Do you find yourself searching for the answers to your questions about rhinoplasty or nose job surgeries? Find some of our FAQs and their answers below!
Can I get rhinoplasty if I have a cold?
You should not have a nose surgery if you have a cold or are feeling sick. Swelling of the nasal passages, an infection, or other common respiratory illnesses can cause complications with a rhinoplasty. It is better to postpone your rhinoplasty until you are feeling better.
Can I get rhinoplasty if I am pregnant?
No. You should not have a rhinoplasty or any other elective surgery while you are pregnant. To do so would put your unborn child at risk. If you are not sure or think you may be pregnant, please take a pregnancy test and postpone your surgery until you know you are not pregnant.
Will rhinoplasty fix my deviated septum?
A technique that we can perform at the same time as your rhinoplasty can straighten your deviated septum. This technique is called a septoplasty, which is commonly combined with a rhinoplasty to correct both the aesthetic and functional aspect of the nose at the same time. The combined procedure is known as a septorhinoplasty.
Will I be able to breathe better after rhinoplasty?
Yes, when combined with septoplasty. A rhinoplasty is generally the more aesthetic part of a nose surgery, while a septoplasty is the surgery that can help correct a deviated septum, which can cause breathing issues.
When can I wear glasses after rhinoplasty?
You should probably not wear glasses or sunglasses on your nose for a few weeks after your rhinoplasty, especially if you had fractures of the nasal bone. If you wear contacts, they can be worn instead of glasses for the first month after your rhinoplasty. If you wear glasses, but don’t wear contacts, you could wear a removable splint to spread out the weight of the glasses during that first month after your surgery.
Please click here to view before and after images of rhinoplasty procedures. For more information about rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Lalla today at (973) 324-9455.
First time dermal filler users are so different. Some people are easy-going and confident. They sit down and seem relaxed as we go about injecting their fillers. Other people are just the opposite! Some patients come in with a list of questions regarding every aspect of dermal fillers. We get a good refresh on everything we know about them! Regardless of which type you are, there are some things you should know about dermal fillers.
Two of the most popular fillers are Hyaluronic Acid and Calcium Hydroxylapatite.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite works under the skin by increasing collagen, which lifts and plumps the skin. Calcium Hydroxylapatite fillers are often used to increase volume in the cheeks, as it adds a lovely lift to the skin. This filler can last from one year to a year and a half.
Poly-L- lactic acid fillers also stimulate collagen production to help restore a plump, youthful look to your face. This filler requires time up-front, and many patients require three to four separate injections, around four weeks apart. Results can last more than two years, which makes it totally worth it
Hyaluronic acid fillers also can be used to add volume to cheeks, lips, and other parts of the face. They’re successfully used to help diminish smile lines and other wrinkles in the face, too. Many filler brands use Hyaluronic acid, and how long they last will depend on which you select and how your body reacts to them. Generally, you can expect your results to last from six months to two years.
How often will I need to come back?
In short, a few things will affect your fillers, like what kind you choose to get and where you have them injected. We can help you determine how often to come back for your appointments.
If you want to learn more about fillers and how they can help give you a more youthful appearance, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You could have a more youthful look with the help of fillers just in time for spring. Please click here to view before and after images of dermal fillers. For more information about dermal fillers contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
We don’t love trends when it comes to beauty. Don’t get us wrong. We love learning all about new technologies and techniques. But, we want our patients to feel and look their best, for them. We don’t see how it’s beneficial to have things done that hide your beauty, or that don’t suit you. Case in point: large eyebrows are having a moment. But, large, bushy eyebrows don’t suit everyone. Finding what works for you will make you feel more confident and more beautiful. That being said, there are some things that always are beautiful. Bright eyes and youthful, clear skin will always equal “beauty.” Keep reading to learn how to keep your skin looking beautiful and youthful.
