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We’ve invited 9 women who are ready to bare all and share their experiences at CosmetiCare with you. They’ll not only give you candid feedback about us, they’ll share their experiences with you including reviews of services, exclusive special offers, interviews with our doctors and specialists, and much more.

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Best Fillers For Face to Consider

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Why Skin Care is Important

Why Skin Care is Important

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5 Things You Need to Know About Hair Restoration at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

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Dr. Adair’s Hair Restoration Journey at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

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Real Housewife Alum Receives Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) with Dr. Niccole of CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

Real Housewife Alum Receives Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) with Dr. Niccole of CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

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Best Fillers For Face to Consider

Are you having a hard time looking and feeling like your most confident self? Have you recently noticed more scars and wrinkles in your complexion? Getting your skin back to a smooth, supple, and youthful appearance isn’t impossible, and it doesn’t always have to involve invasive plastic surgery. Welcome to the world of facial fillers!

Injectables are a popular and effective option to consider if you want to look young and feel your best again. In fact, according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, one million men and women get some type of injectable fillers on an annual basis. 

Are you thinking about trying fillers, but you’re not sure where to get started? Below, we’ve provided a brief history of facial fillers, followed by the benefits of injectables and a variety of the best facial fillers for face to consider.

The history of fillers

Did you know that facial filler was introduced in the late 1800s? It wasn’t long after the invention of the syringe that people were using chemical agents as a way to rejuvenate their complexion and improve facial volume, say researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The first type of injectable filler introduced to the public was paraffin. Still, it quickly came with complications involving migration, embolization, and granuloma formation. Fast forward to 1981 and bovine collagen became the first FDA-approved cosmetic injection. 

Today, you can find dozens of injectable fillers made of hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate that are safe, effective, and FDA-approved. 

The benefits of fillers

As we age, our skin does the same. While certain factors and poor habits can speed up the aging process — such as smoking, consuming too much alcohol, and spending time in the sun without skin protection — skin ages naturally on its own. 

According to Scientific American, you produce 1% less collagen in your skin every year after you turn 20. Loss of collagen makes the skin feel and appear more fragile over time. This, coupled with less elastin production and reduced oil gland function, leads to wrinkle formation and other signs of aging skin. 

However, fillers were made to combat this, helping you to achieve a smooth and youthful complexion as you age. Whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, encourage facial contour or perfect your jawline, an injectable treatment can help. Here are some of the many benefits of pursuing an injectable filler treatment:

  1. It’s not a one-size-fits-all treatment

Fillers were created to enhance your appearance and make you feel more comfortable within your own skin. Whether that means plumping your lips, restoring volume to your jawline, getting rid of vertical lip lines, or diminishing that one deep wrinkle in your face, fillers can assist. No matter what type of result you’re looking for, there’s a dermal filler treatment to give you that anticipated look.

  1. It’s a great way to boost collagen production

Dermal fillers can be your ticket to improved collagen and elastin production in your skin. Hyaluronic acid, the key ingredient to face fillers, is a naturally occurring substance that’s already found in your skin. When injected back into the skin, the result is a more plump and hydrated complexion.

  1. The results are almost immediate

Facial plastic surgery can come with a long healing time. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients who undergo rhinoplasty, or a nose job, may not see initial results until about a month after the procedure and may not see the final result until a year after surgery. With fillers, you can expect to see results within a week or two after getting them done. 

  1. It’s minimally invasive

You don’t need to undergo a serious procedure or go under the knife to get the effects of dermal fillers. Injections are nothing more than a needle. If you’re worried about the pain that’s associated with it, your physician can numb the injection site with a topical numbing cream for your comfort.

  1. Fillers are not permanent

One of the best benefits of fillers is that the treatment isn’t permanent. Suppose you’re unhappy with fillers or you change your mind about getting an enhancement. In that case, you can have the filler dissolved, or wait until their effects dissipate.

