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How To Quickly And Easily Calculate Your BMI

Your BMI is a helpful tool to help determine if you are at a healthy weight, need to lose weight, or carry too much fat. It can also help you to set realistic weight-loss goals.  Let’s take a look at what you need to know. Body Mass Index (BMI): What Is It? Body mass index (BMI) measures body fat based on height and weight. It determines whether a person is underweight, overweight, or obese. BMI is not perfect, but it is a good tool for estimating body fat. To calculate BMI, you divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. You can also use a BMI chart to figure out your BMI. BMI is not perfect, but it is an excellent way…

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Liposuction with Loose Skin: Is it Possible?

Prospective plastic surgery patients tend to understand the value of the procedures they consider. Even when a surgical technique may be more complex, it is understood that the complexity of that procedure achieves the most profound cosmetic effects. This understanding is helpful for many patients but doesn’t always negate the desire for more conservative approaches. Generally, liposuction is considered pretty conservative. A tummy tuck, not so much. Where does this leave the person who has loose abdominal skin who also would love to avoid a tummy tuck? We may have a solution. ThermiTight as a Complement to Liposuction Radiofrequency skin tightening has become quite popular in the past several years. This technology stimulates deep tissue remodeling without the risks that were associated with CO2 laser…

Mom with a little daughter are waist-deep in the sea water. Summer

What Does Your Mommy Makeover Include?

Historically, the Mommy Makeover has been perceived as a series of procedures that help correct the changes that occur during pregnancy and afterward. There is no escaping motherhood without permanent changes. While we support a woman taking all the time she needs to restore her body from the inside out through healthy lifestyle habits, we also realize that some of the effects of carrying a life, bringing it into the world, and then feeding it cannot be reversed to the extent that a woman would like. That’s where a Mommy Makeover comes in. That said, going back to the initial perception of this treatment protocol, we’ve got to set some things straight.  At Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health  in Scottsdale, AZ, a Mommy…

Liposuction Treatment Areas You May Want to Know

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…

Liposuction: Is it Worth It?

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…

Details About ThermiTight Skin Tightening

Skin tightening didn’t become a thing until recently. Before technology caught up to the demand for more cosmetic treatment options, people with loose skin only had the choice of a surgical lift. While there are situations in which a procedure like abdominoplasty remains ideal, there are many people who can achieve appreciable results without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. In our Scottsdale office, one such option is ThermiTight. ThermiTight is a micro-invasive treatment that is used to stimulate collagen in a targeted area. The purpose of collagen-induction is to firm and tighten aging skin. Collagen is a vital chemical that is produced in the dermis. The cells that make collagen go dormant before middle-age, leaving us to make do with what has been…

Silhouette Instalift Scottsdale AZ

Get an Instant Boost with Silhouette InstaLift

Facial aging is bound to happen at some point. However, we no longer have to live with changes we do not appreciate nor do we have to wait until our concerns have reached a point at which a facelift is “acceptable treatment.” Today, there are numerous options for addressing the changes that age brings to the face. One that we are excited to offer is the Silhouette InstaLift. What is Silhouette InstaLift? We might describe the Silhouette InstaLift as a nice in-between procedure. It is more in-depth than injectables and achieves more dramatic results but it is not as extensive as a surgical facelift. Also, we should note that, as a thread technique, the Silhouette InstaLift is also not nearly the same procedure as the…

Fat Transfer

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

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…

What You Need to Know About Exercise After Cosmetic Surgery

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…

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….

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