The Breast Blog: Summer Readiness
There's something about summer than inspires us humans to take more interest in how we look. Perhaps for us northerns, it's the simple fact that we're not bundled up and hidden away in layers of wool and high tec clothing. Add to this the increased amount of day light. All the better to see each other in I guess. And maybe, there's some hardwired feature in our brains that triggers a mating instinct. No matter, diets are started, gyms are joined and purchases are made all in the name of 'looking good.'
I'm not pro-plastic surgery. So this media release stimulated a negative reaction in me. But rather than erase it, I decided to let you have your own reaction.
For me, the key word is PLASTIC. My body is not a piece of furniture to be modified according to today's fashion. And I know that putting anything artificial, permanently in my body, for none life essential reasons, can not be wise.
That's my opinion. I invite you to formulate your own.
The Top Plastic Surgery Procedures to Get You Ready for Summer
The following story was submitted by plastic surgery expert Dr. Robert P. Hummel, III M.D. for transmission over PR Newswire.
With summer quickly approaching, many of us want to look and feel our best. While diet and exercise remain essential, there may be some issues that they cannot address alone. Following are some of the top plastic surgery procedures that can help you get ready now for a season of shorts and swimsuits:
Breast augmentation -- If you often wish that your breasts were larger, fuller, more shapely or symmetrical, breast augmentation may be right for you. This outpatient procedure can also address changes seen after pregnancy. Within two weeks most patients are back to their pre-procedure activities.
Tummy Tuck -- Many people labor intensively to achieve a flat, firm stomach. Healthy diets, strenuous workouts and abdominal gadgets all seem promising at first, but do little to address this issue. A Tummy Tuck requires the removal of loose skin from the abdomen and tightening of the underlying muscles. Clothing, including swim wear, will fit nicely over a tight, flat belly.
Liposuction -- Sometimes even a strict diet and rigorous exercise regimen are not enough to conquer stubborn areas of excess fat. Liposuction (or Lipoplasty) is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure to help remove unwanted fatty deposits. Stubborn fatty deposits that are often located on the abdomen, hips, love handles, outer thighs, knees, ankles and neck are especially suitable to liposuction.
Botox® -- Refresh your appearance with this simple, fast, and safe treatment. Wrinkles located on the upper third of the face will be greatly diminished or disappear usually within three to six months.
Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, by temporally blocking the neurotransmitters that stimulate sweat production. About 15 to 20 sites in the underarm are injected. A decrease in sweating is noted after the injections but repeat treatments are usually needed every four to six months.
Tattoo removal -- Unwanted tattoos can be excised if they are small or treated with a series of laser sessions.
Dr. Robert Hummel is a board certified plastic surgeon with The Plastic Surgery Group.