  1. You can combine a dermal injection treatment with other injectables

If you want to produce a natural, youthful look with various treatments, you can do this with facial filler. Many patients combine lip filler and other injectable dermal fillers with Botox to relax the facial muscles while adding more volume to the skin. It’s the ultimate facial rejuvenation option. 

Best fillers for face: Which to consider 

If you’re new to the world of facial fillers, you may find it difficult to navigate your options. There are so many treatment types available. All products on the market are designed with a specific texture and density to properly treat troubled areas and produce a flawless result. At CosmetiCare, we have a variety of different options to choose from. Ultimately, your provider will recommend the best option based on your wants and needs. Here are some of the types of filler you can expect to discuss during a consultation:

JUVEDERM®

Using unique technology and hyaluronic acid, JUVEDERM® flows seamlessly into the skin around the mouth and nose to add volume and hydration to the face. With results lasting up to one year, you can create facial contour and fill in wrinkles with ease. 

Bellafill®

Are you looking for a skin rejuvenation treatment to remove severe acne scars and correct nasolabial folds? Bellafill® is a dermal filler designed to support collagen growth for up to five years, helping to improve the texture and appearance of the skin for a more youthful glow. 

Radiesse®

A water-based gel made up of calcium-based microspheres, Radiesse® is used to plump wrinkles and folded areas of the skin, typically occurring on the face. 

Qwo®

This is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in adult women. This is perfect to consider if you can’t seem to shake the stubborn fat even after changing your diet and exercise habits.

Sculptra
This innovative face injectable helps to stimulate collagen production, restore volume and firmness in the face while also smoothing deep wrinkles. 

KYBELLA®

A synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, KYBELLA® works to break down and absorb fat, ultimately eliminating targeted fat cells. This product is most often used around the jawline to reduce the appearance of a double chin and enhance facial contour. 

Restylane®

A clear gel form of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® injections are designed to add volume to the skin and correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.

Are you interested in learning more about CosmetiCare procedures? Our team of experienced professionals will help you choose the best non-surgical treatment to improve your self-confidence and feel satisfied within your own skin again. Book your consultation today to get the process started on looking and feeling your best. 

 

 

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Why Skin Care is Important

Why is skin care important 

Skin care is essential for a healthy complexion throughout your life. Here’s why you should prioritize a skin care routine:

With age, we begin to learn just how critical it is to take care of our bodies. Following a regular exercise regimen is a practice that’s encouraged throughout life — and so is incorporating a well-balanced diet into your daily routine. Both healthy habits encourage healthy weight maintenance, stronger bones ,and muscles, and can even improve mood and mental wellness. But what about skin care?

Often overlooked — but just as crucial — is the act of skin care. Without a solid skin care routine in your life, you may find yourself dealing with adult acne, as well as harsh texture and tone in your complexion. By incorporating a morning and night skin care routine, you can combat skin issues that keep you from looking and feeling your most confident self.

In this article, we’ll dive into the importance of skin care, touching on the benefits of following a healthy skin care routine and laying out our picture-perfect example of what a good skin care regimen looks like.

The benefits of a top-notch skin care routine

A quality skin care regime can help you address all the issues related to your skin type. Whether you deal with dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, or a combination of multiple issues, taking care of your complexion based on your skin type can lead to the following benefits:

Address your personal skin concern

Whether you’re dealing with sun damage, clogged pores, uneven skin texture, skin irritation, skin discoloration, premature aging, acne-prone skin, or acne scarring, an optimal skin care routine can help you combat some of the issues you’ve been experiencing and can provide a safeguard against breakouts in the future. Of course, based on your skin type and the severity of your skin issues, you may need to see a dermatologist or care provider for further assistance, but implementing a skin care regimen is your best first step towards an improved complexion. 

Boost your confidence

When you look good, you feel good about yourself. Establishing — and maintaining — a solid skin care routine can make it easier for your skin to breathe, making it look and feel better than ever. 

Establish a healthy habit

As addressed earlier, taking care of your skin is just as important as prioritizing a workout routine and following a healthy diet. By incorporating another healthy habit into your lifestyle, like maintaining a skin care routine, you can build an all-around healthier lifestyle and feel better about your choices along the way. 

