Wednesday, April 2, 2008

How To Have Bigger Breasts Without Surgery

Most women desire to have bigger breasts to improve their self esteem. While this is understandable it is important that vanity does not overshadow your overall health. There is no doubt that surgery works and will get you results now.

However you're smart enough to understand that you need to make decisions based on the big picture so that you can achieve the best results for you. Surgery is invasive and along with that it is also costly. This is an artificial means of improving your breast size.

Again I understand the motivation - as all of us as human beings desire to be attractive. We all like attention. When you put implants in your chest there are dangers. Implants can become very hard over time. That aside they can also rupture. You may also have scarring.

Over fifty percent of women who have had surgery have reported discontent with the overall results for one reason or another. Let's be honest though because as people we desire to achieve certain results and this is what's foremost in our minds.

We all know natural is better in every way. It is better for your overall health and is better to the touch. There is nothing better than saying these are real which kinda reminds me of a Seinfeld episode. However once again that is all very well but can I get results without going through surgery? A simple answer would be yes but of course that still does not help you.

On many of the health forums women are discussing this issue and many are reporting that they achieve positive results naturally. The key ingredient that they use is natural herbal supplements but they couple that with a diet rich in estrogen. They also exercise to improve their chest.

Some women do not engage in all of the above yet still report results but being honest I feel if you eat healthy and exercise and take natural supplements you will not only improve your breast size you will also feel better and look better. Your skin will improve also. However before you get any herbal supplements make sure you can call someone on the phone and tell them about your situation and ask how it can work for you. What exactly do you need to do in order to get results based on your specific lifestyle?

Question the ingredients and ask about clinical studies. Then see if you can get a guarantee so if it does not work you get refunded. All the while continue to exercise and trust me you will feel good from the inside out.

Remember also that natural supplements with a clinical background will help with the health of your breasts which will have benefits in the fight against breast cancer.

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Lap Band Surgery - Psychological Impact of Lap Band Surgery

Obesity is a real medical condition that affects about a third of the population of U.S. adults. Obesity is very serious; a chronic disease that may increase your risk of developing other serious conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.

Another impact obesity has on your life --an impact that is often overlooked-- is a psychological impact. People suffering from obesity often deal with social anxiety, feelings of helplessness, and even depression. For this reason many people are turning to weight loss surgery, or lap band surgery, for a solution. It helps obese persons to lose weight and regain their health quickly and with less physical effort than regular dieting.

While lap band surgery has a direct and dramatic effect on the body, the psychological effects of the surgery almost outnumber the physical ones. And while most of these effects are positive, some are not. So if you're planning to get it, you should be prepared to make more changes than you ever thought possible... both good and bad.

Positive Psychological Effects

The positive psychological effects of lap band surgery are pretty well defined. Getting the surgery is a great way to make you feel better about yourself and your weight. Even making the choice to have the surgery has a positive effect on your psyche-- those feelings of helplessness will be gone. Finally, there is something you can do to truly combat obesity.

In addition, you will also notice many positive changes in the way you look at yourself, your life, and those around you. When the surgery takes effect and the weight starts to come off, people will treat you differently. You'll also have more energy as the weight comes off, and will need to find positive, productive outlets for that energy.

Negative Psychological Effects

Not all of the effects of it are positive. In addition to the many physical changes you'll have to make after the surgery, you'll also notice some negative psychological effects as you try to deal with those changes. One major change will be the inability to eat as much as you want. And while this is a positive physical effect of the surgery, it may affect you mentally as well. One recent recipient of lap band surgery said:

"After the surgery it became apparent that food was my 'drug of choice.' It was suddenly gone, like going cold turkey. It took me about a month of depression (and complaining) to come to grips with the loss and take charge of my eating habits. Now I follow the doctor's recommendations for everything I eat, and take the time to enjoy the energy I have. But it was hard."

Another psychological impact of lap band surgery you'll notice is the effect of your increased energy. And while increased energy is, of course, a positive thing, chances are you won't be used to it. It may take time to learn to deal positively and productively with increased amounts of energy-- at first, it may feel like you're bouncing off the walls.

Truth is, nobody enjoys changing their habits. Too much change causes stress, anxiety, even depression. Even making positive changes can have a negative impact on the psyche at first. It's important to push through the hard moments and remember that every change you're making is for you-- and for the positive.

TLBC in Toronto offers a safe, simple, and sustainable solution to maintain your ideal weight. The lap band surgery is a lifelong solution for healthy weight loss.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I Hate My Dimply Thighs

College is definitely a time when "ignorance is bliss" as the saying goes. I remember how sweet it was to not really understand taxes, politics or graduated arms on mortgages.

You may not be able to get back that innocence, but you can definitely get back your hot legs.

I was an overweight kid that fluctuated in body weight through high school and college. By the time I had graduated from college I was over sixty pounds heavier than I was in high school. Even though I studied Physical Fitness, physiology, psychology and marketing in college as well as being heavy into sports training, dance and fitness, I was still overweight and I obviously was not doing what I was learning. I was the typical textbook trainer. I did what the textbook said and got lousy results.

I had cellulite on my butt, thighs, abs and on the back of my arms. When I got serious and started listening to other experts in the industry that were winning fitness shows, bodybuilding shows and dance competitions, I was able to lose the weight with a lifestyle of low carb eating, Vertical Training (long lean muscle training) and consistently following detoxification principles.

I am proud to say that I lost the sixty plus pounds and I am long time member of dimple free society! I am a walking breathing testimony that you can lose those lumps of fat that look dimply.

Yes, YOU can have smooth legs, sleek and sexy arms and flat abs.

I love attacking cellulite on bodies; it is one of my specialties. Not only have I been healed, cured and brought back from the big wide world of skirt swimsuits, I look fantastic in a thong! I went from shame to being on the top of my game.

It's so exciting that I can hardly sit here and write it all out for you.

In case you have been reading some of that trash media talk about there is no such thing as cellulite, here is some basic information about cellulite and some great tips to help you get started on your journey to smooth and sexy thighs.

What is Cellulite? And why is it so damn hard to lose!

Cellulite is found in both overweight and slim women but excess fat weight makes it worse. It is considered a normal occurrence resulting from uneven fatty deposits, mostly below the waistline. Cellulite is the accumulation of fat, fluid and toxins that develops under your skin (Yuck). Cellulite is mostly a woman's problem.

Men tend to have lower percentages of body fat than women, which is responsible for cellulite.

Most of the treatments advertised today that include pills, suction machines, creams and wrapping the skin are not really effective solutions to getting rid of cellulite.

Liposuction can surgically remove fat cells but it is not a permanent solution and requires repeating the treatment over and over again. Plus it is quite an expensive procedure for the average person. An average surgical and treatment plan can cost up to $10,000!

Nalatlia, permanent lifestyle changes using a fat blasting diet and cardio exercise along with targeted training are the best way to help reduce the fat cell size as well as detoxing your body will help get rid of the trapped fluids. Light resistance exercise with light weights, cardio and stretching, tightens and shapes your muscles and connective tissue healthy and increases blood circulation. A good anti-cellulite diet includes eating low fat, low-carb, high fiber foods especially fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Victoria's Anti-Cellulite Quick Tips - 30 days Quick Start

• Drink 2-4 quarts of water daily. Water flushes toxins out of the body and improves circulation.

• Eat fibrous fruits and vegetables to generate daily bowel movements.

*Don't smoke. Smoking causes poor blood circulation and contributes to premature aging and sagging of the skin.

• NO alcohol for the first thirty days.

*Limit Coffee to one cup per day.

*Stop eating sugar and sugary snacks. Instead reach for fresh fruit and raw veggies.

*Stop eating all fried foods and those high in saturated and hydrogenated fats.

*Avoid canned foods and other foods high in salt. Salt increases water retention and makes cellulite worse

*Drink herbal teas ( my Quick Start Cellulite CD'S will tell you the special ones)

*Limit soda to one diet soda per day. NO regular soda, sugar is too high

* Eat five small meals four to five times per day.

*1,000 milligrams daily of Vitamin C has been recommended by cellulite researchers. (OTHER WONDER HERBS ARE DISCUSSED ON THE CD)

• Maintain a normal, healthy body weight. Yo-yoing weight with diets make cellulite worse.

