Gynecomastia: Symptoms and Treatment

Gynecomastia is a benign abnormal growth of breast tissue among men. The condition often occurs during puberty and in men 50 years of age or older. In many cases, men who suffer from the condition look as if they really do have breasts like that of a woman.

More often than not, gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the body overproduces estrogen. The condition can also be triggered by abusing substances like marijuana, alcohol, heroin, and amphetamines.

Gynecomastia can occur in one breast or both breasts. Although it is not a life-threatening condition, it often causes embarrassment for the sufferer and can lead to low self-esteem, especially among adolescent boys and young men. Continue Reading

Understand the Benefits of Liposuction in Mexico to Improve Body Shape

However, there is a misconception that getting a Mexico liposuction is an alternative to a healthy amount of diet and exercise. The truth is that women can maximize the benefits of such a procedure and maintain its positive effects only if they combine it with healthy eating habits and regular exercise. As a study that involved lipo patients in Brazil revealed back in 2012, those who did not adhere to an exercise regimen following their lipo procedure had a noticeable increase in belly fat.

Another misconception is that liposuction is the shortcut to losing weight. The fact is, the ideal candidates for liposuction are those who engage in regular exercise and healthy eating and are thus only dealing with modest amounts of excess weight that neither diet nor exercise were able to eliminate. Essentially, liposuction is for those who aim for a contoured body appearance in conjunction with diet and exercise.

Liposuction: Expectations, Specifics, and Risks

Thanks to advancements in medical technology, the act of removing excess fat from the body can now be done quickly and painlessly with a simple procedure. This process, known as liposuction, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the world. It is done either as a tumescent liposuction, whichextracts the fat from the body using traditional means (i.e. anesthetics and a tube), or as an ultrasound-assisted procedure, which liquefies the fat before removing it manually. Continue Reading

A Brief Look at Mexico’s Medical Tourism

With its wonderful beaches and rich culture, Mexico is fast-becoming a major tourist destination for many people. Indeed, about 150,000 Americans flock to this North American country each year, and tourism is already the fifth-biggest source of national revenue (and will be the third-biggest by 2018). However, Mexico is also known for its thriving medical tourism industry. Continue Reading

Is Physical Appearance Necessary?

Perhaps you’ve seen the movie The Devil’s Advocate and remember the line, “Vanity is definitely my favorite sin. Self-love, the all-natural opiate.” While in some sense, going overboard to make one’s self physically attractive may seem haughty, there is absolutely nothing wrong with aiming for a beautiful body.

To answer “no” to the title’s question is denying one’s self of pleasure; after all, being physically attractive can apparently attract pleasure from other people. Meeting someone for the first time, for example, always comes with judgment. The person in front of you, however, will not judge you solely based on your character. Your appearance will give a first impression to many people, and it will speak volumes about you even before you open your mouth.

Physical appearance also matters in a relationship. Just because you and your partner have been together for 5 years doesn’t mean you have to neglect your looks. If you want to maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship, you have to make yourself look beautiful physically because your partner deserves it. Moreover, taking care of yourself physically also gives the impression that you value your well-being.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look good. Not only will you attract a lot of people, but looking good can also help boost your self-confidence, making you an asset in any given situation.

Qualities to Look for in a Liposuction Company

Liposuction is a type of aesthetic surgery that has grown enormously popular all over the world. In Mexico, for example, it has become one of the most requested body contouring surgeries, and even US citizens cross borders to get the procedure. However, just like with any other types of cosmetic surgery, liposuction must be thought about very carefully, especially in terms of the company or clinic who will conduct the procedure.

So what makes a truly reliable liposuction company?

  • When the surgeons and other members of the team are composed of high caliber and board-certified professionals, it is unlikely for you to suffer from any risks and complications. Thus, look into the accreditation received by the company and the qualifications of its practitioners.

  • The company should provide excellent facilities, after care service (before, during and after surgery support), comprehensive information regarding the available and applicable options, exclusive consultation, and reasonable pricing estimate.

  • Moreover, when looking for a liposuction company in Mexico, see to it that the medical professionals are affiliated with distinguished organizations, such as the Mexican Society for Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

With the abundance of companies offering various types of cosmetic surgery, it can be really difficult to decide regardless of how financially prepared you are. Remember, the risks associated with this major surgery can be reduced or avoided when you are informed enough about the many things that could affect its success.

Are you Eligible for Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world. The procedure slims and reshapes specific sections of the body by removing excess fatty deposits. This in turn can improve a patient’s body contours and proportions. On the other hand, how would you know if you are eligible for the procedure?

A consultation with your cosmetic surgeon will be the first step. The data gathering will involve determining whether the patient is close to their ideal weight range, which may require a check of their body mass index. In many cases, the patient should be between 15 to 30 percent above their ideal weight. Take note that the surgeon will need to learn your dietary habits, and will ask if you’ve made any effort to gain or lose weight in the past year. Patients will have to be off any medication and must not smoke at all.

Psychological testing may be recommended in certain situations. Cosmetic surgeons need to establish that the candidate understands the risks and consequences that come with the procedure. Moreover, the candidate needs to be mentally stable.

Liposuction can be used to treat pockets of fat in the body—specifically in the abdomen and waist; thighs, hips, and buttocks; arms, neck, and back; chest, calves and ankles.