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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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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

12/21/2014
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Dr. Wright- “Most Thanked Phlebologist”

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Those who have already been treated by Dr. Thomas Wright know him as a doctor who is very involved with the health and well-being of his patients as he combines 23 years of experience as a surgeon and phlebologist with an unprecedented determination to provide each patient with the best possible care and attention. Due to his enthusiasm for his field and his devotion to those he serves, Dr. Wright has been recognized with numerous awards over the years; voted for by both fellow colleagues as well as his patients

12/20/2014
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Dr. Thomas Wright, M.D., F.A.C.P.-Award Winning Doctor Across the Board

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Missouri is fortunate to claim Dr. Thomas Wright, M.D., F.A.C.P. as a sought after physician and medical director of a top Laser, Lipo and Vein Center in St. Louis. As an expert phlebologist who treats hundreds of patients each year suffering from a variety of venous diseases and countless patients in need of quality liposuction treatments, Dr. Wright is in high demand as not only a top doctor in the greater St. Louis area but as one of the top doctors in the nation in his particular fields. As a

12/10/2014
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Price Transparency

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The Correlation Between Price Transparency and Value in Healthcare The healthcare field provides a critical service to the general population, and this is taking care of our greatest asset – our health. Nevertheless, there are some patients that forgo healthcare due to the assumption of high prices. Some research suggest that providing transparent prices in order to improve on healthcare services is ideal. Primer Research Dates – The research addressing the question of price and value was taken out during the course of two years between 2010 and 2012. Demographic

10/13/2014
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How Do We Treat Varicose Veins In the United States?

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This week’s New England Journal of Medicine reported the results of a randomized trial comparing the three most commonly performed treatments for varicose veins and saphenous venous insufficiency in the United Kingdom:  Laser ablation, surgery, and foam sclerotherapy as performed by experienced vein specialist.  Patients that were treated surgically had proximal ligation and stripping of the saphenous veins and phlebectomy of the associated varicosities. The foam sclerotherapy treatment consisted of foam sclerotherapy of the saphenous veins and foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins. The laser ablation treatment had laser ablation of the saphenous vein

07/11/2014
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Achieving a Thigh Gap Safely

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There is a very popular “look” that many women and girls are trying to achieve — the thigh gap — where the thighs do not touch each other and there is a visible space between the thighs when standing with the feet together. The increase in the popularity of this thigh gap could be the result of several factors. There are people who look at this as a sign of a healthy, fit body. Alternatively, others, especially younger women, want to look like the models featured in fashion magazines. Unfortunately,

03/25/2014
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Personal Consultation for Liposuction

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The Importance of a Personal Consultation for Liposuction Although liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the country, it is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. In fact, the range of what can be accomplished with liposuction is as varied as the many people who undergo this procedure every year. In order to get the most out of this highly effective body sculpting surgery, it is important to understand your options. That’s where a consultation with your liposuction surgeon comes in. A consultation with a board-certified surgeon