Natalia, unfortunately, cellulite is one of those things that we as women experience. You don't have to live with it. You have been granted the freedom to build your best body ever. You now have the tips you need to immediately begin your cellulite busting process and eliminate that ugly cellulite off your formerly tight thighs.

I know it works because I have used the process on hundreds of clients and myself. I am a walking witness that you can get a smooth dimple free fine behind. I only mentioned a few ideas just to get you started. There are way too many to list here, but I wanted to give you something to jump start your metabolic system.

I have put years of research into designing my workouts, my fat blasting Quick Start Energy Program that I love and my new Anti-Cellulite Classic Program is out on CD! It is one of the most real, hard-hitting, practical applications with comprehensive details programs ever created. It is totally amazing. I one actress that loved the results so much she gave me an exclusive Channel bag as a gift. I am so happy that she shared her success with me in the form of a tangible gift. And I am even more excited that she loves her new look.

If you are like me, you have to like the way you look or else you feel ineffective. You know what I mean right? I am not talking about that neurosis of anorexia, I mean the disappointment of not living up to my potential. We have a moral compass inside of us that tells us we deserve the best. Therefore, we should train hard to represent our best to the world. As women, we are hard wired to want to look great. That is our Gift from god. We are the beauty of the earth. Success at any level projects beauty!

You want to get up in the morning and go to your closet and pull out your favorite pair of tight pants and slide into them with ease and then just stand in the mirror and dance because you look and feel so good.

Go for it Natalia, start today to build the best body possible. You have to do something about it right now. You cannot put this off to a better time. There is no better time. There are so many weak and lazy people on the planet and you DO NOT want to be one of them. You cannot go out of this life early because of poor health and lack of discipline.

That is the only reason you can fail today is because of a low internal drive. I have put together books, DVD'S, audios and online books to help you! I have taken my pain and practice and put it into scientifically and artistically designed programs that are packed full of fun and results. I know what you need and I know what you feel, you can trust me. I have been there, done it and I have thrown away ALL the T-shirts and I am not buying into anyone else's limited S**t! I am giving you hard facts and real strategies that

Hundreds of thousands of people are using my programs and changing their bodies and their lives.

Okay, so your college days were fun. That was then, this is now. We have to move and live forward from today, this day, this time and this season in your life. I am telling you girlfriend, if you will invest in your self and build the body you love to wear around and admire in the mirror, YOUR best days are ahead!

I have given you some ideas on conquering your cellulite, now go to my newest Divine Prosperity Blog and find out how to reprogram your thinking so that you can design the greatest life possible.

Each of us inherited thoughts, ideas and limitations from others without being aware that they were influencing and limiting us. It is not their fault and we are not to look for blame. What we can do is learn how to live a fabulous life and enjoy the process. Abundance is our birthright and we have been granted access to the keys of living our dreams. Click in and find out how to use those keys to become powerful, healthy and wealthy.

A sick person who has money is not prosperous. A healthy person who is poor and cannot rest and help others is not prosperous. You deserve to be healthy, wealthy and free to live the life of your dreams. Let me help you learn how.

God Bless and make it the Best Week Ever!

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11 Abdominal Liposuction

Surgical beauty a boon or a curse?

People are generally confused and tensed when they hear about Abdominal Liposuction. There are many justifications about it like for example some people say that liposuction could give a flattened shape to your abdomen, face or neck. Yes this is true, liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that permanently removes the fat in a particular area and helps stimulate and tighten the skin thus giving it a more firm and toner appearance. Liposuction is also done on the face, arm, chin, breast and pubic areas, but the most common one as per statistics is the abdominal liposuction. This is really a boon to men and women who have crossed 40. People who cross 40 are most frustrated with their sagging abdomen and they find that exercises that concentrate on tummy are quite time consuming. Therefore most of the people prefer abdominal liposuction.

Pros of Abdominal liposuction
Liposuction is one of the most modern and safe cosmetic technique that helps patient look beautiful within two hours, Sounds interesting isn't it? The entire procedure takes two hours and the patients can resume their normal activities within 48 hours. This procedure is utilized by people whose abdomen begins to accumulate fat. Men usually have fats deposited in the abdomen thus leading to large belly and women call it love handles. Women usually experience this after their delivery. Liposuction is a very safe procedure and it helps people regain their confidence level. Today the job market relies on external presentation; therefore liposuction acts like a savior to those who lack natural beauty.

Research from Christopher Freville, a scientist at Detroit, shows that Liposuction also helps people prevent many health problems because researchers have proved that health problems are caused mainly due to fats deposited around the middle part of the body. By removal of fats, people will suffer less from heart problems due to cholesterol, diabetes, liver problems etc.

Cons of Abdominal Liposuction
As every good thing has side effects, liposuction also has its own disadvantage. If the abdominal liposuction is done to remove nominal fats then the patient can resume light desk jobs within 48 hours of the operation but if the fat amount is quite high then the patient might have to stay in the hospital overnight for supervision.

Risk factor comes only when large amount of fats are removed by abdominal liposuction. Fats in the body is removed by the doctor using stainless steel cannula, so when the amount of fat is less, the action is done with high precision but when the amount of fat is more the doctor tends to use big cannula so that he can suck the fats in larger quantity. This kind of action can sometimes puncture the nearby organs. Due to this the procedure can be sometimes fatal. Therefore to avoid such risks the patient should go in for small sittings and remove small amount of fats instead of opting for one shot. Hence to avoid risks, understand the procedure well and go through the record of the doctor. Always find a doctor that specializes in abdominal liposculpture.

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Limitations of Teeth Whitening

There are a few side effects and limitations of tooth whitening. They are detailed below.

Tooth and Gum Sensitivity
When you begin the teeth whitening process you may experience some tooth and gum sensitivity, especially to hot and cold foods.
You may get white patches on the gums. These problems will go away after a few days. Or you may try a toothpaste recommended for sensitive gums and teeth.
You may experience gum irritation from ill-fitting mouth trays. You can either wear the tray for shorter periods or have a short break in treatment until the discomfort wears off.

Fillings, Crowns, and Veneers
These will not respond to teeth whitening treatment. If you want to go ahead with the treatment then you will have to have the crowns, veneers and composite fillings replaced, otherwise you will finish up with teeth of different colours.

Gum Disease, Cavities, or Worn Tooth Enamel.
If you have any of the above, teeth whitening bleach may not be effective.

Tetracycline Staining
Do not expect a dramatic improvement in the whiteness of your teeth after initial treatments if your teeth are heavily stained by medication. The improvements will take time and need more prolonged treatment.

Age & Tooth Whitening
The processes are not recommended for anyone under the age of sixteen on medical grounds.

Pregnancy & Teeth Whitening
Treatment is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding mothers. Ingesting even very small amounts of the product can be harmful to a foetus.

Allergies & Teeth Whitening
Obviously, anyone allergic to peroxide or any of the ingredients, should not use a teeth whitening product.

Results
Results vary according to the individual's age, genetic make up, teeth condition and the whitening product chosen.
Don't expect miracles but there will be noticeable improvements over time.
The results from one course of treatment will not last forever. Repeat treatment will maintain and generally enhance the improvements.

Results do show that teeth whitening is an affordable and effective way of getting back that winning smile.

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Can Teenagers Have Cosmetic Surgery - Teen Plastic Surgery

If asking whether a teen can have plastic surgery, the answer is obviously yes. But in truth the answer should more or less be dependant upon the circumstances involved. There are many things that can happen in youth that may cause life altering scars or deformations. If a teenager is forced to go through the teen years without remedying these deformations, then they may have issues with their self esteem and emotional well being. In cases like this it would be imperative to have a plastic surgery procedure done, but in these cases it would more or less be considered a reconstructive surgery.

However, more and more teens today want the look of a movie star or music artist. They want that perfect body that they see in the magazines and on their television sets. Chances are that if a teenager decides that they want a procedure done it is because of this. It is for this reason that the problem lies. To use the concept of having a body like an idol is in truth a sign that their mind has not truly matured sufficiently to make the decision. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a plastic surgeon should say no to the operation for this reason alone. The sad truth is that many surgeons will not say no if the cash is on the table.

Of course teenagers can have plastic surgery, only if they can understand the effect that the surgery may cause. The only safe assumption is from the FDA who has officially stated that no person under the age of 18 can undergo a breast augmentation. Other than this small piece of legislature, the government has made not attempt to interfere with teenagers being able to have a procedure done.