What does a good skin care routine look like?

Are you in need of a skin care routine revamp? Are you starting from scratch and have no idea what steps you need to follow when taking care of your complexion? Here’s an example of a standard skin care routine you can consider to reap anti-aging benefits: 

Wash with cleanser

Cleansing once in the morning and once at night daily is the best way to remove dead skin cells and dirt accumulated throughout the day and while you sleep. Choose a cleanser that will work for your complexion based on your skin type. 

Slough away dead skin cells with exfoliant

Exfoliating is an optimal option for deep cleaning the skin, working deep into your pores to remove dead skin cells that your cleanser may have missed. Exfoliating is a bit rougher on the skin, so incorporating this step into your regimen once a week can suffice. 

Don’t forget about eye cream

The skin around the eyes can be considered one of the most sensitive areas on the body, so it is a must to take care of it. Fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles tend to form around the eyes as we age. Eye cream can be used to rejuvenate the skin and produce a more youthful glow. You can apply your eye cream once in the morning and again at night for optimal results. 

Use moisturizer

Once you’ve treated your skin, you need to lock the moisture in place with a moisturizing cream. This step is essential for strengthening your skin barrier and ensures that your other products are locked in place. We recommend applying moisturizer with ceramides and hyaluronic acid after every face wash. 

Apply sunscreen regularly

Did you ever consider sunscreen to be one of the most essential and effective staples of your skin care products? Dr. Ashley Magovern, board-certified dermatologist and owner and founder of a Manhattan-based dermatologist office told Good Housekeeping magazine that without sunscreen in your skin care routine, the rest of the steps in your regimen become irrelevant.

“If you don’t wear sunscreen, it’s like you might as well not do any of those other steps,” shared Dr. Magovern. “The sun is the number one reason why people’s skin will age prematurely.” Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is recommended as the last step of your morning skin care routine. 

Visit a dermatologist for spot treatment, severe acne and any other major skin concern 

A regular skin care routine will improve the overall appearance of your skin over time. Still, you may need assistance from a professional to address major concerns. Meeting with a skin care professional can give you a better understanding of what type of attention your skin needs based on your skin type and ultimate complexion goals. 

Reasons to consider hyaluronic acid for skin care 

If you’re looking for assistance addressing fine lines and wrinkles in your complexion, but your current skin care routine isn’t getting the job done, hyaluronic acid may be worth your consideration.

CosmetiCare’s Amplify serum is a hyaluronic acid-boosting serum that is designed to provide moisture retention and repair the lipid barrier of the complexion, ultimately reducing the appearance of lines and other premature signs of aging in the face. With this protection, you can ensure your skin is protected and hydrated, which ultimately increases skin cell production leading to a smoother, plumper complexion. 

Purchase your bottle of Amplify today and reach out to us for more information and tips on skin care.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Hair Restoration at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

5 Things you Need to know about Hair Restoration 
 
Dr. Stefan Adair, CosmetiCare’s hair transplant specialist, weighs in on what you need to know about this popular procedure. 
 
1. How long does a hair procedure take?
2. When will you see results from a hair transplant, and how long will they last?
3. Does hair transplant procedure hurt?
4. How many procedures will I need?
5. How effective is hair restoration?
 
How long does a hair procedure take? 
 
Hair restoration procedures can take up to 8 hours, depending on how many graphs you are getting. We do not want this to be a quick procedure as it takes time to harvest each graft and ensure proper handlining for the best regrowth. To learn how many graphs you may need, see the below chart. 
Hair is a labor of love, and Dr. Adair is no stranger to this art form. He has performed over 3,000 successful hair cases and has even sat in the chair four times as a patient. Trust us – he gets it, and our team will ensure you are comfortable during your procedure. To learn more about his hair journey, click here. 
 
When will you see results from a hair transplant, and how long will the results last?
 
