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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5 Ways You Can Leave Aging In the Past

Anti Aging Treatment Guilford, CTThese days, the last thing anybody wants to look is there age. When you’re 15, you want to look 21. And when you’re 30, you want to look 20. If you have started to notice some signs of aging on your skin like sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of elasticity, then you may wondering how on earth you will combat them. Luckily, here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we have several ways that you can leave your signs of aging in the past. Let’s take a closer look at 5 of those non-invasive anti-aging treatments.

  1. Botox

One of the most popular non-invasive treatments that we offer patients here at our office is Botox Cosmetic. Botox Cosmetic is an injectable that’s used to temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles across the forehead and around the eyes; leaving you with a more youthful looking appearance.

  1. Fillers

Fillers are another injectable that are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily filling them in. Unlike Botox that’s used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, fillers are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and across the cheeks.

  1. Intense Pulsed Light

Intense pulse light or IPL is used to target the top few layers of the skin and encourage new cell growth. Typically, IPL is used to treat anti aging concerns like a change in texture and sun spots.

  1. Skin Care

Amongst getting skin care treatments done at our office, we also encourage patients to invest in our skin care products that are designed to help patients fight off signs of aging.

  1. Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation works in a similar way to IPL but it is a lot stronger and works to target deeper layers of the epidermis.Once those layers are targeted, laser skin rejuvenation works to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Depending on your skin and the results that you want, Dr. Price will help determine what anti-aging treatment is best for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us at our office and call us today at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Prepare for a Forehead Lift

Forehead Lift Guilford, CTIf you have noticed that you look sad and grumpy on the outside all of the time but you don’t feel that way on the inside, then it may be due to some sagging skin around your eyebrows. As you age, your skin starts to lose a lot of elasticity; especially around your eyes and forehead, which can make you look a lot more tired and less youthful. So, other than Botox, what are some other ways to help make you look more awake and alive? A forehead lift.

What Is a Forehead Lift?

Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we offer patients a variety of surgical procedures to help reverse signs of aging including a forehead lift. A forehead lift tightens the skin and soft tissues on the forehead to help counteract the effects of gravity and age; giving you a more youthful forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrow line.

How to Prepare for a Forehead Lift

Just like with any sort of surgery that Dr. Price performs, we will send you home with everything that you need to know about preparing for your surgery. However, just to reiterate, let’s take a closer look at how you can prepare for your big surgery day.

  • Stop smoking at least six weeks before your surgery because it can increase your risk of surgical complications.
  • Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, large doses of Vitamin C or Vitamin E, fish oil, and flaxseed oil. These types of medications can increase bleeding episodes during and after the procedure.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to the clinic on the day of the surgery and to drive you home afterward. Additionally, someone should be with you during the first night following your procedure.
  • Prepare for your recovery by getting ice packs or frozen peas ready in the freezer to reduce swelling after surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

Preparing for a forehead lift doesn’t have to be hard and complicated but it can make your entire experience a lot more enjoyable. To learn more about surgery, preparation, or recovery, schedule an appointment at our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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FAQs About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tuck Guilford CTIf you have loose, excess skin around your abdomen due either to extreme weight loss or pregnancy, then you may be the perfect candidate for a tummy tuck from Dr. Gary J. Price. By surgically repairing your abdominal muscles and removing excess skin from your abdomen and tightening it, a tummy tuck will give you a more taut stomach. If you have a lot of questions about this procedure, Dr. Gary J. Price is your guide, and he can answer all of your questions in your initial consultation. To hopefully help answer a few of the items on your list, this article will answer from frequently asked questions about tummy tuck surgery. Read on to learn more.

Will My Tummy Tuck Scar Be Noticeable?

One of Dr. Price’s goals when he performs a tummy tuck is to make the incisions low enough that you can cover it with a bikini or panties. Depending on how much excess skin that you have, Dr. Price will determine exactly how low he can make the incision while still giving you the best surgical results.

Will I Be Able to Get Pregnant After Abdominoplasty?

Yes, although we don’t encourage patients to get an abdominoplasty until they are done having children because pregnancy may affect your results. However, if you do decide to get pregnant later on or if you receive a nice surprise, then your tummy tuck shouldn’t have any sort of effect on your pregnancy.

How Long Do Tummy Tuck Results Last?

How long a tummy tuck lasts will be determined by the individual, their lifestyle, and their age. Because loose skin is a common part of the aging process, the more you age, the more likely you are to experience this.

