Category Facts

Blepharoplasty Surgery

Blepharoplasty is the surgery performed to repair the defects, droopy eyelids by removing excessive fat, muscles and skin from the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty can performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both.

Upper blepharoplasty surgery is performed by making cut on the fold of the eyelid, removing excessive fat, muscle and skin.

Then followed by thin sutures to combine the skin together to allow creation of an eyelid crease.

Lower eyelid surgery (transconjunctival approach) is performed by direct incisions below the lashline or inside the eyelid.

Blepharoplasty is performed to cure the following known issues:

  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
  • Loose or saggin...
Read More

Diet and eating habits before and after Weight Loss Surgery (Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, lap band surgery)

I have come across many questions from the people looking for weight loss surgery, one of the commonly asked question is.

What to eat before and after weight loss surgery (Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, lap band surgery)?

Good eating habits help you in controlling overeating, craving for food habits and Losing weight before the weight loss surgery. A good eating habit also helps you in recovering faster after the weight loss surgery (Abdominoplasty, Tummy tuck, liposuction, lap band surgery).

A healthy good eating habit should also include taking care of the nutritional value and information about the food you consume. A nutritional tool helps you in developing new eating habits considering the nutritional value and proportional sizes of the food intake.

There are various nutriti...

Read More

Weight loss surgery – Benefits

Weight loss surgery

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric surgery) is a collective term for various groups of surgeries. The aim of all WLS is to provide you a well good looking and pleasant and personality. Most of the Weight loss surgeries work by reducing the size of your stomach, reducing unwanted fat from various parts of the body and proportionally adjusting it to make you appear better; WLS also helps by changing the ability of your body metabolism related to food eating habits.

Weight loss surgery Benefits

Weight loss surgery (Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, lap band surgery, liposuction) can actually speed up your metabolism, resulting in resolving your metabolism related problems like diabetes (Guth and Livingston 2008)...

Read More

Glossary of Surgical terms – liposuction-abdominoplasty-lapband-surgery- tummy tuck

Capsular Contracture – A fibrous capsule that forms around some breast implants. It changes the shape of the implant to a sphere. This can be painful but often presents a change in the shape of the breast. Surgeons’ works on a grading system from 1 to 4 to measure the severity.

Grade I – the breast is normally soft and looks natural.

Grade II – the breast is a little firm however looks normal.

Grade III – the breast is firm and looks abnormal.

Grade IV – the breast is hard, painful and looks abnormal.

The rate of capsular contracture can be reduced with the help of using sub-muscular implants, using textured implants, using antibiotics and by minimal handling of the implants during surgery.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) – This is a blood clot which forms in the deep veins of the leg...

Read More

Safe Liposuction – Tumescent Anesthesia

Tumescent Anesthesia

Before the invention of tumescent anesthesia, the Liposuction surgical procedure was performed with general anesthesia. In 1986 tumescent anesthesia was discovered by Dr. Jeffrey Klien specifically for Liposuction surgery. Based on the principle of hypodermoclysis Dr. Jeffrey’s concept of tumescent anesthesia has phenomenally changed the process of Liposuction surgery procedure performed nowadays. By adding epinephrine in buffered saline and perfect volumes of dilute lidocaine to the adipose layer, both hemostasis and local anesthesia can be achieved, resulting in safe and painless removal of large amount of fat and fat cells with very minute blood loss.

The tumescent technique works on the principle of increasing the adipose space, increasing anaesthetic efficiency ...

Read More

Liposuction Recovery

As a common thing with other fat loss surgeries, it’s quite natural to feel uneasiness after the liposuction Surgery is performed. The limit is uncertain; however the feeling of pain depends on the size of liposuction surgery, major areas covered during liposuction, the surgical procedures and techniques performed, recovery still depends to the large extent from individual to individual. The small incisions made during the liposuction surgery can be indirect as large chunk of surgery is performed through these little incisions.

It has been noticed that one could have some dizziness and feel uncomfortable after the liposuction surgery due to medicinal use for at least 1-3 days, post which the above mentioned symptoms tend to decline promptly. As medication provided to ease the discomfort, the pain keeps on decreasing along with the discomfort. Many of the people who have gone through the liposuction surgery have described that they feel as if they have worked out very hard in the gym for very long.

Swelling and bruising is a common thing, however the level is really unpredictable. The amount of pain is directly proportional to the amount of fat removed and liposuction technique used. Patients how are allergic and tend to bruise and swell under normal conditions are more prone to considerable bruising after the liposuction surgery.

It is common to have scattered

Read More

Liposuction best fat loss cosmetic surgery

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery which aids in removing the excess fats from the human body which can include abdomen, thighs, neck, back, etc. Liposuction is one of the most effective ways of removing a huge chunk of fats, especially for people who are overweight or obese. Average weight reduction that can take place in liposuction is around 45 pounds which is equivalent to 23 kg of fat from the body. It is performed more on abdomen for women; sometimes it involves thighs for both the sexes. Patients should be over 18 years of age and healthy to undergo liposuction. After the liposuction, patients are advised to avoid anything which aids in weight gain, which is again a reverse process. Hence after liposuction procedure one is abstained from smoking, drinking, consuming fatty and junk foods, etc. it is the most popular type of cosmetic surgeries in the modern world which leaves no scars behind, unlike tummy tuck and lap band surgeries.

