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TUMMY TUCK SURGERY October 30, 2014

Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery aimed at flattening the abdominal area by removing excess fat and skin. The procedure is usually recommended for those struggling with excess fat around the abdominal area and cannot enhance the look of the abdominal area through dieting and exercise.

There are basically two types of tummy tuck surgery namely the mini tummy tuck and the full tummy tuck.

A full tummy tuck is a procedure done on the whole abdominal area while a mini tummy tuck surgical procedure deals with the lower abdominal area. Tummy tuck surgeries are usually done under general anesthesia. Before undergoing any tummy tuck surgery, patients should be fully aware of the risks and possible complications involved.
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A tummy tuck surgery might go as far as creating a new belly button if necessary. The abdominal skin is pulled and adjusted and in some cases, some skin has to be removed to reduce or totally eliminate stretch marks. The surgeon makes an incision near the pelvic bone, and in the case of a full tummy tuck, an additional incision is made near the belly button. This is followed by the surgeon removing some fat and skin in order to flatten the tummy.

Depending on how complex the procedure its, a tummy tuck surgery is completed between 1 to 5 hours. The patient can either stay in a hospital for recovery or leave shortly after the surgery if no special caution or observation is needed. The patient should follow all care instructions after the surgery to avoid getting infected and complications.

A tummy tuck surgery patient is expected to fully recover from the procedure in about four week with the recovery dependent on the patient’s overall health and physical state, and of course, the extent of the surgery.

The result of a tummy tuck surgery for most patients is long lasting but patients should be wary of gaining weight or even losing weight as this can affect the results. Weight gain or loss can adversely affect the result of a tummy tuck surgery.

All things being equal, a tummy tuck surgery will help correct your body when other efforts fail you. Not everybody can however have a tummy tuck procedure done on them. People with the tendency of losing weight in the future and women that can become pregnant in the future are usually advised to stay of tummy tuck surgeries.

Tummy tuck not only helps to improve appearance, it also breathes some confidence into the successful patients. If all your efforts in getting a flatter stomach are yet to yield any reasonable result, you might want to try tummy tuck surgery.

For more information contact Dr M Kayser at Image By Design MD at http://www.imagebydesignmd.com

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TMJ TREATMENT October 24, 2014

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ as it is popularly known is a term generally used for jaw joint discomfort, pain, and inflammation. It can cause extreme pain to the affected patient and can go as far as disrupting the daily life of the patient in very extreme cases. An untreated case can result in immobility of the jaw which can disrupt eating, speaking and facial movements. The symptoms of TMJ are pretty obvious. Discomfort, pain, lack of mobility in the jaw, ear pain, headaches, and swelling of the side of the face are the some of the common symptoms of TMJ.

TMJ cuts across several different medical disciplines like oral care, neurology, and general medical care. As a result, it can be difficult to pin down a specific diagnosis and patients sometimes feel they are not getting the answer or the right TMJ treatment.

There are various causes of TMJ and determining the specific cause of a particular case by the doctor requires him to uncover what is really going on. The cause of TMJ ranges from teeth grinding to dental procedures and genetics.
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There are different treatments of TMJ and with the proper form of treatment; patients can get back to their normal daily life in no time. The form of treatment to be used depends on the cause of the TMJ. A serious case of TMJ resulting from a bad dental work or deterioration of the jaw bones can be treated with restorative surgery. This helps relieve the pain and correct the situation. For simple causes like teeth grinding, there are devices that will help stop the habit and restore the jaw joints to its healthy position. These devices are usually worn at night and can be very effective in treating TMJ.

The first point of call for the treatment of TMJ is pain management. This helps to reduce the extent of the pain and aids in increasing mobility while the search for the cause and treatment of the TMJ symptoms is on.

When treating TMJ on a long-term basis, the treatment of the cause with a pain management and mobility plan is employed. This might involve going under the surgical knives or other procedures depending on the results of the test done by the doctor and the dental care provider.

It is very important to notify your dentist immediately the symptoms are noticed. This helps hasten the recovery process and gets you back to your normal life very fast.

