3 Things to Know About the Ideal Implant

Breast Augmentation Guilford CTHaving the perfect body, the perfect hair, and the perfect breasts would be ideal and here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we can make at least one of those things happen. As the newest type of implant that we offer at our office, the Ideal Implant is popular for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a closer look at three things to know about this type of implant and what makes it really ideal.

Ruptures Are Obvious

The FDA encourages patients who have silicone implants to get an MRI scan done every two years to detect any sort of ruptures or leaks. Because silicone is so thick, ruptures are often called silent ruptures because they often go entirely unnoticed. With the Ideal implant, patients will see a visible change right away because saline leaks very quickly. And, because saline is a form of saltwater, it’s harmless for your body to absorb.

There Are Many Layers

Traditionally, when you think of a breast implant, you think of one size sack that contains either saline or silicone. With the ideal implant, there are different chambers or layers within the implant. The inner shell around the inner chamber holds the inner saline filler, and the outer shell around the outer chamber holds the external saline filler. Then, between these shells are one to three baffle shells.

They Look and Feel more Natural

Because of the unique structure of Ideal Implants, they look and feel more natural than other implants which are just a few other reasons to choose them.

Choosing the right breast implants for you and your body can feel like a difficult decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we will help you choose the right size, shape, and type of breast implant for your body. Are you ready to schedule your consultation? Contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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Is Botox an Anti-Aging Tool?

BOTOX® Injection Guilford CT When it comes to anti-aging products, it can seem like you have a lot of tools in your toolbox. And although there are a variety of skin care products that you can use to help restore collagen in your skin and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles including skin care products that contain ingredients like retinol,  did you know that Botox can be considered an anti-aging tool as well? Let’s take a closer look.

How Does Botox Work As a Preventative Tool?

The more your face makes certain movements that creates wrinkles (smiling, frowning, sneezing, chewing) the more likely you are to get wrinkles. Botox works on a unique level and helps prevent your facial muscles from making certain movements which many doctors believe make it an anti-aging tool. Look at it this way: if you make a lot of facial movements on your forehead when you talk, this could lead to more forehead wrinkles. But when you get Botox injections, your facial muscles are temporarily unable to move which helps prevent against the wrinkles getting worse later on down the line.

When Should I Start Getting Botox?

Many doctors would agree that most patients in their twenties shouldn’t get Botox because they simply don’t need it yet. However, once you reach your thirties or start showing small signs of aging such as a few creases around your eyes, smile lines on your nose, or fine lines on your forehead, then you may need to start getting it. During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will be able to better determine if you are a suitable candidate for Botox or if you should wait a little bit longer.

There’s a common misconception that Botox is only used as a way to help middle-aged women get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. But, Botox can actually be used as an anti-aging tool for both men and women as young as in their late twenties to early thirties depending on the patient.

If you want to learn more about Botox and whether or not you should consider it, schedule a consultation at our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Myths About Kybella

Kybella Guilford, CTIt used to be that the only injectables around were either for your lips, around your mouth, or for your forehead. And although fillers and Botox are still some of the most popular injections amongst patients everywhere, there’s a new injectable in town: Kybella. Kybella is an FDA approved injection that is used to contour and improve the appearance of your profile while helping target the fat under the chin. Does Kybella sound like something you’re interested in? If so, we have created a brief article to help our patients feel more informed. Let’s debunk three common myths about Kybella.

Myth #1: It Doesn’t Work

If there’s one myth about Kybella that we are here to debunk it’s just how well it works. Although some people may claim Kybella doesn’t work, they clearly have never tried it. The absolute best thing about Kybella is just how well it works for patients each and every time.

Myth #2: It Doesn’t Last

Unlike injectables like fillers and Botox that need to be redone at least every year, if not every few months, the other unique benefit of Kybella is that it’s permanent. Because Kybella works by actually targeting and then destroying existing fat cells, unless you put on more weight, you won’t have to worry about getting it redone regularly. However, because excess fat under the chin is a natural part of the aging process you may have to get new Kybella injections every so often for upkeep, but not on a consistent basis.

Myth #3: It’s Only For People who are overweight

Let’s face it, no matter how skinny you are, your body can still store fat in unique and unexpected places like under your chin. As long as you are healthy and Dr. Gary J. Price gives you the go-ahead, it’s safe to say that Kybella is a good treatment for patients of most weights.

Getting rid of the fat underneath your chin doesn’t have to be difficult. Are you ready to learn more about Kybella? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price at our Guilford office today and call (203) 453-6635.

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3 Ways to Have a Speedier Neck Lift Recovery

Neck Lift Guilford, CTThere are some things that you can do to age a bit more gracefully like using good skin care products, avoiding the sun, and investing in skin care treatments. But no matter how hard you try to avoid aging, sooner or later it will catch up to you and often in the form of having excess skin on your face and neck. And although you can use fillers to help lift and tighten your face, your neck is a little different. With a surgical neck lift from Dr. Gary J. Price, however, he can lift and tighten the skin around the neck and give you back a more youthful appearance.

