How to Recover from a Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Augmentation, Guilford, CT

Makeup is one of the best ways for you to transform your complexion and basically your entire physical appearance. If you feel like you are constantly having to contour your cheeks with highlighter and bronzer to help them look more pronounced, then it may be time to really consider getting a cheek augmentation. As a way to help add more volume and contour to your cheeks, a cheek augmentation can help you say goodbye to your daily contouring routine. After surgery, though, it’s important that you make sure that you know how to recover as smoothly as possible. But how? Let’s take a closer look and see.

Liquid Diet

If Dr. Price places your cheek implants on the inside of your mouth through small incisions, he may recommend that you stick to a strict liquid diet while your mouth heals. Why? Chewing traditional food can damage the incision site and make it more difficult for your mouth to heal. During your initial consultation, Dr Price will discuss whether or not he thinks it will be a necessary part of your recovery to go on a liquid diet.

NSAIDs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may as well be your best friend while you are recovering from a surgical procedure like cheek implants. Why? Because they are a non-addictive way to get rid of pain, and inflammation. And the sooner your pain and inflammation go away, the sooner you will be able to fully enjoy your results.

Rest and Relax

We encourage all of our cheek implant patients to take at least a couple of days off of work. By allowing your body some time to rest and stay in bed, you can help to heal up your body’s natural healing response.

If you have cheeks that just aren’t as prominent as you wish, then it may be time to consider getting some cheek implants from Dr. Price. To schedule your consultation, contact us at our Guildford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Tips to Make Your Neck Lift Recovery Go A Little Smoother

Neck Lift, Guilford, CT

One of the first places where people start to show signs of aging is on their neck. If you have recently had a mini facelift or a traditional facelift, but feel like your newly tightened skin tends to accentuate your loose skin on your neck, it may be time for a neck lift.

During this surgical procedure, Dr. Gary J. Price will make an incision that starts near your hairline by your sideburn and it will extend all the way to the back of the hair. After that incision has been made, the neck skin will be lifted and excess fat will be repositioned or sculpted. Additionally, the neck muscle which are called the platysma, will be tightened and repositioned. After the appropriate tissues and muscles have been repositioned, the skin will then be draped over the new contours of the neck and then the incisions are closed with sutures.

After surgery, we will then wheel you into a recovery room where you will be monitored typically for several hours or even overnight, and then we will send you home to spend the rest of your recovery. Because recovery after surgery may seem a bit daunting, we have created a list of three things for you to do to help everything go, hopefully, a little bit smoother.

Listen To Your Body

One of the best things that you can do when recovering after a surgery like a neck lift is to really listen to your body. If you are still really sore after the first two weeks (which can be normal) then consider staying home from work or other activities for another couple of days. If, however, you feel your energy returning sooner than this two week mark, you can push yourself a little bit, but still remember to take it easy.

Be Consistent With Wearing Your Neck Wrap

After we send you home from surgery, your neck will be wrapped in a neck wrap that’s designed to give your skin the support it needs in order to fully recover. Make sure that you strictly follow Dr. Price’s orders in regards to how long you should wear this for; that way you can get rid of pain and swelling a lot faster.

Take Pain Medication As Directed

If you are prescribed pain medication by Dr. Price to use after surgery, make sure that you follow all of the instructions listed on the label. The more consistent you are with taking them for the first few days after surgery, the more likely you will be to get better results.

Don’t worry, we will send you home with an even more detailed list of recovery tips after your surgery. To learn more, contact us at our Guildford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How You Can Age Gracefully Without Going Under the Knife

Anti-aging, Guilford, CT

It used to be that you just had to live with your appearance— suck it up, even if you didn’t feel like your best self. Luckily, that’s no longer the case. Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, he believes that every patient deserves to live their best life as their best self by aging gracefully. But, how can you age gracefully without going under the knife? We have a few options for you to consider.

Anti-Aging Products

Skin care can go a long way; especially when it’s good skin care. To help your skin stay hydrated, protected from sun damage, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, invest in skin care products that contain things like a broad-spectrum sunscreen, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and vitamin A.

Botox

Botox is another great way for you to age gracefully without having to go under the knife. By temporarily relaxing the muscles across your forehead and around your eyes, Botox helps to give you a more youthful look by temporarily reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Fillers

If you feel like your skin has lost all of its elasticity, then join the aging club. Even though a loss of collagen in your skin is a normal part of the aging process, it doesn’t have to be something that you just deal with. In fact, by getting dermal fillers, Dr. Price can help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while also adding temporarily volume to the skin. The result? A younger looking you!