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Boulevard Family Dentistry
Greg Crawford DDS

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Candidate For A Tummy Tuck October 9, 2014

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A tummy tuck is a type of plastic surgery that removes extra skin and fat. It also helps restore separated or weakened muscles. A tummy tuck will leave the stomach smooth and firm. A flat, toned stomach is something that most people desire to have. However, surgery, weight fluctuations, aging and pregnancy can cause the abdomen to sag and protrude. Some people cannot achieve a flat stomach with diet and exercise. That is why they opt to get a tummy tuck.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is a healthy person who has realistic expectations. People who are interested in getting this procedure should also be a stable weight. Even though the results of a tummy tuck can be permanent, weight fluctuations can diminish the results of this procedure. That is why people who are planning to lose weight in the future should not get a tummy tuck. Women who are planning a future pregnancy should also not get a tummy tuck.

Furthermore, it is important to remember that a tummy tuck is not intended to replace an exercise and healthy eating program. A tummy tuck is not intended to treat stretch marks, but the stretch marks may be removed if they are located on the skin that is being excised.

Possible Risks And Complications

The vast majority of patients who undergo a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty do not have any complications. However, it does not come without risks. Some of the possible tummy tuck risks include fluid accumulation, poor wound healing, blood clots, skin loss, bleeding and infection. There is also the chance of having an allergic reaction to the anesthesia.

The risks of this tummy tuck surgery procedure will be discussed in great detail during a consultation. Surgeons have to determine whether the risks of this procedure will outweigh the possible risks.

Recovery Time

In most cases, tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia. This means that people will need to have someone to drive them home after their procedure has been completed. Several days of bed rest are typically required. The sutures will most likely be removed one or two weeks after the procedure during the follow-up visit. The purpose of the follow-up visit is to ensure that the patient is recovering properly.

It is normal to experience pain after the procedure, but it can be controlled with painkillers. The plastic surgeon may prescribe an antibiotic because this will help reduce the risk of infection. Swelling, which is one of the most common side effects of surgery, can last for three months to six months after surgery.

In order to ensure that the recovery process goes smoothly, patients need to make sure that they follow the instructions outlined by their physician. This includes things such as getting plenty of rest, following a healthy diet and gently massaging the abdominal area in order to increase blood circulation. Furthermore, some medications may need to be discontinued until after one has recovered.

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Going to the dentist October 8, 2014

I have to be honest. I havent gone to the dentist in awhile. But do I really need to? The last time I went which was about a year ago.. it was the first time in 8 years. Do I have nasty teeth? No.. I actually have never had a cavity in my life. I grew up in California where they include Flouride in the water and I have to think that helped.
Am I a fanatic about brushing and flossing? No I do it at night and in the morning and rarely do I floss. I just hate going to the dentist. I take care of my teeth and feel that I will go if something is wrong.. plus I dont have health insurance that covers dental.. I consider it a waste.
So I happen to be talking about this with my sister who is a dental hygienist and she said its just a good idea to go simply because if there is something major its best to catch it before it gets really bad.. did I agree with her.. kind of… seems like its just a way to get people in alot and charge and charge and charge..

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Anyways.. I should probably go see a dentist more often just to make sure I am considering >Patrick Fields DDS a dentist in Cabot AR. Seems like a nice guy not old.. and not old school where they want you to keep coming in. Ill give it a shot. If you are wondering how do you find the best dentist.. just go to the internet and look for a reputable site like ada.org -that will help.

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Tooth Whitening Services October 7, 2014

Tooth whitening according to Blue Stone Dental can be a very imperative especially if your teeth have seen better days. Rather than wait for a dentist to check your teeth out every once in a while, you should get in a routine to make things a lot easier and keep your teeth healthier.

It’s always great to create home remedies to help improve the quality of your teeth. A bit of peroxide definitely helps because it’s genuinely safe to use. If you want to do some simple tooth whitening, some good whitening strips are very effective. Check the instructions to see how long to keep them on and make sure they go well with your teeth. They have a bit of peroxide base that stay on your teeth so it helps the cleaning process last longer.
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Another thing you can do is drink less things can leave a stain in your teeth. Sugary fruit juices, dark tea, red wine, and coffee can leave permanent stains on your teeth. No matter what type of cleaning you use it seems as if it won’t totally come out.