Just like with any surgical procedure, recovery is often the hardest part. Luckily, we have created a list of three tips to help speed up your recovery.

  1. Take It Easy

If you are the type of person who always has to be busy, then this step might be difficult for you, but it’s necessary. For at least a week or two after your neck lift, make sure that you are taking it easy— that means staying in bed, getting a lot of rest, and not doing any strenuous activities. This also is the perfect excuse to get your friends and family to dote on you.

  1. Keep Your Head Elevated

Make sure that when you’re sleeping during the night and resting during the day that you keep your head propped up and elevated— this will help get rid of any excess swelling or post-op fluid.

  1. Don’t Ignore Signs of Infection

Although infection is rare, it’s still good to be mindful of signs of infection. If you experience intense pain that doesn’t go away, an increase in swelling, bruising, discoloration, or puss at the incision site, then you may have an infection. Make sure that as soon as you notice any of these signs of infection that you call our office right away. Remember that the sooner we treat an infection, the easier it is to recover.

Getting a neck lift is a great way to help give you a more youthful appearance. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today and call us at: (203) 453-6635.

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Two Types Basics of Cheek Enhancement Surgeries

Cheek Augmentation Guilford CTWhen it comes to having a Kardashian-esque contoured look, it may take a little bit more work than just applying makeup. Here at Gary J. Price’s office, we offer a variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments to help patients get a more contoured physique including cheek enhancements. So, what are cheek enhancements and how are they done? Let’s take a closer look at two of the options we offer.

A Fat Transfer

Not all fat is bad— especially when it comes to your skin. Although you may want to get rid of the extra fat around your upper thighs or abdomen, having fat in your skin is what helps make you look younger, and it can also help define your cheekbones. During a fat transfer procedure, we will extract fat from a part of your body like your abdomen using a liposuction technique and then inject it into your face to help add more definition to your cheeks.

Fillers

If a fat transfer isn’t something you’re interested in or if you’re looking for something different, then Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend dermal fillers. When they are injected into the correct parts of your face, fillers can help add more definition and contour to your cheeks— leaving you with the look you’ve been wanting.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will go over both of these options and help you determine what cheek enhancement surgery is going to work best for you. Both of these options have their own unique benefits that may make one more appealing to you than another.

Schedule your consultation at our New Haven office today: (203) 453-6635.

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Body Lift Basics

Body Lift Surgery Guilford, CTIf you recently lost a lot of weight, congratulations! A successful weight loss journey is hard to achieve and knowing that you did all of the hard work to get there is worth celebrating. However, although the weight loss itself is an amazing accomplishment, many patients suffer from excess, hanging skin. If you have loose, baggy, or drooping skin across your body due to weight loss or other body changes, then you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift procedure from Dr. Gary J. Price.

What Is A Body Lift?

During a body lift surgery, Dr. Gary J. Price will make an incision along the abdomen to remove excess, sagging skin. At this time, liposuction can also be done to remove stubborn pockets of fat. In addition to the abdomen, the buttocks, hips, arms, and thighs can also be lifted during this same procedure.

Many body lift procedures can be performed with IV sedation without the need for hospitalization or general anesthesia. However, some patients may still require conventional anesthesia and a hospital stay. During your initial consultation, we should be able to determine what option is going to be better for you.

What Are the Benefits of a Body Lift?

We have seen so many patients finally achieve their weight loss goals only to still have bad self-esteem because of excess, sagging skin. The main benefit of getting a body lift after extreme weight loss is finally being confident in the skin you are in. Additionally, you will notice less chafing and more comfort overall.

What Is Recovery Like?

Directly after surgery, we will place bandages over the incisions, and small drainage tubes will be temporarily placed beneath the skin to drain excess blood and fluid. Additionally, Dr. Price will also send you home with detailed instructions on medications, how to treat the incision sites, how to care for drainage tubes, how to reduce infection, and when to return to our office for your follow-up appointment.

Are you interested in learning more about a body lift? Schedule a consultation appointment at our office today and call: (203) 453-6635.

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3 Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

Tummy Tuck Guilford, CTWith bikini season quickly sneaking up on us, things are starting to get real. If you have loose skin around your abdomen that you just can’t seem to get to tighten up— no matter how many lotions and creams you try, then you may want to try a surgical procedure like a tummy tuck.

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Gary J. Price lifts and tightens the skin around the abdomen that has lost elasticity due to things either like extreme weight loss or pregnancy. As one of the most important parts of the process, a healthy recovery is critical to your surgical success. And although we will send you home with a detailed recovery pamphlet, let’s review three helpful tips.

Tip #1: Manage Your Expectations

One of the best things you can do when going into surgery and all the way through recover is to manage your expectations. Although you may want to get up and out of the house (or into a bikini) the first day following surgery, you should stay in bed and recover. If you have realistic expectations throughout the process, you will feel better about everything overall.

