You may be wondering if you should get cosmetic treatments or plastic surgery in the summer. There are 3 major aspects to consider with any cosmetic or surgical treatment performed during these hot and sunny Delaware months.
With most intense skin care and surgical treatments it’s important to stay out of the sun during the healing process, so it would be best to not have a beach vacation planned directly after surgery. Intense sunlight and heat can cause burning, excessive sun damage on newly exfoliated skin, or may exacerbate swelling at surgical sites.
On the plus side, you may have some extra vacation time to use for recovery where you can relax indoors, sip on a cool smoothie with your AC on blast and relax while binge watching Game of Thrones. To be honest, that sounds like an amazing vacation!
In addition, there are other treatments that require no downtime at all, like with injectables and non-invasive fat reduction. Feel free to get these types of cosmetic treatments any time of day, any time of year. These are the perfect treatments to get before that pool party or Delaware beach vacation!
Perfect Summer Cosmetic Treatments with No Downtime
BOTOX® is used in the treatment of frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eyes, and other facial wrinkles or creases.
BOTOX® treatment is a very quick procedure than can be completed in our office with you in-and-out in about an hour.
BOTOX® is a perfect treatment for the summer because there is no downtime, patients can resume all regular activities right away.
We have a wide range of fillers available at Danyo Plastic Surgery, including:
JUVÉDERM® is a very popular brand of filler. There are 3 variations of JUVÉDERM® available, depending on your needs. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel aids in adding volume to the cheek area to improve age-related volume loss.* JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel smoothes moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.* JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is for lip augmentation in adults over 21.
Summer is a great time to get fillers are as there isn’t any downtime or restriction regarding most activities. There may be minimal bruising, redness, or swelling, so it’s best to not partake in any extreme activities for a couple days.
Body Contouring with VANQUISH and Body Shaping, Skin Tightening & Facial Rejuvenation with EXILIS
VANQUISH body contouring is an FDA-approved non-contact, non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) device that delivers Selective RF™ energy in a controlled fashion to the deep tissue, assisting in the reduction of fat cells.* VANQUISH is placed over your abdomen and love handles, or your lower back and love handles, to panoramically target these areas of fat. The VANQUISH device never even touches your skin, but rather sits above it while delivering RF energy.
EXILIS is an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment that uses radio frequency energy to deliver controlled heat into the underlying fat layer of the skin. EXILIS can help shape & tighten the skin in your face, neck, and body.* EXILIS also provides additional anti-aging treatment such as wrinkle treatment through new collagen growth.* Popular treatment areas include the eye area, around the mouth, chin area, jaw line, décolleté, abdomen, back, arms, legs, knees and “cankles”.
VANQUISH and EXILIS treatments take approximately 30 minutes, and are usually found to be very relaxing. You can have a great conversation with Deb or Deana during your treatment, read a magazine or book, or just simply relax.
Following a VANQUISH or EXILIS appointment, there is absolutely no downtime. Patients are immediately able to return to work or to their daily activities following treatment. Exercise may also be resumed immediately without restriction. You may notice some mild redness or swelling in the treatment area that should resolve within a couple of hours. Staying well hydrated, healthy, and active following your treatment is important. This makes summer the perfect time to receive VANQUISH or EXILIS, as many of us are already focusing on living a healthy lifestyle. So feel free to go right ahead and take a brisk walk in Delaware’s Beaver Valley National Park, or head to Rehoboth Beach for that surf lesson!
Relax Indoors to Recover after these Summertime Surgeries
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast. During the procedure an implant is inserted through an incision made under the crease under the breast, around the areola, or through the armpit. The implant is then placed beneath the chest wall muscle. We take special care to assure that the incision scar will be as subtle and as unnoticeable as possible. Whether your goal is to improve developmentally misshapen breasts, to enlarge the breast size, to alter the appearance after pregnancy or age, or just to enhance one’s self appearance, we can assist you in obtaining the desired outcome.*
You will want to take it easy for the first few weeks post-op. Increasing physical activity (i.e. light weights, jogging, aerobics, etc.) can be readily performed 3-4 week after your surgery. I know you may want to get into your bikini as soon as possible but we do highly encourage using only a support bra for 14-21 days after your procedure.