You can also use baking soda and lemon juice to clean the teeth. Don’t overdo it because it can affect the enamel. I try to use it once a week for a bit. Adding a bit of fresh lemons squeezed with some baking soda and some water will help create a paste you can put on your teeth. It’s smart to rinse out after 2 minutes to prevent the acid from damaging the enamel. Use this method sparingly because it’s effective yet produces harsh effects.

Another great method to help your teeth is using coconut oil. While it won’t bleach your teeth like a peroxide or baking soda method, it does help relieve your teeth of plaque and helps kill bacteria. Additionally, you’ll find that the coconut oil helps keep your breath very fresh. It’s a great natural ointment to help the overall state of your teeth.

Use these home remedies to help with the overall state of your teeth, not just whitening. Use some tactics more frequently and others a bit more sparingly.

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- Blue Stone Dental

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Taking Care of Your Oral Health October 3, 2014

TAKING CARE OF YOUR TEETH

We all need to take care of our teeth according to Gary Alhedef DDS. I learned that the hard way, along time ago. Back then, I felt like I didn’t need to pay close attention to my teeth. If I brushed on a daily and used mouthwash, everything would be fine. I found out differently.

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

I went in and found out that I had a few cavities. This explained why my mouth became so sensitive. It was bleeding all the time. Well, not all the time, but a good portion of the time. I’m sure many of you can relate to the pain I felt.

I got the necessary treatment I need and learned a few things at the same time. I am passing this information on to you my dear readers.

1) Always brush twice a day. I don’t care if you are tired and cranky at night. Brush your teeth. You don’t realize how much dirt and foot particles can build up in the mouth. The particles like to lie between the teeth. You need to get at them.

2) Floss your mouth. Try to do this about once a day. I sometimes do it only once every other day. Try to avoid this. I am still learning on this one. Even if your mouth seems fine and not sensitive at all, still floss.

3) Use mouthwash after flossing. Use it once a day or every other day. Don’t over use it. I have done this before and it made the situation worse. Mouthwash is only there to clean the extra spaces that are left behind. It’s not meant to be a substitute for brushing or flossing.
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4) Most toothpaste already has the necessary ingredients, like fluoride, already in there. Don’t buy a toothpaste which has the extra fluoride listed. Fluoride is good, but too much is bad. Too much will ruin your teeth. Any dentist will tell you that.

5) If you can, try and visit a dentist regularly. The normal recommendation is every six months. If you can’t afford that, do it when you have the money.

6) Try to avoid the teeth whitening strips. Your teeth are supposed to have a very vague yellowish color to them. That’s normal. This really bright color is not.

These are just a few of my recommendations. I hope these suggestions helped some of you out.
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Before and After Rhinoplasty

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What do you think of this before and after photo of nose surgery??

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How Medical Cosmetology and Aesthetics Benefit United states. September 26, 2014

Visual appeals and clinical cosmetology give individuals the chance to be in control of their own physical body. If there is something about their vessel that they would change, these fields of medicine allow steps to be required to fulfill the goals of the specific patient. Not only do these advances assist change the external cosmetics of the patient; they can likewise assist to improve confidence and produce a greater self-image. This will benefit the client in virtually every area of his or her life, as self-confidence is a very appealing function for a person to have both personally and expertly. Having the ability to keep ourselves feeling fresh and young with non-invasive treatments carried out by licensed physicians of aesthetics is a remarkable innovation in the scientific world. This field is flourishing, with many individuals taking the fate of their appearance into their own hands. Though medical cosmetology and looks has been criticized time and once more for intervening on an asked for basis, rather than only for reconstructive needs; society has welcomed the ability to enhance the body and face they were already provided through tested and proven medical science.

Whenever a person undergoes a cosmetic treatment like rhinoplasty surgery – nose job according to John Bitner MD at and winds up feeling much better about him or herself due to the outcomes, that can be counted as one of numerous excellent advantages of medical cosmetology and aesthetics. With new medical advances made every day, it will be intriguing to see what the world of medical visual appeals has in shop for everyone next!

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Take care of those man boobs! September 16, 2014

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Jaw Surgery – The Solution for Many Facial Problems

Jaw abnormalities can cause long term oral health issues and difficulties associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Injury to the jaws or birth defects can also affect the alignment of the jaws.

