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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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Thursday, February 14 2019

Breastfeeding after a Breast Lift: What You Need to Know

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Breast surgeries are a common component of Mommy Makeover procedures, understandably so. Pregnancy alone changes the body in numerous ways. Adding months of breastfeeding after childbirth may result in dramatic deflation and sagging once the body has returned to hormonal balance and normal weight. For the woman who wants to regain a sense of satisfaction with her breasts, mastopexy may be an excellent option. What is a Breast Lift? Often, when women consider how they can improve the way they feel about their breasts, it is augmentation with breast implants that comes to mind. There is value in this approach, but it is also critical for women to obtain care from a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands how tissue laxity may affect the outcome of…


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Thursday, November 15 2018

ThermiVa® was Already Good, and it Just Got Better!

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Thousands of women have experienced the benefits of non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation using the ThermiVa® platform. We are pleased to offer this service in our Scottsdale office because we understand the nature of feminine aging and what it can do to a woman’s sense of herself. ThermiVa ® is an innovative radiofrequency treatment that rejuvenates both the inner and outer areas of the female genitalia. Just a few treatments are needed to achieve noticeable results in most cases, and many patients begin to feel the difference in their vagina and labia after their very first appointment. Significant improvement in female health has been noted from traditional ThermiVa®  treatments, and now we have even more to be excited about. The new Arvati platform has made ThermiVa® even better….


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Wednesday, October 10 2018

Are you struggling with intimacy after breast reconstruction?

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Navigating sexual intimacy after breast reconstruction Dr. Ong writes about one of the struggles affecting women after breast cancer in Breast Reconstruction: A patients guide to understanding her treatment options, a supplement to Plastic Surgery News published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) during breast cancer awareness month. Are you struggling with intimacy after breast reconstruction? You are not alone! Many women share intimacy challenges after cancer treatment. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that 70 percent of the 994 cancer-treated patients who were sexually active at the time of diagnosis reported that they were still experiencing sexual difficulties two years after cancer treatment ended. (“Sexual Function After Breast Cancer, “2011) Unfortunately this topic of sexuality and intimacy may be one…


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Tuesday, October 9 2018

Unveiling of the next generation of vaginal health treatments: ThermiVa® Arvati

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One of the great things about practicing medicine today is the growth of technology. This has resulted in an exponential growth of medical treatment options.  We have not seen a steeper growth curve than now! How it all started for me 3 years ago, non-surgical vaginal treatments were barely existent. In 2015, I visited a physician whom I had never previously met to learn how to help women with concerns of urinary leakage, vaginal dryness, and other intimate issues. These issues were not spoken of, even within the closest circle of friends. Little did I know that my visit to Laguna Beach, to the office of Dr. Red Alinsod, would completely change my practice and my professional life. That day, I was introduced to a…


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Saturday, October 6 2018

Aromatase Inhibitors Decrease Bone Density- Here are Tips to Boost Bone Health

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For women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, your oncologist may prescribe an aromatase inhibitor as part of your cancer treatment. These medications are most often prescribed to postmenopausal women after surgery to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.  Aromatase inhibitors stop the production of estrogen by blocking the adrenal enzyme called aromatase. Aromatase turns the hormone androgen into estrogen in women.  This lessens the available estrogen in the body to stimulate the growth of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer cells. As with most medications, there are some side effects associated.  It is important to discuss and understand all the possible side effects with your doctor before starting. One of the side effects is that it can decrease bone density over time causing women to…


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Friday, September 21 2018

The secret to maintaining your vaginal rejuvenation results is easier than you think

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What can i do to maintain my vaginal rejuvenation results? Over the years, we have seen many life-changing experiences for women who have braved the way in the field of vaginal rejuvenation. Many of you have shared your stories with other women to help them navigate through the challenges of aging and the bodily changes that occur that occur because of it. Many of you have experienced the positive effects of our treatments with ThermiVA® for improvements in: Sexual function Vaginal dryness Improved bladder control Vaginal tightness Here at Ong Institute, we take pride in being in the forefront of technology and make it our responsibility to lead the way when in comes to female health issues. We are always looking for the next best technology or…


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Wednesday, August 15 2018

Age is a Factor in Gynecomastia

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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…


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Thursday, July 26 2018

Advice from a friend: Meaningful ways to deal with breast cancer

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A cancer diagnosis is something you can never prepare for. Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity through this unfortunate circumstance, meet and care for some amazing people. I have always wondered how women successfully deal with this devastating diagnosis. I reached out to my patients to get some answers. Here is great advice from a wonderful lady, Ginny, who has become a friend of the  Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery and Health. With Love From Ginny ”I hope that my comments below can touch the life of one of your patients. I am forever grateful that you have inspired me to move forward with my life.” Don’t be afraid to ask for help  I’ve always felt that I was someone who could get…


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Thursday, July 19 2018

6 meaningful ways to improve your digestion

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Your gut’s health is vital to your overall health. Good digestion determines which nutrients are absorbed. Good digestion will also get rid of toxins. In essence, gut health is directly linked to the health of your entire body. Your gut ecosystem Your gut is responsible for breaking down and absorbing your food. That is a very important job that requires a lot of work!  For you to have optimal health, look to great digestion. First, the bugs in your gut are like a rainforest, a large ecosystem.  It contains 3 pounds of bacteria that include some 500 different species like a chemical factory. These chemicals include the “happy hormones” your body needs such as serotonin and dopamine. That factory also helps you digest your food,…


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