Protecting Your Skin

Tips For Maintaining Your Weight After Liposuction

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Date: August 30th 2016


If you have just undergone a weight loss procedure such as liposuction or laser liposuction, you likely don’t want to shell out that amount of money again anytime soon. The problem is that it is devastatingly easy to put the pounds back after you lose this weight. The reason for this is that, when you weigh more, you burn more calories simply moving around normally because your body has to work harder. Once the fat is gone, you are burning less calories than you were before and therefore don’t need as much food. Here are some tips for making sure that you don’t gain the weight back after liposuction. 1. Exercise and Build Muscle Combine cardio and strength training to create a regular exercise plan that you actually stick to. You want cardio in order to help you offset any calories that you take in during the day because this will help you keep your current weight. You want strength training in order to ramp up your metabolism. Muscle tends to burn more calories than fat. If you put on a bunch of muscle, you will be able to help push your caloric needs up to where they were when you weighed more, making it easier for you to not overeat. 2. Slowly Bump Up Your Diet Eat a minimal diet after your surgery for a few weeks in order to help start to determine what your caloric needs are. For example, try eating 1500 calories a day for the first few weeks. If you see that you lose weight after this, bump up your calories to 1700. If you gain weight from that, then you know that your caloric needs are closer to 1600. By increasing your diet slowly over time, you can avoid any major weight gain and allow you to figure out the optimal amount of calories that you need to survive. 3. Invest Finally, invest in your new body by buying new clothing and showing it off to the world. The more you enjoy and appreciate your new body, the more you will want to protect it and avoid gaining weight. This can help you be much healthier in the long run and will make motivation simpler. For more information, talk to a company that specializes in laser liposuction and traditional liposuction, such as Satori Body Contouring Day Spa. They will be able to give you […]

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The Role Of Saline Breast Implants In Male Breast Reconstructive Surgery: What You Need To Know

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Date: July 6th 2016


There is plenty of talk about female breast enhancement and breast reconstructive surgery, but very little is ever discussed with regards to male breast reconstructive surgery. In fact, while men do not technically have breasts, they do have mammary tissue which comprises a portion of the pectoral muscles and shape of this area of male chests. When men undergo breast cancer surgery, the effects can be even more profound because men do not have much left to work with when rebuilding their chests. The following will provide you with more information on the role of saline breast implants in male breast reconstructive surgery and what you need to know before you request and purchase this cosmetic procedure. Using Saline Breast Implants in Men Saline breast implants for men (or chest implants, if you prefer) are often half-moon shaped, rather than the fully rounded shape that are used in women’s surgeries. They may also be slightly flatter and less full of saline because men want that strong pectoral look and not lumpy chests. Just as the implants for women come in all shapes and sizes, so too do the implants for men. Your surgeon can help you select a size and shape that best fits the expanse of your chest so that your “pecs” do not look too small or too large for your ribcage. The Surgery Itself Typically, cosmetic surgeons prefer to perform male chest reconstruction at the same time that the cancerous tissue has been removed. The cosmetic surgeon can make sure that the way your chest is operated on will work well with the reconstructive process. This will minimize scar tissue. After the cancerous tissue has been removed completely, the cosmetic surgeon will insert one implant in the open area of your chest, positioning it so that it will look quite natural. Then he or she will insert another implant on the opposite side of your chest before inflating both implants with saline until they give you a very symmetrical appearance. Finally, the surgeon may graft some skin tissue from your abdomen, inner thigh or buttocks to the side of your chest where the tissue was removed. Because men do not have to worry about having more hair on their chests (as opposed to women where the replacement skin can only be taken from certain areas of the body) the skin can actaully be taken from any fleshy area of […]

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Your Guide To Breast Augmentation Following Mastectomy

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Date: March 29th 2016


What symbols are more commonly associated with womanhood than breasts? Losing one’s breasts is much more than a physical change; it’s also an emotional one. For this reason, many women consider breast reconstruction or breast augmentation following a mastectomy. It is reasonable to feel wary of the reconstructive procedure, but understanding it ahead of time is a great way to feel more comfortable with it. The Best Time for Breast Reconstruction If you are considering breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, you need to ensure that your doctor is on board with your wishes. For most women, reconstruction includes an implant. In some instances, doctors can take tissue from one body part and use it to build a fuller breast. This is a form of natural breast augmentation. Most doctors will be able to accommodate a reconstruction at any point following a mastectomy, but many experts believe that you will have the best outcome if the procedures are performed at the same time. In the case of a lumpectomy, which occurs when the doctor needs to remove a lump from the breast, additional treatment is often required before reconstruction can take place. The reconstruction needs to be coordinated with other treatments, including radiation. Instead of a breast implant, some women in these cases might consider fat injections. Results Following Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction Women who undergo a breast reconstruction procedure following a mastectomy experience a broad range of symptoms. For instance, some women stay at the hospital for a one-night hospital stay, while others need to stay slightly longer. Complete recovery takes several weeks, and the first week is typically difficult. By the sixth week, most women can participate in all their favorite regular activities, including working out. Understanding Your Goals for Breast Reconstruction If you have been thinking about breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, you need to think about a few different goals. For instance, you may want to change your cup size or alter the shape of your breast following a procedure. You might not even know what you want to do until you speak to your surgeon. This is where you will get information about your specific case. Considering reconstruction? It’s time to set up a consultation with your surgeon. The earlier you begin planning the procedure, the more time you have to prepare for recovery. Your doctor will be able to help you understand each part of […]