Patients will begin to see full results about 6-10 months post-op. By 10-12 months, you’ll see 90% of the new hair growth results. While this procedure does require patience on your end – the new hair will continue to grow for a lifetime and is yours to keep!
 
Does hair transplant procedure hurt? 
 
The hair transplant procedure is relatively easy for the patient. While you will be in the chair for 4-8 hours, we will ensure your comfort throughout the entire process. We will give you light sedation, so you are awake but relaxed, and the areas treated are numbed with a local anesthetic. As mentioned before, Dr. Adair has sat in your shoes and will ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. 
 
How many hair restoration procedures do I need?
 
Many patients are satisfied with one procedure. However, this will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Adair.
 
How effective is hair restoration?
 
Hair restoration is effective, and after performing 3,000 successful cases, it is a proper art form. 94% of patients who have undergone this procedure in the US would recommend it, according to RealSelf.com. Our physicians, including our Medical Director, Dr. Michael Niccole, have undergone this procedure with Dr. Adair and have been completely satisfied with their results.
 
About Dr. Adair
 
Orange County’s leading hair doctor was once a patient himself. Dr. Stefan Adair began thinning in his 20s and stated it was not until his once 3-year-old daughter made comments about his hairline that he finally decided to restore it. Recruited from Bosely’s top hair clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, CosmetiCare is proud to have Dr. Adair as our hair restoration expert in Newport Beach. If you are ready to take the plunge, call us today to set up your consultation.

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Dr. Adair’s Hair Restoration Journey at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

Dr. Stefan Adair is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon at CosmetiCare and our very own hair restoration guru in Newport Beach. Hair restoration or “hair grafting” is a cosmetic procedure performed at CosmetiCare that involves taking donor hairs from one area of the body and moving them to another place where you are experiencing hair loss. Hair loss is prevalent in both men and women and can be caused by both age and genetics. Hair restoration procedures are most performed on the scalp and the eyebrows. This procedure can help to restore what you’ve lost and bring back your confidence.

Since he is no exception to the rule of hair loss, Dr. Adair began experiencing thinning himself in his late 20s. As he continued to age, this was something that really began bothering him. He started doing research on the best possible solution, and that’s when he discovered hair restoration. Due to the positive nature of his results and how it wholly restored his self-esteem, Dr. Adair decided to get trained on this procedure himself and has now provided over 3,000 hair transformations to his patients.

I sat down with Dr. Adair as he walked me through his hair journey and how this procedure has genuinely changed his life. He is now able to say with confidence that his hair is nearly as full as it was before he started to thin out in his 20s!

Why did you decide on getting a hair restoration procedure?

Dr. Adair: When I was in my late 20s, the stress from medical school combined with my genetics was causing me to lose my hair. I noticed a receding hairline starting to form, and I had high corners. I started getting really frustrated and self-conscious and began looking into ways I could fix this. I tried using over-the-counter treatments like Rogaine, and I wasn’t noticing any significant changes happening. Also, as I had gotten older and the hair loss was worsening, my daughters started making comments about it and loved to pick on their dad for his balding head.

I started doing my research on a permanent solution, and that’s when I discovered hair restoration.

Once I had this procedure done myself, I realized how much truly goes into it that I didn’t necessarily appreciate beforehand. A few years later, I began studying and training on it to offer my own patients the same type of results.

How many hair restoration procedures have you had done?

Dr. Adair: I have had four hair restoration procedures, but I could get it done in two with today’s technology. The procedures used to be a lot smaller, and today I can harvest a lot more from a donor area than what could be done in the past. There was a fear of over-harvesting, but this is no longer the case with additional years of research and training.

Was the hair restoration procedure itself painful?

Dr. Adair: I believe that the discomfort of the treatment or healing process is no big deal compared to the results you get. It truly is the best thing that you can do to regrow your hair, and the discomfort only lasts a few days.

How long did it take for you to see the results from your hair restoration procedure?

Dr. Adair: I really started noticing new hair growth around four to six months, but I didn’t reach my full results until about a year. This is very typical for any patient undergoing a hair restoration procedure.