The cost of liposuction can fluctuate anywhere between $ 1,200 to 9,000 depending on number of times of treatment. A number of companies like Capital One, Healthcare Finance, CareCredit,  or Unicorn® Financial are available for financing options for liposuction.

Patients who undergo liposuction recover anytime between

Read More

Ghrelin – The Hunger Hormone

All those people who are really disappointed by their never ending hunger, which creates an urge to eat more and more resulting in weight gain, awful figure and body shape, after which we gain so much that we think opt for cosmetic surgeries to lose the unwanted fat in our body by Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, lap band surgery etc.

Stop blaming yourself ! Now scientists have found the reason for this never ending hunger – Ghrelin the hunger hormone.

Yes what you read is correct it’s Ghrelin a hormone which is secreted by P/D1 cells found in stomach lining and upper intestines that stimulates hunger. Apart from stimulating the hunger Ghrelin is also known to promote the production in growth hormone in foetuses. However that’s not exactly Ghrelin is known for. As mentioned it stimulates the appetite and carries the messages between the brain and the digestion system of human body to inform that it is right time to eat.

The secretion level of Ghrelin increases before eating and decreases simultaneously after the intake, it has been seen that Ghrelin slows the body metabolism and reduces the fat burning mechanism in the human body.  Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure which is performed when it really becomes really difficult for the patient to rely on anti obesity drugs and workouts.

There are many anti obesity

Read More

Trends in abdominoplasty : tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)  is a form of cosmetic surgery wherein the redundant fats are eliminated for the human body through surgical methods. This stiffens out the muscles, especially around the abdominal region. People, especially in the tropical regions of the globe tend to gain weight due to their consumption habits and climatic effects. As a result, they accumulate weight faster as compared to the rest of the world, which is observed in both men and women. Hence people resort to weight loss therapies (Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, lap band surgery) and other medication to reduce weight.

The level of surgery performed on the patient depends upon the mass of the hanging muscles around the abdomen region. The procedures are broadly classified into partial and full tummy tuck. Mini abdominoplasty is performed on patients who have limited amount of skin protruding from the lower abdomen whereas full surgery is performed on patients who have sufficient chunk of stomach skin hanging around, which gives an ugly appearance. Incision is smaller in mini abdominoplasty and the time taken for such a surgery is relatively lesser, likewise for a full tummy tuck.

In full abdominoplasty the belly skin is removed and the muscles from the buttocks and thighs are tightened. Care is also taken such that the scar will be hidden either from a bathing suit or underwear. Finally the umbilicus will be detached from the abdomen and the belly button will be re-attached. The costs of such tummy tucks surgery vary anywhere in between $8,500 – $15,500.

Read More

Substitutes for abdominoplasty : tummy tuck

Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure wherein the excessive skin from the abdomen is removed and weakened muscles of the abdomen are tightened to have a stiffer look. Every year, more than 82,000 adults in America undergo abdominoplasty. People who have loose belly muscles and women who have after effects of pregnancy are most prone to tummy tuck. When normal medications like exercise, balanced food goes in vain, people finally resort to abdominoplasty in order to reduce excessive fats from the human body but the right combination of exercises and dieting concepts can definitely help to prevent from undergoing cosmetic surgeries. Exercises are effective and non expensive ways to eliminate the extra muscles from the human body.

There are practically no substitutes for abdominoplasty. Very few patients, especially women do not undergo any changes especially after the treatment of abdominoplasty. The best and the old traditional method of exercising remains the sole substitute for patients who wish to undergo tummy tuck and for people who wish to maintain the perfect abs. The most prominent exercise is keeping the leg off the floor in a right angle with the entire body lying on the floor like the one shown in the picture below.

abdomen, tummy tuck

Ab Crunches

One of the most popular exercises advised is the Crunch. Maintain your shoulder above the ground level. Inhale and then finally move your knees towards your chest region, simultaneously lifting the above portion of the body close to 30 degrees and then exhale and settle down. Continue the same steps at least for 15 to 20 minutes. Avoid arching the back as the crunches will assist in contracting the muscles of the abdomen. This helps to exercise effectively thus reducing the overweight muscles. Majority of the obese people who tried this exercise have benefited from it and have avoided abdominoplasty. However the length and the type of workout depend upon the individual and have to be constantly guided under expert trainers and nutritionists. A peer shaped individual may not be required to work out heavily.  Such individuals may be required to follow minimal modifications in their dieting processes in comparison to a bulky body.

Naukanasa, boat excercise

Best stretching excercise for abdomen

Read More