Monthly Archives: August 2011

Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet May Be Healthier by Choice

post bariatric surgery dietThe results of gastric bypass may include curbed cravings as well as dramatic weight loss.

The study, which looked at what sort of foods patients who underwent the surgery incorporated into their post-bariatric surgery diet. It found that many patients shunned fats high in fat and instead made healthier choices for their post-bariatric surgery diet. Interestingly enough, a study of lab rats found a similar effect lasting up to 200 days after surgery. Continue reading

Are You at the Best Plastic Surgery Age?

best plastic surgery ageEven as their skin begins to show signs of advanced aging, many seniors are turning to plastic surgery to combat the effects of time, according to The New York Times.

People who often wonder about the best plastic surgery age may be surprised about how many patients undergoing cosmetic procedures are in their 70s and even older. The most popular facial procedures among seniors are a facelift to remove jowls, eyelid surgery to correct loose skin or bags and a forehead lift, which corrects a descending brow. Continue reading

How Long Does Fat Grafting Last?

how long does fat grafting lastFat grafting procedures, which take fat from the patient’s body and reinject it into facial depressions like those beneath the eyes, can have long lasting benefits.

A recently published study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery asked, “How long does fat grafting last?” when injected near the eyes. The results were largely positive for many patients.

The effects of the treatment are generally known to last longer than injectable fillers, which are cheaper, but must be redone yearly. Fat grafting involves using liposuction to remove fat from a donor site, like the thighs, purifying the fat and reinjecting it into depressions in the face. Continue reading