More details here http://www.webmd.com/

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Hair Loss and Re-Growth September 5, 2014

Hair loss may strike at any age according to Bitner Facial Plastic Surgery. Men that have hair loss often experience a natural progression of hair loss over time. Women may have hair loss that is spotty in centralized areas of the scalp. People who have had plastic surgery such as a forehead lift or face lift may experience minimal hair loss at the incision locations. The condition may be signified by thinning hair or baldness.

Hair loss may occur from disease, pregnancy, trauma to the scalp, certain hair coloring products that cause scalp sensitivity and select medications. The majority of hair loss results because of hormones that affect hair follicles on the scalp. This condition is known as androgenetic alopecia. Hair loss may be treated through non-invasive and invasive remedies. Hair transplantation is popular among men, accounting for over 18,000 procedures in 2008 and in the top five plastic surgery procedures for men.

Continue reading here.. http://www.knowbreastaugmentation.com

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Liposuction August 22, 2014

Weight loss is a vital necessity for many patients who want to feel better about themselves. However, many times, weight loss through conventional means is either too time consuming or just not possible (particularly in morbid obesity cases). Liposuction is the go to procedure in such cases. This surgery has greatly evolved in comparison to what it used to be even 5 years ago. Laser assisted liposuction now helps in dissolving the fat layer before a small cannula is inserted under the skin to suck out the liquefied fat. This gives a much less traumatic post surgery experience to the patient. In addition, there are no scars or bruising as an after effect of the surgery.

It is important note that liposuction is not performed for the purpose of breast enhancement. The only proven method for substantially increasing breast size and reshaping breasts is breast augmentation.

For more information visit http://www.bewisebreastaugmentation.com/ – a site by Dr Smith.

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All About Teeth Whitening Options May 14, 2014

All About Teeth Whitening Options

Teeth whitening is very popular everybody is whitening their teeth. Whitening teeth is effective, and teeth whitening makes you smile a lot and it can raise your self esteem. When your teeth are white it can give you extra confidence. People take notice when you talk to them and your teeth are white.

Majority, of teeth whitening products have peroxide in them. The peroxide ingredient is actually, what make your teeth white and it depends on how much peroxide is in the product to make your teeth real white or something like that.
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When, you are deciding to whitening your teeth you should look at the facts first while at your dentist office to make sure you are making the best choice for your teeth. The dentist you go to have to be the one to okay you for teeth whitening. Once you are good to go there are a variety of teeth whitening options you can choose from. So, choose wisely so you can have whiter teeth.

The first option is in the dental office, of course this is the option most people make because when getting your teeth white at the dentist the results are visible right then and there. The bleaching ingredients at the dentist office is very strong white peroxide. The stronger the peroxide the whiter the teeth are. This is the best option to take especially if you want to see the results right then and there.

The next option, is teeth whitening trays and also gels. Teeth whitening trays and gels are good to use however, it will take longer to see the results. The results can take up to three days. The best teeth whitening kits should be purchased through your dentist because, the ingredients are much stronger than the whitening kits purchased from the store over the counter.

The next option is the teeth whitening strips. Teeth whitening strips are getting very popular. The results of using whitening strips may take a little longer and that depends on the ingredients as well. Teeth whitening strips would need some extra peroxide in them to get your teeth white.

The last option is teeth whitening tooth paste according to these dentists at haiglerdentalcare.com. Teeth whitening toothpaste will not work toothpaste only work on stains that are on your teeth. It is not recommended to use toothpaste to whiten your teeth. In conclusion, teeth whitening is a good thing to do because your teeth tells a lot about you. Plus teeth whitening can give you confidence and happiness.

For more details visit
www.dallascosmeticdental.com

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Breast Augmentation Before and After Photo March 18, 2014

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Photo provided by Derek Shadid MD

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Male breast reduction video by Dr Steven Teitelbaum March 12, 2014

 

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Post Major Weight Loss

A Body Lift is a surgery used to remove excess skin and fat from thighs and buttock area. This surgery is different for each patient and is often dependent on how your body heals. Below are some common questions that you will need the answers to after your surgery. Please review this material and feel free to ask about any further questions that you may have.

