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Month: December 2015

Is HCG compound safe?

The HCG diet has gained a lot of press in recent years, because of testimonies from people who say they lost 1 pound per day while on the diet. HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)is a hormone that is naturally produced in large amounts by pregnant women. It is also available an injectable prescription hormone, but is HCG compound safe.

About HCG
HCG is said to trigger weight loss, as it increases metabolism and accelerates fat burning, allowing patients to utilize stored fat for fuel, without losing muscle mass. The HCG diet consists of a healthy meal and snack plan, supplements, and HCG injections.

HCGis also available as oral sublingual drops, and topical creams, and should only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor.

Is HCG compound safe?
There have been some concerns raised about the safety of HCG, because there are internet companies and other sources that advertise it for attractive prices. If the price seems too good to be true, chances are that it is an unregulated batch of HCG.

HCG is a prescription drug and is therefore regulated by the FDA, to ensure that it meets safety standards. Therefore if you are interested in going on the HCG diet, be sure to consult a licensed physician that is familiar with the use of HCG for dietary purposes. That is the best way to ensure that you are getting HCG that has been compounded by a licensed compounding pharmacy, in the US.

Clients in Atlanta, GA, can contact Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics Roswell, GA for more information. We have an established HCG diet program that is designed to help you with rapid weight loss, and you can be sure that you are getting a good product.

Call 770-649-0094 today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Linda Kelley.

Breast Augmentation

What’s the Best Method to Treat Capsular Contracture?

Before you decide to undergo breast augmentation, you need to find out about capsular contracture, and what are your chances of developing it. Estimates indicate that at least 10% of the women in the US, who undergo breast enhancement with implants, are likely to experience this problem. Therefore it’simportant to know what it is, and what’s the best method to treat capsular contracture.

What is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is a complication associated with breast augmentation surgery. The body’s immune system reacts to the insertion of a breast implant by creating a thin protective lining or fibrous ‘capsule’ around it. However, for reasons that are not quite clear, there are cases in which the capsule tightens around the implant, causing it to become hard. This condition is referred to as capsular contracture.

What’s the best way to fix it?
Treating capsular contracture effectively,may require the surgical removal of the scar tissue along with the breast implant. The procedure is known as a capsulectomy. During this operation, the implant is also replaced, but is inserted in a different location. Therefore if the breast implant was originally placed subglandular, that is over the pectoralis major muscle, it is repositioned and placed below the muscle.

Complete removal of the capsule is recommended when there is significant capsule formation, but there are times when partial removal of the scar tissue may be adequate.

Breast implants don’t last a lifetime, and patients contemplating the procedure should be aware of the possible risks and complications, and discuss these with their plastic surgeon.

Clients in Orange County can contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA for more information on capsular contracture. Call 949-701-4454 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kyle Song. During your consultation, Dr. Song will discuss the various options, and determine which is most suitable.

Which procedure has the shortest downtime: tummy tuck, liposuction, or body contouring?

If you have unwanted belly fat, there are several alternatives available to flatten and shape your tummy. The procedures include the traditional tummy tuck, in addition to liposuction and body contouring. The choice will depend on your aesthetic requirements, as well as your overall health. It may also be helpful to know which procedure has the shortest downtime: tummy tuck, liposuction, or body contouring.

Which procedure has the shortest downtime
The downtime of any procedure usually depends on how invasive it is.  More invasive treatments generally have a longer downtime than less invasive options.

  • Tummy Tuck: This is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of loose skin and fat from the abdominal region. It is generally done under general anesthesia, and has a downtime of approximately 2 to 6 weeks.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction is an effective way to remove fat from various parts of the body, including the abdomen. There are now newer techniques like tumescent liposuction, and laser liposuction that reduce the downtime associated with traditional liposuction.Laser lipo options such as SmartLipo are now very popular.
  • Body contouring: There are different techniques and procedures that can be used to perform body contouring. Non-invasivealternatives harness technologies such as ultrasound, low level laser,andradiofrequencyto contour the body. These typically require minimal or no downtime.

Non-surgical body contouring is likely to have the shortest downtime of all the procedures.

Clients in greater Los Angeles and Orange County can contact Awaken Aesthetics, Torrance, California, for more information on these procedures. We offer both invasive solutions, as well as non-invasive procedures like SmartLipo for liposuction, and Venus Freeze for body contouring (click here).

Call (310) 791-2233 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Liu.

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