What if I Get a Cold Before My Plastic Surgery Procedure?
Many people opt to undergo plastic surgery during the winter and spring months, since this typically offers enough time to recover before the busy summer months arrive. Unfortunately, this is also the end of the cold and flu season, which can make patients nervous when they have surgery scheduled. The decision of whether or not your cosmetic surgery will need to be postponed due to sickness will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In general, if you have mild cold […]
Which Cosmetic Injectable Is Right for Me?
With a variety of injectable treatments available, it can get a little confusing trying to figure out the right one for your needs and goals. Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic can both provide rejuvenating benefits but they function very differently. For this reason, it is important to know what concerns you are trying to target to determine which injectable is best suited for your needs. If you want to focus on getting rid of forehead lines, wrinkles, frown lines, and […]
Leesburg Plastic Surgeon Details Pregnancy’s Long-Term Effects on the Body
Dr. Behzad Parva discusses how pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to lasting changes in the body, which can often be rejuvenated through cosmetic surgery. Leesburg, VA — Having children is an incredibly rewarding part of many women’s lives, and while certain body changes are to be expected, board-certified plastic surgeon Behzad Parva, MD reveals that certain ones may not revert to their pre-pregnancy form. The Leesburg plastic surgeon explains that a number of body areas may be affected by pregnancy, […]
What Causes a Double Chin?
Submental fat, often referred to as a “double chin,” is the excess fat that collects under the chin and along the neck. A double chin can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a person’s genetics, age, diet, and weight. Additionally, the skin in this area can lose elasticity as we age, which sometimes contributes to the appearance of a double chin. Although a person’s weight may affect how much stubborn fat accumulates in this area, it can […]
Are Uneven Breasts Normal?
Having breasts with slight discrepancies is perfectly normal. In fact, most women experience some degree of size or shape difference between their breasts, but it is often small enough to not be noticeable. Additionally, chest wall asymmetries can also impact breast shape and appearance. While some women may be born with uneven breasts, others can develop the cosmetic concern over time due to the natural aging process, pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as weight changes. When breast asymmetry is significant, […]