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Monday, August 14 2017

Stress Urinary Incontinence- What Causes a Leaky Bladder?

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Have you ever laughed or coughed and felt uncomfortable because a little bit of urine leaked out?  Well, you are not alone.  Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of incontinence in women under the age of 60.  For some women, it can really have an impact on their life- disrupting work and exercising, social activities, and even affect their sex life. Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity- such as coughing, sneezing or running puts pressure on your bladder.  Stress incontinence occurs when the muscles and other tissue that support the bladder (pelvic floor muscles) weaken. This weakening allows for unintentional loss of urine. Are you wondering what causes your pelvic floor muscles to weaken? Here are some factors: Pregnancy- supporting the…


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Monday, July 3 2017

The Importance of the Female Orgasm Will No Longer be Ignored

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O-Shot, Scottsdale

It seems that we see the transition toward female empowerment on a daily basis. Women are waking up to and speaking up for their needs. One of those needs is to have satisfying sexual experiences. At the Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, patients can improve sexual health with the O-shot®. The conversation surrounding women’s sexual wellness is still new. According to research, less than 20% of women broach the topic of sex with their healthcare provider. In many cases, doing so only results in frustration or discomfort, if the physician does not have the insight or training to address such issues. No more avoiding! Dr. Ong has completed specific educational courses that enable her to offer solutions to women ready for the…


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Sunday, June 11 2017

Hair PRP Treatment With Growth Factor-Induced Therapy

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PRP treatment for hair loss

Many have seen and heard radio DJ and iHeart super star JohnJay talk about his hair PRP treatment.  What exactly did Dr. Ong do to treat his scalp to help stimulate hair growth?   Here is a step-by-step explanation of what was done during the procedure. Blood was drawn to be processed in order to “create” PRP.  A total of 60cc of blood was drawn. Here is what PRP is. Numbing cream was placed on the front of the scalp. A scalp block was performed. Local anesthetic was injected using a small needle to block the nerves supplying the front and the back of the scalp. Micro-needling was performed with growth factors around the hair follicles. This is a technique where very small holes  (microscopic)…


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Sunday, June 4 2017

When Thinking About Liposuction, Don’t Forget Your Skin

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Liposuction is a great way to finally bid farewell to the stubborn fat that has demanded a lifelong love affair with your body. When you have come to a point where diet and exercise have accomplished all that they can, but a certain area, such as the buttocks or the abdomen, simply refuses to obey your wishes, it’s time to consider getting a little help. Liposuction is a gentle procedure that has been used worldwide for decades. Recent technological advance has made this process of fat-reduction even better, minimizing post-operative recovery without diminishing results. There is a lot to gain by losing those last pockets of fat. However, there are important considerations that need to be made before your liposuction procedure. Namely, how you will…


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Friday, June 2 2017

Let’s Talk Girly Parts

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why women love labiaplasty

During the summer months, we most often think about the parts of the body that everyone will see. Men and women may increase their physical activity to tighten and tone before swimsuit weather. Tummy tucks and liposuction procedures may be on everyone’s “want” list. But there’s more to physical rejuvenation, and more women are starting to talk about it. By “it,” we mean labiaplasty. You may have heard of labiaplasty as a procedure that gives you a designer vagina. The Kardashian sisters and other reality stars have brought this important feminine issue to the forefront by openly discussing their laser vaginal rejuvenation procedures (ThermiVa™). Sometimes, a little more than a zap is needed. Labiaplasty is the brief, precise surgical procedure through which the external female…


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Thursday, June 1 2017

Does being a “righty” or “lefty” affect your ability to have sex?

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Left or right handed

  The four-eyed fish…. Interesting facts.    What if your chances of having sex is determined by whether you are a “righty” or a “lefty”? The Anableps Anableps is called the four-eyed fish. A horizontal band of tissue splits the eye into to lobes:- each with its own pupil and lobe. Allows it to see in and out of the water simultaneously while swimming.  Definitely an advantage for survival from predators and feeding. However, when it comes to sex…. The gonopodium (male’s sex organ) and the females opening are turned only to the right or the left. Which means that a “righty” male is built to copulate only with a “lefty” female . This means a 50% chance of finding a compatible mate. Interesting fact…


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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Is Your Immune System Stressed?

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Last week, we treated two patients at Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health needing some additional “help” with their immune system . Our first patient had a rash that started developing all over her body. She had seen a dermatologist several times, given antibiotics and treatment without any improvement for 2 weeks. I recognized the amount of stress that was going on in her life, and knew that her immune system had been compromised. We gave her a Vitamin IV push  and IV glutathione and within 12 hours her rash and began to subside and in 24 hours was 50% improved. The second patient was battling multiple recurrent infections, and was recently “down” with another upper respiratory event feeling fatigue, and unwell taking some…


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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Breast implant associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma- What’s my risk?

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Breast Implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma

Last month the U. S. Food and Drug Administration updated its 2011 safety announcement regarding breast implant associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).  Since this update, there have been a few news articles published that have caused some fear and concern among some of our patients.  We want to provide some facts and information about this disease. This is what is currently known about Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell-lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It  is a rare ( 1 in 500,000 to 3 million)  and very treatable T-cell lymphoma that can develop around breast implants.  It is not a cancer of the breast tissue.   In case studies performed, the ALCL cells were found in the fibrous scar capsule surrounding the implant.  Most of the women who were diagnosed…


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Friday, April 21 2017

Why a Fresh Face is good for your Career

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Do you ever look at pictures of yourself from decades ago and wonder where that fresh face has gone? That person is still YOU. You have gained some wisdom and lots of great memories. These are the best aspects of living a full life. Those wrinkles? Not so much. While one of the leading reasons people give for refreshing their facial aesthetic is to look like their younger self, there are tiny details that branch off from this trunk. One that you may not have realized yet is how your appearance can positively affect your professional life. The hiring game. Let’s face it, getting hired is only partially about your resume. If you’re not savvy to the current trends, you may not know that today’s…


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Thursday, April 20 2017

Why Are IV Vitamins The Most Efficient Way To Energize Your Brain And Body?

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Do we need vitamins? Specifically IV vitamins? Research shows that only 15% of Americans eat a balanced diet. In addition, we are constantly stressing our bodies on a daily basis. The constant push to be better both mentally and physically takes its toll over time leading to overworked bodily systems, particularly the immune system. We are constantly on the go. We are not getting enough rest, sleep and not eating well enough to fuel our bodies for what we demand it to do.The immune system is affected and the body does not get the nutrients it needs to keep up. We start to feel the effects:- 1. Constant lack of energy 2. Inability to concentrate or focus 3. Frequent viral illness 4. Aches and pains…


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