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​ Do you love learning about things? We do. We also love sharing information. One of the things we like to talk about is fat. Specifically, how fat can be used in stem cell and cosmetic procedures to help heal or enhance the face and body. One of the body areas that fat can benefit is the posterior through the Brazilian Butt-Lift procedure. Here ar...
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Say So Long!

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​ Ever hear the saying "If you can't tone it, tan it?" when it comes to stubborn fat? Some areas of fat just will not budge despite eating right and hitting the gym. But, what causes fat to be so stubborn, and what can you do about it? Instead of tanning it, why not get rid of it entirely with Smart Lipo from Innovations Medical? What Causes Stubbo...
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Cryolipo What?

Cryolipo What?

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?

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Eat Right and Avoid Cellulite ... or at Least Lower the Risk of Developing It

Eat Right and Avoid Cellulite ... or at Least Lower the Risk of Developing It
Cellulite. The very word makes many of us want to run, hide or at least reach for long pants. Cellulite develops when deposits of fat poke through connective tissue, resulting in a dimpled or uneven appearance. Cellulite can happen to anyone - male, female, young, old, heavy or thin (yes, even thin people can have cellulite), and it is hard to get rid of once it develops. Learning about cellulite can equip you with strategies to get rid of it, or at least improve its appearance. One way you can help reduce your chance of developing cellulite is to eat a healthy diet.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing cellulite because these foods contain high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients that support healthy tissue and collagen production and protect cells from damage. Antioxidants can especially help because they protect against free radicals and other environmental pollutants that can damage cells and lead to cellulite formation.

Include Lean Proteins. Add lean meats to your diet, including chicken and fish, to reduce your risk of developing cellulite. Avoid meats with a lot of fat, as consuming fat and other forms of connective tissue can increase the risk of developing cellulite. Nuts and seeds are also a good source of healthy protein.
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Dermal Fillers in Demand for Individuals Seeking Cosmetic Facial Procedures

Dermal Fillers in Demand for Individuals Seeking Cosmetic Facial Procedures

Dermal fillers are in high demand, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The results of the survey revealed that almost 50 percent of individuals seeking cosmetic facial procedures ask for dermal fillers.

Fillers, such as Restylane, Radiesse and Botox, are in high demand because of their dynamic ability to replace lost facial volume and reduce the signs of aging.

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More About Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures

More About Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures

Do you want to make changes to your body to get the shape you've always wanted but without the risks, recovery and downtime of invasive cosmetic surgery? You can still change your look with minimally invasive or non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Advances in technology and medicine have made it possible to resculpt, reshape and rejuvenate the body and skin with fewer incisions and faster recovery times. Learn more about the non-invasive cosmetic procedures offered by Innovations Medical.

Liposuction. At or near your goal weight but have stubborn fat in some areas that won't budge even with exercise and a healthy diet? You're not alone. Many individuals have stubborn fat in areas like the thighs, midsection and upper arms that won't go away no matter how hard they work out. Liposuction can help get rid of this stubborn fat in many different body areas. Innovations uses Smart Lipo, which can not only eliminate fat, but also help boost collagen production and tighten the skin and tissues in treated areas. This added benefit leaves you with a shapelier result - without major surgery and all that comes with full body-lift procedures.

Fat Transfer. While some people want to get rid of fat from body areas, others want to add fat to specific body areas. Dr. Johnson performs autologous fat transfers that take fat from one part of your body (i.e., the midsection or lower back) and transfer it to another part of your body, such as your buttocks for a Brazilian butt-lift or your breasts for a natural breast augmentation.

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Considering a Brazilian Butt-Lift? Read On

Considering a Brazilian Butt-Lift? Read On

Does your butt make you self-conscious? Do you struggle with how you look in jeans or other clothing because you feel as if your butt is droopy, flat or just not as round as you would like? If you are struggling with how your butt looks and squats aren't helping, it may be time to call Innovations Medical and find out if you are a good candidate for a Brazilian butt-lift.

What Is the Brazilian Butt-lift?
The Brazilian butt-lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the buttocks using fat transferred from another body area. The Brazilian butt-lift is one of the most popular cosmetic body-sculpting procedures in the United States.

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Skin Tightening and Fat Removal Reigned Supreme in 2017

Skin Tightening and Fat Removal Reigned Supreme in 2017

Americans want to get rid of unwanted fat more than ever before, according to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The organization's new numbers show that treatments aimed at eliminating fat and cellulite increased significantly in 2017.

Non-invasive fat-reduction treatments that utilize special technology to "freeze" away fat without surgery increased 7 percent.

Cellulite treatments were also popular in 2017, increasing nearly 20 percent over 2016.

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Skin Tightening and Fat Removal Reigned Supreme in 2017

Skin Tightening and Fat Removal Reigned Supreme in 2017

Americans want to get rid of unwanted fat more than ever before, according to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The organization's new numbers show that treatments aimed at eliminating fat and cellulite increased significantly in 2017.

Non-invasive fat-reduction treatments that utilize special technology to "freeze" away fat without surgery increased 7 percent.

