Pucker Up, Santa! How to Get a Sexier Pout

Lip Enhancement Guilford, CTWhether you’re married to Santa Claus himself or if you just want to be caught kissing him under the mistletoe, you need to make sure that you have the best, kissable pout on the block. We have created a brief guide listing a few ways to make sure that your lips are ready for some holiday action.

Exfoliate

Nothing can make your lips more chapped quite like dehydration and the cold weather. Make sure that you are exfoliating your lips with an all natural sugar scrub 1-2 times per week. The natural exfoliant in sugar will help to get rid of the dry skin and leave you with smoother, kissable lips.

Moisturize

In addition to exfoliating, make sure that you are also moisturizing your lips— especially if you’re an avid lipstick wearer. To moisturize, you can use a variety of different products including vaseline or even coconut oil. Just make sure to apply it to your lips throughout the day and especially before you go to bed at night.

Fillers

Want to make a statement and make Santa never forget your big kiss? Consider getting dermal fillers from Dr. Gary J. Price. Dermal fillers like Restylane and Perlane are especially good at adding natural looking volume to your lips almost instantly. By strategically placing injections on your lips and around your mouth, you can get fuller lips just in time to greet Santa under the mistletoe.

Stay Hydrated

Another great way to make sure your lips are as soft and supple as ever? Stay hydrated. The more hydrated you are, the more moisturized your skin, hair, and lips will be. Try drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.

Get ready to lay one on Santa this holiday season with a refreshed pout. To learn more about fillers or to schedule your consultation, contact our Guilford office today!

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How to Get that Celebrity Look In Time for the Holidays

Facial Fillers Guilford, CTAs much as we don’t care to admit it, looks do say a lot about you— they show off your success, your beauty, your radiance, and can even make you feel more confident about you. If you are dreading your big work or family holiday party coming up because you lack the confidence needed to walk into the room with your head held high, Dr. Gary J. Price may have the perfect treatment for you. And with the holidays just around the corner, you don’t have much time to recover— here are a few ways to get that celebrity look just in time for the holidays.

Fillers

Facial fillers are one of the best and fastest ways to temporarily alleviate fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously adding volume to the face. Additionally, facial fillers can also be used to plump up your lip so that you can kiss Santa underneath the mistletoe feeling sexier than ever before.

Botox

Botox is consistently the most popular cosmetic procedure for a good reason— it gives patients great results quickly at an affordable price. In fact, patients start to see the full results of Botox after about a week on average which means that you can be ready for your holiday party.

Intense Pulse Light

Do you want a smoother more radiant looking complexion before the holidays? You may want to consider intense pulse light (IPL). By targeting the top few layers of the skin, IPL works to target pigmentation in the skin which gets rid of sun spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation.

Go into the holidays feeling more confident than ever. Schedule your consultation at our Guilford office today!

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Is the IDEAL IMPLANT, Really that Ideal?

IDEAL IMPLANT Guilford, CTLet’s talk breast implants. Just like with most things in life, you have options to choose from when you are considering a breast augmentation. You get to choose the size of the implant, the shape of the implant (round or teardrop), the incision location, and most importantly, the type of implant that is going to give you the results you want.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, you will go over all of these options and specifically, whether you want to go with a saline or silicone implant. But if you are stuck on what type of implant to get, you may want to make the ideal choice and go with the IDEAL IMPLANT.

What Is the IDEAL IMPLANT?

Nothing is more natural than water— even salt water— right? Saline implants are filled with salt water which gives patients peace of mind that if their implant were to rupture, it wouldn’t cause them any harm or damage. However, many patients opt not to get saline implants because they have a hard texture and a poignant round appearance.

One of the many benefits of The IDEAL IMPLANT is that it is designed differently than traditional saline implants. Its unique structure contains an inner shell which holds the saline and an outer shell that holds an outer saline filler. Between both of these shells are one to three baffle shells which give patients peace of mind, and a natural appearance and texture.

With traditional silicone implants, it’s difficult for patients to detect if they have a leak which in rare instances can sometimes lead to health issues.

If you have been wanting to get breast implants but aren’t sure what kind to get, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price. During your initial consultation, he will go over all of your options to ensure that you pick the best one for you. Contact our Guilford office today to learn more!

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Laser and Light: Are They the Same?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Guilford, CTWanting beautiful skin and knowing how to get it are two entirely different things. You may want that million dollars home with the Porsche in the driveway, but the chances are that you don’t know how to get it— in this lifetime anyway.

Similarly, you may know that you should wash your face and wear sunscreen if you want a clear complexion. But if you want movie star worthy skin, you may want to consider getting either light or laser. As two popular procedures, light and laser often get mistaken for each other, but they’re different.

Light

You know that you can go in your house and turn on the lights, and you also know that light is emitted from the sun, but did you know that light can also tighten skin, get rid of hyperpigmentation, and lighten scarring?

