it’s facilities, as well as it’s doctors and staff, please contact us today.

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What is Rhinoplasty Surgery And Who Can Benefit From It?

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery And Who Can Benefit From It?

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?


Rhinoplasty surgery, or a “nose job” as we more commonly know it, is a facial surgery that aids in proportioning the nose. It can be performed for cosmetic purposes or to fix impaired breathing issues. In general, rhinoplasty surgery helps to create a more balanced and proportional face.


Rhinoplasty can fix problems such as:


  • Nose size in relation to the face
  • Nose width
  • Nostril size or position
  • Humps or insets on nose profile
  • Enlarged nasal tip
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Upturned or hooked nasal tip
  • Nasal asymmetry


Before going through a rhinoplasty surgery, it is important to take every aspect of the procedure into consideration. Changing the cosmetic look of your facial features is a big decision, and the desired final product must be a thorough discussion between you and your surgical professional. Always consult a medical professional before making any decisions such as a nose job.


Who Can Benefit From Rhinoplasty Surgery?



Candidates for nose surgery can have either medical or cosmetic motivations. However, not everybody can undergo this type of surgery. There are some qualifications that must be met first. Plasticsurgery.org says that you could be a good candidate for rhinoplastic surgery if:


  • You are physically healthy
  • You don’t smoke
  • Your facial growth is complete
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance



What to Expect When Getting a Rhinoplasty Surgery


Depending on the complexity of the surgery and what the surgeon professional thinks is the right course of action, rhinoplasty surgery requires either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.


Usually, the rhinoplasty surgery takes about one to two hours and can be done in the outpatient ward of the hospital. Depending on the specific surgery being done, the surgeon might shave off cartilage and bone or break the nose and reset it. You should not need to spend the night in the hospital and can be home within a few hours to recover properly.


After the surgery, the patient must rest in bed. Their nose must be raised higher than their chest and will be congested and swollen. Internal dressings are placed inside the nose during surgery and an external splint is placed outside the nose. In most cases, both of these dressings will stay there for about one to seven days after the procedure. In some cases, there might also be a “drip pad” to catch draining mucus and dried blood for the next few days after surgery. In addition, your doctor will prepare you with further instructions on taking care of your nose and decreasing both bleeding and swelling. However, there still will be some temporary bruising and swelling around the nose and eyelids for up to three weeks after the procedure.



If you have any further questions about rhinoplasty surgery, please check out our page on the procedure or contact the Loudoun Center For Plastic Surgery

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