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Monday, July 8 2019

How to accelerate healing from labiaplasty surgery and elevate your results

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Here are some of the most common concerns that we hear from women who are contemplating surgery of their intimate areas:- Fear of the loss of sensation Inability to visualize their actual results Unknowns regarding the healing process after surgery Fear of itching, pain, and discomfort in a highly sensitive area Infection risks after surgery True facts about labiaplasty healing Everyone heals a little differently, but here are some general facts about the healing process that we can share:- The more areas being surgical treated, the more surgical “trauma” there are to the tissues resulting in longer healing times We all heal differently based on our current state of health The surgical technique used can have a direct influence on healing We can influence the…


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Monday, July 8 2019

What are peptides and why is copper so important in healing?

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What are peptides? Peptides are normal signaling proteins produced by our own body to perform a particular function. Our bodies normally produce peptides! When we injure ourselves, our body produces peptides to direct the wound healing cells to start the healing process. It informs the cells to produce more collagen, improve blood flow and help with remodeling of the scar, for example. This is the NORMAL healing process. Another example of a peptide is insulin. When the blood sugar level in the body is high, our bodies increase insulin production to lower blood sugar. Important peptides that control healing We have incorporated several peptides into our post-surgical protocol to help accelerate healing. These peptides in combination:- Reduce inflammation and pain Work as antioxidants Stimulate collagen…


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Sunday, July 7 2019

Give Your Love Life the Boost You Desire

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Female Rejuvenation Scottsdale, AZ

That loving feeling. It’s not something we want to lose. If your libido has lost its lusciousness, ladies, there are ways to restore it. Sexual desire has historically been associated with testosterone-filled men of all ages. Rarely was importance placed on the joys that women can obtain from a full, healthy intimate life. Things are changing. Now, women are mastering their own sexuality to enhance their life experience. Bumps on this road may be inevitable and they are definitely frustrating. Also, they are correctable. Sexual health is an important matter for women. It is an important matter to many of our patients, which makes it an area of interest for Dr. Ong. Utilizing functional medicine protocols, nutritional therapies, and innovative procedures, she helps women in…


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Tuesday, July 2 2019

What is Fat Grafting and Where Can You Transfer Fat To?

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Fat Transfer

Fat grafting or fat transfer is a procedure that uses fat from one area of a patient’s body to add volume and contour to another area. Fat transfer is a three step process: Harvesting- Your surgeon will select a site for fat removal and will inject it with a local anesthetic.  A small incision will be made in the area and fat will be extracted. Purification- Once enough fat is obtained from the donor area, your surgeon will process it to prepare the fat cells for transfer.  A centrifuge is used to filter out impurities before being injected back in. Placement-The area designated to receive the transfer will then be prepared. Your surgeon will insert a needle or cannula into the incision point of the…


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Saturday, June 15 2019

Should Celery Juice be on Your Daily Menu?

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Just a few years ago, juicing was a trend that was of interest to relatively few people. As time has passed, we’ve become much more aware of the value of living well. Studies indicate that we are living longer, so why not preserve the actual life in our many years? If you’ve been considering ways to support your body throughout your aging process, juicing may be a practice that has come across your path. Juicing oranges and apples doesn’t sound like much of a stretch, but celery? Yes. Here’s why. Thanks for four-time NY Times best-seller Anthony William, aka “Medical Medium,” there is a celery juice crazy sweeping the globe. Numerous celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone and Kim Kardashian, have jumped onto his bandwagon. Does that…


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Friday, May 24 2019

Stop Believing These Ideas about Hair Loss

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For centuries, humans have been losing their hair. For much of recent history, there has been intense interest in finding out why hair loss happens to some and not to others. In our quest for answers (and solutions), we have come to some fascinating conclusions about the potential causes of hair loss. The thing is, we’ve got to know what is valid and what is a mere theory if we want to address this issue successfully. Here, we point out a few ideas about what causes hair loss that are nothing more than myth. My Mom’s father is balding, so I will go bald, too. It is true that we inherit physical traits from our family. A prevailing theory is that hair color and texture,…


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Wednesday, March 20 2019

Are you ready for a facelift?

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For much of the history of cosmetic surgery, the way to reverse the signs of facial aging has been to surgically reposition the tissue beneath the skin’s surface. Today, we’ve got a virtual smorgasbord of treatments that are capable of tightening and lifting and plumping and then some. These choices present us with more opportunity to meet our needs. They may also make it difficult to decide which approach is best. We offer an in-between: the Silhouette InstaLift™. Not everyone needs a full lift. In fact, many of the men and women who seek more information about facelift surgery are smack dab in those years we call mid-life. Between the ages of 40 and 60, the degree of aging that has occurred varies quite a…


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Wednesday, March 13 2019

Cancer from breast implants? Important things you need to know about ALCL

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Approximately 5 to 10 million women worldwide have breast implants. Silicone breast implants are also the most studied device by the FDA with years of clinical research and long-term follow up that continues to be done. Based on those studies, there are constant improvements made to the implant options available. Currently, 7th and 8th generation silicone implants are being developed.  In recent news, attention has been brought to a rare type of lymphoma that has been linked to breast implants. BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma) has been a topic of concern for patients, physicians, and implant companies. Being committed to your care, we feel it is important that we provide our patients with this information. The seriousness of the existing cases, including nine…


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Monday, March 11 2019

What You Need to Know About Exercise After Cosmetic Surgery

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Diet, exercise, and cosmetic surgery go hand-in-hand for many people. This is true even if the procedure that is being considered focuses on the face instead of the body. In instances of body contouring, most patients who seek surgical intervention have tried to achieve the toned, slim physique they want by eating well, losing weight, and exercising regularly. As we have come to know, these strategies are great for general health and wellness but may not help us attain our desired appearance. For the final touch, surgery may be needed. Whatever your interest is, whether related to body contouring or facial rejuvenation – what you do after surgery matters. Here, we discuss the issue of exercise after cosmetic surgery and offer tips on how to…


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Monday, February 18 2019

#11 Ways to Take Your Sleep to the Next Level

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In today’s busy world, many people are working longer hours and sacrificing their sleep. Studies suggest that we should be getting at least 7 hours of restful sleep each night. Many of us are getting just 4-6 hours each night but the “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality may actually be knocking healthy years off of your life. Poor sleep affects your hormones, mood, and brain function so it’s no surprise that disease and obesity are on the rise during the same time that we are getting less sleep. Alternatively, having good, deep sleep each night is shown to improve productivity, brain function, energy levels, weight loss, and reduce the risk for diseases such as heart disease, stroke, depression, and type 2 diabetes. If you…


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