The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
Breast cancer is an illness that will affect up to 232,000 women in 2013. In some of these cases, mastectomy will be necessary to ensure that the cancer will not spread. Breast removal can be a traumatic surgery for many women, but advances in reconstructive surgery allow surgeons to restore their appearance and their self-image. Understanding Breast Reconstruction Breast reconstruction […]Continue Reading
More Men Seeking Plastic Surgery Procedures
Brotox. Chinplant. Executive surgery. The rapid rise in the number of men undergoing plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures has spawned its own verbal shorthand. No longer reserved for politicians and Hollywood actors, cosmetic surgery is going mainstream with American men. In 2011, the most recent year complete statistics are available, over 800,000 men underwent cosmetic procedures, either surgical or minimally […]Continue Reading
Give Yourself Time to Heal After Breast Implants
Breast augmentation surgery requires a certain period of healing and recovery to ensure that the incisions heal and allow swelling to dissipate. Breast implants placed under the breast generally heal faster than implants placed under the muscle. Breast implant surgery requires several weeks before healing is complete. Give yourself the full amount of time to heal, generally from 10 days […]Continue Reading
Keeping You and Your Skin Out of Harm’s Way
The Texas legislature recently clamped down on minors using tanning beds with a strict new law. The law, which took effect September 1, removed the exception for minors with parental consent to tan and now bans youths under 18 from using tanning beds altogether. Texas joins ten other states in prohibiting tanning bed use among minors; only 11 states have […]Continue Reading
What the Bags Under Your Eyes Say About You
As time passes, many people look in the mirror and notice that they have developed bags under their eyes that make them look tired and older. This loose skin under the eyes may be because of a genetic predisposition or it may be because of certain lifestyle habits. Unfortunately, these heavy pockets of skin often make others think you are […]Continue Reading
It Was National Self Improvement Month – Did You Give Yourself a Boost?
September was National Self Improvement Month. It was the perfect time to start making a new plan or to implement some of those ideas you’ve been considering to give yourself a boost. It was also a great time to revisit some of those New Year’s resolutions that might have dropped off the radar over the past few months. If you […]Continue Reading
Eliminating Wrinkles: Just a New Fad Away?
As the latest inspired fad in the fight against the effects of aging, the Face Slimmer Exercise Mouthpiece claims to help eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth. Similar to the wax lips that we all used to love chewing on as kids, the device is little more than a pair of rubber lips that is placed snugly […]Continue Reading
Why Mammograms Are Still Important After a Breast Augmentation
The month of October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote knowledge and information about breast cancer to the general public. It has helped many women to focus on breast health and the importance of getting scheduled mammograms. Women who have undergone a breast augmentation may wonder how their implants impact the risk of cancer and […]Continue Reading
Debunking the Misconceptions About Tummy Tucks
Abdominoplasty, commonly called a “tummy tuck,” is a procedure that has become popular for improving the appearance and shape of the body. Women who have gone through several pregnancies often choose a tummy tuck to restore their previous muscle tone in the abdominal area. Both men and women who have lost a considerable amount of weight may require a tummy […]Continue Reading
Could Laser Tattoo Removal Result in an Unwelcome Tumor?
Laser treatment is an effective option for the removal of tattoos. This technique offers removal of both black and colored inks over several treatment sessions with minimal scarring. However, a recent study has shown that laser tattoo removal may lead to skin cancer. According to the study published in JAMA Dermatology, a man received multiple laser therapy treatment sessions for […]Continue Reading