It is always better to be safe rather than sorry. For most teenagers, development is still underway, and any plastic surgery can actually make things worse if done while the body is still growing. Make sure that you ask as many questions as you possibly can and research the procedure as well so that you are as informed about the procedure that you can possibly be. If you are a teenager wanting plastic surgery or even if you are a parent, talking together about this decision is a very important part of ensuring that you have the right information that is needed to make a proper decision.

Dr. Jim Greene would like to provide you with MUST READ information regarding:

Plastic surgery

Breast implants

Surgery

The above links are CRITICAL to read if you are interested in learning more about surgery.

Bad Credit Plastic Surgery Loans - Cosmetic Surgery Financing

There are so many people out there that do not like how they look, and if they could, they would change themselves for the better. The biggest issues with this are the costs associated with plastic surgery procedures; if they were not so expensive then there would literally be a line down the street of every surgeon's office on any given day. Unfortunately surgeries are expensive and people are not running out on their 18th birthday to fix their features.

Looking your best is not just an issue in school either; it may affect your job status or any number of other daily activities. The problem is that surgeries are too expensive. Even with the growing numbers of procedures every year and a unified fee structure taken up many surgeons, cost can be too great.

If only there was another way to fix your feature and still have some money left over. Well actually there is, you can take out a loan. Most people are unaware that many financial institutions offer cosmetic surgery loans. Unfortunately, these loans are unsecured since they cannot just repossess your face, so you will have to pay higher interest rates. In the event that you have a fairly good credit rating, this should not be an issue as you can usually be approved for 10%. If you have bad or no credit at all, then you can expect to pay up to 24% interest for this type of loan.

Because of the benefits associated with having a procedure done, many institutes that would never give you an unsecured loan of $2,000 will be more than happy to give you a cosmetic surgery loan. It is that same concept of a college student who studies for his or her doctorate and the bank gives them a loan based on their potential. Having a procedure is similar since you are in fact increasing your potential in your occupational life.

Just because your credit is bad does not mean that you should give up on a loan, what would it hurt if you just tried. It will not hurt anything since you were already on the verge of giving up. Check with your local banks and lending institutions and see if you can qualify for a cosmetic surgery loan.

Dr. Jim Greene would like to invite you to learn some VERY CRITICAL information regarding:

Plastic surgery

Liposuction

Surgery

The above resources will provide you with MUST READ information that will help you to make better informed decisions on your surgery or financing needs.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

DO YOU WANT TO MEET, DATE, MARRY A MILLIONAIRE

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Perfect Lips and Lipsense

Today's world is a world of competition. Every person wants to stay ahead of people around them whether it is success or looks. Everybody wants to look better than people surrounding them so that they would appreciate them. Girls and woman are more eager to look good than men. Girls feel a competition when some other girl comes in front of them and looks better than them. So they try to look as good as is possible for them. For women, lips are very important for their looks. They can attract any man by must using their lips. So hey got to have perfect lips so that they can look good than any other women around them.

Perfect lips include a perfect lip line and a perfect color. Shininess of lips also imparts beauty to the lips. Moreover, most of the women devote their most of the time of their make-up on their lips. They know that lips are the most important factor for their beauty. They use many products like lip gloss, lip pencil, lip sense, etc. Lip gloss is a substance which makes the lips wet and protects them from dryness. Lip sense is a lip stick which provides semi permanent color to the lips and is called senegence lipsense. Lip pencil is another cosmetic used to outline the lip line with the shade matching with the color of the lip sense to make them more beautiful.

To transform their lips into perfect lips, girls must follow some tips and tricks. Making the lips beautiful is the hardest of all the make-ups. The lip pencil should not be applied too hardly as it will override the lip stick making the lips look ridiculous. It should be applied very lightly so that it could just differentiate the lips on the face. It should be neither too dark nor too light. The brush should be hold horizontally to trace along the lip line and only a bit of it should be done at time to avoid overflow of color. The whole line should not be drawn in one stroke. Instead small strokes should be applied to decorate the lips. If a girl is in hurry the best way is apply lip stick on the lower lip and press both the lips together. This distributes the lip stick on both the lips evenly and the lips also acquire a good look. To detect the lip stick overflow the lips should be applied to a blotting tissue paper. The whole lip is imparted on it with the overflow of lip stick which can be cleaned.


How to Get Thin Cheeks

In order to lose cheek fat and get thin cheeks you can do a number of things. You should know, that this may take a while to accomplish since losing facial fat isn't the easiest thing you can do, but by doing the right things, you can tone your cheeks and have a slimmer, more attractive face.

The first thing you can do in order to get thin cheeks is to simply diet. Dieting and working out leads to a reduction in overall body fat. You will also lose cheek fat in the process. This is particularly good to do if you're overweight. It's like killing 2 bird with one stone. Use your desire to get thin cheeks in order to lose weight completely. Of course, you will look better throughout your body and not just your face.

Another thing you can do to get thing cheeks is to start doing facial exercises. Just like you workout the other muscles of your body, so you should keep your facial muscles in shape. Many people believe that it's very difficult to lose fat from a specific body part. However, you can improve the condition of your cheeks not just by losing cheek fat, but by also toning the facial muscles. This will help your skin to look taut and youthful and to prevent sagging. This will make it appear as if you have thinner cheeks as the skin will appear firm and smooth.

Your diet is also important to get thin cheeks, or at least the appearance of them. Avoid all foods which are high in sodium as they cause water retention which makes your face appear bloated. Drinking at least 8 glasses each day will also help as it will prevent your body from retaining the little water you do drink.

So by combining these 3 steps:

  • Diet
  • Facial Exercises
  • Prevent water retention
You will improve the appearance of your face and get thin cheeks.

Click here to read more ways to lose cheek fat. Rachel Nesbit writes extensively on Beauty and health issues. To read her in depth review of facial exercises, click this link: Cheeks exercises

Cosmetic Laser Surgery - The Latest Advances In Cosmetic Laser Surgery

Cosmetic laser surgery has introduced itself to the mainstream and is becoming used and growing in popularity. It is successfully taking its place as the preferred choice of cosmetic enhancements. Without the scary and often times intimidating procedures of invasive cosmetic surgery, laser surgery is boldly pushing traditional surgeries offstage and are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Lasers today offer patients a vast array of options for whatever aesthetically-altering surgery they are looking for. Though lasers are most often used for facial resurfacing, there are treatments that can be used for many different types of skin imperfections.

Lasers can remove:

  • moles
  • warts
  • wrinkles
  • age spots
  • scars
  • hair
  • port wine stains
  • birthmarks
  • tattoos

and many more imperfections anywhere on the body. They offer a much more precisely estimated outcome, as well as less bleeding, bruising, scarring, and drastically reduced recovery time. Let's take a look at the most innovative and effective procedures:

Laser Resurfacing - There are two types of lasers mainly used in resurfacing: The Fraxel which is excellent for improving wrinkles and fine lines, discoloration such as patchy areas and birth marks, pore reduction and age spots. Next, researchers have developed an Erbium-YAG/CO2 combination to drastically improve mild to severe acne, a traditionally difficult task with CO2 or Erbium lasers alone, though both separately are excellent lasers as well.

Hair Removal - The safest and most effective hair removal laser treatment is the "Candela GentleLase Laser System."As its name suggests, the laser delicately removes unwanted hairs without causing damage to delicate pores and skin structure.

Moles and Warts - The "Surgitron Laser Treatment" is effective in removing not only warts and moles all over the body and face, but is quite effective in reducing wrinkles and lines, including smoker's lip, crow's feet, and mild acne scars. The entire procedure is usually painless as an injection of a local anaesthetic is given and 30 to 40 minutes later a patient can walk out of the clinic.

There are many options as well as doctors who are permitted to perform cosmetic laser surgery, so researching the laser and treatment you want before booking the procedure is highly recommended. Also, be very weary of their credentials. Most doctors are allowed to administer cosmetic surgery without specializing in it at all! Please ensure that your doctor is certified and completely capable of giving you the very best in laser care.

Melanie Pitre writes articles for the website Tummy Tucks - http://www.tummy-tucks.com

Medical Tourism - Options Available for Cosmetic Surgery in India

Medical Tourism is a new and developing concept worldwide and one of the major surgeries for which patients opt for Medical Tourism is Cosmetic Surgery, and what better place to get this done than India. Advantages include low cost, no waiting lists and a high quality holiday.

