Can You Fly After Having Injectables

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdiface, lips

injectables treatment

Hi there, Dr. Tansavatdi here. Today I’d like to answer a question that we have from our Frequently Asked Questions list that has been submitted to us before. One of those questions is whether you can fly right after you’ve had an injection of fillers. I will tell you that you shouldn’t fly right after you gotten injected at least the same day or within a few days. I’ve actually had two of my own patients who had filler injections in the lips and then they flew the same day. Afterwards they commented to me that while they were on the plane their lips swelled up and their lips were really huge. I will tell you that I do not recommend flying and having filler injections the same day are a no-no and should be avoided. I will explain to you in a little bit about why the swelling happens. When you’re inside the plane, the aircraft is actually pressurized at 8000 feet. At 8000 feet, you’re actually getting about 25 percent less oxygen than you normally get at sea level. As you rise every 8000 feet, the oxygen level goes down by 25 percent or so which is why … Read More

A Natural Youthful Look Using Your Own Fat

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdiface, lips, skin, Vlog

 Happy holidays. Let’s start off with that we all have to be very thankful for our lives, for our homes, for those who are protecting us, our fire fighters and policemen who are protecting our homes and us. There was a huge RSVP list and some people weren’t able to make it because of the fires So if you know any friends who wanted to come and they weren’t able to make it just let them know that what specials we have tonight we’re going to extend to next week until next Thursday so that people didn’t miss out. So without further ado I am going to go over the main talk tonight and that is about fat transfer. This is a procedure I’ve been doing for a while now. Actually this has been done for a long time but it’s actually been changing and the evolution of fat grafting has gotten better and better with time and that’s why I want to present it because it really truly is the best natural filler you can use. This is not to kind of point a thorn to some of our reps who are supporting us tonight on facial fillers … Read More

How To Slow The Aging Process

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdieyes, face, lips, nose, skin, Vlog

 Hi there, Dr. Tansavatdi here. I recorded actually two videos prior to this. I want to go back to this question that I get from a lot of my patients and that is, “what can I do about the aging process?” I had surgery, I’ve done the face lift. I look better now, but how can I prevent the aging signs from continuing? How do I stop the process or lengthen the process before I’m aging quickly here? So, I did talk about sleep and diet last time. I didn’t go into too much detail. Just kind of shallowly got into those two topics. I wanted to stress about sleep and recap that you want to have at least 7-8 hours a night and it sounds like everybody knows that. Everybody knows that to be true, you need to get more sleep. But that common knowledge isn’t common practice. I even have trouble in my own daily life to get that 7 hours of quality sleep per night. So there are resources that can help you. One thing that I didn’t mention in my last video is a book that I’ve been reading and have really gotten a lot … Read More

Combat Aging (Part 2)

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdieyes, face, lips, nose, skin, Vlog

 So in my last video I stopped at the part talking about the importance of health and how that affects your skin and I had talked about sleep because it gives you enough energy. It also fuels your brain to restore itself during your sleeping hours. Now I’m going to talk about a second part to health and that is related to diet. What foods you put in your body to fuel your body. We forget, actually, our Western diet has a lot of foods that create inflammation and the basis of inflammation is that it creates more damage to the DNA, damages the cells and that’s what’s going to create more aging processes to our skin. So, how do we prevent the aging process? I’m not trying to say this is the Fountain of Youth, but I’m trying to say what can you do to prevent the aging from accelerating and so one of the key factors is what foods you choose in your diet. The biggest one is that a lot of people use- they want to get a lot of protein. We’re high in protein right now. Everybody say “lots of protein, because you should be … Read More

Combat Aging (Part 1)

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdieyes, face, lips, nose, skin, Vlog

 Hi there, Dr. Tansavatdi here. We are approaching the end of 2017 so I wanted to find a topic that would kind of resonate with everybody and that is what have you accomplished in 2017. I know I’m very happy with what I have in my life. I made a lot of changes this year and hope you did too. From some of my patients 2017 was a great year, positive year. They focused on themselves. They made the changes that they needed to and that included getting surgery for themselves. So, into 2018 I have a lot of patients asking, “What can I do with the results that I’ve got from surgery? How can I extend those results and look my very best. So I’m gonna give you some of the tips that I do in my own life that I feel has given me an edge and made positive changes in my life this year. So the first thing I would say is really focusing on your health because health really translates to physical outside beauty and the improvement in your skin and a glow that you can carry throughout the rest of your life. So the … Read More

