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  • Eat Your Way to Recovery with Pineapple

    Pineapple while sweet and satisfying can be a real benefit when recovery from surgery. The active ingredient within pineapple is Bromelain, a natural enzyme found within the stem and juice of this fruit.  Bromelain has been proven to reduce swelling and inflammation, especially after rhinoplasty.

    Benefits of bromelain also include:
    - Cancer prevention and reduce cancer therapy symptoms
    - Help treat ulcerative colitis
    - Help sinusitis symptoms
    - Helps rid the body of fats, helps with digestion
    - Relieves joint and muscle pain

    You can take 1,000 mg. of a Bromelain enzyme, twice a day for 2 weeks before, and 2 weeks post surgery to help prepare your body for surgery so you can have a pleasant recovery.

    As an added benefit, pineapple can keep your teeth pearly white, as it is a natural plaque fighter and stain remover.

    Now that's a doctor’s order!

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  • Say I Do to Handplasty

    Hand makeovers are on the rise thanks to the “hand selfies” on social media that women post after they get engaged. After doting at your engagement ring, it comes to your attention that everyone will be looking at your hands to see your newly acquired piece of jewelry.

    The hands usually do not get as much attention as one’s face, but at this phase in a woman's life everyone will be looking down at their digits. This has prompted many women to undergo non-surgical treatments to improve the appearance of their hands.

    As we age, fat, collagen and volume is lost. Age and sun spots start to appear along with loose skin and fine lines.

    There are many treatments that can reduce such ailments.

    Photofacial /IPL treatments are greats at reducing sun spots, as well as hydroquinone infused products. These do take some time (several months in fact) to see the results, but nonetheless work.  For those who are looking for more of a quick fix a 10 minute Dermal Filler  treatment can work wonders. By camouflaging the underlying structure of the hands, such as veins, bones and crepey skin, you can bring back luster and volume to replenish the hands appearance.

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  • FIFA Broken Nose Rhinoplasty

    Sport injuries to the nose are one of the leading reasons that many turn to rhinoplasty. Soccer stars including this years FIFA players such as Jermaine Jones & Clint Dempsey are good examples of how contact sports can cause nasal fractures. A broken nose for many professional athletes is a common occupational hazard and increases their chances of needing a rhinoplasty exponentially.

    Nasal fractures can be either a crack or break in the bones and/or cartilage. A broken nose can cause a deviated nasal septum as well. The nasal septum is cartilage that divides the left and right side of the nose. The nasal septum can be torn or shifted either mildly or severely. In mild cases it may not even be obvious that damage was done, however it more severe cases the nose can heal crooked. Usually with a deviated septum a rhinoplasty is needed to correct the functionality of the nose (ie- breathing difficulties), this in most cases is covered by private health insurance. When the nose needs to be repaired for aesthetic reasons, such as repairing a hump or bump then you would need to pay out of pocket.

    If you have been struck in the nose, and feel that it may be broken it is best to visit an otolaryngologist so they determine the severity of the break. Usually you will need to wait a few months since the injury before you proceed to move forth with rhinoplasty as you need to wait for the swelling to subside.

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  • Fat Transfer to Breasts

    Firm, round and perky breasts with a slim waist are a want for most women. Well, in one procedure you can have both!

    Breast augmentation is a procedure where the breasts are “augmented” or enlarged. This can be done through the insertation of an implant or it can be achieved through fat transfer.

    In order to have the breasts enlarged through fat transfer, you do need a certain amount of pinchable fat. The excess fat does not necessarily have to be removed from your waist, but can be taken from the thighs, buttocks, arms, or back.

    A common question that many patients will ask is  “if they do not have enough fat, can they take the fat from a friend and use it for their own breasts”. The answer is “no”. If fat was to be transferred between individuals it will then act as foreign substance and therefore would be rejected, not to mention the health risks that could arise between the sharing of bodily fluids. So for women who have little or not enough subdermal fat on the body, and want enlarged breasts, they would need to use an implant.

    In order to extract the fat that will be used for the breasts, liposuction will be performed on the donor site. Once the fat is removed, it is purified to ensure that highest quality fat is then injected to the breasts.

    A drawback to fat transfer to the breasts is that usually a patient can not increase their breast size to over one cup size. However, for patients who need more a minimal enlargement, fat transfer is appealing to those who want a natural tissue in the breasts.

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  • Let The Numbers Talk

    Let the numbers speak for themselves with Fotona’s non-invasive Er:YAG treatments. NightLase, IntimaLase and IncontiLase all have powerful results, and the best way to convey this is through the numerous clinical studies, that have proven the efficacy of each of these treatments.

    IncontiLase
    - intended for women who suffer from mild and moderate stress and mixed urinary incontinence
    - painless procedure that involves photo thermal tightening of urethral and anterior bladder wall region
    - 95% of patients have no leakage 12 months after treatments

    IntimaLase
    - solution for vaginal relaxation syndrome
    - involves photo-thermal tightening of the vaginal canal
    - after treatments, vaginal tightening is reported in all patients, with an average of 17% shrinkage (tightness) of the vaginal canal. Sexual gratification also improved.

    NightLase
    - Increases the quality of a patient’s sleep by lessening the effects of snoring and sleep apnea
    - decreases the amplitude of snoring by utilizing light therapy to contract and tighten tissues of the soft palate (at the back of the throat)
    - 80% of patients report an improvement (attenuation of snoring) of 68% after 2 sessions  (J. LAHA 2011, Vol. 1)

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