A new dimension of the medical field taking off in India is cosmetic surgery which utilises some of the latest techniques in corrective procedures. Some disfigurations corrected include hair restoration (hair implants, hair flaps, and scalp reductions), rhinoplasties (reshaping or recontouring of the nose), stalling of the aging process (face life, cosmetic eyelid surgery, brow lift, sub-metal lipectomy for double chin), demabrasions (sanding of the face,) otoplasty for protruding ears, chin and cheek enlargement, lip reductions, various types of breast surgery and reconstruction and liposuction.

Non-invasive surgical procedures like streotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy for brain tumours are practised successfully.

A recent report by 'The Independent' last Sunday stated that over 10,000 Britons travel to India every year for tummy tucks, breast enlargements and facelifts with a recuperation beach holiday thrown in. A tummy tuck can cost up to 6,500 pounds in Britain but only 1,500 pounds abroad with a full holiday deal included.

To receive an approximate idea of cost and other information regarding treatments and holidays, please contact us - click here for Cosmetic Surgery options in India

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cosmetic Surgery - Facelift

The process of facelift can be defined as the removal of negligent or lax skin. Such wrinkles may be either due to natural process aging or due to hereditary or genetic as well as environmental factors. Though there is no specific age factor as to when should one get his facelift corrected and such negligent or lax skin is not required to be removed or corrected until one feels that he or she no longer looks the way he or she feels. It is the right time he or she should go for necessary Cosmetic Surgery Facelift procedure from any renowned and experienced cosmetic or plastic surgeon. According to the expert cosmetic surgeons and physicians the cosmetic surgery for the facelift is considered to do lot more than improving the appearance of facial skin. Facelift through appropriate cosmetic surgery could also prove to be the marvelous boost to the person's self esteem. Although there is no right or required age factor for undergoing any cosmetic facelift surgery, your cosmetic surgeon could better assess the conditions of the skin and may discuss regarding the probable alternate or additional treatments procedures with his client.

Many people are found to be insisting for certain additional procedures along with the cosmetic facelift surgery, such as: eyelid surgery, surgery for lifting the brow, procedures for lifting their foreheads, facial implants, partial chemical peel therapy, resurfacing technique through laser process, undergoing Botox therapy, lip augmentations,, chin augmentation, reshaping process for their nose and liposuction procedures etc. In fact, the cosmetic facelift surgery is always considered to be the major operative process. Like any extensive surgical processes the operative incisions and complicated surgical stitching are of course necessarily required to be done. For these reasons it is highly suggested that the intending person should invariably accept the cosmetic surgeon's verdict and realize that he would only discard the skin from the face that could easily and safely be done and he finds it suitable for his patient's typical facial shape. According to the expert cosmetic facelift surgeons, the facelift surgical procedure like the brow lifting process may help improving the wrinkled skin but skin type and patient's specific age are the two basic features liable for the ultimate results.

Thus, for all those people who are willing to undergo cosmetic facelift surgeries must not forget that they should be positive towards the realistic expectations only and accept the facts about their age and skin type features unarguably. Furthermore, there are several other factors also involved in the cosmetic facelift surgical procedure like the amount of skin removed, age and condition of the patient, the patient's skin type and its condition and texture, amount of previous sun and wind exposure effects and the healing ability of the patient's skin area. Simultaneously one should not deny the fact that the aging process does continue even after the cosmetic facelift surgical procedure is done and even after the excess skin and wrinkles are removed through surgery. Sometimes very negligible secondary surgical procedure may also be recommended for enhancing results like the brow lifting. The facelift or bro lifting may be done in the outpatient facility or in the hospital setting under general and localized anesthesia process. In some cases the operations may required to be performed on the outpatient basis and the patient is permitted to go back home after the procedure is over. In other cases the surgeons may try to hospitalize the patient for a day or two depending on the individual patient's condition. In short for looking younger and smarter there is no harm undergoing cosmetic facelift surgery through any reputed clinic.

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Top Four Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed In Los Angeles

Plastic surgery in Los Angeles is not just for celebrities any more. There is great variety of plastic surgery procedures that a plastic surgeon can offer. When looking at the trends of Los Angeles plastic surgery, it becomes clear that certain procedures are much more popular than other ones.

Breast augmentation using silicone or saline implants is one the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts or would like to restore the breast volume which was lost following pregnancy turn to a plastic surgeon for breast enhancement.

In some women with droopy breasts, in addition to breast augmentation, a breast lift would need to be performed in order to achieve a better shape. Silicone breast implants recently became FDA approved for cosmetic breast augmentation in the United States. Silicone breast implants offer the advantage of a more natural feel and there is less risk in the implant rippling.

A tummy tuck is another commonly performed procedure. Staying in shape and having a flat stomach has been promoted in today's society. Exercise and diet do not always allow for a flat stomach, especially in people who lost weight or in women following pregnancy. These people typically have stretched abdominal skin which can only be removed with surgery. During a tummy tuck loose abdominal muscles are also tightened which further flattens the stomach.

Liposuction is similar to tummy tucks and is also a frequently requested procedure. It can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as a tummy tuck. Liposuction will remove areas of fat accumulation such as in flanks, thighs, neck, back, and abdomen.

Rhinoplasty (also referred to as nose reshaping or nose job) concludes the list of most commonly performed procedures. Both men and women turn to a plastic surgeon requesting to improve the shape of the nose. Most commonly, patients complain of a bony hump, wide nose, or droopy tip. Some patients request to improve their breathing. In many patients, rhinoplasty is combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation or liposuction.

As the popularity of plastic surgery is increasing, it becomes very important for any person considering surgery to do research to ensure that your surgeon is skilled and safe.

Vladimir Grigoryants, MD
Plastic Surgeon, Glendale CA

(800)540-0508
http://www.vgplasticsurgery.com

Los Angeles plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation


Monday, January 21, 2008

Alternatives To Lasik Surgery

If you suffer from a vision impairment of any kind, there are many alternative to lasik surgery available for you. Not everyone is comfortable with laser eye surgery, if this is you; there are two great alternatives that you can choose from. These two alternatives are the most popular second to Lasik surgeries. Eye corrective surgeries have many different options for everyone, no matter what your preferences are.

The first alternative that may be for you is a lens transplant. This type of surgery is becoming more and more popular today. It is a simple procedure, just like Lasik. The surgery is just like it sounds, the lens that already exists in your eye is replaced with a lens that acquires the vision adjustments that you have been looking for. This procedure is quite simple and only involves a few small cuts in your eye and of course you will not feel a thing. Following this type of operation you will experience little or no side effects at all. This type of surgery acquires the similar benefits of Lasik surgeries without the laser.

The second type of alternative has been the most popular alternative for many years now. This type of alternative includes corrective lenses or glasses. This alternative is one that most people choose over any type of surgery. Corrective glasses and lenses can be made to fit your vision impairments. This is a very affordable way to correct your vision. There are now many different styles and fashions that is available to make your glasses suit you that much more.

By taking these alternatives into consideration you can correct your vision impairment in an affordable way and without going under a laser if this is what you are trying to avoid. Lasik surgery is of course the most popular and permanent eye corrective surgery, but there are many alternatives to choose from.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Double Chin Liposuction - A Great Way to Improve One's Profile

Double chins can be quite a bother to some people. The usual culprits are too much eating as well as age. It can be a cause of low esteem in most people, that is a lot of people are considering getting a double chin liposuction. This is also because that chin fat is hard to remove.

How does one determine if he or she is fit for double chin liposuction? Though it is not as restrictive in age like other surgical procedure, usually, younger people as well as females are better candidates for the procedure. This is because that they have more elastic skin. Women also have thinner skin than their male counterparts, so the procedure is fine with them. People who have diabetes, heart ailments, lung problems as well as serious depression are not recommended to have double chin liposuction.

Although this might be the case, the doctor should be the best judge if one is fit enough to under double chin liposuction. They have the necessary knowledge as well as the experience to determine if one can undergo such an operation.

Of course, the surgeon can always misdiagnose your condition or fail to inform you of the possible results. One may end up with excess sagging chin skin that might be more unsightly than the original. This might require a neck or face lift, a more serious medical procedures.

Risks when going through these more serious procedures include large scars, longer recovery time, as well as a higher risk of developing complications. So, it is advised that one should exhaustively consult the doctor of the risks and results involved, since more often than not, the results are less than perfect.

