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Thursday, July 15 2021

Vaginal Atrophy: A Very Frustrating Problem that Needs a New Lens

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The vast majority of women who journey through menopause, if not every last one, experience multiple frustrating side effects. The interesting thing about perimenopause and menopause is that the discussion around this crucial topic tends to focus on run-of-the-mill problems. Women know to experience hot flashes and night sweats. They may know that their risk of weight gain increases as their hormones change. What they may not realize is that, as they lose estrogen, their risk of anxiety and depression increases. Their sex lives will likely change, as may their bladder control, as may their overall sensations in their most intimate areas.  Historically, the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause have been treated with hormone replacement. The thing is, a woman’s body is naturally meant to…


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Tuesday, June 15 2021

Liposuction Treatment Areas You May Want to Know

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Body contouring is a common goal shared by many adults. We all have our own bar that we set for ourselves in terms of our physique but, whatever that is, we can feel frustrated when it seems impossible to achieve. For many of our patients who have been on the hamster-wheel of dieting and working out but just can’t seem to reach their ideal shape, liposuction can be the turning point they need. Having this procedure doesn’t mean the work is done. What it means is that the healthy lifestyle a person has implemented can now work to maintain what they’ve got rather than fall short of achieving a difficult goal.  When you hear the term liposuction, your mind may immediately go to the most…


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Saturday, May 15 2021

Oh, the Power of Ozone for Optimal Wellness!

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Here at Ong Plastic Surgery, we are interested in helping people feel their best. In addition to outstanding surgical care, Dr. Cheri Ong has established a wellness center within our practice that addresses the issues of aging directly and effectively. One way that we are helping patients thrive is through ozone therapy. Here, we discuss the benefits of hyperbaric ozone treatments for better health and vitality. What is Ozone Therapy All About? Ozone is not something that most people associate with the body. It is an aspect of the environment that we really don’t think about. We could call ozone a form of “excited” oxygen; O3 is only one molecule greater than oxygen (O2). The extra molecule has a lot of power. It’s that extra…


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Thursday, April 15 2021

Tired of the Chronic Fatigue? Consider What IV Therapy Has to Offer!

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We all encounter times when we just can’t quite seem to fully wake up. Occasionally, this situation doesn’t create much concern. However, more and more people are expressing frustration about feeling perpetually depleted. It’s not that sleepy kind of feeling so much as a persistent fog. A sensation of heaviness, like you aren’t moving or thinking as quickly as you’d like. This feeling is troublesome for many adults these days, and it shows. When you glance around at just about any checkout register, what do you see? We’re guessing you’d find at least one product designed to provide a quick energy boost. Retailers have energy drinks, energy drink shots, and pills galore to help hype us up when the going gets tough. These temporary solutions…


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Monday, March 15 2021

ThermiVa is a Winner in Our Book. Here’s Why!

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Vaginal atrophy and vaginal rejuvenation were not terms that our mothers and grandmothers used or even heard from their doctors. That doesn’t mean they may not have wished for ways to more successfully address their feminine needs. Aging and childbirth have a profound effect on a woman’s overall wellness, especially as it relates to her intimate life. For a long time, there were no solutions to adequately manage the changes that women faced. While doctors eventually developed procedures like labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, women wanted more options. Now we have them. In our Scottsdale office, patients view ThermiVa as a winning treatment. What is ThermiVa? ThermiVa is a new kind of vaginal rejuvenation; one that does not involve surgery. This energy-based device has helped millions of…


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Sunday, February 14 2021

Male Breast Enlargement is Something to Talk About

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As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Ong understands the relationship between a person’s appearance and their sense of confidence. We do not develop self-esteem solely from our appearance. However, feeling good or bad about the way we look translates into our level of self-confidence. Male breast enlargement serves as one of many examples. Men whose breasts are large and soft may engage in numerous strategies to hide their shape. They may wear a compression vest. They may wear loose clothing. They may engage in extreme diet and exercise habits, all to no avail. Gynecomastia can be a tricky problem to beat but, make no mistake, it can be beaten with the right approach. Here, we discuss what that may be. Understanding Gynecomastia Male breast enlargement,…


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Friday, January 15 2021

Think Outside the Box for Your New Year’s Resolutions

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After the year we just came through, you may have little motivation to set new resolutions. Regardless of the reminder that life can throw curveballs, sometimes very big ones, there is value in staying connected to the here-and-now. Resolutions don’t have to be what they’ve always been. In fact, there are good reasons to change things up a bit this year, especially as it pertains to health and wellness. We suggest getting specific. Instead of “I’m going to eat healthier and exercise more,” say “I’m going to stop eating processed foods and am going to do yoga three days a week.” One of the reasons so many resolutions are forgotten within a few months is that they are nonspecific. Without specificity, it is difficult to…


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Tuesday, December 15 2020

Liposuction: Is it Worth It?

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Of the many cosmetic procedures people can choose from today, we continually see liposuction within the Top 5. This procedure, which manually and systematically extracts fat cells from one or more areas of the body, has consistently demonstrated good results with minimal downtime. The fact that liposuction is popular does tell us something. It tells us that many people are looking for better results than they are getting with diet and exercise. Does it tell us that liposuction is worth it, though? Perhaps not. Only you can answer that question for yourself. Here, we discuss how to do that. Where to Begin To know if liposuction would be worth it, you could start by consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a great deal…


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Sunday, November 15 2020

Vaginal Rejuvenation: Where to Begin

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If you are a woman who has given birth, gained and lost, and grown older, you know that the body can change in significant and “hidden” ways. As far as we’ve come in the last hundred years, we still aren’t talking about women’s intimate health quite enough. Many of the women who consult with Dr. Ong in our Scottsdale office have spoken with other plastic surgeons. They’ve done online research. They’ve thought a lot about their bodies and how to care for them properly. And still, they feel overwhelmed by the degree of information that is out there. Dr. Ong is committed to educating our patients. Education equals empowerment, and that is a key tenet of feminine rejuvenation. Here, we discuss two of the XX…


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Thursday, October 15 2020

Are You Wondering about Breast Augmentation?

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Breast augmentation has been one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures for several years. This is an indication of the successful outcomes that are achieved with the artful placement of breast implants. It is not surprising that we receive a lot of questions from patients who are interested in enhancing their shape through breast augmentation. It reminds us that some very common and basic questions need to be discussed early on. Here, we answer a few. Can Anyone Get Breast Augmentation? For the most part, breast augmentation is an appropriate procedure for the adult who wants to accentuate their physical appearance. Patients between the ages of 18 and 22 may receive saline breast implant. Silicone breast implants are approved for patients aged 22…


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