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By Admin . 27 Apr, 2017

People generally assume BOTOX® is one of a few facial rejuvenation injectable treatments, but there are a surprising number of facial rejuvenation injectables on the market – some of which only a few certified doctors and cosmologists are able to administer. The following are just some of the facial injectables and treatments that can treat a variety of facial issues through different, yet similar methods.

Types of Facial Rejuvenation Treatments

·         Belotero Balance® Belotero Balance injectable gel takes a more targeted approach compared with fillers that rebuild facial volume and structure, and specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles, such as vertical lip lines.

·         BOTOX Utilizing a purified protein known as Botulinum toxin type-A, BOTOX works to relax the underlying facial muscles, preventing the skin from being tugged, pulled and folded by repeated facial expressions. One 10-minute treatment can erase years of worry lines and facial wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.

·         Dysport – Similar to BOTOX, this injection is also comprised of the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. The tension caused by taut facial muscles is partially responsible for many lines and facial wrinkles. When these muscles relax, the wrinkles and lines fade and in some cases disappear.

·         Epionce® – Epionce fortifies your skin with an Epionce Renewal product, and you can further enhance your results with a complete regimen that includes cleanser treatments and protection products.

·         Juvéderm Voluma® Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable gel filler designed to restore volume to the cheeks. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in youthful skin and can help significantly improve various signs of aging in gaunt or hollow cheeks and light areas of sagging skin.

·         Latisse™ – A revolutionary new treatment that gradually and remarkably grows and enhances eyelashes. Latisse™ solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow full eyelashes, making them thicker, longer and darker.

·         Restylane – Restylane and the Restylane treatment family are designed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds with a mid-to-deep injection in facial tissue.

·         Xeomin® – A botulinum toxin-based injectable treatment that is designed to improve the appearance of the vertical frown lines that form between the brows. Xeomin uses the same active ingredient as BOTOX but without other ingredients that aren’t required to treat facial lines and wrinkles.

 

·         NeoCutis® – NeoCutis medical-grade skin care products are available only through select, certified physicians. NeoCutis is scientifically formulated using MPC™ (micro-protein complex) technology to address common skin concerns such as wrinkles, skin laxity and fine lines.

Receive Specialized Facial Treatments with Dr. Michael Workman, M.D.

At Vancouver & Portland Plastic Surgery you can receive a wide variety of facial treatments, including selective treatments like NeoCutis, administered by Dr. Michael Workman, M.D.

Dr. Workman has performed more than 4,000 breast augmentation surgeries as well as more than 1,500 body contouring procedures, and is devoted to offering comprehensive cosmetic services to achieve unparalleled results. Regardless of your aesthetic goals, American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Workman, M.D. and his staff have the wide variety of solutions to fix and address any issue.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a more youthful appearance.

By Admin . 04 Apr, 2017

Breast augmentation, also known as breast implant or enlargement surgery, is a common procedure many women receive to increase the size of one or both breasts to reshape or rejuvenate sagging breasts. The surgical process is fairly quick, but there are some things patients should know about the recovery process and how to take care of implants post op.

Common Breast Augmentation Questions

How long does breast augmentation recovery take?

·        Immediately after surgery the patient will be taken into a recovery area for monitoring, where breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings with an elastic bandage and fitted with a medically approved support bra to minimize impending swelling.

·        Once a medical professional has deemed a patient stable for discharge they will be released, generally within a few hours after surgery.

·        The physician will provide specific post-op instructions that must be closely followed. The plastic surgeon will also prescribe post-op medications as needed, including pain pills and/or antibiotics.

·        Activity must be kept to a minimum during the first several days, otherwise it’s possible to bleed into pockets surrounding the breast implants. Acute pain will generally subside within five days but soreness and swelling can continue for a few weeks.

 

·        Remember, no two people are the same, so recovery times for breast augmentations can vary person-to-person.

What are some post-surgical things to do to ensure the best results?