What was your healing process like from your hair restoration procedure?

Dr. Adair: I received more of the “old-school” hair restoration method with the FUT or “strip” method. This method is a little more painful, but you are on your way to new hair after a few days of discomfort. During my second procedure, the doctor switched to the FUE method because he ran out of strips to harvest. If you try to get too much donor hair using the strip method, the head gets too tight, which is very uncomfortable. FUE is also far easier from a recovery standpoint, but the strip method is for you if you need a large amount of hair.

During my healing process, I took my hair transplant timeline photos to truly see how my results were progressing throughout my journey. Seeing my real hair transplant photos made me very excited for what was to come from my results.

How do you feel after?

Dr. Adair: I like to think of this procedure as eating popcorn… once you eat a little, you will want more. I’ve had multiple procedures done for a reason… because the results and the effect it has on your life are just that good. After my hair restoration procedures, I feel inspired and confident. Another bonus is that I can also give personal insight to my patients that are looking to have this done themselves.

What would you tell somebody who is looking to get a hair restoration procedure done themselves?

Dr. Adair: I would tell them that although the results are fantastic, it is not instant gratification like other surgical procedures. The results themselves take around up to a year to see the full results from the procedure. Also, it is imperative to choose a surgeon with an artistic eye who is fully trained in hair restoration. Many people go to foreign countries to get this done because they are looking for a cheaper route. Suppose you get it done incorrectly in a foreign country. In that case, it is almost impossible to correct, and you risk infection, disease, and a bad result. You will end up paying multiples of what you would’ve spent by originally having it done in the United States, and it still won’t be as good as it could’ve been done in the first place.

How much can I expect my hair restoration procedure to cost at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach?

FUE hair transplant cost:

Small Area: Starting at $6,300

Medium Area: Starting at $10,850

Large Area: Starting at $16,750

Extra-Large Area: Starting at $20,600

FUT hair transplant cost:

Small Area: Starting at $5,900

Medium Area: Starting at $10,100

Large Area: Starting at $15,500

Extra-Large Area: Starting at $19,100

Eyebrow Restoration/ Small Area: Starting at $3,750

Eyebrow Restoration/ Large Area: Starting at $5,000

If you find yourself suffering from hair loss and are looking for a permanent solution, book your consultation with Dr. Adair at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach to learn more about how hair restoration could benefit you. We can’t wait for you to ditch your hats!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Because the health and safety of our patients are held at the highest level of importance, our Board-Certified plastic surgeons are giving you the best tips and tricks on breast cancer detection.

To further support, CosmetiCare has partnered with United Medical Imaging Healthcare (UMIH) to offer discounted rates from October through December on breast mammograms, MRIs, ultrasounds, and biopsies at all 26 of their convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

We encourage our patients to take advantage of these offers as early breast cancer detection can help to save your or a loved one’s life.

Self-Exams

Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform self-breast exams at least once a month. These exams allow you to get familiar with how your breasts look and feel to detect any abnormalities if you see or feel any changes.

You can give a self-breast exam in three different ways.

  1. In front of a mirror
  2. In the shower
  3. Lying down 

Begin by taking the tip pads of your three middle fingers and check the entire breast and armpit area by pressing down with light, medium, and firm pressure. You are checking to see if you notice any lumps, hardness, knots, or other abnormalities. Next, visually look for any changes in the color of the skin or nipples and for any dimpling, swelling, or puckering. It is also important to squeeze the nipple to check for any type of discharge.

If you discover any type of changes in abnormalities, call your doctor and schedule an appointment for further testing, such as a mammogram or MRI.

When to get a mammogram

Women 40 and older should begin receiving mammograms every one to two years unless you have a history of breast cancer in your family. Those with particular risk factors should ask a healthcare professional whether early mammograms are advisable and how often they should have one performed.

A mammogram is an x-ray that allows your doctor to examine your breast tissues for any suspicious areas. Suppose the mammogram comes back with abnormal results. In that case, your doctor will order additional tests such as an MRI, ultrasound, or breast biopsy.

