From boots to sandals and heavy wool layers to sundresses, the transition to spring has begun. As you are preparing for the sunnier weather, your skin care routine should change as well. Not to mention, your skin probably needs some extra care and attention to brush off the effects of the dry and cold winter we just had here in Calgary. Here are five tips to help you transition from winter so that your skin is radiating this spring and beyond.

When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery, each person is unique and with this highly personalized procedure, you want to make the right decisions about which procedure is right for you. For many, rhinoplasty is an excellent way of improving the look of their nose.

When you think of rhinoplasty surgery, chances are good that you associate it with the term “nose job” and its associated cosmetic improvements. However, the truth is that nose surgeons who perform rhinoplasty can improve far more than just the way your nose looks; an experienced and talented surgeon can also improve certain medical conditions, too.

Thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery and technology, you have many options available in the fight to maintain/regain your vibrant, youthful appearance. If you’ve been considering facial cosmetic surgery, you may be a candidate for facial fillers, which can help restore some of your youthfulness. Facial cosmetic surgeons use fillers like Restylane with a great deal of success. Chances are, you’ll enjoy the same outstanding results as others who’ve gone down this path.

You will notice subtle changes to your skin’s elasticity and firmness as you age. The effects can be seen and felt all over your body but, what most people notice is the areas other people can see on a daily basis. The deepening of the folds in your face, the loosening of the skin in your neck area - everyone of us faces aging head-on and many people will choose temporary, non-surgical methods to address these problem areas. The better long-term solution however, is facial cosmetic surgery. But how do you know when it's the right time for you?

Facing the real world will pose new challenges as you become comfortable with the change in appearance after you experience rhinoplasty surgery. Reactions from those around you might make you a little uncomfortable as you go through the healing process. Most comments will surely be positive, but it’s normal to feel a little self-conscious in the days and weeks that follow. The best way to handle the week following surgery can be as simple as is a dramatic change in appearance elsewhere – especially if you’re looking to distract people from an area you feel is easy to spot.

More than many cosmetic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty has an almost visceral, emotional reaction in post op. The effects are right there, literally in front of your face and the first week or so can be a bit troubling for those who undergo the procedure. If you know what to expect going in, the procedure and the week that follows will fly by. Read here what you can look forward to.

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" Dr. Zakhary was amazing and very up front about the procedure. She answered all my questions in detail. Dr.Zakhary never made me feel rushed, she always took her time to make me feel confident in the procedure and in her. "

— Mary B.