You don’t have to hate the aging process. In fact, you can age as gracefully as ever with the help of these and other non-invasive procedures. During your initial consultation with Dr. Price, he will go over all of these options with you as well as surgical options that you may want to consider. Are you ready to take the next steps to learn more? If so, then this article is just the thing for you. Contact us at our Guilford office today at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Get Bigger Cheekbones

Cheekbone Implants, Guilford, CTIf you have thin hair, you can get extensions. If you have fine lines and wrinkles, you can get Botox. If you have a small chest, you can get breast implants. However, what can you do if you want to add more definition to your cheekbones? Let’s take a closer look and see.

Facial Fillers

If you are looking for a noninvasive way to get fuller cheekbones, then fillers may be the way to go. Hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are especially good at adding volume to cheekbones and other parts of the face. By making strategic injections, Dr. Gary J. Price can make your cheekbones look more prominent so that you don’t have to use quite as much highlighter when you’re applying makeup.

Cheek Implants

Another option that Dr. Price offers patients is facial implants. Facial implants are made of a solid form a silicone called silastic which helps to enhance the facial skeleton. During surgery, patients are placed under intravenous sedation. Once sedated, Dr. Price will then place the implant between the bone and the skin through small incisions made in the mouth and behind the cheek so that there won’t’ be any visible scarring.

Not everyone is born with perfect cheekbones. If you want to enhance your cheekbones, then contact our Guilford office today and schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Gary J. Price. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Price will go over both of these options and help you determine which one (if any) is right for you. To learn more, contact us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Dive Into 2019 With Better Skin

healthy skin, Guilford, CT

Having good skin isn’t something that necessarily comes naturally to a lot of people. If you want to have healthier skin throughout 2019, then we have a few tips for you. Whether it’s getting a procedure done or just investing in some skin care products, we have created a few tips for you to follow.

Start Botox

Botox is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments that we offer patients because it works by actually softening your muscles around your eyes and across your forehead. When the muscles have been softened it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to softening fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used preventatively. How? You get wrinkles when your face makes certain movements on a regular basis. When, however, your face is unable to make these movements then you are less likely to get wrinkles. One thing to remember about Botox though is that in order for it to work preventatively it needs to be done on a regular basis.

Start Fillers

Fillers work differently than Botox because they actually fill in fine lines and wrinkles while also adding volume to your cheeks and face. If you struggle with having uneven skin texture because of fine lines or if you feel like you have lost a lot of elasticity, then it may be time to start dermal fillers. During your initial consultation with Dr. price, he will go over which fillers he thinks will give you the best results.

Laser

From skin tone to texture, laser skin rejuvenation can treat a variety of different issues. If you want to really change your skin quality in 2019, then laser may be the ultimate way to do that.

 

Botox, fillers, and laser are just a few ways that you can get better-looking skin in 2019. If you want to learn a little bit more, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for a Body Lift

Body Lift Guilford, CTLosing a lot of weight can make you feel like you won the lottery but noticing all of the excess skin that you have can make you feel like you’re in somebody else’s body. Rather than hiding your newly slim figure because of all of the skin that you have, why not embrace your new body and get a body lift procedure from Dr. Gary J. Price?

During this surgical procedure, Dr. Price will remove excess skin and then tighten your remaining skin so that it is more taut. But how can you tell if you are a good candidate for this type of procedure?

In order for us to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for this surgery, you will have to come into our office of ra consultation. During your initial consultation, we will go over this surgery and Dr. Price will determine whether or not you’re a good candidate based on:

  • Sagging skin in one or more areas of the body
  • Your overall health and whether or not you have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risks involved with the procedure
  • The outcome you want from surgery and whether or not your goals are realistic
  • Non-smokers
  • The desire to lead a healthy lifestyle after surgery
  • You have already lost the majority of your weight

If you are sick of feeling self-conscious about your body because of your excess skin, then it may be time to consider a surgical procedure like a body lift. To learn more about this procedure, contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Give Santa The Perfect Kiss Underneath the Mistletoe This year

Lip Injections Guilford, CTChristmas time is all about gift giving and spending time with those you love most. With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget about giving Santa something that he won’t forget; a kiss.  If you want to be caught kissing Santa underneath the mistletoe this year, then Dr. Price has a few tips for you. Before you pucker up and lean in for that kiss, you need to do your lips a little lip service with these tips.

Lip Fillers

If you really want to lay a good one on Santa, then make sure that your lips are as voluminous as ever. With lip fillers from Dr. Price, he can help give you fuller lips almost instantly. Depending on the size of lips that you want and the results that you are going for, Dr. Price will determine what type of filler will give you the best results.

Lip Scrub

Dead skin is really prominent during the winter months—especially on your lips. To help you get rid of dry, chapped skin on your lips, try using an all-natural lip scrub. Lip scrubs are great because they work to get rid of dry skin without being too abrasive.

Hydrate

Even though matte lipsticks are really popular in the cosmetic industry right now, they will only dry your lips out. Before you lean in and kiss Santa, make sure that you use a lip balm or lip gloss that’s more hydrating. Lip balms that contain ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil will add that extra layer of hydration to your lips; leaving them softer and more kissable in the process.