There are different variations of a mammogram, including screening, diagnostic, and 3D used as a first and secondary exam and to screen for further indication.

Mammograms for women with breast implants

If you have breast implants, you should get regularly scheduled mammograms as recommended by your doctor. It is important to let your mammogram technician know that you have implants before your mammogram is performed, that way you will be able to know if that specific facility is familiar with performing mammograms in women with breast implants.

To help your doctor see as much breast tissue as possible, patients with breast implants will have four additional pictures taken (two per breast), in addition to the four standard pictures taken during a mammogram screening. These images, called “implant displacement (ID) views” are easier to take if the implants are located behind the muscle.

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What is an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging or “MRI” is performed to further detect breast cancer if your mammogram results have come back as suspicious. The images presented from an MRI allow medical professionals to distinguish normal vs. diseased breast tissues.

What is a breast ultrasound?

When an abnormality is detected in your breast through your self-exam, mammogram, or MRI, your doctor may wish to perform further testing with a breast ultrasound. This ultrasound is a scan that uses penetrating sound waves that a computer uses to detect what is going on inside the breast tissue. This allows your doctor to see more vividly if there are any masses in the tissue and, if so, what is inside the mass.

What is a breast biopsy?

A breast biopsy is a test that removes tissue or fluid from a suspicious area found with prior testing. The removed tissue or fluid is then examined under a microscope to check for the presence of breast cancer. A breast biopsy is the only procedure that can definitively determine whether the suspicious tissues are cancerous. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Tips:

To help your body fight the risk of breast cancer, there are many tips you can follow to keep your body healthy.

A nutritious, low-fat diet with plenty of fruits and greens can help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. High-fat diets can increase the risk considering fat triggers estrogen production that can encourage tumor growth.

Exercise boosts the immune system and helps to keep your body at a healthy weight. By exercising as little as three hours per week, women can lower their risk of developing breast cancer.

Smoking is a real risk for many cancers, including breast. If you are a smoker, there are many ways to help yourself quit, giving you increasingly higher advantages to living a healthier life.

Breast Cancer Awareness Facts:

Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women; however, men can still be diagnoses with breast cancer. Men are encouraged to follow the same rule of thumb as women with early detection such as self-exams and further testing if any abnormalities are detected.

There are more than 3-million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Early detection is vital, and it dramatically increases cancer survival rates.

Breast cancer cannot be detected, but there are things such as diet and exercise that can help to decrease your risk of developing cancer.

Mammograms are proven to reduce the rate of death from breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation:

There are many ways to donate or help fight to find a cure for breast cancer. The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides breast health education, early detection services, and a community to help women every step of the way through their breast cancer journey.

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Real Housewife Alum Receives Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) with Dr. Niccole of CosmetiCare in Newport Beach

Earlier this year, a personal favorite and longtime patient of CosmetiCare’s Jo De La Rosa decided to gift herself a birthday makeover including a rhinoplasty and fat transfer with Double Board-Certified plastic surgeon and ENT Dr. Michael Niccole.

I sat down with Jo and asked the Real Housewives alum the questions we were all dying to know about her procedure! Check out the video below for her full journey!

You’ve had a rhinoplasty in the past, why did you decide you wanted to do another?

Jo: I had my first rhinoplasty procedure done when I was 23, and I noticed that over the years from wearing sunglasses there was a little dip starting to form in the middle of my nose. I also noticed as I’ve aged, the shape of my nose has changed and it was beginning to bother me. Another reason I decided to do this for myself was that I had gone away from the entertainment industry for a while, but now that I’m back working in the industry, I’ve been seeing myself in photos and videos and those HD cameras can be really unflattering! I’ve also always wanted a nose transformation like Blake Lively (shoutout to Gossip Girl!) where her “After” results looked very feminine yet natural so I knew this was something I wanted to do for myself.

Why did you decide to add on fat transfer to your rhinoplasty procedure?