·        Keep activity to a minimum. Only perform essential activities as necessary and follow doctor’s orders when it comes to hygiene and replacing bandages. Normal activity may be resumed up to a week after, but rigorous exercise is still out of the question until breasts are fully healed or the plastic surgeon determines they’ve healed enough to endure heavy activity.

·        Monitor how the implants feel and look months and years after surgery. Implants are not impervious to age, and will need to be replaced someday. Schedule annual examinations with a physician to determine the health and condition of existing breast implants to ensure longevity.

Breast Augmentation Surgery with Dr. Michael Workman

Although it can be a fast procedure, breast augmentation surgery recovery can take time. Dr. Michael Workman’s breast augmentation expertise ensures you can recover quickly from your surgery without complications. Dr. Workman is an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and has performed more than 4,000 breast surgeries throughout his more than 20-year career.

Dr. Workman takes the time to personally consult all his patients regarding their augmentation surgery, listening to and thoroughly answering their questions to ensure a positive experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation surgery.

 

1 - https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation/results

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By Admin . 04 Apr, 2017

Being a mother couldn’t possibly be more fulfilling, but many moms suffer from weight gain and sagging skin brought on by childbirth. This drastic change in body shape can significantly affect your confidence and ability to feel sexy. If you are unhappy with your body shape, it’s time to take back your youthful body with a Mommy Makeover!

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a plastic surgery procedure in which the breasts and stomach are altered to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy shape. Most Mommy Makeovers include a tummy tuck and liposuction to remove excess fat and reshape sagging skin. Many patients also choose to restore their breasts with breast augmentation procedures because pregnancy and nursing can result in increased breast sagging.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate?

There are only two requirements to be a perfect candidate for a Mommy Makeover. You, first, must be a woman in excellent overall health with no recurring conditions that can be agitated by surgery or anesthesia. The second and most overlooked requirement to receive a Mommy Makeover is the completion of childbearing. If you are unsure if you’d like to have another child in the future, it is best to postpone receiving your Mommy Makeover until after you are positive you will not be having more children. Becoming pregnant following a Mommy Makeover can disrupt the shape created during surgery and undo your figure.

The Surgery

The first thing you’ll need to do to proceed with your Mommy Makeover is schedule a consultation with an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your body goals and how the surgeon can help you achieve them. Following the consultation, you’ll schedule your Mommy Makeover appointment in either one or two stages, depending on the extent of surgery required to achieve your goals.

On the day of your surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will proceed to make an incision from hip to hip and tighten the muscles and tissues beneath your navel with sutures. Before the incision is closed, liposuction will be performed to remove excess fat and create a flat and tight stomach.

The Recovery

Following surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be given time to awaken from anesthesia. Once you are coherent, you’ll be given plenty of care instructions by your surgeon before you’re allowed to go home to rest.

You may be asked to wear an abdominal binder to maintain your body’s new shape, and will be sore and tender for a few days following the surgery. Patients should avoid participating in any strenuous activity or lifting, including exercise. After a few weeks, you may be allowed to resume normal activity. Remember to follow-up with your surgeon in a couple weeks so they may check on your healing.

Recapture Your Youthful Figure

Having children isn’t the end of your slim, pre-pregnancy body! Discover what a Mommy Makeover from American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Workman, M.D. can do for you. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call 360-896-6000.

By Admin . 31 Jan, 2017

Getting rid of resilient pockets of fat can be difficult, even with the most diligent exercise regimens and diets. However, CoolSculpting has proven its efficacy when it comes to eliminating difficult pockets of fat, allowing for clothes to fit better and to make exercise regimens more effective. CoolSculpting is great for removing the excess fat that might spill over when buttoning pants or fastening a bra, but it’s important to note that CoolSculpting only works when applied correctly.

