Am I A Good Candidate For A Thigh Lift?

Thigh lifts remove excess skin and fat from the inner and outer thighs. This procedure is mainly used after a bariatric or substantial weight loss, which leaves behind extra skin and sometimes unproportioned pockets of fat. It can also be used for patients who have tried dieting and exercise and still can’t seem to tone and shape their thighs. Sometimes liposuction will be added to the thigh lift procedure to assist in the removal of excess fat and to help shape and sculpt the thighs. Some reasons you might want to get a thigh lift include: The effects of aging have created sagging, cellulite and loose skin on your thighs You have extra skin after substantial weight loss and you want your legs to match your new toned and shapely figure You are having issues with clothing because of your heavy thighs Your thighs make you feel self-conscious As with any cosmetic procedure, there are things to consider when you are thinking about getting a thigh lift. There are pros and cons to the surgery that you’ll need to weigh first to make sure it is the right fit for you. Pros Clothing and swimwear will fit better Your thighs will be more shapely and proportionate Your thighs will be…

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10 Recovery Tips For After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Surgery isn’t the hardest part when it comes to getting a tummy tuck – the recovery is. During the surgery you are under anesthesia and feel no pain, but you are awake for the recovery and there are a couple of things you can do to help ease the process. Here are 10 tips for your speedy recovery: Proper diet before and after You will have to watch what you eat after surgery. The tummy tuck isn’t permanent and can be reversed with bad eating habits. Before the surgery, eat normally and don’t try to lose any weight because this could add extra strain on your body. You will have to watch what you are eating and stop taking any supplements or medications that thin your blood until your wounds have healed. Avoid infections There is always going to be a risk of infection, but there are things you can do to help lessen the risk. Some doctors request patients bathe in a chlorhexidine solution before surgery to lower the risk of infection. According to a European study, manuka honey can help with fighting infections as well. You can use manuka honey wound dressings instead of normal ones to help fight infections and quicken the healing process. It is also…

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Is Constipation After Plastic Surgery Normal?

Plastic surgery can have side effects outside of an altered appearance and a confidence boost. One of the most common and unpleasant side effects of plastic surgery is constipation. There are a few reasons why you might be constipated after surgery and with each reason comes a different route to prevention and recovery. Lack of mobility After plastic surgery you are going to be in some pain, and this will cause you to move around less. This lack of motion will translate to your bowels as well. A way to prevent this from happening is to get up and move around, even just for a few minutes. Narcotics To help with the pain after surgery, you are given narcotics. Narcotics will help subside the pain and get you back to functioning like normal. While narcotics mitigate the pain, they are also slowing down your digestive tract. To help prevent, or quicken, your recovery from narcotic-induced constipation, make the switch to another, more mild painkiller, such as Tylenol, to get your bowels moving again. Don’t use an anti-inflammatory drug such as Advil or Motrin because they thin the blood and can cause your wounds to bleed. Dehydration Any surgical procedure will dehydrate your body due to sweating, blood loss and lack…

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What’s Causing The Growing Trend Of Labiaplasty Surgery Am...

Many women have insecurities about their appearance,whether that be their hair, nose, thighs or, now, their genitalia. A lot of women resort to plastic surgery so they can feel more confident. From 2014 to 2015 there has been an 80-percent increase in teenage girls requesting labiaplasty surgery, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. While not all requests are purely for cosmetic reasons, there is still a growing interest in this surgery. A reason for wanting labiaplasty surgery might be to relieve any discomfort and pain caused by playing sports. Some girls find when they play sports or do any kind of exercise they can cause chafing against their own skin or the clothes they are wearing. In these cases, surgery is done to prevent chaffing as well as the risk of infection. Other reasons for wanting labiaplasty surgery include cosmetic reasons. Even though there are many variations in the size and colour of female genitalia – meaning there isn’t a “normal” appearance – some teenagers still have insecurities about how their genitalia looks. According to the New York Times, some doctors believe the rise in requests for this procedure is in part because more and more young women are shaving their pubic hair and exposing their genitalia.…

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Chemical Peel Treatments For Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars (HTSs) are best defined as visible elevated scars that don’t spread into surrounding tissues. They are known to regress spontaneously, and are usually raised, but not more than four mm above the skin; hard; red or pink in colour; and pruritic. There are many methods for treating abnormal scars, but no optimal treatment method has been established. Some of the treatments advocated for HTSs include: surgical excision with/without grafting; intralesional interferon; pressure therapy; topical and intralesional corticosteroids; intralesional bleomycin; onion extract gel; and silicone gel sheeting. But can chemical peel treatment be used for hypertrophic scars? Chemical peels have been successfully used to fade superficial scars on the skin, making them less prominent. The treatment has been particularly useful in treating scars caused by acne. Although the name suggests a rather aggressive form of treatment, most modern chemical peel treatments don’t actually peel the skin. Rather, they slough off or exfoliate the top layer made of dead cells. The result is even skin tone and texture, as well as less prominence of superficial scars. However, chemical peels are not effective in treating raised hypertrophic scars. No matter how strong a TCA peel is, it will not have any effect on a hypertrophic scar. The right treatment for HTSs…

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