Are you ready to get sexier lips? If so, schedule a consultation with Dr. Price at our Guilford office and contact us today at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain After Liposuction

Liposuction Guilford CTOne of the most frustrating things that people go through when they’re trying to lose weight is not being able to get rid of stubborn areas of fat around their abdomen, buttocks, or upper thighs. This reason alone is why liposuction still remains one of the most popular surgical procedures out there. By surgically removing excess fat from the body, liposuction can help you really get that body that you’ve been working so hard for.

To make sure that you continue to maintain your liposuction results, Dr. Gary J. Price encourages patients to continue to eat healthily and get regular exercise, but with the holidays around the corner, that may sound like a bit of a long shot. To help you stay on track during the holiday season, Dr. Price has created a list a few easy things you can do that will go a long way.

Stay Active

It can be hard to stay active when it’s cold outside, but there are some other indoor workouts that you can do. If you haven’t already, consider joining your local gym and taking some workout classes. When you are paying money to work out, you are more likely to use your membership and hit the gym on a regular basis. If you know that you are going to be attending more holiday parties one week, then try to go to more workout classes so that you burn extra calories.

Watch the Sweets

Pumpkin pie, holiday cookies, donuts, cakes, and baked treats are lurking behind virtually every corner and breakroom during the holidays. Even though all of these treats may be really tempting to indulge in, try to stay clear of them altogether. As a tip, bring some raw vegetables or fruit with you when you go to parties; that way you have something to munch on.

Skip the Alcohol

Cocktails are full of extra sugar and calories which are only going to add to your waistline. Rather than drinking your calories this holiday season, try to skip the alcohol and just stick with water. Water is not only calorie-free, but it’s also one of the best things you can drink for your health and your weight.

Maintaining your liposuction results after surgery doesn’t have to be difficult. Make sure that you use the tips listed in this article. To learn more about liposuction recovery, contact our Guilford office today and call (203) 453-6635.

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How to Get Your Breasts Done and Still Have Time To Enjoy Thanksgiving Too

Breast Augmentation Guilford CTYou know the old saying, “You can have your cake and eat it too”? Well, here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office we believe that adage to be true. If you have been wanting to get breast implants done before the holidays but aren’t sure if you will be healed fast enough in time for Thanksgiving, then this article is for you. Let’s take a closer look at some ways that this may be a possibility.

Schedule Your Consultation

The ultimate way for Dr. Price to determine whether or not a breast augmentation before Thanksgiving is going to be a good option for you is to schedule a consultation with him. During your meeting, he will go over the different implant options which will help him determine whether or not you will be healed enough in time. For instance, because saline implants require a smaller incision, patients tend to recover a little bit faster, but we will go over all of this information with you in person.

Take Recovery Seriously

If Dr. Price does encourage you to go ahead with this surgery before Thanksgiving, then you need to make your recovery your number one priority; even if that means having somebody else host the holiday dinner this year. Remember that the more that you baby yourself during the first week of recovery, the more likely you are to heal faster than you would otherwise. Even though you may not be fully recovered and feeling like yourself at Thanksgiving, taking the time to heal for at least a couple of days will help you feel more like yourself for the big holiday.

If you are sick of waiting to get your breast augmentation and you want to have it done just in time for the holidays, then schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Price at our Guildford office and contact us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Injections That Are Changing How We Age

Anti Aging Treatment Guilford, CTIt used to be that the only way to reverse some signs of aging was with surgical procedures like an eyelift or a facelift. And although surgical procedures are very effective, they do require a lengthy recovery. With the help of three specific injections and Dr. Gary J. Price, you can get a similar look without having to go under the knife.

Botox

Botox may as well be magic in our book and everybody elses’. By temporarily relaxing the muscles in the forehead and around the eyes, Botox softens fine lines and wrinkles which gives patients a more youthful looking appearance. On average, patients see full results after about 5-7 days and results usually last 3-5 months on average.

Fillers

To help ease fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips, and to help add more volume to the cheeks, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend facial fillers. Unlike Botox which relaxes the muscles, fillers actually fill in the fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the facial filler that you decide to go with, results may last the upwards of an entire year.

Kybella

Chin fat is another reason why patients in the past would opt to get surgical procedures like a neck lift or facelift. With Kybella, however, we can get rid of your chin fat with just a few injections. Once injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella works by dissolving it which, in turn, gives patients a more defined physique.

With a combination of Botox, fillers, and Kybella Dr. Gary J. Price can give patients a liquid facelift. During your initial consultation with Dr. Price, he will go over all of your options— surgical and nonsurgical— and help you decide which one best meets your needs. To learn more, contact our Guilford office today and give us a call at (203) 453-6635.

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