Answers to today's medical questions through blogs and articles

Cosmetic Surgery

Ambulatory Centers or Hospitals for Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, there is quite a lot of research to be done as well as contemplation if this is the right choice for your needs or wants and consultations. There might be one specific thing you might not be thinking about when it comes to cosmetic surgery though; what is the best setting for your surgery to be done? If you thought you only had one option available to you which would be a hospital, you are wrong! The other option you have available to you is an ASC or ambulatory surgery center. ASC’s are advanced health care facilities that offer same day surgery and surgical care. It’s more of a time saver than anything else, but note that you can’t just get any surgical procedure done here, it has to be under strict guidelines of what can and cannot be done in an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Of course these centers offer more than just convenience, they are cost efficiency and the ability to recuperate at home rather than in a hospital setting.

What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipoRather than putting your body through aggressive liposuction procedures, SmartLipo is a far less evasive option.  This procedure is not even a decade old and is gaining popularity quickly. The reason for this being is that the recovery time is much less and.  Results vary from patient to patient with some requiring an additional procedure to be completed at a later date.

What is the Gynecomastia Procedure?

Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia

For men who have gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, there can be a lot of negative emotions. They may feel shame, insecurity or humiliation because of the large size of their male breasts. Nearly half of all men have some excess fat that is localized in breast tissue on one or both breasts. Over 65 percent of all disorders related to male breasts are due to gynecomastia. Surgery and liposuction are the procedures that are typically used for treatment of male breast disorders.

How Does Body Sculpting Work?

Body Sculpting
Body Sculpting

Body sculpting uses different techniques to remove unwanted fat from the body. Different technologically advanced methods are used to remove fat from targeted areas of the body. Three types of technologically advanced machines which are used include an ultrasound, radio frequency and a laser treatment. These types of treatments are all non-invasive and painless. Since the methods are pain free, there is no need for drugs or anesthetics. These features among many other benefits make body sculpting one of the most popular of all the cosmetic procedures.

What is Liposuction?

weight loss
weight loss

Liposuction is just one of the modern cosmetic procedures available today. It is basically a technologically advanced method of removing fat from unwanted sections of the body. It is not a treatment for weight loss. It is typically used in those tougher areas which do not respond favorably to traditional methods like diet and exercise. These stubborn areas of fat can be safely removed through the liposuction process. Many people choose to use it on the most stubborn areas such as those around the abdomen, thighs, neck, back of the arms or the buttocks. Most of the time the procedure can be done in just one appointment but it is unsafe to remove too much fat from the body all at one time and so some patients have to have a couple of sessions to achieve the desired result. A plastic surgeon can discuss all the available options with a patient and work out a suitable treatment plan which will help them reach their goals.

Are Cosmetic Weight Loss Treatments Permanent?

Weight Loss
Weight Loss

Patients have been having various forms of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures for decades including those designed specifically for weight loss. One question that arises many times is how long the treatment is going to last. Cosmetic weight loss surgeries have become increasingly popular over the last two decades but it is important to know if it is permanent or not.

Types of Bariatric Surgeries

The understood goal of bariatric or weight loss surgeries are to induce weight loss by being able to physically restrict the amount of food a patient is able to eat. Some methods work by interrupting the process of digestion. Although there can be some cosmetic results that is not the only goal of weight loss surgery. It is not a cosmetic procedure designed to remove fat from the body. There are three basic types of bariatric surgeries: restrictive, combined procedures, and malabsorptive procedures.

Are Cosmetic Weight Loss Treatments Safe?

wight loos and plastic surgery
weight loss and plastic surgery

Cosmetic weight loss surgery is definitely a life changing procedure and in some instances it can even be life saving. These extreme measures are typically suitable for patients who are obese and have not had any success in losing weight through traditional means. Many have even tried some medically supervised strategies for weight loss which use diet modification, exercise and in some cases medications. When these measures fail to work for an obese or overweight individual they may choose to speak with a plastic surgeon who can help them choose an appropriate surgical procedure to be used for cosmetic weight loss. Over the last few years the statistics on obesity have soared and about 18 million people in the US are considered to be obese or at least 100 pounds over their ideal weight. With this rise in numbers also comes the number of cosmetic weight loss procedures. According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery the number of patients seeking some form of weight loss procedure has increased from 16000 in the early 90s to about 180000 by 2005. This sharp increase in obesity is most likely behind the increase in cosmetic weight loss surgeries. Most can agree that they are an appropriate way to deal with obesity but the question is how safe are they?