Change Your Pillowcase
Though you may feel like your pillowcase is soft enough, chances are that it’s adding to more fine lines than you thought. When you sleep, your skin is pulled slightly on the fabric of your pillowcase. If you sleep on your stomach or your side, this can mean years of extra stress on your skin. Switch your cotton pillowcase for a silk one, that allows your skin to move across the pillow with less friction. Your hair will thank you, too!
Avoid the Sun
You don’t need to hide away in a cave for the rest of your life, but managing the time you spend in the sun can help your skin stay more beautiful. Wear a hat when you’re outside, and limit the time you spend outside during the hours between 11 AM and 3 PM. Wearing sunscreen can also help protect you from harmful UV rays.
Sometimes, your skin needs a little more help to show its full radiance. That’s why we recommend chemical peels whenever you feel your skin is feeling a little dull, dry, or even if you are looking to treat hyperpigmentation and fine lines. The right chemical peel will help reveal younger, smoother, more radiant-looking skin. We offer chemical peels of various depths, so you can target the concerns you have.
Please click here to view before and after images of chemical peels. For more information about chemical peels, contact Dr. Lalla today at (973) 324-9455.
Sometimes, we just want to forget all of the ways we hide our nose. We may hide our nose underneath a great makeup contour, or we may distract from it with eye-catching glasses. But, when it comes to something so permanent, we wish it would stay the way we see it in our mind. If you’re ready to adjust your nose into something that makes you less self-conscious, keep reading to learn about rhinoplasty.
Who is a good candidate?
The situations or conditions that may prevent you from having other surgeries are likely to keep you from getting a rhinoplasty procedure, too. If you happen to have a health condition that affects your immune system, or anesthesia gives you weird side effects, please bring it up in your consultation.
What is recovery like?
A rhinoplasty can be performed in a surgery that takes a few hours, and we follow up with you periodically to make sure you’re healing well after you have gone home to rest and heal. Around a week after your surgery, we may ask that you to come back in for a check up. This visit is designed to let us see how well you’re healing, as well as to help you progress with any tips and feedback we can provide. We will remove the cast and the packing from your nose around a week after your surgery, which will help you feel much more like yourself.
Often, people do like to take time off of work or school so they can rest and recuperate after their surgery: plan ahead for how you know your body heals. Your recovery time may vary, as it depends on what you’ve had done. More substantial surgeries will take longer to heal. You may take two weeks to recover from bruising and swelling enough to return to work. It all depends on what your concerns are, but we can give you a better estimate when you come into the office.
Please click here to view before and after images of rhinoplasty procedures. For more information about rhinoplasty contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
You may have heard about CoolSculpting and wondered if it was too good to be true when you heard the details. A treatment with no downtime? No surgery? And the results are incredible? It sounds like a dream come true.
Once we learned more about this treatment and how it worked, we were completely sold and wanted to offer it to all of our patients. Again, this amazing treatment can help remove stubborn pockets of fat with no downtime and no surgery. Keep reading to learn more about CoolSculpting and how it can help you.
What is CoolSculpting?
Coolsculpting is one of the most popular non-invasive fat-reduction procedures that has exploded across the globe. This treatment helps freeze away unwanted fat with no surgery and often no downtime at all. If you’re not a good candidate for Liposuction or other fat-reducing treatments, chances are that CoolSculpting is a great option for you!
How does it work?
The CoolSculpting treatment begins with a targeted cooling machine that focuses and cools the specific area where you want to lose fat. We control the cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin in the area you want. Want to lose that tummy? We can help. Treated fat cells are frozen through your skin, and then they die. Over time, your body processes the dead fat cells and eliminates them through your lymphatic system.
Can I multitask during treatment?
Yes! CoolSculpting requires no surgery or sedation. Our patients like to check their email, browse the web, or take a little nap during the half-hour long sessions.
How cool is CoolSculpting?
As the name suggests, the CoolSculpting procedure can feel a little cold. Need a blanket? Just ask! Controlled cooling is focused through an applicator to freeze the targeted fat. Though you may feel the cold initially, it usually subsides within 5 to 10 minutes as the area will numb. Because the applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging, and/or mild pinching at the beginning of your treatment. This usually goes away as the area numbs.
