If you're thinking of undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you have probably already thought about what procedure you want, who is going to do it and how you hope to look afterward. But, there are several other considerations you must make so you can be sure you are both physically and mentally healthy for your procedure. Find out how to get ready with these tips from Innovations Medical.
Be Honest About Allergies. There is no benefit in holding back information about your health history, and this includes being upfront about your allergies. Let your physician know if you have had an adverse reaction to acrylates, silicones, rubber and latex. These ingredients may be found in dressings, adhesives and other components used in your procedure.
Keep Your BMI in Check. Some cosmetic procedures require you to be a healthy weight and BMI (body mass index). A good target BMI is 30 or less. Why is a lower BMI and healthy weight important? Being overweight can interfere with anesthesia and may cause complications for recovery. Note: Do not start a crash diet to get to your ideal weight before a cosmetic procedure. Instead, work to lose weight at a healthy pace and stabilize your weight loss at least six months before your procedure.
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It seems like there is always some "new" thing hitting the market of cosmetic treatments - a new injectable here, a new surgery there and an endless supply of new lotions or potions making promises to erase the signs of aging overnight. While some of these procedures, treatments and products do what they claim, some leave patients with other, unintended effects, too.
One of those procedures is "fat freezing," also known as cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that causes fat cells to die by freezing them through your skin. Sounds great, right? Well, before you schedule that appointment, we just want to mention a few things. First, although the fat cells are destroyed, the fat itself moves to a different part of your body. Also, recent studies suggest that there could be a risk associated with the treatment - a complication known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) in which areas of hardened localized fat develop. Although the condition is treatable, it can be frustrating and leave individuals with unsightly or uneven final results.
What Is the Alternative?
How Can Sleeping Cause Wrinkles?
Sleeping, per se, does not cause wrinkles. Instead, it is how you sleep that leaves you at risk of lines and creases. When you sleep on your side or stomach, there is a force applied to your face. This force is also applied to the collagen in your skin and will eventually cause the breakdown of this important protein. When collagen breaks down, you're at risk of developing wrinkles, lines and sagging skin.
Specifically, the heart health researchers are concerned about the connection between deep forehead wrinkles and a higher risk of dying from a heart condition.
This new research may make identifying individuals living with cardiovascular disease, or CVD, a lot easier and less invasive.
Last month, headlines around the country announced the death of Delma Pineda, a California woman who had traveled to Miami for cosmetic surgery. Pineda,44, is the eighth person to die because of a cosmetic procedure performed by an unqualified or unlicensed provider in the city since May 2016.
Pineda opted to travel to Miami because of a cheaper price tag for the cosmetic procedures she wanted. She also hoped to reunite with a high school friend from their home country of El Salvador. Pineda's liposuction procedure was performed at CG Cosmetic Surgery in Miami on March 5.
By the end of the next day, she was dead.
We know you have many options when considering places to go for skin-rejuvenation and med-spa services. Many things factor in making your decision, such as location, price and the types of services offered. While these considerations play a part, there are other things you should think about when making your selection. Dr. Johnson and the staff at Innovations Medical are well trained and experienced and provide high-quality and safe skin-rejuvenation, anti-aging and med-spa treatments.
There are a few things you should look for when selecting med-spa procedures and skin-rejuvenation treatments. This include experience, education and safety measures.
Making sure you are drinking enough water every day contributes to good health. Water helps your body do everything from digesting the food you eat to eliminating waste and toxins. Water is also one of the best anti-aging treatments available and helps keep your skin looking healthy, youthful and bright.
What Happens to Your Skin If You Don't Drink Enough Water?
Water hydrates your skin cells and helps to give them their shape. So when you’re not drinking enough water, your skin can become dry, flaky and dull. Not drinking enough water also reduces the skin's ability to stretch and retract, which makes it more likely that you will develop wrinkles, fine lines and creases.
Patients in need of surgical procedures are seeking are opting for local anesthesia at a rate higher than ever, according to the New York Times.
Why Some Patients Prefer Local AnesthesiaLocal anesthesia allows patients to stay awake during surgery, which translates into less post-op nausea and shorter recovery periods for most individuals. For some people, general anesthesia causes bothersome or uncomfortable side effects, like extreme sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, chills and confusion.
Other patients have more serious effects such as delirium, cognitive dysfunction and malignant hypothermia, a very serious and potentially fatal inherited health condition that causes fever and severe muscle contractions.
CBS News reported that a Dallas, Texas, a woman was recently convicted of the 2015 murder of another woman after she illegally injected silicone into the victim’s buttocks during an illegal cosmetic buttock enhancement procedure.
The patient receiving the injections hoped to enhance the size and shape of her buttocks, and had been a regular visitor for silicone injections. She died when the injected silicone entered a blood vessel, traveled through her bloodstream poisoning her. The silicone eventually blocked one of her lungs reducing oxygen her intake, causing her to suffocate.
The woman administering the silicone injection was unlicensed to practice medicine or cosmetic procedures in Texas. She practiced out of a Dallas warehouse, and reportedly sealed injection sites with glue and cotton balls.
The top performed cosmetic surgery in the United States is breast enhancement related, even when women are faced with judgment. Not everyone having these procedures done is going for the "model look," either. There are many different driving factors and reasons for a woman to make this decision to pursue this route. Here a just a few of the most common ones:
- Boost in Self-Esteem
- Effects of Pregnancy
- Disproportionately Small Breasts
- Look Younger
- Weight Loss
Dr. Bill Johnson with Innovations Medical is a skilled plastic surgeon that can give you the results you desire. Call us today at 214-643-8665 to schedule a consultation or visit us online at www.innovationsmedical.com for more information.
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Sometimes, plastic surgery procedures don’t go as planned. Many times, people don't want to consider going through another procedure because they might end up getting more botched plastic surgery. However, Innovations Medical has advanced cosmetic procedures that can fix many of these issues. Some of the most common problems that Dr. Johnson encounters are rippling, not getting enough shape after liposuction, depression and loose skin.
For folks wanting to smooth out problem areas, powerful tools can be used. Addressing these problem areas a second time can be quite a challenge since the areas are more fibrous. Its also difficult to do the second time around. With rippling, this happens after abdominal liposuction. There may even be uneven areas – high and low spots. Vibration-assisted liposuction will make the area smoother. The movement of the cannula makes it possible to remove fat in a faster way, allowing the tissue to have fewer traumas. This results in a better and smoother outcome.