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Monday, July 15 2019

Vitamin D Provides Value to Your Health

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With statistics indicating an extended lifespan for most people in our country, there is a lot of attention directed at how to live well. Healthy eating, quality sleep, exercise, and supplementation are all facets of long-term vitality. The problem with the critical nutrients that we need is that they are somewhat difficult to get. Agricultural changes, GMOs, and climate change are just a few of the factors that have affected the quality of our foods. Due to the degradation of nutritional quality in produce, many people are turning to supplements to bridge the gap. This may only be a start. Multivitamins are commonly taken for convenience and perceived benefits. While this certainly is better than taking no supplements at all, a general multivitamin may not…


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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, 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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