Please click here to view before and after images of the CoolSculpting procedure. For more information about CoolSculpting, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
Is anyone else’s calendar filled up for the rest of the year? November came out of nowhere, and we’re just trying to squeeze in all the events we can through the end of the year. We’re also getting ready: shopping for outfits, tracking down the perfect gifts, planning menus for dinner parties, and still fielding invites. For people who love to be busy, this is your time of year.
But for those of us who don’t love the hustle and bustle, how do you keep from being overwhelmed? Part of what keeps us sane is keeping ourselves feeling good. Whether that means a quick manicure, stopping for a warm cup of cocoa, or getting a treatment, we want to feel our best. And we want to feel our best when we run into friends and family this holiday season. Keep reading to learn about our favorite fillers and treatments that are quick and leave you with fantastic results.
Types of Fillers
Though Botox isn’t a filler, we love Botox and have to include it in this list. Botox is one of the most popular treatments across the US because it offers some of the best results with minimal downtime. If deep wrinkles and frown lines bother you, then Botox is a great option to consider.
This is a very popular filler because it leaves you with really natural-looking results. If you’re looking for a little more volume, it’s a great product. Additionally, if you’re looking to smooth out wrinkles, then Juvederm is a great filler.
Moreover, Juvederm is often used to plump lips, so this filler is a multi-tasker that leaves you with great results all around.
If you’re concerned about nasolabial folds (the lines that move from your nose to your mouth) then Restylane a great fit. This filler is a little more firm than Juvederm, so it may be better suited to harder areas of the face (like the chin or cheeks) for plumping.
Please click here to view before and after images of dermal fillers. For more information about fillers contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
There are certain times of the year where we just seem to see everyone we used to know. These times almost always correlate to wedding season and party season. Well, wedding season is winding down, but it seems that party season is already upon us. And it won’t let up until New Year’s Day wakes us up in yet another amazing year.
Though you may be tempted to hibernate on your couch and recover from another amazing summer, Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready? Even if you don’t have much time before your party, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for some of our favorite treatments to help you get ready with little or no downtime.
Fillers are truly amazing options when you don’t have a lot of time, but are looking for natural, gorgeous results. Whether you want a little stronger chin, fuller lips, or just the cheekbones of your youth, we can help in just one short appointment!
Dermal fillers are injected into the desired area, and can be used to help restore volume to many parts of the face. Fillers can even be used to help hide wrinkles!
Maybe you are looking to add a boost of radiance to your visage before a party. A chemical peel about a week or two before a party can truly help you have the best glow-up of all. Scrub away fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and other texture issues so you can feel your best when you’re reconnecting with all those pals of the past.
For those of us who have a few deeper-set wrinkles, nothing beats Botox. This powerful injectable is quick, effective, and gives amazing results. Erase wrinkles and restore a youthful, smoother appearance to your face. Just remember that the best results will take about a week to show, so think ahead and time your Botox just right before party season kicks off.
Are you ready for a quick treatment to boost your appearance before the party season kicks off? Call us today at (973) 324-9455 to schedule a consultation.
Even though back-to-school shopping started about a month ago, it’s now that the reality starts setting in. Swimming pools are closing and everyone is getting into work mode. Your skin is no different! When the dry fall air comes blowing in, our skin has to start working harder. You’ve probably noticed how your skin looks more flakey and red during winter, and you probably don’t love it either.
That’s why we’re here to help you banish the fall skin blues. Keep reading to learn about the three main things we do in the fall to maintain our beautiful, happy summer skin.
It’s not that our skin stops working, but summer is generally a happier time for our skin. There is usually more moisture in the air, which our skin loves. The drier fall months mean more dry, more flakey skin. Nobody wants to wake up with that!
