What Is Skin Resurfacing?
Hyperpigmentation and skin discolouration
Hyperpigmentation describes a condition where the skin becomes abnormally dark in one area and contrasts with the lightness of the surrounding, unaffected skin.
This discolouration can differ in size, ranging from tiny dot-like freckles, to large patches called melasma. Hyperpigmentation results from an over-production of melanin in the skin. Naturally, our skin cells or melanocytes produce melanin when absorbing ultraviolet rays from sun exposure. Melanin darkens the skin to help protect your body from the dangers of ultraviolet rays. Areas of the skin that have too many melanocytes or contain too much melanin will darken. Although this is harmless, many individuals can view hyperpigmentation as undesirable. Hyperpigmentation is especially common in people who have fair skin.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
In Toronto and Whitby, laser skin resurfacing works by gently removing single layers of skin cells with precision accuracy. This stimulates the production of new skin cells that provide the skin with a lighter, tighter and younger looking appearance.
At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we offer laser skin resurfacing, either separate or in conjunction with other cosmetic rejuvenation procedures. One laser treatment session can typically be completed within an hour.
First, we numb the target area with an anesthetic cream to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. Then, we deliver pulses of laser energy to the skin which penetrates the outer layers. The laser pulses remove damaged skin cells, stimulates the healing process and production of new skin cells.
How to prepare for laser resurfacing
To begin your self-improvement with Toronto laser skin resurfacing, start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy at our clinic. At this initial meeting, we can determine that you are a good candidate and laser skin resurfacing can help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Once you choose to undergo laser skin resurfacing, we will ask you to stop taking any medications or supplements, like aspirin or vitamin E, approximately ten days before your procedure. These medications and supplements can affect blood clotting. You will also need to stop smoking since chemicals in cigarettes can interfere with circulation and healing.
If you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters, we may prescribe an antibiotic medication or antiviral medication beforehand.
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Breast Augmentation Recovery
The recovery process following a breast augmentation surgery
After spending adequate time in our recovery room, you will be allowed to go home to begin your very simple recovery process.
General post-operative instructions focus on receiving plenty of rest with limited arm movement to help minimize discomfort. Patients are generally asked to avoid upper body exercise or activities that increase heart rate and blood pressure, for two to three weeks. Following your surgery, uncomfortable pressure, tightness and swelling in your chest tissue may occur. This is effectively treated with oral pain medication and typically subsides within one to two weeks. Some have reported a numbing sensation in their nipples, which is not uncommon and can last for one to two months post-op, however, this feeling does not persist for most patients. While complications during recovery for breast augmentation are rare, you can minimize risk by carefully following the post-operative care instructions provided by our plastic surgeons.
Although the results of your breast augmentation surgery are visible immediately after the procedure, it will be difficult for you to enjoy and appreciate your new body until you have fully recovered and the swelling has diminished. Therefore, patience is important and we promise that the final outcome will be well worth the wait.
Are you a candidate for a breast augmentation in Toronto and Whitby with Avenue Plastic Surgery?
The best candidate for a breast augmentation is someone who desires breasts with perkier volume and a larger size. Before surgery, breasts may be smaller than you wish, or asymmetrical. As a candidate, you may also have experienced decrease breast size due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
You should be in good health and considered to be fit. It is important that you do not have any medical problems that affect your ability to heal or tolerate anaesthetic well. We advise our surgical patients not to smoke or have a BMI over 35, as being close to your ideal weight before your breast augmentation procedure makes your surgery safer. These basic physical requirements ensure that your body can handle the stress of this elective surgery and that you will recover quickly afterwards. If you have medical questions, be sure to let your surgeon know and they will be happy to discuss with you.
Breast Augmentation is a popular way to give a boost to your post-baby body. If you have recently given birth, it is important to finish breastfeeding for at least a few months before your initial consultation, so that your breasts have stabilized in shape and size, and are no longer producing milk.
Considerations for breast augmentation surgery
As you plan for your breast augmentation procedure and select a breast implant size, consider your age, lifestyle, career, physique and body proportions in order to develop realistic expectations. Together, you and your enhancement team at Avenue Plastic Surgery will identify an implant size that best meets your goals while improving your body.
When choosing a breast augmentation in Toronto and Whitby with Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy, you can expect to:
- Feel and look more feminine
- Feel confident and fantastic in your body
- Turn heads and be admired for your body contours
- Replace the lost volume of your breasts from childbirth and breastfeeding
- Reduce embarrassment about breast sagginess or asymmetry
- Enjoy the freedom of wearing any clothing you like and looking amazing, without being constrained to a padded bra
When you are considering a breast augmentation in Toronto or Whitby, it is important that you be informed about the surgery details and have realistic expectations for what breast augmentation can accomplish. When you visit our clinic for your initial consultation, we will be happy to teach you more about today’s breast augmentation options and the advanced surgical techniques that make Avenue Plastic Surgery your best choice.
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