A tummy tuck, known clinically as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at removing fat (subcutaneous) tissue from the middle and lower abdomen. Fat removal in these areas allows the surgeon to contour the shape of the body to create a firmer, tighter waist and midsection. Tummy tucks are one of the most common cosmetic procedure types for women and men who desire a leaner physique. Since tummy tucks are so popular, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this surgical procedure. In this article, we will go over some of the more common myths regarding tummy tucks and why they are misleading.
If you have recently become pregnant or have been pregnant for a while, you may be wondering what types of food are best to eat. Luckily, you aren’t limited to what you can eat, but some foods will be healthier than others for you and your growing baby. When creating your meal plan, you’ll want to focus on the essentials: protein, vitamins and minerals, healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber, and fluids. These nutrients are abundant in many foods and can be easily found at your local health food stores.
When you hear the words “dry” and “dehydrated,” you may think they generally mean the same thing. After all, an absence of moisture or water can create both dry and dehydrated conditions. However, when it comes to our skin, experts agree that dry skin isn’t necessarily the same as dehydrated skin. A person can have one without the other and vice versa. A lot of patients have questions about this and want to know whether their skin is dry or dehydrated. As it turns out, there are ways to determine which one you have and products you can use to help bring moisture back into the skin.
Scoliosis is a medical condition that involves the sideways curvature of the spine that causes back pain, uneven shoulder alignment and difficulty breathing. Scoliosis is one of the leading forms of spinal deformity in young adults with roughly three million new U.S. cases per year. In a majority of cases, scoliosis marked by only a slight curvature of the spine causes little to no problems and may go away as the child develops. In severe cases, when too much of a sideways curvature is present, surgical intervention may be required to prevent further medical complications. Such surgeries involve spinal fusions and require long incisions along the middle back. As with any invasive surgery, significant scarring is a likely outcome that can be managed with modern advances in topical silicone scar therapy.