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2 Laser Hair Removal Myths Busted

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Date: January 21st 2016


Getting rid of unwanted body hair can be an annoying chore. It’s no surprise that many people are eager to find new and more efficient ways of removing it. Laser hair removal is a promising technology that has great appeal to many people who are interested in getting rid of unwanted hair. However, there are many myths and rumors attached to the concept of laser hair removal. If you’re considering laser hair removal, you need to know the facts. Take a look at the truth behind a couple of the most common laser hair removal myths. Laser Hair Removal Only Works on Lighter Skin Tones There is a very good reason why many people believe that you can’t have laser hair removal done if you have a dark skin color – or even if you just happen to have a tan. That used to be true. The earliest laser hair removal tools worked best on light-skinned people with dark hair, because the laser detected the contrast between the light skin and dark hair. However, the technology has changed and grown more advanced as the demand for laser hair removal increased. Now there are lasers that are safe to use on dark skin. Before you book a laser hair removal treatment, find out if the clinic you’re considering has one of the lasers that are appropriate for dark skin, and schedule a time to come in for a patch test on a small portion of your skin, so you’ll know how your skin will react to the laser. Laser Hair Removal Is Too Expensive It’s natural that cost would be a big concern, and laser hair removal does require a larger up-front investment than other forms of hair removal. However, when deciding whether or not it’s worth the price, you have to take a look at the bigger picture. When you calculate the cost of paying for less permanent hair removal costs over the rest of your lifetime and weigh it against the cost of a few months of laser hair removal treatments, you may find that the laser treatments are actually cheaper overall. A lot also depends on the areas that you want hair removed from. Removing hair from a small area, like the underarm area, costs between $250 and $350. A larger area, like the back, can run as high as $900. Removing hair from a sensitive area like […]

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3 Things You Should Know Before Getting Plastic Surgery

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Date: December 8th 2015


Getting plastic surgery can be very rewarding. Many people look forward to the day when they will be able to get the body and the look that they want. However, that doesn’t mean that the procedure will be extremely easy. Just like any other surgery there will be a good deal of healing and perhaps some unpleasantness. Here are some things you need to know about getting plastic surgery so that your healing and recovery can be as simple as possible. 1.There Will Be Oozing From The Site After you get home from the surgery you will want to change into your most comfortable clothes. If you have gotten a surgery anywhere other than your face, you should use your old pajamas, or a pair where you don’t care if they get ruined. This is because you should know that there will be oozing from the incision site. You will need to change bandages and gauze on the area so you should have plenty of bandages at your house before the surgery. This is not something you want to run to the store for during your healing process. 2. Consider Buying A Body Pillow Or Using A Recliner Chair For Sleeping It is important to recognize that you may be in a good deal of pain after the surgery, and for the first couple days sleep may be uncomfortable. If have had a body surgery, such as a breast augmentation, then a body pillow may be helpful. This will protect the incision sites, and your swollen breasts from pain as you sleep. If you have had a facial plastic surgery, you may not be able to lay your face on a pillow comfortably. This is why many people sleep in a recliner chair where they can sleep face up, but still be comfortable. Sleep will be incredibly important to your healing, which is why you should prepare before hand to make your night as comfortable as possible. 3. Don’t Expect Immediate Results The combination of pain medication, swelling and the emotional roller coaster that plastic surgery can cause can be overwhelming following plastic surgery. You should avoid all scales and mirrors for the first two weeks after the surgery. There is a good chance you will retain water, and the swelling and bruising around the site may be discouraging. This is why you should wait until you have had a […]

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About Me

When I was a child, my father worked at my grandfather’s timber company. During this time, he worked outdoors for several hours each day. Unfortunately, he didn’t use sunscreen. A couple of years ago, he started to notice some worrisome brown, scaly marks on his face. After visiting a dermatologist, he discovered he had skin cancer. After removing the cancers, his physician advised him to undergo a chemical peel. He told my dad that this procedure could prevent future skin cancers from developing. On this blog, you will discover how a chemical peel can protect your skin in the future.

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