Today, surgeons use the tumescent technique instead of double chin liposuction. This causes less trauma to the tissues than earlier liposuction methods. Only local anesthetic is used, so recovery is very fast. The patient feels comfortable and can move up after almost immediately. One can return to work in as little as 2 or 3 days. Also, one is recommended to wear a chin garment during the recovery period so that the chin will be tightened.

One should also be careful in selecting their doctors who will perform double chin liposuction. They should carefully examine the doctor's background as well as his experience. This is especially true for online medical sites that offer this type of surgery.

Before deciding to undergo the procedure, make sure you ask the right questions and be well-informed about the procedure's risks and dangers. After all, this is your well-being that is at stake here. Ultimately, the decision will be up to you when you have known all the possible angles and risks involve in double chin liposuction.

Is a double chin liposuction the only way to improve a profile? Discover the advantages and the dangers of liposuction.

The Advantages Of Cosmetic Surgery

The percentage of the people who want to change their appearance is on an all time high. The best way to increase the beauty of your face is to get a cosmetic surgery done. The basic aim of this surgery is to enhance the appearance of the individual that is done by altering the parts of the body.

The term cosmetic or plastic surgery is derived from the Greek word Plastikos which means to mould. This surgery helps mould any disfigured part of the body, especially face, to give it the perfect shape. Any disfigured part of the body whether from the birth or acquired later can be treated with the help of this surgery.

Many doctors believe that cosmetic surgery is a science to increase the beauty of a person. It is the process where they give finishing touches to the body parts of the most beautiful creation of God. This is the reason why the percentage of the people who are adopting for cosmetic surgery is experiencing a never before hike. However, the most popular surgery among the people is facial plastic surgery.

Other than the facial surgery, there are some more surgeries that come under the category of cosmetic surgery like breast enlargement, reducing or enlarging the size of the ears, removing the wrinkles and acne.

The scientific term for Cosmetic surgery of the eyes is Blepharoplasty. This surgery is related with the treatment of eyelids of a person. Lower lid blepharoplasty is the most popular surgery. This is because most of the fat and excess skin gather near the lower lid of a person.

There are many specialized blepharoplasty surgeons available all around the world to help you improve the appearance of your eyes. To get the detailed information about these surgeons, you can take help of the Internet. There are many official websites of these surgeons and these websites can help you get their contact details.

The blepharoplasty cost depends on the percentage of fat and excess skin that the individual has. But, generally the cost of this surgery lies between one thousand dollars to seven thousand dollars. However, you must know that the cost of the cosmetic surgery can not be covered under your health insurance policy. So, you need to have proper finances in hand to get this surgery done.

If you are planning to undergo any cosmetic surgery in near future and searching for the best place, you can take the help of the Internet. This will surely help you find out the best affordable place.

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Leg Vein Treatment

Thread veins of the legs (commonly known as spider vein or thread veins) are a very common problem. They cause significant cosmetic embarrassment and many patients particularly women will not expose their legs as they feel ashamed and embarrassed by the unsightly veins. The reasons why some people develop these veins are not completely understood but there are strong associations with hereditary factors, pregnancy, obesity, hormonal factors and excessive standing.

Often these spider veins cause no symptoms but they can cause leg ache, tired legs, itch and a "burning" discomfort. Symptoms are worse in warm weather. Their appearance can be from a few light and fine red veins to large purple or deep blue vein clusters.

The leg vein treatment is complex. Most importantly each patient must be individually assessed as there are many different types of leg veins and they may be associated with varicose veins and superficial venous reflux. Thus it is important to properly assess the entire venous system of the leg in order to get the best result from treatment. It is important to know if there is any connection between the superficial thread veins and the deep veins. If there is a connection and it is not treated then treatment of the superficial thread veins will be much less effective.

In many cases combination treatment is required for leg vein treatment. Research has shown that many superficial spider veins are associated with a nearby "feeder" vein called a reticular vein which should be treated simultaneously. Once the reticular feeder vein has been treated the more superficial thread / spider vein can be treated by microsclerotherapy or may be treated by laser sclerotherapy.

Chemical microsclerotherapy relies on the injection of small amounts of a toxic chemical into the vein to destroy the venous lining and to hence destroy the vein. After several sessions the patient can get a 60% to 80% improvement.

Laser sclerotherapy uses laser energy to heat the vessel and to destroy it. Both systems may need several treatment sessions to achieve a good result.

Dr Joshua Berkowitz is the Director of the Wimpole Aesthetics centre, experts in alternatives to cosmetic surgery and leg vein treatment.

Simplicity Lift Versus a Traditional Facelift

After a certain age, generally around 40, many people begin to experience a loosening of the facial and neck skin accompanied by sagging muscles. Folds appear running from the outer edges of the nostrils downward to the outer sides of the mouth, loose skin mars the jaw line, "marionette" lines extend from the corners of the mouth downward and the neck begins to lose its tone, as well. The extent of these signs of aging depends upon a number of factors including genetics, weight gain (and loss), whether or not the person smokes and their general overall health.

Traditional Facelift

In the past, when people underwent a facelift, only one option existed: major surgery. Traditional facelift procedures consisted of admitting the patient to a hospital where general anesthesia could be utilized. The length of the surgery generally lasted anywhere from three to five hours with incisions that involved behind, below and in front of the ear, along the scalp and sometimes even under the chin. Bruising could last up to three weeks, and swelling could last from a few weeks to months. Total recovery could take up to a month or longer.

"New & Improved" Facelifts

Nowadays, due to technological advancements, new and better biocompatible materials as well as innovative methodologies, facelifts such as the Simplicity facelift have taken the cosmetic facial surgery industry by storm. Comparable to traditional facelifts, these new surgery techniques

· Tighten and lift the muscles and skin of the cheek and neck
· Define the jaw line by minimizing jowls
· Restore a youthful, more rested appearance to the facial area

Without invasive and painful surgery.

The "Secret"

Some cosmetic surgeons who perform facelifts are utilizing different types of suturing techniques as well as reducing the length and number of incisions. One type of suturing technique, known as the "pulley" stitch has enabled surgeons who perform procedures like the Simplicity facelift to achieve the same or near-same results of traditional facelifts. The pulley stitch lifts the cheeks, jowl and neck areas and consists of a single, small suture made at the front of the ear - the complete procedure accomplished in approximately one hour using local anesthesia and taking only a few days' recovery time.

Small Incisions, Big Benefits

Because the incisions are smaller and fewer than in traditional facelifts, procedures like the Simplicity facelift go more rapidly and do not necessitate general anesthesia and its consequent risks. The patient endures less pain and heals faster, and is able to get back on with his or her life much more quickly. As a final advantage, because of all this - less surgery time, in-office setting, no general anesthesia, quicker healing and reduction in necessary follow-up care - the cost is far less than that of a traditional facelift.

Today, people can select facelifts to suit their schedule - not the other way around. Procedures have improved, downtime has become greatly reduced and as a result, costs are more affordable. So if you've been thinking of looking into facial cosmetic surgery, there's no better time than the present.

If you are considering a facelift or other cosmetic medical procedure, contact the experienced professionals at the Jasin Facial Rejuvenation Institute today for your initial consultation.

Surgical Options for Unhappy Chins

Chin augmentation surgery (also known as chin implant surgery) is a common facial plastic surgery that brings balance to the facial structure by correcting a chin problem due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption, or facial trauma.

Why Chin Implants?

Chin implants can be used for either cosmetic or reconstructive enhancement of the jaw line and will provide a more natural-looking break between your neck and face. The goal of a chin implant is to give greater definition to your chin and provide balance with the rest of your face.

A weak chin can make your nose appear large and can make an already prominent nose seem even larger. A weak chin may also give the appearance of a fleshy neck. A chin that is too prominent may give the appearance of having too small of a nose and may throw the face off balance. The end result of chin augmentation surgery is to achieve a balanced relationship within the structure of the face.

The Procedure

Insertion of a chin implant may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will select the proper size and shape implant to enhance your appearance and will insert the implant into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The small incision to create the pocket and insert the implant is placed inside the mouth, along the lower lip or in the skin just under the chin area.

The chin is usually taped after surgery to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures in the skin will be removed in five to seven days or the sutures will dissolve. Most patients experience some discomfort and swelling in the affected area for several days following surgery. Smiling and talking will be difficult during the healing process, and black and blue marks may be visible around your chin and neck. Your surgeon will instruct you on post-surgery care of the surgery site.

