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Visceral fat is found primarily in the abdominal cavity. Wrapping around organs, this type of fat can cause the waist to expand and produce a larger overall frame. It can also increase risks for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
In some individuals, visceral fat can be found in the arteries as well.
Targeting visceral fat helps reduce your risks for various illnesses and diseases, and is necessary for peak physical health.
Subcutaneous fat is the visible, jiggly, and squishy fat you can feel through your skin. This type of fat produces aesthetic inconsistencies, but poses no threat to physical health. It is this type of…Read Full Post
Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing will change your body. The daily impact of taking care of, nurturing, and raising children can also cause physical changes. Many of these changes, such as fat accumulations and sagging skin, may not respond to diet, exercise, and similar efforts, leaving many…Read Full Post
Following breast enhancement, your body’s natural healing response will form a capsule around each breast implant. This capsule, made of primarily of collagen, can contain some scar tissue which, over time, may harden and squeeze the implant. This condition, known…Read Full Post
By leading a reasonably active lifestyle and eating a healthy and nutritious diet, your tummy tuck results could last for a lifetime. Of course, the opposite is also true: if you become inactive or make food choices that are known to cause health and weight problems, you can quickly undo the results of your procedure.
So, exactly how long do tummy tucks last? As long as you are willing to make the effort to maintain your results.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Do?
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How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Recovery from a mommy makeover is slightly different for every woman. Factors including the number and type of procedures that were used for your makeover, your body’s natural response to surgery, and your commitment to following pre and postoperative care instructions will all play a role in your experience and final results. The average recovery time is two to four weeks. Some women may need more, a few may need less.
As a general rule, you can expect some fatigue, dizziness, and difficulties performing routine tasks for a few days following…Read Full Post
Heidi Keesis is a certified physicians assistant with over 15 years of experience helping men and women achieve ideal results through nonsurgical cosmetic services. Skilled, experienced, thorough, and attentive, Ms. Keesis performs all of our nonsurgical skin care treatments including:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Dermal Fillers/Injectables
- Chemical Peels
- IPL Photofacial
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Scar Revision
These treatments are capable of addressing myriad imperfections…Read Full Post
Both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can improve the appearance of the bust, but they are designed to address very different things. Breast augmentation focuses on creating volume, ideal projection, and a more womanly upper body. Breast lift is focused on eliminating loose and sagging breast tissue, improving breast location, and restoring a youthful look to the breasts. While different in scope, however, these procedures are incredibly complementary and are often combined for optimal results.
We offer a number of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation options to help men and women of all ages look their best. Many of our most popular skincare treatments work perfectly as stand-alone services, but several can be combined with surgical options to enhance or improve results as well. What will work best for your needs and goals can be determined during your initial consultation at our Los Altos office.
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