Mommy Makeovers: What to Do After the Fact

Fans of the HBO dramedy series Entourage may remember Jeremy Piven’s character Ari Gold commenting about Shauna’s (Debi Mazar) figure: “Nice of you to drop the baby weight. What do you have, like nine kids now?” While it may be possible that she underwent a “mommy makeover”, there’s really no denying that a number of women actually have dreams of getting their pre-baby body back.

If you or one of your female friends who recently gave birth are interested in undergoing a mommy makeover, there are many things to consider – especially during the post-op period: Continue Reading

Chiseled: How Body Contouring Works

Lean physiques are all the rage nowadays, especially since many celebrities are eager to show off their perfect bodies. While not everyone is born with such a body, it’s never too late for anyone to start achieving their ideal body shape. Typically, exercise and a balanced diet can lead to a leaner body; that said, there’s another, quicker way to cut down on flab: body contouring. Continue Reading

Provider of Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico Offers New Laser Hair Removal

In general, over 50% of the “lasers” used in hair removal treatments is IPL or intense pulsed light technology, which is not a laser. Because it is less efficient, some patients not only endure pain when they undergo treatment, they require several sessions to achieve the desired results, and some hair types don’t even respond well to the treatment.

With Light Sheer Duet, Cosmed uses the Diode Laser System, which emits near-infrared laser light that is turned on for only a fraction of a second. The light is absorbed only by the pigment found on the hair follicle, eliminating hair growth over time. It is equipped with a contact-cooling hand piece called the ChillTip, which provides a cooling effect to the skin to protect it during the laser energy delivery.

Fixing the Faultlines Down South

Excess skin down south can be uncomfortable, especially in intimate situations. As a woman ages, the labia can get stretched and enlarged, which can happen if she hasgiven birth a number of times and all of them by normal delivery. When excess skin down there becomes too uncomfortable, you might want to restore your vagina to more or less its original condition. This is very much possible through a procedure called vaginal rejuvenation.

There are two general types of vaginal rejuvenation; labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. In labiaplasty, the labia minora and majora are reshaped to be less prominent visually at the bikini area and help reduce irritations. Continue Reading

Medical Tourism: A Better Healthcare Alternative?

It is an understatement when one says how healthcare in the United States can make a huge dent in one’s finances. The economy’s recovery from the recent tumble, combined with the government’s difficulty in rolling out Obamacare, has made pursuing healthcare in the United States a very difficult financial decision. It is due to U.S. healthcare’s shaky situation that people consider medical tourism as a viable alternative for cosmetic surgery, dentistry, and other related procedures. Continue Reading

Post-Surgery Care for Hair Transplant

For many men, permanent baldness is like their own sneaky nemesis that they’re never even aware of until it’s too late. The smartest of these men opt not to take their chances and get hair transplant treatment instead. Here are some of the things that you need to know about caring for your scalp right after the procedure:

Sleep Upright

While the hair transplant procedure should only last for a few hours, you should make sure that it doesn’t get messed up during the rest of the day, even while you sleep. Hence, for the first night at least, try not to sleep with a pillow rubbing against your treated hair lest the grafts fall off. In this case, call your plastic surgeon immediately.

Minimize Contact

Try not to touch your head too much (or let anything else touch it, for that matter), since this might disturb your follicles and make the transplant inefficient. This also means a big no-no to wearing caps or hats over it during the first few days, as this might cause your head to heat up and likewise damage your transplant.

Sun and Sweat

Staying out in the sun could also impede the surgery’s healing process, and it could even hinder the efficient growth of your hair grafts. Sweating can even cause an infection when it permeates the transplant area, so be sure to wash your head after profuse sweating.

Guidelines in Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon

Finding a reputable cosmetic or plastic surgeon can be a really challenging task. You must make a real effort in searching for the one that can unquestionably help you achieve the results that you want. You don’t want to end up in the hands of phony specialists, particularly if you are aiming for sensitive operations like breast surgeries, butt implants and other enhancements.

So what should be done in order to choose the right and the best cosmetic surgeon?

Check the surgeon’s qualifications, whether he or she is a board certified practitioner. Learning about the surgeon’s affiliations (i.e., clubs or association they are a member of) can also help you confirm their credibility. You may directly ask the surgeon or do your own investigation regarding this matter.

Inquire whether the clinic is accredited and offers hospital privileges. It’s also wise to find out whether the clinic has faced legal charges before or if the surgeon’s license is legitimate. You must learn as much as you can regarding the procedure, how qualified you are to undergo the surgery, recovery time, risks and options in case corrections are necessary.

Consult with those who have undergone the same procedure as nothing beats first-hand experience. However, take note that going through plastic surgery is not like a one-size-fits-all strategy. What worked well for other people may not actually be applicable to you; thus, it is truly imperative that you find a specialist who can efficiently cater to your specific needs.

Things to Know About Liposuction

Liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery in the US, where more than 400,000 operations are done every year. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that sucks the fat from a part of the body like the thighs, buttocks and back. The fats are removed by using a hollow instrument, a cannula, by inserting it under the skin. Then, a high pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula.

Why is liposuction done?

Liposuction is done in order to enhance the look of a person. For the person to get the best results from the procedure, the patient will need to prepare with a healthy lifestyle like good diet, regular exercise and a good sleep. However, liposuction is also done to treat some medical conditions like benign fatty tumors and abnormal enlargement of a man’s breasts.

How well does liposuction work?

This type of cosmetic procedure is very effective when it comes to removing fat in small areas. Changes in the person’s contour will also be noticeable after the surgery, and improvements will continue once the swelling goes away. However, the full effects will only be noticeable after several months or a year after the procedure.

What should patients expect after their treatment?

After the procedure, the part that was treated will be wrapped to reduce swelling, pain and bruising. A special girdle or elastic bandages should be used for three to four weeks, and the patient should expect bruising and swelling on the first 7 to 10 days after the procedure.

Going Out of the Country and Under the Knife

Whether you’re doing it to look more beautiful or because you need to have something fixed on your body, cosmetic surgery has become an option to those who need a bit of help in boosting their confidence.

How a person looks could greatly affect how others perceive them. Many people then choose to go under the knife to look more attractive and hopefully leave a good impression on others. Although cosmetic surgery is far from being the fountain of youth, it has become an option most people consider when they aren’t satisfied with their appearance.

Other than going through with the procedure itself, one thing many people worry about cosmetic surgery or any other type of surgery is the expensive price tag that comes along with it. For a simple procedure, people could be paying thousands of dollars already, and even more if they need additional medication after the surgery. This is why many people consider venturing in medical tourism countries like Mexico.

Mexico is close to home, and getting there isn’t as difficult as hopping into a plane and going to Thailand. There are many clinics and private hospitals that offer cosmetic surgery, and the best part of it is that procedures and medicine could cost a fraction of how much it is within the U.S.

To ensure that you get the most out your money, look for facilities that have the proper licensing and accreditation, as well as surgeons who have undergone lots of training and experience.