With chin surgery, as with any facial surgery, you may feel and look better in a short period of time. Certain activities will be restricted, however, especially those that may jar or bump the face. Surgical risks will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.

To learn more about chin implant surgery or any other facial plastic surgery in the Pittsburgh area, please visit the website of Dr. James J. Barber today.

Four Types of Liposuction

As a patient considering liposuction, there are four different types of procedures you should be aware of, and discuss with your plastic surgeon prior to scheduling your surgery. Each of the various techniques is performed a bit differently and as a patient you should know a bit about each option and understand which type of liposuction your plastic surgeon will be performing on your body.

Fluid Injection Liposuction

Fluid injection is a technique where a medicated solution is injected into the fatty areas before the fat is removed. The medicated solution is generally made up of saline solution, a local anesthetic, and a medication which is used to contract blood vessels in the area.

Fluid injection helps your plastic surgeon remove the fatty deposits much easier, and at the same time provides you with the added benefit of pain reduction and less blood loss. In addition, the injection of fluid works to lessen the bruising you will experience post-procedure.

Tumescent Liposuction

The word "tumescence" describes a swollen and firm state of fatty tissues when they have been filled with a medical solution. With tumescent liposuction, a general anesthetic is generally used which is in a solution injected into the fatty deposits which will be removed.

While this technique generally takes longer for a plastic surgeon to perform, the injection fluid generally contains the entire amount of anesthetic you will need as a patient. This means that you will not need to take any further anesthetic risk for the procedure.

Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction

There are two variations of ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL) performed today. They are external UAL and internal UAL.

With external UAL, ultrasonic vibrations are applied above the surface of your skin. The ultrasonic waves pass through the areas of fat to be removed and cause it to turn to liquid. Once the area has been liquefied, traditional techniques are used to remove it.

With internal UAL a special cannula is used and the ultrasonic energy is applied inside of the body directly on the fat tissue to be removed. UAL allows for more precision than traditional methods and generally is a longer procedure for your plastic surgeon to perform.

Super Wet Liposuction Technique

The super wet technique is similar to that of the tumescent method in that fluid is injected into the areas where fat will be removed.

However, the super wet technique uses less fluid and generally the amount of fluid that is introduced is the same as the amount of fat which will be removed. The super wet technique generally requires general anesthesia and takes over an hour to perform.

For men and women in Dallas, liposuction should only be considered by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Stephen White is a trained and certified plastic surgeon. He offers information, before and after pictures, and financing options online at http://www.usaplasticsurgery.com/

The Growing Trend of Men and Cosmetic Surgery

Advancements in cosmetic plastic surgery have entered mainstream society, appealing to people from all walks of life, including men. Cosmetic surgery for men is a growing trend, with numbers continually on the rise. While women still take the lead, accessible cosmetic surgery cost, along with the convenience of non-invasive and minimally invasive options available, have caused men to warm up to the idea of cosmetic plastic surgery.

Advancement and accessibility are not the only reasons more men choose cosmetic surgery. The society in which we live places emphasis on appearance in dating situations and the workplace. An attractive appearance exudes confidence. Many men, particularly the baby boomer generation, may find the need to stay competitive in the workplace with a refreshed appearance. Divorced men find cosmetic surgery an ideal option for a confidence boost for returning to the dating arena.

Men are also requesting many of the same cosmetic surgical procedures as women. The top five most requested procedures for men are rhinoplasty, hair transplantation, liposuction, eyelid surgery and breast reduction. Some procedures can be combined, reducing recovery time.

Cosmetic Surgery for Men and Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reshapes the cartilage in the nose. Men, like women, choose this procedure to refine the nose contours. Reshaping the nose can create significant improvements to overall appearance by complementing other facial features. Recovery time depends on the complexity of the procedure.

Liposuction as a Growing Trend for Men

Liposuction is a preferred body-sculpting tool among both men and women. This is an ideal cosmetic procedure for removing fat cells from troublesome areas of the body. Men usually elect to have liposuction performed on the waistline and the chin.

Cosmetic Surgery Trends and Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation is becoming a popular method for men experiencing pattern baldness. The surgeon removes healthy hair follicles from different parts of the body and transplants them to bald areas on the scalp. Hair transplantation usually requires several sessions.

Hair transplantation is a delicate cosmetic plastic surgery and involves precise execution on behalf of the surgeon. A highly experienced cosmetic surgeon is necessary to maximize results. Surgeons must be able to identify the natural hair whorl pattern on your scalp in order to correspond with your natural hair pattern.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery and Men

Cosmetic eyelid surgery energizes appearance and can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid. Upper eyelid surgery is performed on drooping eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery reduces puffiness.

The Growing Trend of Men and Breast Reduction Surgery

Cosmetic breast reduction surgery is offered to men desiring a more masculine chest. Breast reduction involves a procedure to remove excess fat and tissue. The outcome is a more youthful male chest.

Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures and Men

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are particularly attractive to men. Procedures cost less than more invasive cosmetic surgery and can be carried out in an outpatient facility. At the top of the list are Botox injections, as a temporary answer for a facelift. In fact, many fillers can be applied to different areas of the face to restore a vibrant look. Among other popular noninvasive cosmetic procedures are laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Cosmetic surgery has become a more safe and common procedure over the years and the cosmetic surgery cost has decreased along with the risk of the procedure. Make sure you consult with a doctor before committing to any form of cosmetic plastic surgery

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ways to Fund Your Cosmetic Surgery

When your insurance company doesn't pay for cosmetic surgery because it's elective, and you don't have the money in the bank to pay up front, what are your options? Do you have to wait until you save up enough money before you can have the facelift, tummy tuck, or breast uplift that you want? That, of course, depends on your personal financial situation. You do, however, need to check into the options before you even go for your first evaluation.

Depending on the surgeon you choose, it's possible you may find one who offers a payment plan right in the office. In most cases, this means you pay a certain amount down, and the doctor will agree to accept a set amount in payments each month thereafter. You want to be careful when using this option, because in many cases, the down payment is smaller in order to encourage patients to take advantage of it. However, the monthly payments may be short term, and thus much higher than what you can afford. Although this is not true all the time, it is in many cases. The reason is doctors want their money right away, and as such, they really don't want to be stuck financing patient bills. Therefore, what they do is make it somewhat attractive by offering a payment plan, but at the same time, discouraging patients from using onsite financing because of the future high payments.

Another option is using your credit card, if you have enough available to finance your cosmetic surgery. Financing this way means you don't have to pay a down payment, and you have low minimum payments. On the down side, cosmetic surgery is expensive, so you will tie up a good portion of your credit line. Of course, if you are financially sound and have a substantial credit line, it may not have a detrimental effect, especially if you have a card with a lower than average interest rate. If you had planned to pay a down payment, you can also do that and put the balance on your credit card. This will reduce the amount of your credit line that you tie up with your surgery.

A third option is applying for a personal loan at your bank. Of course, for those who have less than perfect credit, they may need to obtain some collateral such as real estate or a motor vehicle, but it's always possible. If you already have an equity line of credit, you can use that as well, by just writing out a check against your available balance. There are always ways you can come up with the funds you need for different things, including that of cosmetic surgery. You may even choose to take a loan against your 401K plan if you have one, or take a loan against your savings account or other assets you may own. Make certain you know you can obtain the funding before you go any farther than the initial consultation. Make sure you can pay for the surgery before you schedule it and tie up the surgeon's schedule.

Credit Medical offers elective surgery financing services for cosmetic surgery loans, plastic surgery financing, hair restoration, laser vision. Finance your medical procedures through low monthly plans. http://www.creditmedical.com/

Weight Loss Surgery Kills - And Other Reasons to Think Twice

I'm certain that many people will read the title of this article and say, "What do you mean weight loss surgery kills? I thought weight loss surgery was the perfect solution for being overweight!"

If you are thinking something similar to this, then you have been misinformed. But it's not your fault. I blame the marketing materials of greedy weight loss surgeons for this false public perception. Am I being too harsh? Hear me out before you decide.

Weight loss surgery today is exploding in popularity, the way plastic surgery exploded in the late 80's and early 90's. As a result of the ever-growing demand for weight loss surgery, many surgeons and surgery centers publish articles, brochures and websites that basically glorify weight loss surgery as a magical path to health.