CoolSculpting’s Effectiveness

While CoolSculpting is an effective method to reduce fat, it’s not meant to be a weight loss solution. CoolSculpting is designed to make only minor improvements. Clients are assessed for their age, skin quality and how thick their skin is to determine if they’re qualified for the procedure and whether they will see positive results.1

CoolSculpting works best on fatty areas of the body; areas of the body with little or thin layers of fat shouldn’t receive CoolSculpting as it will have little effect on those areas, even after several rounds of the procedure. Skin that is too thick can prevent CoolSculpting paddles from accessing the layers of fat underneath, nullifying beneficial effects.

It often takes several rounds of CoolSculpting to achieve visible results, but experts state patients will experience up to a 25% reduction of fat in a treatment area. It’s important to note that the procedure is not designed to shed pounds. Even eliminating a significant number of fat cells adds up to very little when you step on the scale.

The results can be long-lasting but only if patients continue to take steps to control their weight going forward, such as controlling nutrition and maintaining a steady workout regimen. Results generally become visible after four weeks, and skin begins to shrink and smooth in the treated area approximately 12 weeks post-procedure. The procedure is non-invasive and safe but complications can occur such as numbed sensations.

Receive Outstanding Results with Dr. Michael Workman, M.D.’s CoolSculpting Treatment

Receiving guaranteed results depends on which medical professional you choose to perform your CoolSculpting treatment. Dr. Michael Workman, M.D. can provide you with the results you want with the care and attention to detail required in CoolSculpting treatments.

Dr. Workman will apply a controlled cooling wand to the area of fat you want to treat. Fat cells beneath the skin are essentially frozen to death without any harm to the surrounding skin, tissue or muscles. The treatment takes about an hour, allowing you to immediately return to your daily business once completed.

Dr. Workman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has performed surgeries in the Portland and Vancouver area since 1993. Dr. Workman performed more than 400 successful surgeries and non-invasive procedures for his patients last year, ranging from breast augmentations and tummy tucks to liposuction and CoolSculpting.

Contact Dr. Workman’s office today to find out if you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting and remove troublesome fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise once and for all.

1 - http://www.vogue.com/13431206/what-is-coolsculpting-weightloss-fat-freezing/

Dr Michael Workman, M.D. Blog | American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

By Admin . 27 Apr, 2017

People generally assume BOTOX® is one of a few facial rejuvenation injectable treatments, but there are a surprising number of facial rejuvenation injectables on the market – some of which only a few certified doctors and cosmologists are able to administer. The following are just some of the facial injectables and treatments that can treat a variety of facial issues through different, yet similar methods.

Types of Facial Rejuvenation Treatments

·         Belotero Balance® Belotero Balance injectable gel takes a more targeted approach compared with fillers that rebuild facial volume and structure, and specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles, such as vertical lip lines.

·         BOTOX Utilizing a purified protein known as Botulinum toxin type-A, BOTOX works to relax the underlying facial muscles, preventing the skin from being tugged, pulled and folded by repeated facial expressions. One 10-minute treatment can erase years of worry lines and facial wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.

·         Dysport – Similar to BOTOX, this injection is also comprised of the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. The tension caused by taut facial muscles is partially responsible for many lines and facial wrinkles. When these muscles relax, the wrinkles and lines fade and in some cases disappear.

·         Epionce® – Epionce fortifies your skin with an Epionce Renewal product, and you can further enhance your results with a complete regimen that includes cleanser treatments and protection products.

·         Juvéderm Voluma® Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable gel filler designed to restore volume to the cheeks. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in youthful skin and can help significantly improve various signs of aging in gaunt or hollow cheeks and light areas of sagging skin.

·         Latisse™ – A revolutionary new treatment that gradually and remarkably grows and enhances eyelashes. Latisse™ solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow full eyelashes, making them thicker, longer and darker.

·         Restylane – Restylane and the Restylane treatment family are designed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds with a mid-to-deep injection in facial tissue.

·         Xeomin® – A botulinum toxin-based injectable treatment that is designed to improve the appearance of the vertical frown lines that form between the brows. Xeomin uses the same active ingredient as BOTOX but without other ingredients that aren’t required to treat facial lines and wrinkles.

