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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, May 15 2019

Breast Lift Surgery: Will it Last?

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The breasts may be a functional aspect of a woman’s body but we also know that most women associate breast shape and position with a sense of youthful femininity, too. At Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery, we enjoy helping women feel amazing about their body. We have seen first-hand that, when the breasts are shaped in proportion to the body frame, a woman’s sense of confidence and personal satisfaction tend to be generally good. Before surgery, though, most do want to know if the results of their breast lift will last. They can, especially when the factors that cause breasts to sag are understood and managed. Why Breasts Fall Breasts sit nice and high on the chest wall when a woman is young. They don’t…


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Monday, April 15 2019

Common Questions about IV Therapy Answered

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Nutritional IV’s Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ

What exactly is nutritional IV therapy? Nutritional IV therapy is not new. Physicians have been administering vitamins, minerals, and sterilized water using this blood-delivery method for many decades. The use of IV lines to administer nutrients has recently become popular due to the efficiency with which the body can absorb what is needed from the blood compared to what is absorbed when nutrients are consumed orally (100% vs. less than 20%). What is in an IV drip? One of the beneficial aspects of nutritional IV therapy is that it is possible to infuse any number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other substances into the blood. In our Scottsdale center, IV therapy is developed around a person’s individual needs, which as discern through nutritional testing. Some…


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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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Friday, February 15 2019

Dry skin? Here’s How to Protect Your Skin during the colder months.

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If you’re interested in preserving the youthful nature of your skin and want to avoid the common irritation that occurs in the winter months, moisture is the name of the game you want to start playing. Because we still have a few months of cooler, drier air ahead, there is no time like the present to give your skin some special attention. Our experienced staff can help. Moisture and Nutrients Need a Pathway One of the primary tips suggested to offset the dryness that may occur as temperatures drop is to moisturize the skin differently. Those light and airy lotions we used during the summer? They should have been tossed weeks ago. Instead, our skin will retain its glow and softness if we apply emollient…


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