Let's call a spade a spade here. You visit the websites of these surgery centers, and you see slim and beautiful stock-photo models smiling back at you -- as if to suggest that you too can look like this, if only you have weight loss surgery.

Another common tactic is to showcase before-and-after photos of a select few patients who experienced tremendous results (often because they combined surgery with rigorous exercise and nutritional programs.

Come One, Come All - Get Your Weight Loss Surgery Over Here!

I find it utterly disturbing that so many bariatric surgeons have loosened their definition of what makes a qualified candidate for weight loss surgery. In the past, this type of surgery was reserved for the "morbidly obese" -- which is a medical term for people who will literally die from their obesity, if left unchecked.

Now contrast those restrictions to the current state of weight loss surgery in the United States. Consider the fact that surgeons are performing surgery on teenagers who are merely overweight (and not nearly "morbidly obese"). Consider the before-and-after pictures on the websites of many weight loss surgery centers, and the fact that many people pictured in their "before" state would never have qualified for weight loss surgery ten years ago.

Morbidly obese, by most medical definitions, refers to people who are overweight by 100 pounds or more. Yet I see "before" photos of young people who couldn't be more than 40 pounds overweight. What has happened to the medical standards in this country?

The "Darker Side" of Weight Loss Surgery

As a result of all this "feel good" marketing and looser standards, the general public today has an incredibly skewed perception of weight loss surgery. What you don't hear about nearly as much, however, are the many patients who die each year as a result of having weight loss surgery. Consider the following data:

* The Journal "Nature" once reported that 4.6 percent of people who undergo bariatric weight-loss surgery die within one year. That's nearly one out of 20 patients.

* Weight loss surgery has become big business for surgeons, with the average procedure coming in at around $25,000. Think this has something to do with their eagerness to perform these surgeries? Hmmm...

* A Stanford University study shows that people who have had weight loss surgery have less tolerance to alcohol, and that it takes longer for the alcohol to clear their system. Watch out for those DUIs.

* According to US researchers, gastric bypass surgery can lead to a vitamin deficiency that causes memory loss and confusion. And you thought you were just losing pounds!

* According to the University of Arkansas for Medical Science, gastric bypass surgery can lead to potentially disabling neurological conditions, likely caused by nutrient deficiencies.

* A blogger with the New York Times cited a New England Journal of Medicine report suggesting a connection between weight loss surgery and increased risk of suicide.

* Other research suggests a connection between weight loss surgery and other addictions such as alcoholism. In a nutshell, the weight loss surgery patient trades one addiction (food) for another addiction (alcohol) because the core psychological problem has not been addressed.

Here's the most important thing to keep in mind about the findings and studies listed above. There is very little long-term research or data on weight loss surgery. Many of the studies mentioned above are relatively young, from a scientific research standpoint. So if this is what we are finding out now, what do you think we will find out about years from now ... after you've had your weight loss surgery?

You could literally fill up a two-page brochure with this kind of negative information and data. But you won't find it presented that way in the marketing materials of weight loss surgeons and surgery centers. It may be there, but it will be tucked away in the fine print somewhere, or else glossed over entirely.

There is a good side and a bad side to everything in the medical world. But with weight loss surgery, it seems the bad side is getting harder and harder to spot. Maybe we are all blinded by those attractive models smiling back at us from the brochures and websites.

* You may republish this article online if you retain the author's note below with active hyperlinks intact. Copyright 2007, Brandon Cornett.

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Brandon Cornett published the Bariatric Learning Center, which presents both sides of bariatric surgery -- both good and bad. For more on this subject, visit the author's website at http://www.bariatriclearningcenter.com

Weight Loss Surgery Questions - Do I Really Need Surgery

Are you considering surgery for weight loss purposes? If so, I want you to stop what you're doing and ask yourself the following question regarding bariatric weight-loss surgery:

Do I really need surgery in order to lose weight? Is it truly the only option for me?

This should be the first question you answer before pursuing any other aspect of weight loss surgery, such as finding a surgeon or lining up your finances. After all, this is surgery we are talking about here. So before you can decide if weight loss surgery is right for you, it's important to exhaust your non-surgical options for weight loss.

This is especially important if you undergo a weight loss procedure as severe as the gastric bypass. Unlike newer forms of weight loss surgery (such as gastric banding), the gastric bypass permanently alters your digestive system. That's right ... the surgeon will physically alter your stomach as well as your intestines as part of it. That's a serious form of surgery, and it comes with significant risks and potential complications. So it's important to exhaust your non-surgical options for weight loss before resorting to surgery.

"Resorting" is the opportune word here. You should only choose weight loss surgery as a last resort, and only in cases of severe obesity.

Surgery for Weight Loss and the "Quick Fix" Nation

Sometimes I look at the before-and-after photos on the websites of weight loss surgeons, and I am shocked by the types of patients who undergo this type of surgery. Many of them are merely overweight, but very few are morbidly obesity. Weight loss surgery should be reserved for patients who are morbidly obese, not for people who are merely overweight. Many of the "before" pictures show people who could have reached their target weight through regular exercise and healthy eating. But they opt for a risky surgery instead? This baffles me.

It also seems to me that many weight loss surgeons have loosened and expanded their definitions of what makes a "qualified" patient for bariatric surgery. There was a time when such surgeries were reserved for the morbidly obese -- a clinical term describing people who will literally die from their obesity, if left unchecked. But lately, it seems a lot of surgeons will operate on anyone who can afford the surgery and sign the medical waivers. This is a disturbing trend, to say the least. But I guess it's just a sign of the times and the "quick fix" mentality many people have these days.

Exhaust Your Natural Options Before Using Bariatric Surgery

Some people will make a half-hearted attempt to lose weight through proper nutrition and exercise, and then give up in frustration. Don't make this same mistake. Before turning to surgery for weight loss, you should make a serious effort to lose weight naturally (through better nutrition and exercise). It takes time and effort, but it should always be your first attempt. By addressing your nutrition and lack of exercise, you are correcting the actual source of the weight problem ... not just the symptom.

* You may republish this article on your own website or blog, as long as you credit the author and keep the active hyperlinks below. Copyright 2007, Brandon Cornett.

21 Questions on Weight Loss Surgery
This article is part of a longer series of weight loss surgery questions that potential patients should ask before choosing surgery. For more on this subject, read our 21 questions about surgery for weight loss by visiting http://www.bariatriclearningcenter.com

Transform Cosmetic Surgery For Everyone

Cosmetic surgery was once an industry for those who had damage to their bodies as a result of an accident or injury. This meant that skin grafts, bone reconstruction, and other procedures were created with the individuals in mind who needed the work not who desired it. We are seeing more and more popularity with a transformation in cosmetic surgery. In other words cosmetic surgery is now used more and more for fixing life’s imperfection’s on our bodies. If we feel one ear is larger than the other we have it balanced. If our nose is a little to long and pointed we have it fixed. There are many reasons a person seeks cosmetic surgery. Doctors have transform cosmetic surgery to make the risks and complications to a minimum as well as hiding the evidence of work being done.

Consultation for your transform cosmetic surgery procedures

In order to understand what you are asking a surgeon to do you will need to make a consultation appointment at a cosmetic surgery clinic. This means you need to sit down with a doctor and go over every detail of the procedure that you desire. Some questions you may like to ask are below.

* What will be the risks and complications

* What medications will I be on before as well as after the procedure

* Where will you be creating the incision

* Will there be a scar

* What should I be doing prior to the surgery

* Why do I have to visit a psychologist

The above questions are extremely important for you to understand the procedure you are about to undertake. First of all some risks and complications can be scaring, infection, nerve damage, cancer, and loss of pigmentation depending on the procedure. You may even have a reaction to the drugs used during surgery or after. This is why it is important to know the medications you will be on. You may know that you are allergic or you may not so it is best to understand everything in its entirety. Depending on the procedure they may not worry about the scarring because it may be hidden from view. Most surgeons during transformation cosmetic surgery will try not to leave a scar especially in an area that will be seen.

Your health is also an issue. You should not seek cosmetic surgery if you have diabetes, heart related problems or mental health problems. Most of the time a psychologist is looking at why you are having the procedure. Is it just to make you happy and feel younger or have you become a “cosmetic surgery junkie”. A cosmetic surgery junkie often finds that they will never be perfect no matter the procedure and begins to stress. This stress will cause healing problems as well as potential risks and complications down the line.

