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  • An Added, Unexpected and Welcome Medical Benefit of a Tummy Tuck

    Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a common type of bladder control problem in women characterized by uncontrollable leakage of urine with increased abdominal pressure. It is triggered by physical activities such as coughing, sneezing, exercise and laughing. Postpartum stress urinary incontinence can occur even among women who have given birth to only one child. It is an important and often overlooked post-pregnancy condition common in women who’ve had a vaginal delivery. 

  • Massive Weight Loss and Body Contouring Surgery

    Losing weight takes both commitment and a resolution to make important health lifestyle changes. 

    Losing weight usually involves a combination of diet, and exercise; in some cases, particularly when significant amounts of weight and/or health issues, such as diabetes or health conditions are involved, one may consider bariatric surgery. Whatever method you choose, it’s often the case that losing a significant amount of weight can result in excess sagging skin. 

  • Killing Two Fat Birds with One Stone

    The reason I feel like I need to lose weight is not necessarily because I am unhappy with the amount of fat I have in total, but rather with the overall shape of my body. By that I mean, if all my fat was strategically placed - say on my chest and the top of my buttocks, my weight would actually be fairly ideal! It’s why when I heard about fat grafting, I was particularly intrigued. Fat grafting is the removal of fat from one part of the body to augment another. 

  • A Beautiful Body: The Evolution of Liposuction

    Modern Liposuction –  

    The term body contouring may conjure a dreamlike mental image of a svelte physique, perhaps sauntering along a beach in a bikini with nary a wiggle to be seen.  

    One of the most common body contouring procedures, liposuction, remains one of the more popular procedures performed today. Over the past 30 years, liposuction has evolved in many ways. Since the introduction of the “super-wet” technique in the ‘90s it remains a very safe procedure. 

  • Buyer Beware: Dying for a bigger butt

    From the Kardashian clan to Nicki Minaj, the junk in your trunk is a big (#bunpun) business. So big, in fact, that the merits of a big beautiful booty has inspired hit songs like “Bootylicious” and “Baby Got Back,” #belfies (butt selfies), dance trends (hello, twerking), and a current standard of beauty more accepting of a woman’s curves. 

  • Non-Surgical Fat Reduction: The Cool Down

    By now, we’re all aware of how liposuction works, and while some sing its praises, not everyone loves – or can even stomach – the idea of surgery. It entails potential risk, not to mention downtime that can keep you from working or even leaving your bed (actually, that second part doesn’t sound so bad…). As time goes on, though, technology continues to offer more and more alternatives to surgery, and one of the latest is CoolSculpting. 

  • Wave Bye-Bye to “Bye-Bye Arms”

    OK, I’m mildly fascinated by what’s going on under my arms. Some people call it “bat wing” arm, but I prefer bye-bye arms (as they keep waving long after I do). 

    People of every size have this issue and I’m pretty sure gravity is to blame. Damn you gravity — you truly think keeping us from floating out into space is a fair trade for the folds, sags and wrinkles you cause?  

  • Snapping Back To Pre-Pregnancy Shape Is Possible

    Congratulations are in order to those who've managed to shed their pregnancy weight once they’ve welcomed their little bouncing bundle of joy to the world. Now that the extra pounds are gone, many women may still be left with some residual excess or loose skin, as well as sagging – and I’m betting that some of them may be wondering what to do about it particularly because exercise and dieting doesn’t seem to be making a dent!  

  • Body contouring treatments: Friend or foe?

    The health and beauty market never seems short of get fit quick treatments, procedures and gadgets, and at no time during the year are we ever more hopeful that they’ll work than now — bikini season.  

    From rapid weight loss pills to cellulite removing treatments, there’s always a new “next big thing” gunning for your hard earned dollars. And more often than not, those same “miracle” treatments lead consumers down the too-short emotional trail from “hallelujah” to “I’ve been had.”  

  • Is it time to get a tummy tuck?

    As a 42-year-old post-childbearing woman, age and gravity and 3 pregnancies are taking their toll on my midsection. I’m starting to notice flab in places I never had flab, most notably in the area around my belly and now even above the waist. I’ve always had a bit of a belly, but lately I’ve been horrified to notice rolls above the waistline as well.  

    I’ve joked many times over the years about getting a tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty), but lately I’ve started doing some research to see if it might be worth seriously considering. 

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