 

·         NeoCutis® – NeoCutis medical-grade skin care products are available only through select, certified physicians. NeoCutis is scientifically formulated using MPC™ (micro-protein complex) technology to address common skin concerns such as wrinkles, skin laxity and fine lines.

Receive Specialized Facial Treatments with Dr. Michael Workman, M.D.

At Vancouver & Portland Plastic Surgery you can receive a wide variety of facial treatments, including selective treatments like NeoCutis, administered by Dr. Michael Workman, M.D.

Dr. Workman has performed more than 4,000 breast augmentation surgeries as well as more than 1,500 body contouring procedures, and is devoted to offering comprehensive cosmetic services to achieve unparalleled results. Regardless of your aesthetic goals, American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Workman, M.D. and his staff have the wide variety of solutions to fix and address any issue.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a more youthful appearance.

By Admin . 04 Apr, 2017

Breast augmentation, also known as breast implant or enlargement surgery, is a common procedure many women receive to increase the size of one or both breasts to reshape or rejuvenate sagging breasts. The surgical process is fairly quick, but there are some things patients should know about the recovery process and how to take care of implants post op.

Common Breast Augmentation Questions

How long does breast augmentation recovery take?

·        Immediately after surgery the patient will be taken into a recovery area for monitoring, where breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings with an elastic bandage and fitted with a medically approved support bra to minimize impending swelling.

·        Once a medical professional has deemed a patient stable for discharge they will be released, generally within a few hours after surgery.

·        The physician will provide specific post-op instructions that must be closely followed. The plastic surgeon will also prescribe post-op medications as needed, including pain pills and/or antibiotics.

·        Activity must be kept to a minimum during the first several days, otherwise it’s possible to bleed into pockets surrounding the breast implants. Acute pain will generally subside within five days but soreness and swelling can continue for a few weeks.

 

·        Remember, no two people are the same, so recovery times for breast augmentations can vary person-to-person.

What are some post-surgical things to do to ensure the best results?

·        Keep activity to a minimum. Only perform essential activities as necessary and follow doctor’s orders when it comes to hygiene and replacing bandages. Normal activity may be resumed up to a week after, but rigorous exercise is still out of the question until breasts are fully healed or the plastic surgeon determines they’ve healed enough to endure heavy activity.

·        Monitor how the implants feel and look months and years after surgery. Implants are not impervious to age, and will need to be replaced someday. Schedule annual examinations with a physician to determine the health and condition of existing breast implants to ensure longevity.

Breast Augmentation Surgery with Dr. Michael Workman

Although it can be a fast procedure, breast augmentation surgery recovery can take time. Dr. Michael Workman’s breast augmentation expertise ensures you can recover quickly from your surgery without complications. Dr. Workman is an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and has performed more than 4,000 breast surgeries throughout his more than 20-year career.

Dr. Workman takes the time to personally consult all his patients regarding their augmentation surgery, listening to and thoroughly answering their questions to ensure a positive experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation surgery.

 

1 - https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation/results

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By Admin . 04 Apr, 2017

Being a mother couldn’t possibly be more fulfilling, but many moms suffer from weight gain and sagging skin brought on by childbirth. This drastic change in body shape can significantly affect your confidence and ability to feel sexy. If you are unhappy with your body shape, it’s time to take back your youthful body with a Mommy Makeover!

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a plastic surgery procedure in which the breasts and stomach are altered to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy shape. Most Mommy Makeovers include a tummy tuck and liposuction to remove excess fat and reshape sagging skin. Many patients also choose to restore their breasts with breast augmentation procedures because pregnancy and nursing can result in increased breast sagging.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate?

There are only two requirements to be a perfect candidate for a Mommy Makeover. You, first, must be a woman in excellent overall health with no recurring conditions that can be agitated by surgery or anesthesia. The second and most overlooked requirement to receive a Mommy Makeover is the completion of childbearing. If you are unsure if you’d like to have another child in the future, it is best to postpone receiving your Mommy Makeover until after you are positive you will not be having more children. Becoming pregnant following a Mommy Makeover can disrupt the shape created during surgery and undo your figure.

