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Until several years ago, Paul Mason was one of the fattest men in the world. Weighing 980 pounds, his size made it impossible for him to walk or do much of anything except stay in bed around the clock. After having gastric bypass surgery in 2010, Paul lost a whopping 650 pounds. But how can someone [...]

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In their quest for perfect breasts, countless women undergo breast enhancement surgery each year. As breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures across the world, some wonder if there is a right minimum age when it comes to getting implants. The answer depends on several circumstances. Breast Development It’s common for [...]

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For men and women who have struggled with large amounts of excess weight, losing that weight is a monumental accomplishment. Whether you achieve weight loss through a healthy diet and regular exercise, through bariatric surgery, or with a combination of both, you should feel proud of your healthy new body. However, not everyone is able to [...]

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While a healthy lifestyle is crucial to preserving your tummy tuck results, rushing to the gym right after surgery is not in your best interest. It’s important to slowly resume your post-surgery exercise routine, following your surgeon’s instructions. Not doing so may interfere with your results or jeopardize your health. Here are some helpful guidelines for [...]

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Significant weight loss, pregnancy or the aging process can all change the shape and profile of breasts. Nursing may cause breasts to droop. Asymmetrical breasts sometimes leave young women feeling insecure about their image and can damage their self-esteem. There are just as many products on the market that promise to improve the appearance of breasts as [...]

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A common misconception about liposuction is that the same results could be achieved through traditional weight loss methods of diet and exercise. However, it’s important to remember that body contouring procedures are not meant as weight loss alternatives because the goals of body contouring are distinctly different from those of weight loss. Here’s a closer look [...]

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Some women hold a misconception that breast implants can offer the most benefits for younger women. This simply isn’t true. In fact, many older women undergo breast augmentation to find that their results provide them with the same benefits you can expect for a younger patient, including increased self-confidence, an enhanced appearance and a more positive [...]

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2015 was the fourth consecutive year that I led a team from Medical Missions for Children to travel to Batangas, the Philippines for a volunteer surgery mission. This year the team consisted of Dr. Jeffrey Anderson (anesthesiologist from Folsom Anesthesia Medical Group), Dr. Rebecca Garza (a Stanford plastic surgery resident), Eddie Brock, RN (a Stanford nurse), [...]

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The recovery process after breast augmentation should be taken under just as much consideration as the procedure itself. As with any surgery, this means possibly having to miss work or school, along with generally taking things easy for a bit. Here are four recovery tips that can help ensure a low-stress healing period after getting breast [...]

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Liposuction is one of the leading cosmetic surgeries performed nationwide. The fat removing technique is popular with both men and women seeking to improve their body contours, though there are a few key differences in how it may be performed for each. Here is a closer look at three liposuction differences when performed in men as [...]