Body Lift is much safer if performed by someone who is Board Certified, who has completed standard full Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency Certification rather than Board Certification in another unrelated residency such as Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, or Gynecology. Unfortunately many of these surgeons claim to be plastic surgeons despite their limited training. Those who complete at least five years of training tailored for expertise in Plastic Surgery, rather than training in another area obtain the best training for Body Lift.

You need to schedule your surgery at a time that is convenient to take some time away from work or other duties. You will need to allow approximately one to two weeks away from work, as you will be sore and very tired after the surgery. You will gradually regain your strength and feel “normal” again in a month or two.

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Ever Heard of a Brazilian Butt Lift March 4, 2014

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Enlarge your buttocks using your own fat… are you a good candidate?

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What do You think? February 27, 2014

Do you like the results?

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Plastic surgery February 24, 2014

Never get plastic surgery because you feel that it will make you more attractive to someone you are interested in. While that may lead to them showing more an interest in you, the fact is that they like the image that they are seeing and not who you actually are as a person.
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When looking at any type of surgery, you should always be prepared for problems. This is even more true with plastic surgery, as you also have the chance of a botched job. This isn’t meant to scare you off, just as a reminder to have the number of a back-up surgeon on hand.

Almost all types of plastic surgery require some type of anesthesia. Remember, there is not one type of anesthesia that works in all cases, so be sure to talk to your doctor about the potential benefits and drawbacks of your various options. Many times, general anesthesia will be required for larger surgeries.

According to Michele Shermak MD cosmetic surgery does not always mean breast implants, or breast augmentation breast augmentation for rich women that have nothing better to do. Sometimes, confidence can be increased for people who have been in accidents, or have scars left over. Remember the tips in this article, so you can choose the right surgeon for you!

Dont forget about cosmetic dentistry to enhance your overall looks… there are lots of cosmetic dentistry procedures to consider. Porcelain veneers, dental veneers, teeth whitening and more. Consider contacting a dentist like Dr Brent Engelberg at GlamourSmiles located in Chicago Area or call 847-259-8030

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Breast Augmentation

Learn of what preparations you will need to take for surgery after-care. Certain cosmetic surgeries, such as breast augmentation, require you to take medications, or creams after you have the procedure. It is wise to learn about after-care before surgery. The last thing you want to have to do after the procedure, is run out to get the products.

Breast Implants

A complication from breast implants is that it might be more difficult to detect breast cancer. Regular visits to your doctor a must.

 

Cosmetic Surgery

Be aware that most insurance plans to do not cover cosmetic surgery. This means that you may have to pay for your procedure out of your own pocket, which could really add up. If cost is a problem for you, you may want to think of getting the procedure in another country where cosmetic surgery tends to be cheaper.

Be sure to ask whether your plastic surgeon is board certified. While the two sub-specialties both fall under the umbrella of plastic surgery. They can be very different in practice. If you are seeking cosmetic surgery, you want a surgeon familiar with cosmetic surgery in general, and the procedure you seek specifically. For more information contact Dr George Hricko.

When deciding about cosmetic surgery, whether that is a nose job, facelift or breast augmentation make sure you give yourself enough time to recover after the surgery. The body needs time to heal. You need to make sure you schedule time not only for the procedure, but time for your body to relax, and heal after the surgery is over.

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Helping Your Body: Is Cosmetic Surgery The Right Option? February 21, 2014

Everyone wants to look the very best they can. However, often many factors lead to a less than satisfied outlook towards your appearance. Fortunately, medical science has come up with a great many solutions that can be customized to your particular type of cosmetic improvement. The key is to not overdo it, stick with the procedures that are absolutely necessary to improve and add to your natural appearance. Here are some useful details on how to select the cosmetic surgery that best suits you purpose.
Contact Carmel Valley Plastic Surgery under the Dr Amir Karam

Ask your plastic surgeon how many times he, or she has performed the operation you are interested in. Practice makes perfect; you should go to a surgeon who is experienced, and can show you concrete results. A beginner might have better prices, but you should not take any risks. Go to an experienced surgeon.

Find out where the surgery will take place in advance. You can do some research about this location. Make sure your surgeon has selected a licensed, and accredited location. Check that his or her office has been inspected, and accredited. If your surgery will be done at the surgeon’s practice.

Prior to getting cosmetic surgery, be aware that there may be complications from the procedure. Your plastic surgeon will more than likely go over these potential complications with you..

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