There are different sources of light; some that are harmful to the skin and others that are a bit more therapeutic. The goal of light triggered devices like Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is to direct small pulses of light energy into specific targets into the skin such as melanin, blood, water, or even acne bacteria. By emitting these small pulses of light, the skin is heated up which helps to give you a smoother, tighter, and more even looking complexion.

Laser

You may have dreamed of holding a laser beam like Darth Vader when you were a kid, but the lasers used to treat your skin are a little different. If you remember Vader’s lightsaber, however, you remember it as one continuous beam. Similarly, laser technology for your skin also emits one single ray of light to penetrate deep into the skin. Because laser technology is precise, it helps Dr. Gary J. Price target specific areas of the skin.

Schedule your consultation at our Guilford office to learn more about whether light or laser is better for your skin’s specific needs.

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How to Repair Gauged Ears

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Guilford, CT“The past is in the past” until it’s not. If you hopped on the ear gauging trend and had your ears gauged to a size that you can practically fit plates into (or just a pen cap) but want your normal earlobes back, you may be at a loss for what you can do to repair them. Even though your skin is an incredible organ that can repair itself over time, if your earlobes were stretched to substantial limits, not even time can heal those wounds. Luckily, Dr. Gary J. Price can help restore your earlobes, so they don’t look like they’ve been stretched to their limits.

Here at our office, Dr. Gary J. Price offers a variety of ear repair surgeries including otoplasty which is performed to correct ears that protrude too far from the head. Additionally, he performs earlobe repair surgery to help restore earlobes that have been stretched, torn, or ripped.

Your earlobes are made solely of fat and skin making them an easy part of the body to work with. Without bones or cartilage, Dr. Price can typically perform this restorative surgery in about an average of 30 minutes. During this surgery, the skin lining the tear will typically be removed, and then the hole where your gauges were will be stitched up.

During recovery, your earlobes will be a bit tender to the touch. We recommend that you avoid any contact sports or activities that could harm your ears. To help ease any pain or swelling, try taking an over the counter (OTC) pain reliever. Our office will send you home with instructions regarding what OTC drugs you can take while recovering. Many patients wonder if they will be able to pierce their ears again after surgery. Depending on how big your gauges were and how well your ears have healed from this procedure will determine whether or not you’ll be able to have them pierced again.

If you didn’t properly gauge your love for gauged ears and wanted to have them fixed, schedule a consultation with our Guilford office today!

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Parenting Tips: 3 Things to Know About Otoplasty Recovery

Ear Surgery | Otoplasty New Haven | Guilford CTParenting can feel like a giant guessing game. Just when you think you’ve finally got things under control, your child undergoes something new or unexpected, and you have to learn how to take care of them all over again. If your child is in need of an otoplasty, Dr. Gary J. Price and his staff of experts will ensure that they get the best treatment possible. However, it’s also important that you know how you can help them recover when you’re sent home from our office. To make sure you feel prepared, we have created a brief article. Read on to learn more.

Otoplasty Surgery Recovery

1. Keep Bandages In Place

When your child is sent home from the hospital, they will wear a thick bandage around their ears and head that resembles a large headband. For the first few days after surgery, they will need to keep the bandages in place so that the incisions aren’t exposed to any bacteria or germs and to help with swelling. After a few days, Dr. Gary J. Price will switch out the thick bandage for a lightweight one that they will also have to wear consistently.

2. Prop Their Head Up

If your child sleeps on their stomach or flat on their back, this may be a bit of an adjustment, but it’s an important one. As your child is resting or sleeping, make sure that their head is properly propped up with several pillows. Having their head elevated will help reduce their swelling.

3. Avoid Rough Play

For the first week after your child’s surgery, they should avoid any contact sports or rough play. If your child is particularly active, try to keep them occupied with other activities that don’t have the potential to harm their incision site. For instance, try to get some new board games that they can invite friends over to play with. The more your child sits still during recovery, the better.

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Otoplasty or ear pinning surgery is a fairly common procedure that Dr. Gary J. Price offers patients. By using the tips listed above, you can help your child have a smoother recovery. To learn more, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635!

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How to Tell If You Need a Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover | Tummy Tuck Guilford, CTBeing a mom is one of the most rewarding things you will ever go through, but it’s also one of the most tiring. Not only can pregnancy be beyond exhausting, but as soon as your newborn enters the world, you can kiss any amount of sleep goodbye. Once your body has healed from delivery, you will likely notice that your body simply isn’t what it used to be. Luckily, Dr. Gary J. Price offers a combination of procedures that make up the mommy makeover including a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast enhancement, and breast lift. So, how can you tell if you need a mommy makeover? Read on to learn more.

Your Boobs Hang Low

You may have heard elementary school kids singing the song about “Do your boobs hang low,” and laughed. But when your boobs hang low, that song is less funny and more of reality. After breastfeeding, your breasts can become deflated and hang a lot lower than they once did.

Your Breasts Are Smaller

If you breastfed, one thing you will lose afterward is your breast size. After being stretched day after day to meet the milk supply, your breasts can become deflated and lose volume. Thankfully, with some breast implants, we can give you fuller, perkier breasts.