Keep your skin happy by incorporating an extra scrub or exfoliating treatment into your routine, maybe just once or twice a week if you’re just getting started. These treatments will help your skin turn over, and help your oil production stay at a stable rate. Plus, exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells that prevent your moisturizer from penetrating down into your skin. Which brings us to…
Moisturizing is important to help your skin stay healthy and happy. When you’re younger, your skin is better at maintaining moisture levels, but as we get older our skin tends to get red and flakey in fall and winter. Adding some moisture back helps our skin cope with the new climate we suddenly find ourselves in. Swapping out your lightweight moisturizer for something more rich might be all you need.
We love fall because that’s when we really start treating ourselves. This is the best time of year for chemical peels to scrub away hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of premature aging. We’re in the sun less, so there’s less chance of UV damage (which is especially important immediately after a chemical peel). Get your skin ready for party season–which will be here before you know it–and opt for a chemical peel today.
Please click here to view before and after images of chemical peels. For more information, about chemical peels contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
We have to admit that we get a little excited when we see what’s new and trendy in the beauty world. But, that doesn’t mean that we recommend every treatment for every patient. Not every person will look good with the big, bold Instagram brows that are having a moment (though some people look amazing with them). Trends come and go, but we think it’s important to know which trends will work for you and which ones you should let pass you by.
When it comes to plastic surgery, trends can sometimes refer to new technologies, treatments, or even a new way of utilizing an older method. That’s what we’re looking at today: plastic surgery trends that affect our clients so we can be ready when you come looking for the best new treatments. Keep reading for some interesting highlights.
Boost of Beauty
More and more patients are opting for fillers, and we can’t say we’re surprised. Dermal fillers are getting better and more natural-looking, while many physicians are getting better at applying them in natural ways. We’re especially excited in the advancements of fillers, because the more options we have the better results we can give you! If you’re looking for a stronger chin or sharper cheekbones, a firmer filler will work best. Interested in a juicier pout? Softer fillers will help those lips look naturally luscious.
Fillers are also a great option for patients who aren’t sure they want something permanent yet. You can test drive that juicy pout and see if you like it before you fully commit.
We’ll keep saying it: Botox is amazing at preventing wrinkles. This use of Botox is becoming more and more commonplace, helping younger patients avoid the frustration of removing wrinkles by preventing them! Patients in their twenties are banishing crow’s feet and frown lines before they set up shop.
These young patients are also utilizing laser treatments to boost collagen production before it even starts to wane, keeping them looking youthful for a bit longer.
Are you interested in learning more about fillers or preventative treatments? Please click here to view before and after images of Botox treatments. For more information about Botox contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
We all know how the sun can prematurely age us, so we use sunscreen to protect our faces from UV rays every day. And when we notice age spots or wrinkles, we know what treatments will help us get that youthful look back. When it comes to our hands, we are far less concerned. But why? Our hands are almost constantly working, and they see the sun as much (if not more) than our faces. They truly can take a beating. Thankfully, there are ways we can help turn back the hands of time–on our own hands.
If you’re unhappy with the state of your hands, keep reading.
Fillers for the hands
Yes, you can use dermal fillers on the hands. This safe, effective treatment has been used on our faces for years, so it makes sense to put them to work on other parts of our bodies that need a little more volume.
Hand rejuvenation using autologous fat, collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid might all be considered by your physician, depending on the specific results you’re looking for.
How long will results last?
Many fillers can be administered in a short appointment, even as short as thirty minutes. Imagine leaving work for lunch and coming back with more youthful hands. There’s almost no downtime associated with fillers, so you can keep using your hands that same day. There may be some minimal massage required on your part for the first few days after your treatment, to smooth out the fillers and make sure they are settling in correctly. Your physician will advise you on the best methods to keep your results as long as possible. Keep in mind that hands move a lot, so results may not last as long as fillers administered in more stationary parts of the body.
Dermal fillers might be just the thing to help return a more youthful look to your hands. Please click here to view before and after images of dermal filler procedures. For more information about fat injection, Restylane, or Juvederm contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.