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.

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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.

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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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How to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead Lift Surgery Guilford, CT | New HavenAs you age, your skin starts to lose elasticity and collagen— leaving you with fine lines and wrinkles that can make you feel a bit older than you are— or care to admit. Luckily, there are a variety of both non-invasive and surgical procedures that can be done to help you get rid of your forehead wrinkles and enjoy life more fully. From facial creams to a forehead lift, this article will list a few of your options. Read on to learn more.

Facial Creams

Facial creams have come a long way— not only are they good at trapping moisture in your skin, but they can also help with things like combatting fine lines and wrinkles. When shopping for a facial cream, look for one that contains ingredients like Retinol. Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol is known to help smooth out the skin and treat fine lines and wrinkles from the inside, out.

Botox

One of the most popular ways that our patients like to get rid of forehead wrinkles is by temporarily softening them with Botox injections. By softening the muscles in the forehead, Botox works to temporarily alleviate fine lines and wrinkles and leave you with a smoother looking complexion.

Forehead Lift

Similar to a facelift, a forehead (brow lift) is a surgical procedure that is used to lift and tighten the skin around the forehead and eyebrows. There are several different types of forehead lifts that Dr. Gary J. Price can perform— all of which have a different incision size and location. During your initial consultation with Dr. Price, you will go over your options.

Depending on the severity of your forehead wrinkles, one of the above three options may be more beneficial to you. If you would like to learn more about how we can help soften your forehead wrinkles, call Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today at (203) 453-6635!

 

 

 

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How to Go Into Your Breast Augmentation Surgery With Ease

Breast Augmentation Guilford CT | New Haven

 

Reading and being more educated on any cosmetic procedure will only make you go into it feeling more informed. If you are getting a breast augmentation, it’s important that you get to know your doctor, see before and after photos, and know what to expect right after surgery. Read on to learn more.

Find a Doctor You’re Confident In

Nothing will make you feel more confident about your breast augmentation than feeling like you can trust your doctor. As a board certified surgeon, Dr. Gary J. Price and his staff are committed to giving you the best results possible. During your initial consultation, both you and Dr. Price will sit down to meet and discuss any questions and concerns that you may have and start establishing that confidence that you need.

Ask to See Before and After Photos

One of the best ways to see first-hand what you’re getting into is to ask to see before and after photos. During your initial consultation or even beforehand, you will have access to a variety of before and after breast augmentation photos so that you can see what real results look like.

Learn What to Expect Right After

Going into surgery is one thing but going into recovery is another. To help guarantee that you have a smooth and speedy recovery, it’s important to know what you can expect right afterward. During your consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will tell you what you can expect from recovery, and he will also give you a pamphlet that details what your recovery entails— that way you feel more informed.

Go into your breast augmentation surgery with more confidence and ease by taking the following considerations into mind. If you would like to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today at (203) 453-6635, and we will gladly assist you!

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Summer Lovin’: How to Take Better Care of Your Lips

 Lip Enhancement Guilford, CTIf you are intending on making the most of your summer, you’re probably planning on spending almost every day outside. Whether you prefer spending time catching up on your R&R by the pool or hiking in the hills behind your house, there’s no doubt that your skin and face are going to be exposed to a lot of sun. If you have just gotten lip injections from Dr. Gary J. Price, make sure that you are keeping them moisturized and hydrated this season by following the tips listed below. Read on to learn more.

Lip Balm With Sunscreen

One of the best ways to keep your newly plumped lips protected from the sun is to wear a lip balm with an SPF in it. By acting as an extra layer of protection between your lips and the sun, a lip balm will help you avoid getting a sunburn or anything. When wearing a lip balm with sunscreen, make sure to apply it frequently so that it doesn’t wear off.

Drink Water

If you have dry, chapped lips, this is a large indicator that you are dehydrated. To keep your lips, mouth, and body hydrated, make sure that you are drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each and every day. As a helpful hint, start your morning by drinking a glass or two of water— this will jumpstart your day and get you on the right track.

Scrub It Up

To help get rid of that nasty, chapped skin on your lips, use an all-natural lip scrub. By getting rid of the dead skin, you can encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin— leaving you better able to enjoy your newly plumped lips.

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Having lip injections during the summer is a great way to feel confident and sexy. However, if they get chapped and burnt, they can be more uncomfortable than anything. To ensure that your lips stay moisturized all summer long, make sure to apply a lip balm with sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and use a scrub on occasion. To learn more about lip injections or how you can take better care of your lips in general, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635!

 

 

 

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3 Ways to Add Contour and Definition to Your Face

Facial Implants Guilford, CTThe last thing you want is to have a face that resembles a basketball from every angle. As one of the most common features that all supermodels have, it’s a naturally contoured look. If you feel like your face could use a bit more definition, then you may want to consider one of these three options. From facial fillers to facial implants, this article will discuss three unique ways you can add contour and definition to your face. Read on to learn more.

Facial Fillers

As a temporary and affordable way to add definition to your face, facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are popular amongst Dr. Gary J. Price’s patients. By injecting the fillers under your cheekbones and around the center of your face, you will notice fewer wrinkles and more facial volume overall.

Fat Transfer

As one of the most popular procedures out there, fat transfer surgery involves removing fat from one part of your body and redistributing it to your face. And because you are using your fat, you don’t have to worry about any adverse reactions or introducing a chemical component to your body. Although some of the fat will be absorbed after it has been harvested, most of it should stay.

Facial Implants

If you’re looking for a permanent way to add contour and definition to your face, look no further than facial implants. By surgically implanting silicone implants under your cheeks or chin, you can add a whole new level of dimension to your face.

If you’re looking for a way to transform your face shape and structure, look no further than facial fillers, a fat transfer procedure, and facial implants. To learn more about each of these procedures and to see if one of them is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price.

 

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