Your Stomach Has Lost Elasticity

Even though you might be down to your pre-pregnancy weight, your skin may never look the same. After your stomach has been stretched for so long, it can make your skin lose elasticity. Luckily, with a tummy tuck, we can lift and tighten the excess skin around your belly to give you that taut stomach that you had before baby.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about mommy makeovers or if you want to get more of your pre-baby body back, contact Dr. Gary J. Price at (203) 453-66535 to schedule an appointment.

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Kybella Vs. Neck Lift: The Ultimate Face Off

Kybella™ vs Necklift New Haven & Guilford CTWhen it comes to aging there is one thing everyone can agree upon; the double chin thing has got to go. However, as one of the most common side-effects of aging, your body starts to store fat in the most obnoxious places like your chin and your stomach. Luckily, there are two great options that can help you get rid of that nasty, unwanted neck fat: Kybella or a neck lift. So, what are these two procedures and how to they vary? Read on to learn more.

What’s the Diff?

The first thing to know about Kybella and a neck lift is that their main goal is to get rid of loose skin and fat around the neckline— leaving you without that dreaded turkey wattle. However, the next thing to be aware of is the unique differences— the most obvious difference being that Kybella is an injection and neck lift is a surgical procedure.

Kybella

Kybella is a non-invasive injection that is used to target the stubborn fat under your skin. Comprised of an all-natural substance called deoxycholic acid, Kybella will work to destroy the fat under your skin after about a total of six weeks. However, the results from Kybella will easily last you several years.

Neck Lift

During a neck lift, excess fat from under the chin will be suctioned out with liposuction. Additionally, the muscles and skin will be tightened to give you a more taut looking physique that will make you no longer reminisce about life in your twenties. Although a neck lift is a fairly invasive surgery, because it involves tightening the muscles and skin, patients see longer lasting results than with Kybella.

Depending on how severe the fat is under your chin, the results you want, and the time you have for the procedure, will help you and Dr. Gary J. Price land on the right decision for you. To learn more about these options or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635!

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How to Get that Contoured Look Without Makeup

Cheek Enhancement Guilford, CTContouring is big in the makeup industry right now. By adding dimension to your face, makeup contouring can make you look more angular and chiseled— giving you that Kim Kardashian West look that you’ve always wanted. And although makeup trends are fun, what if you could get a similar contoured look with surgery or fillers? This article will discuss three ways we can enhance your cheeks. Read on to learn more.

Cheek Implants

Cheek implants are one of the most efficient ways we can give you a contoured look without you having to watch YouTube for yet another makeup tutorial. By surgically placing a silicone implant under your cheek, Dr. Gary J. Price will be able to give you a natural yet defined facial structure.

Fat Grafts

Fat grafts are considered to be a more natural way of adding volume to your skin because the procedure uses fat from your body. By removing fat from an area of your body like your buttocks or upper thighs, Dr. Gary J. Price will then inject it into your cheeks to add volume and texture to your face. Once strategically placed, the fat will give your face contour and dimension you won’t believe.

Fillers

As a noninvasive way to get a contoured look, you may want to consider getting facial fillers from Dr. Gary J. Price. Although primarily used for softening fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, fillers can also be injected into the cheeks to add more dimension and volume. During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, you will discuss your filler options.

Schedule a Consultation

Makeup contouring is a unique art that requires a lot of practice. If you are sick of looking up online tutorials on how to get this popular look, consider getting cheek implants, fat grafts, or fillers. To learn more about these options or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635!

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Summertime Nose Job: 3 Things to Avoid While In Recovery

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Guilford CTDepending on your work schedule and familial obligations, summertime may be the perfect time for you to get a rhinoplasty or nose job. By removing excess tissue and bone, Dr. Gary J. Price can restructure the shape of your nose to not only make you feel more confident but breathe better at night as well. As one of the most important steps of any surgery, the recovery process needs to be taken very seriously. And although you may want to spend your time recovery poolside with a pina colada in hand— think again. This article will discuss three things to avoid while you’re recovering from your nose job this summer. Read on to learn more

Swimming

Swimming laps, jumping into the pool, or submerging your nose under water are all no-no’s in the world of nose job recovery. By placing an undue amount of pressure on your incision site, dunking your head underwater can cause further problems and increase your recovery time. ‘

Too Much Sun Exposure

Too much sun exposure isn’t good for anyone— especially while you’re recovering. Not only can a lot of sun time make you get a sunburn but it can also dehydrate you— which is a big problem when you are in recovery. Rather than lounging outside while you’re recovering, consider setting up camp on your couch and turning on a movie.

Drinking Alcohol

Yes, an cold margarita or pina colada may sound like the perfect summer treat to sip on while recovering but make sure it’s non-alcoholic. Alcohol is a blood-thinner which can not only prevent you from healing properly, but it can also interfere with some of the medications you are taking.

If you are planning on getting a nose job from Dr. Gary J. Price this summer, make sure to avoid the things listed above to ensure that you have a smooth and speedy recovery. If you would like to learn more about how you can have a better recovery, contact Gary J. Price’s office today!

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