Tip #2: Rest Trumps Everything

The best thing you can do while you’re in recovery takes time out to rest. You should plan on taking about 1-2 weeks off of work to fully recover from surgery but during that time, make sure that you stay in bed and aren’t busy running errands or chasing kids around. Giving your body enough rest will help speed up your recovery and fight off infection.

Tip #3: Wear Your Compression Garment

If we send you home wearing a compression garment, don’t take it off as soon as you get home. Compression garments are designed to help ease swelling and make sure that your stitches stay in place. Make sure that you wear your compression garment for as long as Dr. Gary J. Price recommends.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time during your recovery process, don’t’ hesitate to give us a call. We are your number one resource throughout this entire process. Want to learn more about tummy tucks? Call us at (203) 453-6635 to schedule an appointment.

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3 Benefits of Getting Kybella

Double Chin Treatment Guilford, CTDouble chins can be caused by genetics, weight gain, and old age. If you have a double chin that is making your self-esteem plummet, then it may be time to consider getting a non-invasive procedure like Kybella done from our office.

Kybella is an injection that is made up of deoxycholic acid. Once it has been injected into the fat underneath the skin, Kybella works to break down and absorb the fat cells and prevent them from accumulating again— leaving you with only one chin.

If you still aren’t sure if Kybella is right for you, we’ve created an article listing three benefits of getting this non-invasive treatment done.

Benefit #1: A Slimmer Physique

If you have worked hard to have a slim figure, but you still have a double chin, Kybella can give you that added push to make you look slimmer all around. Plus, if you are a big selfie taker, you won’t have to worry about what angle you’re taking a picture at because all angles will look good!

Benefit #2: No Surgery

Although surgeries like facelifts and neck lifts can give patients great results, they do require a fairly extensive recovery time. With a non-invasive treatment like Kybella, you won’t have to worry about any recovery or downtime involved. In fact, because it takes less than 30 minutes on average, you can come into our office on your lunch break to get it done.

Benefit #3: Permanent Results

If a slimmer physique and no surgery aren’t enough of an incentive to make you want to get Kybella, then permanent results might be. Because Kybella works by destroying the fat cells under your chin, once they are eliminated, they won’t return.

Ready to take the step to learn more about Kybella? Schedule your consultation appointment at our Guilford office today at (203) 453-6635.

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Why You Should Put Your Waist Trainer in the Wastebasket

Body Procedures Guilford CTWith the whole minimalism trend circulating, it may have you assessing your belongings. And although there are some things that are worth holding onto like your wedding dress, old photographs, and some family heirlooms, there are other things that are worth throwing away— like that waist trainer. And even though celebrities from The Jersey Shore and other reality TV shows have raved about the great results they’ve received from their waist trainers, there are more things to be scared of than rejoiced when it comes to these bad boys.

They Don’t Work

First things first, if you think that by just wearing one of these modern-day corsets every day is going to give you slimmer waist, you’re going to be very disappointed. Not only don’t waist trainers work but they also can’t give you the hourglass shaped figure that they claim, unless you already have an hourglass figure. The best way to get a slimmer waist is with diet, exercise, and liposuction. Remember that your body needs to burn calories to lose weight, and wearing a waist trainer doesn’t burn calories.

They Restrict Oxygen Flow

If you have seen the first Pirates of the Caribbean, you remember the scene in which Elizabeth Swann falls off the wall because her corset is too tight. Although wearing a waist slimmer won’t necessarily land you a future with Orlando Bloom, they can restrict your oxygen flow which can cause a variety of issues including problems with your lymphatic system.

There are some things worth holding onto, and there are other things that are worth throwing away like clothes that are ripped, furniture that is broken, and your waist trainer. If you want real weight loss results, schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price at our New Haven office today (203) 453-6635.

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When to Consider Getting a Mini Facelift

Mini Facelift Guilford, CTWhen it comes to combating fine lines and wrinkles it can seem like you have two solutions: you can either go all in and get a surgical facelift, or you can do something temporary like getting facial fillers and Botox. However, Dr. Gary J. Price offers patients another option: a mini facelift or a celebrity facelift. So, what is this treatment and what are its benefits? Let’s take a closer look.

What’s a Mini Facelift?

Mini facelifts have gained popularity among our patients because they give them a more youthful complexion without the recovery time and process. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Gary J. Price will use a local anesthetic to numb the face. Once the face is numb, he will make a small incision at the hairline to help lift the skin into a more youthful position.

What Are Its Benefits?

There are several unique benefits of a mini facelift including that you won’t have to go under general anesthesia. Even though general anesthesia is effective in most surgical procedures, it can make a recovery longer and can even make some patients feel ill, but with a mini facelift, we get rid of the need for general anesthesia. Another unique benefit of this procedure is that there are no bandages necessary. With traditional facelifts, patients are typically sent home with their whole face bandaged up, but with this surgery, you won’t have to worry about resembling a mummy anytime soon.

If your fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of collagen in your skin have been getting you down, but you want more than Botox and less than a facelift, consider getting a mini facelift from our New Haven Office. Call (203) 453-6635 to schedule your consultation today!

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