Liposuction and SmartLipo
Liposuction removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of your body; for example, it can slim your hips and thighs, flatten your abdomen, reshape your waist, or reduce a double chin.* Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is pushed then pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out.
SmartLipo may be a better procedure for those that are not significantly overweight. This laser assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a one millimeter cannula (or small tube) inserted into the skin. The laser fiber inside the cannula delivers energy directly to fat cells using 2 different wavelengths, causing them to rupture and drain away as liquid. The dual wavelengths also allow for more effective tightening of your skin.*
Both Liposuction and SmartLipo causes a lot of swelling, and may cause drainage and bruising. Compression garments are worn around your treatment area during the initial healing period of up to 3 weeks, possibly more. Light, daily activity is encouraged but it should not be strenuous. It is important to be up and about to keep blood circulating, however you will want to take it easy, and avoid intense heat and sunlight.
Dr. Danyo’s In-Office Facelift
A facelift can dramatically reverse the effects of aging on particular areas of the face and neck.* The facelift operation is designed to tighten and reposition the sagging tissues of the cheeks, jaw line, jowls, and neck.*
Our in-patient facelift is performed in our Greenville, Delaware office under local anesthesia with light sedation. During your procedure you can have a great conversation with Dr. Danyo, watch TV, or simply relax.
After a facelift procedure you will have some swelling and bruising for several days to weeks after your surgery. You will have to take it easy and avoid intense heat and sunlight in order not to exacerbate swelling.
Today we are raising awareness for Breast Reconstruction!
1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime*. Some good news is that there are more than 2.8 billion cancer survivors in the United States*!
Surgery to treat breast cancer causes a significant alteration to a women’s breast(s) and can have a severe impact on quality of life.
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day advocates for the rights of patients to be made aware of their options at the time of breast cancer diagnosis, and to be provided access to a plastic surgeon to further discuss those options.
It’s important to know that health insurance plans that offer mastectomy coverage must also provide coverage for reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy.
If you would like a consultation for Breast Reconstruction please schedule an appointment with us – we would love to help you!
BTL Industries, the creators of the Vanquish device for fat reduction, has announced FDA approval of Vanquish for circumferential reduction of the abdomen area.
Vanquish is a gentle non-invasive fat reduction treatment that utilizes selective radio frequency (RF) energy to target the fat cells of the abdomen area. The fat cells are naturally reduced by the RF energy, while the skin and muscle is left un-touched.*
Vanquish has been clinically tested and scientifically proven to be a very safe and effective fat reduction treatment for the abdomen and love handles.* Vanquish has been found to decrease belly fat by two or more inches by treating up to 59% of the targeted fat cells.*
Vanquish set’s itself apart from other heating or cooling systems at med spas. With the industry’s largest spot size, the Vanquish body shaping system treats the entire abdomen in one application and does not touch the body at all during treatment. Vanquish has been found to treat more fat per session in comparison with other non-invasive fat reduction techniques, and is usually less costly.*
Patients will be comfortable throughout the entire Vanquish treatment and will only feel mild to moderate heat, but generally no pain at all. There’s no anesthesia, harsh side-effects, or downtime involved. This 30-minute body shaping treatment can be performed any time of day – during a lunch break or between running errands, after exercising or even right before an important event.
BTL’s Director of Clinical Development, Andrea Morrison, has said, “FDA clearance of BTL Vanquish marks a defining moment in our journey to provide physicians and their patients an elegant treatment option to target fat cells and bring about a reduction in the waist circumference.”* Andrea adds, “BTL is proud to offer patients a comfortable, affordable and noninvasive body shaping experience. This regulatory milestone underscores BTL’s commitment to deliver meaningful solutions to aesthetic patient care.”
Danyo Plastic Surgery recommends a series of at least 4 Vanquish fat reduction treatments, along with a healthy routine of exercise, plenty of water, and a nutritional diet incorporating whole foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Joseph Danyo, M.D. has had the honor of being named a Top Doctor in 2007, and 2011, 2012, and 2013 consecutively!
J. Joseph Danyo, M.D. is an experienced, board-certified cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgeon.He has been serving the community of Delaware for over 14 years, and is an extraordinary plastic surgeon dedicated to his patients and craft.Learn more about Dr. Danyo.