Cellulite treatments were also popular in 2017, increasing nearly 20 percent over 2016.

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Seeking Sexy Legs?

Seeking Sexy Legs?

Do you dream of shapely legs? You are not alone. Men and women in gyms across the country climb endless flights of stairs, do countless lunges and leg-press hundreds of pounds in hopes of getting slim and sexy legs. While exercising can help to shape the legs and tone and build muscle, some people experience spots of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter how often they go to the gym. Don't get discouraged - there's still hope. It's called SmartLipo.

Why Can't I Get Rid of Stubborn Leg Fat?
There are a few reasons why you can't get rid of stubborn leg fat through exercise or a healthy diet. Genetics, diet and stress all play a role in why your body holds on to fat. Women also tend to hold on to fat more readily than men because fat and fertility have a relationship: When you lose too much fat, your body could stop menstruation. To prevent the early onset of menopause, your body holds on to extra fat, especially in the thighs.

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Seeking Sexy Legs?

Seeking Sexy Legs?

Do you dream of shapely legs? You are not alone. Men and women in gyms across the country climb endless flights of stairs, do countless lunges and leg-press hundreds of pounds in hopes of getting slim and sexy legs. While exercising can help to shape the legs and tone and build muscle, some people experience spots of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter how often they go to the gym. Don't get discouraged - there's still hope. It's called SmartLipo.

Why Can't I Get Rid of Stubborn Leg Fat?
There are a few reasons why you can't get rid of stubborn leg fat through exercise or a healthy diet. Genetics, diet and stress all play a role in why your body holds on to fat. Women also tend to hold on to fat more readily than men because fat and fertility have a relationship: When you lose too much fat, your body could stop menstruation. To prevent the early onset of menopause, your body holds on to extra fat, especially in the thighs.

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Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

According to the Plastic Surgery Channel, an online media site for consumers looking for news and information about cosmetic procedures, some people are saying no to plastic surgery and instead purchasing DIY cosmetic surgery devices online that promise slimmer noses, higher cheekbones and bigger backsides.

Products like nose-slimmers, double chin weights, smile trainers and breast-lifting machines can be purchased online from sites like Alibaba and Amazon for as low as $15.99.

Purchasers of these cosmetic devices hope to avoid the costs, risks and recovery time associated with cosmetic procedures. But while some of these cosmetic devices do yield results, these results are often very temporary, leaving patients full of frustration and out some money.

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Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

According to the Plastic Surgery Channel, an online media site for consumers looking for news and information about cosmetic procedures, some people are saying no to plastic surgery and instead purchasing DIY cosmetic surgery devices online that promise slimmer noses, higher cheekbones and bigger backsides.

Products like nose-slimmers, double chin weights, smile trainers and breast-lifting machines can be purchased online from sites like Alibaba and Amazon for as low as $15.99.

Purchasers of these cosmetic devices hope to avoid the costs, risks and recovery time associated with cosmetic procedures. But while some of these cosmetic devices do yield results, these results are often very temporary, leaving patients full of frustration and out some money.

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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The Many Myths About Cellulite

The Many Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite is very common, but it is also very misunderstood. Cellulite occurs when the fat below the skin gets trapped in connective tissue and pushes through, leaving a bumpy, lumpy and dimpled appearance that won’t go away despite diet, exercise or expensive creams that make promises to smooth out the skin. Dr. Johnson treats patients with cellulite using radiofrequency skin tightening such as Legend or Thermage, a revolutionary tool designed to melt fat and tighten skin for a smoother and firmer look.

Here are some common myths about cellulite:

Men Don’t Get Cellulite. While cellulite affects 90 percent of women, 10 percent of men also develop the condition. Men develop cellulite usually in the abdominal area.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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What Causes Uneven Breasts?

What Causes Uneven Breasts?

It may surprise you, but 25 percent of women have breasts that are different sizes. The difference between their breasts may be slight or significant, but this common problem is causing some women to seek out the natural breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Johnson.

What Causes Uneven Breasts?
Researchers have not pinpointed a definitive reason breasts develop to be different sizes, but some theories include:

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Most Popular Body Locations for Liposuction

Most Popular Body Locations for Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic body sculpting procedures in the country, with over 200,000 procedures performed each year. Liposuction has become popular with many people because of its ability to remove stubborn fat and resculpt and reshape the body, especially after significant weight loss.

Liposuction is also popular because it can be used to remove fat from a variety of body areas. Dr. Johnson performs SmartLipo, a form of liposuction that allows patients to stay awake, recover quickly and see better results because of its extra skin-tightening benefits.

Liposuction is very versatile, which makes it easy to use on many different areas of the body, but the most common areas of treatment include:

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Cosmetic Procedures May Boost Success and Confidence

Cosmetic Procedures May Boost Success and Confidence

People who have had a face-lift are perceived by others to be more successful and healthier than their peers who did not have a face-lift, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University.

How Does a Face-Lift Factor Into Success?
The study also shows that those who have had face-lift procedures may also get out of traffic tickets, have more favorable court decisions, be offered jobs and even be elected to political office at greater rates than those who have not had the procedure.

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