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Varieties of Laser Vision Correction

June 27, 2018 | Leave a response

Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have cataracts, or deal with astigmatism, laser eye surgery can help to improve your vision. These procedures focus on reshaping the cornea to change where light focuses on the retina or replacing the lens completely. Depending on your need, there are different procedures catered to help you. Laser Eye Treatment Procedures Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) – Lasik treatment is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure involves creating a hinged flap of tissue in the cornea so the surgeon can access the tissue behind the cornea and reshape it, allowing them to improve how light is focused. In a traditional Lasik procedure, the flap is created with a thin blade called a microkeratome. Advancements ...

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Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

June 17, 2018 | Leave a response

Over time, it is natural for the breast tissue to change due to a variety of factors. These can include aging, weight loss or gain and pregnancy. The breast may change shape or firmness and potentially droop. A mastopexy, more commonly known as a breast lift, is one of the cosmetic surgery procedures used to help reshape the breasts and improve their appearance. Breast Lift Surgery Types of Mastopexy – There are a variety of different methods for performing a breast lift. They include breast augmentation, standard lift, and almost scarless breast lift. In a breast augmentation procedure, an implant is used to and volume and lift to your breasts. A standard lift involves removing excess skin and working with ...

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How Botox Can Help with Sweating Problems

June 10, 2018 | Leave a response

Sweating is a perfectly normal bodily reaction to help control temperature. However, some people sweat much more than is necessary or than they are comfortable with. This excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis and often affects an individual’s self-confidence and overall quality of life. Luckily, science has shown that Botox is an effective, quick, and non-invasive treatment for hyperhidrosis, and is Health Canada approved, meaning it is generally covered under most private health insurance plans Botox Treatments for Hyperhidrosis What Is Hyperhidrosis? – Hyperhidrosis is a medical disorder that involves the body producing more sweat than needed to regulate the body’s temperature. It can be excessive to the point of showing through clothing and often has the typical smell associated ...

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Buttock Augmentation

June 5, 2018 | Leave a response

Occasionally, an individual may feel unsatisfied with the way their body looks, and in particular, their buttocks. Despite exercising, they can’t build the mass they are looking for. In these circumstances, they may seek surgical assistance in the form of a buttock augmentation. Procedural Information Who Undergoes This Procedure? – Often, the individuals who choose to have a buttock augmentation are those who feel their bodies are disproportionate. They may also be people who are just looking to lift, enlarge, and shape their rear. Implant Information – The implants used for a buttock augmentation are made from a silicone polymer. They are solid, as opposed to the softer more traditional implants one may think of. When they are placed, they ...

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Procedures to Help Treat Acne Scarring

May 27, 2018 | Leave a response

When you suffer from acne or residual acne scarring, it is natural to be concerned about finding a way to treat the issue. With advancements in cosmetic procedures, there are a variety of different ways to treat the condition that can significantly improve the appearance of your skin. Types of Acne and Scars Acne Types: Acne generally appears in one of four forms. These include whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), standard pimples (pustules), and deeper, more painful cysts (deep nodules). Scar Varieties: Acne can leave a variety of scars if it doesn’t heal properly. Macular scars are flat and pigmented. Rolling scars have a soft and wavelike appearance on the skin. Boxcar scars are round or oval shaped but ...

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Breast Implant Filling Types

May 17, 2018 | Leave a response

Once you’ve decided to have a breast implant procedure, you will need to decide whether you’re going to choose saline or silicone implants. Regardless of which you choose, each has their benefits, and it’s a matter of determining which best suits your body and lifestyle. Differences Between Implant Fillings Saline: Saline implants are made of an outer silicone shell which is then filled with saline. Saline is salt water and is very similar to fluids that are already found in the body. The implant surface can be smooth or textured and is available in a variety of volumes, shell thickness, and shape. Saline implants generally range in size from 120cc to 960cc, and since they are inserted empty and filled ...

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How A Blepharoplasty Procedure Changes Your Face

May 10, 2018 | Leave a response

A blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, helps to improve the overall appearance of your face and wake up your complexion. Everyone ages differently, so it’s not always necessary to have your entire face treated when you have your eyes done. What You Can Expect from a Blepharoplasty What the Procedure Addresses: Individuals who seek out an eyelid lift do so for a variety of reasons. These can include heavy eyelids, wrinkled skin in the eye area, excess skin, muscle, or fat tissue, puffy undereye bags, and anything causing a droopy, sagging, tired appearance. This procedure may also be undertaken by individuals who have hooded eyes and are seeking to get more eyelid space, or by those who have ...

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Five Lasting Benefits from Receiving Plastic Surgery

May 5, 2018 | Leave a response

When you are considering undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure, there are many things to think about. Along with the standard considerations that come along with any surgery, there are also the benefits you will experience once the surgery is complete. While the procedure you choose will alter your physical appearance, it will also impact and improve other areas of your life as well in lasting, helpful ways. Plastic Surgery Can Improve Various Aspects of Your Life Self-Confidence – When you undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure to correct a perceived fault you experienced, your self-confidence will increase. Feeling better about your appearance will naturally encourage you to be more social and open to new experiences, as well as be more willing ...

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What to Know About Breast Augmentation

April 10, 2018 | Leave a response

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure in North America. Although Health Canada and The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons don’t track any data, statistics from the United States show that breast augmentation surgery was the number one surgical procedure in 2017, with over 300,000 operations being performed. This is an increase of 3% from the previous year. Breast Augmentation Procedures Why Do People Get Breast Augmentation? There are many reasons why an individual would choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. These can include being unhappy with their current size, having an asymmetry, changes in shape from weight loss or pregnancy, and following a mastectomy. Types of Breast Implants Implants are available in two different varieties, saline and silicone gel-filled. ...

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How Long Will the Results of Laser Eye Surgery Last?

April 5, 2018 | Leave a response

When you have issues with your vision, you may feel that your only options are to wear contact lenses or glasses. This isn’t the case, as with the latest advancements in laser vision correction, it is possible to obtain 20/20 vision or better through a quick, safe, and simple procedure that is one of the most commonly performed elective surgeries in the country. The recovery time is relatively short, and you can often be back to your regular activities and work duties within a few days of any of the laser eye surgeries available. Corrective Eye Surgery Is Laser Vision Correction Permanent? The results of the procedure are permanent and will correct whatever issue that lead you to seek laser ...

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