Schedule a Consultation

If you feel like you want to learn more about tummy tuck surgery and whether or not it’s the right procedure for you, schedule your consultation at our Guildford office and call us today at (203) 453-6635.

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How Does Gynecomastia Affect Young and Middle-Aged Men?

Male Breast Reduction Guilford CTWomen want them and men dread getting them; if you are a male who has started to develop breast tissue, then you may suffer from a condition called gynecomastia. And although you may think that there is something wrong with you and that you are some kind of anomaly, it’s very common for men to experience at least some degree of breast enlargement. Common in both teenagers and adults, gynecomastia is treated in different ways depending on how old you are.

In Teens

According to statistics released by the National Institute of Health, about 50-60% of adolescent males suffer from gynecomastia which may come as a surprisingly high number to most people. In young men, gynecomastia is primarily caused by high levels of estrogen during puberty. Luckily, for most boys, their chest will flatten out around their 20’s, but if it doesn’t, then Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend surgery or other treatments.

In Adults

If you thought the statistics for young men with gynecomastia were high, then you may be more surprised. 65% of men between the ages 27-92 experience some form of gynecomastia during this time. There are a variety of factors aside from hormonal imbalances that can cause gynecomastia. These include steroid use, thyroid problems, pituitary gland cancer, alcohol abuse, or even marijuana use.

Gynecomastia Treatment

As previously mentioned, for most teenage boys, their gynecomastia will subside once they reach their 20’s. However, for those who can’t get rid of it on their own, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend the same surgery as he does for adults. During a male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Price will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breast area to help create a more masculine chest. And although the physical results after this type of surgery are incredible, the emotional results are equally as powerful.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia treatment and surgery, then schedule a consultation appointment at our Guildford office today and contact us at (203) 453-6635.

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Dreading that Time of the Month? How to Get Rid of Hormonal Acne

Skin Care Guilford, CTAs if menstrual cramps weren’t bad enough, getting hormonal acne on top of cramps is just plain cruel. If you suffer from hormonal acne and don’t even know where to begin to find some relief, Dr. Gary J. Price has a few helpful tips.

Start With Skin Care

If you haven’t already invested in some acne-fighting skin care, then that’s where you should start. Buy a face scrub, spot treatment, and cleanser that contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These two ingredients work to dry out your blemishes before they get worse. As a tip, start using these skin care products about a week before you know you’re going to start your period.

Get Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are another thing to get every month or so. Chemical peels work to get rid of acne-causing bacteria at the surface and help to prevent it from coming back. Speak with Dr. Price about what types of chemical peels you should get and how often you’ll need them.

Microdermabrasion

One of the worst parts about hormonal acne is the scars they leave each and every month. One method that Dr. Gary J. Price uses to get rid of acne scars is called the Parisian Peel Microdermabrasion which helps to get rid of a bunch of skin blemishes including acne scars.

If your hormonal acne is making you feel even more frustrated every month, let Dr. Gary J. Price help you find some relief. With a combination of skin care, chemical peels, and even microdermabrasion, he can help to stabilize the hormones in your skin.

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Ready to learn more about these skin treatments? Contact our office at (203) 453-6635.

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When Is a Neck Lift Necessary?

Neck Lift Guilford, CTOne of the last things you think about when you’re in your teens and early twenties is your skin because it’s usually more near perfect than you may realize (even if you do have a little acne.) However, as you age, fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of collagen may start to make you think twice. With facelifts, fillers, and Botox, most patients can get a drastically more youthful looking complexion in no time, but one area of the body that ages and is often neglected is the neck. Which leaves many people wondering, when is a neck lift necessary?

It’s Showing Signs Of Aging

All of those hours laying out at the pool or by the beach in your teens and twenties can certainly wreak havoc on your skin— even around your neck. If you have noticed that your neck has started to wrinkle or the skin on your neck has started to look loose, then it may be time to consider a neck lift.

Your Neck Should Match Your Face

Many people choose to get facial work done to achieve a more youthful appearance. However, if you’re neck looks aged, then you won’t look quite as young. And who wants that? To get your neck to match your face, a neck lift may be recommended.

You Have Recently Lost A Lot of Weight

Losing weight is a great feat that is definitely worth celebrating. However, extreme weight loss can also lead to things like excess skin— even around the neck. If you have some loose skin, a neck lift can help to give you a more youthful appearance.

Neck lifts aren’t for everyone, but sometimes we recommend them to patients who are showing signs of aging, whose skin on their neck doesn’t match their face, or who have recently lost a lot of weight. If you want to learn more about neck lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price at our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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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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