You can also find more info on Cosmetic Eye Surgery and Cosmetic Sugery Center. Knowcosmeticsurgery.com is a comprehensive resource to know about Cosmetic Surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery as it also referred to, has become very popular in the U.S. and around the world in the past two decades. Today millions of gynecological and general surgical procedures are performed utilizing minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive surgery replaces large open incisions with a series of small tube like devices known as trocars (typically 3 to 5 per procedure); a video camera and small surgical instruments are inserted through the trocars to perform surgical procedures. A good example of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery is gallbladder surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery became popular in the early 1990's. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is typically performed as an outpatient surgical procedure and most patients are able to return to work and most activities within four to seven days. In contrast gallbladder surgery performed through open incisions involved four to seven day hospital stays and most patients were not able to return to work for six to eight weeks.

Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery was originally performed by gynecologists for diagnostic purposes in the 1960's. Over time as clinical experience grew and laparoscopic surgical tools became more advanced, surgeons were able to perform more complex surgeries. In the late 1980's general surgeons began to investigate and adopt laparoscopic techniques. Today surgeons perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, exploratory laparoscopy, colon resections, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, and more advanced procedures such as gastric bypass with roux-en-y for weight loss in morbidly obese patients.

The patient benefits of minimally invasive surgery are dramatic in comparison to traditional open surgery. Due to the many benefits such as less pain, reduced scarring, lower risks of infection and post operative incisional hernias, patients have begun to demand surgeons consider the least invasive approaches in meeting their surgical needs. The internet and news media are rich with information regarding surgical options, as well as offering information on the best minimally invasive surgeons, and centers of excellence for minimally invasive surgery. Patients requiring surgery should take it upon themselves to consider all options before agreeing to a treatment plan.

In the past year there has been much discussion surrounding the next generation of minimally invasive surgery, which is commonly referred to as NOTES. Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery involves the elimination of skin incisions by accessing internal organs through natural orifices such as the mouth, anus or vagina. While very early in its development many thought leading surgeons believe NOTES will again revolutionize surgical treatment and further reduce the pain of surgery while decreasing recovery time.

Minimally invasive surgery will continue to evolve over the next few years as NOTES and hybrid procedures become more commonly accepted surgical alternatives. Thought leading surgeons in partnership with industry continue to aggressively pursue the next generation of less invasive surgery in the hopes of further improving the quality of life of the surgical patient.

Firoj Khan is an online author and publisher who extensively writes for quality website like http://www.apolloendo.com . Apolloendo deals with the surgical issues like Transgastric surgery and Laparoscopic surgery. For more informations please visit Apolloendo Endosurgery

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

DR. JAN ADAMS EXPOSED: Procedure on Kanye's mom may have taken too long; is he Board Certified? Background check shows two DUIs; two lawsuits

*TMZ.com is reporting that the tummy tuck and breast reduction performed on Kanye West's mother by Dr. Jan Adams took eight hours, which is twice as long as such a procedure warrants.

An autopsy on Dr. West is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday. The Los Angeles Coroner stated Monday that Donda West, 58, died Saturday because of "possible complications due to surgery."

TMZ says it was told that Dr. West's procedure lasted from Friday morning until Friday evening, and that afterward, Dr. West was sent home to convalesce instead of a recovery center, which would have been appropriate.

Several doctors at Centinela Hospital, where West was rushed to the emergency room Saturday night, tell TMZ they believe the excessive amount of time it took to perform the procedure suggests either something went wrong during the operation or the doctor was just too inexperienced.

The Web site is also reporting that Dr. Adams is not Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Meanwhile, celebtv.com has unearthed this document from the Executive Director of the California Medical Board asking the state to consider revoking or suspending Adams’ physician and surgeon’s certificate in April of this year.

The document claims Adams has a pair of alleged DUI arrests in Los Angeles, including March 31, 2006, with Dr. Adams arrested for blowing a .10 blood alcohol level during two breath analyzer tests and putting him over the legal limit. The case went to trial, and according to the document, Adams was found not guilty for driving under the influence and guilty of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or greater. He was sentenced to 96 hours in L.A. County jail, had to enroll in an alcohol treatment and counseling program and attend 60 AA meetings and five years probation, the papers state.

The other DUI on his record is detailed in a case from January 16, 2003. Adams entered a plea of “no contest” to driving under the influence and was placed on three years probation, which included a three-month first offender alcohol and drug education and counseling program and restricted him from driving anywhere but to and from work for 90 days, according to the documents.

Also, CelebTV.com says it found additional documents which claim Dr. Adams was handed down two malpractice judgments by Los Angeles Superior Court for his medical practice. In August of 2001 he was ordered to pay $250,000 in one claim. In September of 2001, he was ordered to pay $217,337 in another malpractice judgment. California places a cap on non-economic damages for medical malpractice cases at $250,000.

TMZ.com has posted a third malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Adams, which was filed this year in Orange County Superior Court.

Terrie Cage claims on June 27, 2007, Dr. Adams and another doctor "negligently and carelessly examined, diagnosed, cared for, treated and performed surgery upon plaintiff, failing to follow the standard care ..." As a result, Cage alleges that as a result of her procedure for breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction, she was "rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled." View the lawsuit documents here.

Dr. Adams first became well known as one of the co-hosts on NBC's short-lived "The Other Half," which was promoted as a male version of ABC's "The View" with co-hosts Danny Bonaduce, Mario Lopez and Dick Clark.

He also hosted the Discovery Health Channel series "Plastic Surgery: Before and After" and appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to plug the program.

As previously reported, Dr. Adams told TMZ.com that he did nothing wrong in his decision to operate on Donda West.

http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur38503.cfm

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Get Showered With Compliments After Undergoing Stomach Surgery

Losing weight can be challenging as well as tiresome as one does not get the satisfactory results. Now with the advancement in the field of science and technology, losing weight has become achievable and easy too. So, if you want to loose weight without getting hassled then opt for stomach surgery, as it is not only a best solution available though it will cost you a little more in comparison to health and weight loss clinics. Moreover, it leaves a remarkable effect on you.

You must be aware of the fact that being overweight is a hub of many problems and affects your life a lot. So, if you want to get rid of that extra flab then go for stomach surgery immediately. According to various researches and surveys, obesity can lead to various medical conditions like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cancer of liver, myocardial infarction and psychological problems. Doctors are advising patients to undergo stomach surgery in lieu of getting rid of weight as these methods offer benefits and lesser side effects in comparison to dieting or erratic workouts. However, this surgery is recommended only for people who have a body mass index of 40 or more. You will be surprised to know that obesity can also lead to depression that also makes a person look much older than he or she is. So do not hesitate and consult a good surgeon who can help you in shedding weight easily.

There are many ways in which stomach surgeries can be performed. Some of these constitute are restrictive, combined restrictive and malabsorptive surgeries. The various other surgical procedures are vertical banded gastroplasty, laparoscopic gastric banding and gastric banding. Although, one looses weight at fast pace with the help of stomach surgery, but it is still advisable for people to talk about the procedures at great length before opting for it. Moreover, discussion with the doctors or the surgeon will make you aware of the complications involved, if any. In fact, it is an ideal solution for people suffering from some severe and critical medical condition and due to which are unable to perform daily chores easily.

Well, stomach surgery achieves weight loss by modifying the structure of the digestive and absorptive systems of the body; moreover this surgery is related to stomach, small intestine and the large intestine. Therefore, stomach surgery entails a permanent modification of these vital organs to ensure a weight loss that is long lasting or in some cases everlasting. In fact, stomach becomes smaller in shape and as a result it optimizes the loss of weight by providing the satiety. The other benefit of the surgery is that since it has created smaller stomach, the person will eat less, thus surgery starts displaying the results drastically and effectively. It additionally restricts the intake of food that a person consumes and digests. Therefore, do not hesitate anymore and go for stomach surgery as it will provide you relief from extra weight and moreover enable you to execute the work efficiently. With the help of this surgery you can look forward for compliments and only compliments from your loved ones.

Nicholas Bowen is vastly experienced in weight loss procedures. He advises obese people about the best methods of reducing weight depending on their health and body condition. One of the reference sites he mentions regularly for information about weight loss surgery, gastric band, and Stomach Surgery and stomach band techniques and Gastric bypass is www.gastricband.com

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