Our Services / Wrinkle Treatments: Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®

Throughout our lifetime our faces create many expressions. As we age, the elasticity and collagen of our skin changes and these expression lines become etched into our skin and remain on our faces with or without expression. These lines are also referred to as ‘wrinkles’. The word wrinkle was once a dreaded word, but with the advent of neuromodulators (substance that relax muscles responsible for our expressions) we can diminish the appearance of wrinkles. In our society, the first product of its kind to come to market to control our wrinkles was Botox®. Botox® been joined by two other products whose mechanism of action is designed to do the same thing, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.

The most common place we see wrinkles are around the eyes, between our eyes, also known as our frown region, forehead lines, horizontal and diagonal lines along your nose, commonly referred to as ‘bunny lines’, fine lines around your lips (‘smokers lines’ or lines where lipstick bleeds into) and a marbled appearance some individuals experience to their chin. Neuromodulators can also reduce the appearance of a ‘gummy smile’ and can reduce a saddened expression at the corners of the mouth.

Neuromodulators (wrinkle relaxers) such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® play a strong role in a wide variety of uses over and above wrinkles. They can be used to provide a more open appearance to the eye, commonly referred to as a non-surgical brow lift. Neuromodulators can be used to treat excessive sweating in the underarm region. Others have a genetic predisposition to a strong jaw, with the appearance of an area of protrusion on either side of their jaw in a muscle known as the masseter, while others have large, overdeveloped calf muscles. Neuromodulators play a strong role in the treatment in all of these individual concerns.

Our aesthetic team, Dr. Colin Hong can help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, excessive sweating, and enlarged jaw and/or calf muscles alike.

Neuromodulator treatments are quick and painless, and do not require any downtime. The results take between 24 hours to 14 days to take full effect and last upwards of 4 months.

You can book a consultation with our team to discuss your areas of concern and together, you can develop a treatment plan.

You might consider a breast lift if you are interested in restoring a youthful contour to your breasts. While a breast lift can be performed at any age, it is recommended that this cosmetic surgery procedure be undertaken only when breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding can have a significant effect on the size and shape of your breasts.

If you have lost considerable volume in your breasts, you may also want to consider having saline or cohesive gel breast implants inserted either prior to or at the time of breast lift surgery.

Women considering having a breast lift or breast reduction before having children should discuss plans to breast-feed with the surgeon.

Call 416-222-6986 to book your complimentary consultation for neuromodulator treatment with us.

Botox not only helps with wrinkles, it actually makes you feel more relaxed as frowning causes tension.

Dr. Hong provides a number of surgical procedures for the face including facelift, facial injectables and eyelid surgery. He is also known for his skill and compassion as a talented rhinoplasty Toronto surgeon. Dr. Hong also grants the many requests of his patients by providing body and breast procedures. Among Dr. Hong`s regular body sculpting patients are those in search of tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation with breast implants in Toronto.

Saline-filled implants

Most women receive saline-filled implants which consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt. This type of implant is generally less expensive.

Cohesive silicone gel-filled implants

Recently, new cohesive silicone gel implants have become available to Canadian plastic surgery patients. Silicone gel implants tend to feel more like real breast tissue than saline implants and do not ripple or fold as much as saline implants. The current cohesive gel is less likely to seep, run or shift unlike the older type of liquid silicone implants. The silicone implants have two popular subtypes which are the “Round implants” & the “Tear Drop anatomical implants”.

Silicone Gel implants

With advancement in technology daily, new implants are been still invented under the silicone gel implants. Dr. Hong’s expertise in breast augmentation surgeries is remarkable from performing hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries with great artistic skills. His professional & passionate skills can help you achieve your prospective breast augmentation goals. You need a highly skilled and efficient plastic surgeon to give you your desired rejuvenated figure and Dr. Colin Hong is one of the top plastic surgeons in Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing your desired implant for surgery depends on quite a number of multiple factors which include your native breast dimension (height and width) , projection, rib cage width, body anatomy, volume, the thickness of tissue, how you want the breast to look like after surgery. The most effective way of choosing implant size is to try out sizers from your surgeon while wearing a tight body fit.

In cases of implant weights, the bigger the implants the more they will likely weigh. The size of 100 cc silicone implant generally weighs 0.23 lbs while that of the saline implant with size 100 cc weighs 0.21 lbs. Going bigger in size, a 300 cc silicone implant weighs 0.69 pounds and a pair weighs 1.38 pounds. 300 cc saline implants weigh 0.63 lb and a pair weighs 1.26 lbs. In this case, implants weigh almost the same as the exact amount that an actual breast tissue would weigh. 

In most cases, the weight varies slightly depending on the manufacturers. There might be a slight weight variation from different manufacturers.

Whether or not a person performs a breast augmentation, the genetic makeup of the individual has a major role to play in the contribution of breast sag. Factors such as weight (increasing or decreasing), gravity, age, skin elasticity & ethnicity have a lot to do when it comes to breast augmentation sagging. In this case, use a very good supportive bra that will help you to reduce the effect of sagging.

The lifespan of breast implant is not actually guaranteed as it is not predictable when the implant lifecycle will eventually end. In which case, no matter how your counseling process has been with your surgeon before the operation, always bear in mind that you cannot have a breast implant that will last a lifetime. 

There is no set expiry date attached to breast implants because there has not been a reason to get them replaced unless there is a possible rupture or have other problems. Most times implants exceed more than 12 years and even last up to 30 years in some cases.  

There are quite a number of new implants that have been introduced for breast augmentation and are known as “jelly bean”, “gummy bear”, or “highly cohesive gel” implants that are also available for breast augmentation and they have a firmer feeling, but there are no effective long term results to indicate that they are much better or tend to last longer than the saline or silicone implants.  

Breast augmentation is normally performed in our Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. It also has certification by the College of Physicians and Surgeon OHP program.

Since the surgery is under general anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure. 

The greatest period of discomfort for the patient is usually the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours after breast augmentation surgery. Afterward, pains will reduce and there will be no need for too much pain relievers as usual. We do a 24-hour recovery routine that most patients have a very little discomfort after 24 hours. In the case where breast implants are placed in the submuscular position, there will initially cause more discomfort than when it is placed in the subglandular pocket ( in front of the muscle).

In the case of breast augmentation, general anesthesia is commonly used. This will guarantee a painless procedure and also the surgeon can concentrate to deliver his best surgical result. 

You can see pre and post-operative result in our office.

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