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05/15/2015
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History of Lipedema

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Lipedema is a chronic disorder that affects thousands of people, most often women, causing embarrassment and self-consciousness and frustration. The condition is marked by an abnormal gathering of adipose tissue, usually in the lower half of the body creating a much larger, fattier lower half than the upper half of the body though this extra adipose tissue also tends to gather specifically in the upper arms as well. For those who struggle with Lipedematous fat, it can’t simply be lost through diet and exercise the way normal fat is lost

05/8/2015
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The Endless Benefits of Compression Garments

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Today there are more options than ever when it comes to compression garments. Though many think of the same bland, tan, boring compression garments that have been used since for what seems like forever, there are actually plenty of styles to choose from (like Circaids) that can brighten up your appearance during your healing process. Trust us; if you think you’ve seen it all, think again! The Benefits Compression garments come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, including socks and stockings. A few time-tested benefits of wearing these, and undergoing

05/8/2015
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Brides and Botox

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One of the most popular months for weddings is June, and most brides will agree that extreme measures will be taken to look stunning on this unforgettable day. In fact, many brides dream of their perfect wedding their whole lives, so who wouldn’t want attention to every detail! This is the reasoning behind why many June brides will consider Botox and other cosmetic services for their big day. A new article posted by the New York Times supports this argument, and shows how a bride and her entire bridal party

05/1/2015
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Fat transfer breast augmentation

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Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure used for reconstruction of the breast. The procedure allows surgeons more flexibility in shaping the breast than traditional silicon breast implants because fat can be strategically placed within the breast to create a pleasing shape that looks and feels completely natural. 3 steps Fat transfer for breast augmentation is a procedure that involves three basic steps. Liposuction of the target area where fat cells are harvested Purification and preparation of fat cells Injection of the purified fat cells into the breast tissue Benefits

05/1/2015
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Millennial Generation and Health Care

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As the old saying goes, “the only thing constant in life is change.” The Census bureau recently reported; as of 2015 the millennial generation has now reached 75.3 million, finally surpassing the baby boomer generation (ages 51-69) who now makes up only 74.9 million of the U.S. population. With the emergence of the millennial generation (ages 18-34) taking its place, they are bringing with them new perspectives and experiences to their participation in the market. One market that is likely to encounter significant disruption is health care and how it

05/1/2015
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Gynecomastia in Muscular Men

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Do you consider yourself to be a muscular male? A man’s man? With so much press surrounding transgender communities, you may feel self-conscious if you happen to have “man boobs”, a condition that’s otherwise known as gynecomastia. You may have already attempted to reduce the size of your male breasts through exercise.  The problem is – exercise will only work so much. The Definition and Causes Let’s begin by talking about the causes of gynecomastia and the prevalence of the condition in muscular males: Gynecomastia is largely defined as the

04/24/2015
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The “Selfie” Causing Rise in Cosmetic Procedures

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It is not unusual for patients to bring photographs of their favorite celebrity to their cosmetic or plastic surgeon to request a nose, bottom, lips or some other feature similar to the admired star, but recently more people have been bringing in pictures of themselves to help convey the after image they’re most hoping for. As the ever-popular “selfie” picture has become a daily occurrence for many people, the plethora of filters available for touching up the image has caused many of those behind the lens to see themselves in

04/24/2015
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The Age of Profile Photos and Selfies

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Many of us have lived through our fair share of fads and trends, but one hot activity that doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon is our need to take photos, and selfies. The cosmetic surgery field is heavily influenced by this trend, as our image-driven society is getting even more demanding. With the ease of access to the internet, and simple cosmetic procedures, which can be kept low-key, people are always trying to get more beautiful. The Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to give you a

04/14/2015
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Breast Implants In France To Carry Cancer Warning: Researchers Find A ‘Clearly Established Link’

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Many of us have suspected a link between breast implants and cancer, but today, researchers in France have studied and found a direct link between the two, according to an article recently posted by Medical Daily and Medical Express. The Details of the New Research, and How These Findings Could Affect You Include: The research was headed by France’s National Cancer Institute. The type of cancer linked is known to be anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL, and at least 18 cases have been identified with the common denominator being

04/1/2015
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Number of Women Considering Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise

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A recent 2015 survey conducted by RealSelf.com determined that one out of five women are either actively planning or seriously considering cosmetic surgery and 85% of women aged 55-64 years of age admitted to being unhappy with at least one part of their body with plans to improve the area. An overwhelming 90% of women polled who fall within the 18-24 age range admit to feeling dissatisfaction with at least one body area. Cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures continue to be on the rise, and it’s not just the young

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