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Rhinoplasty, colloquially known as a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the size, shape, and overall appearance of the nose. The procedure can be used to address myriad aesthetic imperfections such as:
- Nose width
- Nasal tip projection
- Nostril shape
- Humps and bumps on the bridge
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Breast reduction can help improve physical comfort. During breast reduction surgery, heavy, lumpy, and asymmetrical fat and tissue is removed from the breasts before loose and sagging skin is excised. The end result is smaller, more comfortable, and more complimentary breasts that no longer cause back pain or…Read Full Post
Fat transfer is an incredibly effective way to add volume, structure, and symmetry to areas of the body that may be lacking. Using fat from your own body serves the dual purpose of sculpting a donor site and providing a filler that is quickly accepted, entirely compatible, and able to produce results much longer than…Read Full Post
Traditional or medical dermatologists tend to focus on issues revolving around health. Skin cancer, contact allergies, warts, eczema, psoriasis, and other issues that would fall under the banner of general healthcare.
Many of the services offered by traditional dermatologists can improve the appearance of…Read Full Post
Scars are the natural result of wound repair. Created out of collagen, scars are fibrous and often much thicker than surrounding skin. They can also be highly visible, distracting, and, for some, embarrassing.
Many scars require an open wound, but stretch marks are a type of scar that forms when the skin…Read Full Post
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