Jo: As I began to enter a new chapter in my life and had so much fun and exciting things going on career wise, I decided I wanted to give myself a birthday treat. With age, I noticed that the skin underneath my eyes was starting to appear darker and hollower. It is something that was really starting to stick out to me in all my photos and videos, especially in different beauty campaigns I was doing. I really was looking to have a facial refresh, and since I was going under the knife anyways for my rhinoplasty, I figured might as well take care of another area of my concern at the same time!

Why did you choose CosmetiCare to have your procedure? 

Jo: I have been a patient of CosmetiCare for years and I truly do not trust anybody more with my body and face than Dr. Niccole as well as his staff. Dr. Niccole did my first rhinoplasty over fifteen years ago, and I was so happy with my results that it was a no-brainer to have him perform this surgery as well. I remember my experience from my first surgery – how Dr. Niccole and his staff prepped me before surgery, calling me after to see how I was doing, and just all around helping to calm all my nerves. He’s incredibly talented at what he does and his staff is so full of knowledge that they really make you feel at ease during your surgical journey.

How did you feel leading up to surgery?

Jo: Before surgery, I felt nervous and anxious because I knew I was going to look very different after. I also knew that with any surgery there would be a recovery process and I would have a good amount of bruising and swelling but I was concerned about how much downtime I would need to take off from work. Dr. Niccole and his team were really great in talking me through everything to help calm my nerves and any other concerns I had so that definitely helped with my level of confidence throughout my surgical journey.

How did you feel the day of your surgery?

Jo: The morning of my surgery, I still felt super anxious and nervous, but I also was super excited! I definitely had nervous butterflies in my stomach but Dr. Niccole told me that was totally normal. Right before surgery, he went over everything we had discussed during my pre-op appointment just so I knew what to expect and to make sure we were all on the same page. Just him discussing my surgery with me made me feel so at ease and I was so excited to see what I would look like after.

How was your recovery from your rhinoplasty and fat transfer procedure?

Jo: My recovery was a little painful, but the medication that was prescribed to me truly helped a lot. All my aftercare instructions helped a lot and made me feel more comfortable. I did however have a little bit of a unexpected portion of my healing process due to my olive skin tone, and I experienced some hyperpigmentation issues. Being that CosmetiCare also has a fabulous Medical Spa, I worked with laser Nurse Tannaz who totally helped eliminate the hyperpigmentation issue. With a combination of v-beam treatments and bleaching pads, I was able to get my skin tone even again as I continued along with my recovery. CosmetiCare is truly an in house full rounded business, and if there are any type of issues, they will find a solution for you without you having to deal with going anywhere else. 

How do you feel after your surgery?

Jo: After surgery I feel GREAT! I am so much more confident and overall happier with my appearance. I love my new nose, and the volume restored underneath my under eyes allows me to look younger and brighter. As you get older, things start to get a bit looser, and it is totally ok to give yourself some love and take care of the things that are bothering you. Beauty should be celebrated, and you should do whatever makes yourself feel confident, fresh, and beautiful!

What would you tell somebody who is looking to have plastic surgery about CosmetiCare?

Jo: I would tell them to book a consultation so they can go through all their options and really get an idea of what they will look like after surgery. CosmetiCare offers a technology called New Look Now which actually allows you to try on your results before you even commit to a surgery! Aside from a consult, they should know how truly amazing Dr. Niccole and his staff are. I felt so comfortable during this process and that’s such an important thing you want from your plastic surgeon and his team when you’re going through a cosmetic change like this. If you are thinking about having plastic surgery, this is definitely the place you want to go to!

It has now been about six months since Jo’s procedures with us here at CosmetiCare and we are truly loving her results just as much as she does! To take a peek into her journey with Dr. Niccole, click the video below!

We truly believe that the nose is the centerpiece of the face, and that the slightest change can completely alter a patient’s life. As our gift to you, we are currently offering $1,000 off a rhinoplasty procedure. Come see us for a consultation and let’s get you started on the journey to looking and feel your best. Click here to learn more!

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