The Surgery

The first thing you’ll need to do to proceed with your Mommy Makeover is schedule a consultation with an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your body goals and how the surgeon can help you achieve them. Following the consultation, you’ll schedule your Mommy Makeover appointment in either one or two stages, depending on the extent of surgery required to achieve your goals.

On the day of your surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will proceed to make an incision from hip to hip and tighten the muscles and tissues beneath your navel with sutures. Before the incision is closed, liposuction will be performed to remove excess fat and create a flat and tight stomach.

The Recovery

Following surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be given time to awaken from anesthesia. Once you are coherent, you’ll be given plenty of care instructions by your surgeon before you’re allowed to go home to rest.

You may be asked to wear an abdominal binder to maintain your body’s new shape, and will be sore and tender for a few days following the surgery. Patients should avoid participating in any strenuous activity or lifting, including exercise. After a few weeks, you may be allowed to resume normal activity. Remember to follow-up with your surgeon in a couple weeks so they may check on your healing.

Recapture Your Youthful Figure

Having children isn’t the end of your slim, pre-pregnancy body! Discover what a Mommy Makeover from American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Workman, M.D. can do for you. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call 360-896-6000.

By Admin . 31 Jan, 2017

Getting rid of resilient pockets of fat can be difficult, even with the most diligent exercise regimens and diets. However, CoolSculpting has proven its efficacy when it comes to eliminating difficult pockets of fat, allowing for clothes to fit better and to make exercise regimens more effective. CoolSculpting is great for removing the excess fat that might spill over when buttoning pants or fastening a bra, but it’s important to note that CoolSculpting only works when applied correctly.

CoolSculpting’s Effectiveness

While CoolSculpting is an effective method to reduce fat, it’s not meant to be a weight loss solution. CoolSculpting is designed to make only minor improvements. Clients are assessed for their age, skin quality and how thick their skin is to determine if they’re qualified for the procedure and whether they will see positive results.1

CoolSculpting works best on fatty areas of the body; areas of the body with little or thin layers of fat shouldn’t receive CoolSculpting as it will have little effect on those areas, even after several rounds of the procedure. Skin that is too thick can prevent CoolSculpting paddles from accessing the layers of fat underneath, nullifying beneficial effects.

It often takes several rounds of CoolSculpting to achieve visible results, but experts state patients will experience up to a 25% reduction of fat in a treatment area. It’s important to note that the procedure is not designed to shed pounds. Even eliminating a significant number of fat cells adds up to very little when you step on the scale.

The results can be long-lasting but only if patients continue to take steps to control their weight going forward, such as controlling nutrition and maintaining a steady workout regimen. Results generally become visible after four weeks, and skin begins to shrink and smooth in the treated area approximately 12 weeks post-procedure. The procedure is non-invasive and safe but complications can occur such as numbed sensations.

Receive Outstanding Results with Dr. Michael Workman, M.D.’s CoolSculpting Treatment

Receiving guaranteed results depends on which medical professional you choose to perform your CoolSculpting treatment. Dr. Michael Workman, M.D. can provide you with the results you want with the care and attention to detail required in CoolSculpting treatments.

Dr. Workman will apply a controlled cooling wand to the area of fat you want to treat. Fat cells beneath the skin are essentially frozen to death without any harm to the surrounding skin, tissue or muscles. The treatment takes about an hour, allowing you to immediately return to your daily business once completed.

Dr. Workman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has performed surgeries in the Portland and Vancouver area since 1993. Dr. Workman performed more than 400 successful surgeries and non-invasive procedures for his patients last year, ranging from breast augmentations and tummy tucks to liposuction and CoolSculpting.

Contact Dr. Workman’s office today to find out if you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting and remove troublesome fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise once and for all.

1 - http://www.vogue.com/13431206/what-is-coolsculpting-weightloss-fat-freezing/

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