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06/13/2017
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Alternatives to Surgical Brow Lifts

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As we begin to age, we start seeing signs of aging, such as drooping brows. Because our eyes are the windows to our souls, as it is often said, we want to make sure we don’t look tired or even sad. In some cases, drooping brows may even be genetic. No matter the case, you may be looking for ways to make your eyebrows look more lifted. While surgical remedies for brow lifts are the most effective, several other remedies have come to light. Some work, some not so much.

05/15/2017
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Exciting TREAT Study Concerning the Understanding of Lipedema

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It should be noted that those who are obese may not be that way because they eat too much food. There are some who have fat tissue that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Interestingly, you may not be large or overweight and still suffer from these conditions because of an adipose tissue disorder. Recently, a new program called Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue, or TREAT, was started through a $1.5 million gift from the Lipedema Foundation. The program is based at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson.

05/15/2017
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The Association of Facial Rejuvenation and Ratings of Attractiveness and Success

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It has been shown through several different studies and research that attractive people are often hired sooner, receive promotions more quickly, and are usually paid more. According to Daniel Hamermesh, of the University of Texas, attractive people earn an average of 3 or 4 percent more.(1) In an article published in Psychology Today, professor Dario Maestripieri of comparative human development, evolutionary biology, and neurobiology at the University of Chicago states that “Good-looking people are more appealing as potential sex partners, and [so] other people choose to interact with them, to

04/28/2017
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Study: Facial Fat Transfer Produces High Satisfaction Rates

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A recent study published in the professional publication Plastic Reconstructive Surgery showed that a fat grafting (fat transfer) technique known as compartmentally-based fat grafting restored facial volume and also had a high level of patient satisfaction. Study researchers developed a grafting procedure that used the physiologic distribution of the facial fat. Additionally, it changed the volume in certain facial compartments. The study entailed studying a total of 78 women who were treated for cheek atrophy using the procedure. During the study, clinicians separated the different areas of the cheek fat

03/31/2017
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All About Dr. Wright: Your New Liposuction and Vein Treatment Physician

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When you are searching for a vein treatment physician or you have decided to undergo a liposuction procedure, it is important that your choice be as qualified and experienced as possible. Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center of St. Louis, is a preeminent physician in his specialties. He has been practicing cosmetic surgery and phlebology for more than 15 years. Education and Affiliations Dr. Wright brings a high level of education and training: Undergraduate Bachelor of Science: Duke University Medical degree: University of Missouri-Columbia Medical

03/29/2017
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5 Liposuction Concerns That May Be Scaring You, But Shouldn’t

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Liposuction is designed to eliminate fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise. It is usually chosen to contour areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, back, and even the neck, face, arms, and breasts. It is not designed to be a weight loss solution. There may be some liposuction concerns you have. Often, patients have these erroneous liposuction concerns that may be scaring them away from committing to this very successful procedure. Here’s a look at five things that may be misunderstood about the liposuction procedure. Large Incisions Aren’t

03/23/2017
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All About Large Volume Liposuction: Why You Shouldn’t Expect Large Weight Loss Results

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If you are considering different methods to achieve a more contoured, smoother profile, you may be considering liposuction to achieve those goals. You may have also heard about “large volume liposuction” and may be wondering if this is a good choice. What is Large Volume Liposuction? Large volume liposuction is a term used to refer to liposuction surgery that removes in excess of 10 pounds of fat, and in some cases a larger amount. While this may seem to be a great solution for weight loss, it in fact is

03/23/2017
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How Compression Garments Can Help with Liposuction Recovery

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When you undergo liposuction, it is almost certain that you will be instructed to wear compression garments for a period of time during your liposuction recovery. Compression garments provide compression to liposuction areas for several reasons, including: • Reduction in possible post-operative bleeding • Reduce swelling • Assist in healing The compression garments can also reduce any bruising that may occur due to liposuction. Also, during the tumescent liposuction technique, there may be some incisions that encourage drainage of the tumescent liquid/solution. Compression garments will also help with either the

03/15/2017
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Skin Cancers Linked to Tanning Beds Costs US Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

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It is commonly known and proven that one of the indoor tanning bed consequences is skin cancer—the most common type of cancer. Estimates show that approximately 30 million people use tanning beds at least once a year. It is interesting to note that about 25 percent of these people are teenagers. A recent study published in the Journal of Cancer Policy reveals that skin cancer cases are costing up to $343 million each year, much of this resulting from the use of tanning beds. Why Are Tanning Beds Dangerous? Tanning

02/14/2017
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Laser Hair Removal Can Change your Life

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Sick of shaving? Have unruly hair that you can’t keep away? Never schedule a waxing appointment again and schedule your Laser Hair Removal Treatment today! Read below to see our take on this amazing procedure!   — TRANSCRIPT — Let’s Compare Your Options: Fun Fact Throughout a woman’s life, she can use over 400,000 gallons of water while shaving Additional Benefits of Laser Hair Removal The treatment is safe, quick, and typically with little pain The Procedure is effective in removing hair from large areas It actually works! Most people

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