Lip Injections: 5 Things You Should Know

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdiface, lips

Lip Injections: 5 Things You Should Know

Although lip enhancement procedures can provide a more youthful smile, an unnatural injection can lead to the appearance of ‘duck’ lips. One thing you can do to avoid ‘duck’ lips is by choosing an experienced, board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi to perform your lip enhancement procedure. Dr. Tansavatdi uses her specialized experience working on the face and neck to help her patients attain the youthful lips they desire. FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers are effective at creating fuller looking lips. The hyaluronic acid fillers that Dr. Tansavatdi frequently uses to enhance the lips are Juvederm® and Restylane®. To ensure patients are comfortable during their lip injections, these fillers already contain numbing medication. Facial plastic surgeons can use fat injections as a means to create fuller looking lips; however, the results using this form of filler tend to disappear quickly Instead, Dr. Tansavatdi prefers to use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to create fuller, youthful looking lips. Contact Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi  1. Lip Injections Address the Lengthened and Sagging Upper Lip As we age, our upper lip gets longer and begins to sag. Unfortunately, injecting too much lip filler pulls the upper lip even further down hiding the upper … Read More

What to Expect After Lower Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdieyes, face, lips, nose, skin

What to Expect After Lower Eyelid Surgery

  More About Eyelid Surgery – Contact Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi  What to Expect After Lower Eyelid Surgery The results of lower eyelid surgery are rewarding, taking years of aging off the face. Despite knowing what surgery can do to rejuvenate the eyes, most people are often hesitant to pursue eyelid surgery. The reasons include a concern for changes in vision, change to your overall look, longer than expected recovery making it hard to hide from the public, and dealing with any unexpected consequences after surgery. One of the most common questions I receive in consultation about surgery is what changes to expect. So what can you expect after lower eyelid surgery? First, the healing process depends on the type of approach that is used. Inside Lower Eyelid Approach The inside lower eyelid approach (Trans-conjunctival Blepharoplasty) removes eye bags using an incision made through the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the pink moist layer inside the lower eyelid that is visible when you pull the eyelid down. Removing eye bags through the conjunctiva eliminates visible scarring on the outside of the eyelid. The incision is hidden and bruising and swelling is usually minimized compared to the outside technique. Outside Lower Eyelid Technique … Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Botox®!

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdieyes, face, lips, skin

Top 5 Benefits of Botox® - Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi

Botox® is a quick and easy solution to reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi uses Botox® injections as a means to relax facial muscles. Botox® is a great option for individuals who are looking for a facial rejuvenation procedure that does not require surgery. Dr. Tansavatdi provides Botox® injections for men and women in her Westlake Village office. These injections are designed to smooth the skin; thus, reducing the visibility of the wrinkles targeted. The wrinkles targeted are usually on the face or neck. Dr. Tansavatdi frequently uses Botox® injections to reduce the appearance of: The ‘furrows’ in between the eyebrows The ‘crow’s feet’ located on the outer corner of the eyes Unsightly neck bands The horizontal wrinkles along the forehead   Contact Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi   Top 5 Benefits of Botox®!   1. Decreasing the movement between the eyebrows to eliminate the constant ‘angry’ look The muscles between the eyebrows are responsible for creating the look of anger in that area. As time passes, some individuals develop permanent creases between their eyebrows. These creases make them look as if they are angry all the time. With Botox® injections, Dr. Tansavatdi can decrease movement between the … Read More

Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation: Alternatives to Surgery

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdieyes, face, lips, nose

  As plastic and reconstructive surgery becomes more common, patients are seeking different ways to rejuvenate their face with less invasive procedures. Not everyone is ready to commit to undergoing aggressive surgery in order to look younger or freshen up their appearance. Dealing with the discomfort and downtime from a surgical procedure such as a facelift or blepharoplasty can be intimidating, while non-surgical options can be performed with much less downtime and will cost less than surgery. In recent years, there have been many advances in facial rejuvenation. So what are some of the alternatives to getting surgery that can keep your face looking bright and fresh? Here are the most popular options I see in my practice:   Botox® and other dermal fillers: From recent statistics gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons**, Botox® was the top procedure performed in the last year. In 2012, over 6 million Botox® injections were reported, and that number is on the rise. Botox® and other dermal fillers are a great way to rejuvenate the face without the need for major surgery, and the recovery time for injectables is minimal compared to surgical options. The best part about Botox® and dermal fillers … Read More