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Age is a Factor in Gynecomastia

Many men find it difficult to love the way they look because of the size and shape of their breasts. Adults have a very clear expectation of what male breasts should look like, and what they shouldn’t. Therefore, when a man’s breasts take on the size and shape we would typically expect on the female body, problems with self-confidence are virtually inevitable. Men in the Scottsdale area can find the help they need at Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery. Before we treat gynecomastia, we conduct a thorough consultation to help us understand what may be affecting the growth of breast tissue. According to studies, the causes of gynecomastia may differ somewhat with age. Adolescent Gynecomastia According to a study released by the National Institutes of…


Breast Surgery Scottsdale AZ

Correcting Breast Asymmetry

There is a common assumption that, while breast size may differ from one woman to another, the size of one woman’s breasts will be equal. We don’t often stop to consider that a woman may have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. The reason for breast asymmetry is not entirely understood. However, the consequences of this problem are no secret to the women who struggle to fit into clothing and feel confident in intimate situations. Fortunately, having two different sized breasts is usually no more than a cosmetic issue. If a size difference occurs suddenly, though, it is important to undergo a medical evaluation to ascertain why. Correcting Breast Asymmetry The progress that has been made in plastic surgery has enabled the…


Nutrient Testing Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ

Why Consider Nutrient Testing?

More people are becoming interested in how they can manage their aging process with food and supplements. This move toward healthy living is advantageous and also a little confusing. Multiple studies show that what’s on your plate really can heal you – or hurt you. However, it’s not quite this simple. According to statistics, a vast majority of the population is missing the mark. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey revealed that more than 90% of Americans are deficient in vitamin E. More than 55% have a magnesium deficiency. Why This Matters Micronutrients, the vitamins and minerals that we consume daily, are crucial to every physiological function of the body. Your body relies on adequate amounts of micronutrients such as vitamins A,…


Everything you need to know about healing from surgery of your intimate parts (labiaplasty)

Labiaplasty continues to be a trend-setting contender in the surgical arena, according to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  How do you prepare for this surgery? Be comfortable that you have chosen the right surgeon for your procedure Choosing the right surgeon to perform your surgery is the first step to success.  Choosing an experienced surgeon who can discuss your goals with you and come up with a plan that is aligned with your desire is critical. Heading into a surgical procedure with a calm mind and positive attitude will help with your healing and increase your chances of a successful outcome.  Make sure you ask your surgeon all questions that come to your mind during your consultation. Prepare the essentials…


Liposuction Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ

Why Liposuction is Not the Answer to Cottage Cheese Thighs

This is the time of year when a lot of people start thinking about how they look. We know summer is coming, and that means we’ll be spending a lot more time in bathing suits and shorts. When we know bathing suit season is just around the corner, we may begin to panic about problems like saddle-bags, love-handles, and the dreaded cellulite. To address these concerns, it makes sense to think about liposuction. At the same time, this assumption about liposuction being the answer you need could be wrong. What makes cellulite so stubborn? All fat can seem more stubborn than a two-year-old with a strong dislike of naps. Cellulite is even worse than the average fat that hangs around the hips, thighs, and stomach….



When Women Lose Their Hair

When you brush or wash your hair, it is only natural that you will see some shedding. We all lose a fair amount of hair, about 80 strands, on a daily basis. It is when much more than this is lost; when hair begins to look thin, or areas of complete hair loss occur, that we want to explore why. On your end, if you’re noticing any amount of significant hair loss, the primary goal is to identify a solution. Female hair loss is an interesting phenomenon that is far more common than most people imagine. Research suggests that 1 or more of every 3 women may face this problem. Restoring adequate growth is a priority, and it is important that we realize the path may…


What is Hyaluronic Acid and Why It’s Great For Your Skin

You probably have seen hyaluronic acid in one of your skin care products but you may have wondered….what exactly is it? Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body.  It is a lubricating fluid that has a high capacity for holding water…up to 1000 times its weight!  It acts almost like a sponge, holding water in the skin, giving it a plump and youthful appearance.  Unfortunately, as we age, our body’s production of hyaluronic acid slows down.  Loss of hyaluronic acid in our skin leads to loss of volume and firmness. How can you increase hyaluronic acid in your body? Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated and eating certain foods can help your body to replenish or maintain its levels of…


Tummy Tuck: A Practice in Patience

When you want to correct muscle separation and laxity that occurs as a result of weight and pregnancy, it is natural to want results sooner rather than later. It is enough of practice in patience to have to implement a healthy diet and regular exercise, to then realize that these habits aren’t going to give you the exact curves you’d like to see on your body. It is this frustration that leads many people to visit their plastic surgeon to talk about abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, exceeds the capabilities of nonsurgical skin tightening treatments for excessive abdominal laxity. It also outdoes what is possible with liposuction alone. Liposuction can reduce the layer of subcutaneous fat that lies beneath the skin, but it cannot correct…


Why IV Therapy Makes Sense

A new year brings us new opportunities to shake things up and create new goals. To achieve what we set out to do, we must be highly operational. As we can see from the popularity of IV therapy, more people realize that it doesn’t have to be so difficult to enhance health and wellness and, thus, performance. We are proud to offer innovative services like our Vitamin IV to patients of our Scottsdale office. Here, we want to share with you what this modality is and what it can do for you. IV Therapy 101 IV means intravenous. It is a delivery system that is normally associated with the administration of sedative and anesthetic drugs during surgical procedures. In addition to distribute medication, the IV…


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