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28 Jan | 2016
28 Jan 2016
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Ventral hernias can only be fixed through surgery and can worsen if left untreated for too long. The tummy tuck helps to strengthen the abdominal wall, which can actually prevent hernias from recurring! What is a ventral hernia? Hernias mostly happen one of two ways: one through a rupture at a weak spot in the abdominal wall, and the other way is through improper healing after abdominal surgeries such as appendectomies or c-sections. Hernias are usually visible and painful, although the degree of either can change according to the position in which you sit, stand, or lie. There can be serious consequences from allowing a hernia to go untreated, such as fever and a racing pulse, vomiting, sweating, and pain. Reinforcing the abdominal wall A ventral hernia is usually corrected by attaching a metal screen patch at the location of the rupture, pushing the protruding tissue back behind the abdominal…

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18 Jan | 2016
18 Jan 2016

Drinking will increase swelling after surgery, so it’s important to avoid it for at least 2-3 weeks immediately following the procedure. Reducing swelling is important during the recovery phase mainly because it interferes with healing, but it’s our goal to get our patients feeling and looking their best as soon as possible. Some postoperative swelling is normal Swelling is your body’s way of responding to surgery. Your body retains more water in the affected area, leading to the body to…

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8 Jan | 2016
8 Jan 2016

Chin augmentation inserts an implant under the chin to alter the jawline and improve facial profiles, and one common concern about chin augmentation is the worry that the alignment of the implant can be knocked askew. Luckily chin implants rarely slip! The problem with alignment usually happens during the surgery due to crooked placement of the implant. Allow your implant to set immediately after surgery There are a wide variety of procedures available for someone interested in augmenting their jawline,…

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1 Jan | 2016
1 Jan 2016

There is no set guideline when it comes to how long you should wait to have sex after the procedure, but doctors generally use two thresholds to help patients figure that out. One threshold is how long your body needs, while the other is meant to give you enough time psychologically to prepare for sex. What is labiaplasty? Labiaplasty reduces the size and appearance of the labia minora, which is achieved through a variety of methods. Sometimes, the clitoral hood…

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