Dark Chocolate Compound May Protect Brain From Stroke Damage

  A compound found in dark chocolate has been found to protect the brain from ischemic damage by increasing cellular signals that are known to protect neurons from damage. Sylvain Doré, Ph.D., and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine induced an ischemic stroke in two groups of mice, one group of which had been fed a single dose of the flavanol epicatechin. Results showed that the mice that had been given epicatechin suffered significantly less brain damage. Click here for Read More >

Study: Anti-Aging Supplements Best Taken in Middle Age

  Middle aged rats showed improvements in their physical abilities after receiving anti-aging supplements, while older rats did not, the researchers said. "It is possible that there is a window during which these compounds will work, and if the intervention is given after that time it won't work," said study scientist Jinze Xu, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida's Institute on Aging. Click here for the story. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Read More >

New version of liposuction gaining popularity

Raleigh, N.C. — A flat tummy is most every woman's dream, but there’s a lot you have to do to achieve it, beyond exercise and dieting. That's why a newer version of liposuction is so popular. Two months ago, Liz Tivnan, 32, took a big step to solve a frustrating problem. “I exercise and I just can't seem to lose my mid section,” she said. Tivnan called it a “muffin top,” with her belly and sides poking out over the tops of her favorite pants. She chose plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Read More >

Plastic surgery for men

Fun article. Dr. Richard A. D'Amico, a colleague of the Lats' with a practice in Englewood, says, "Men no longer consider cosmetic surgery to be taboo. About 8-10 percent of clients today are men. And in five years, it could be as high as 20 percent." Click here for the story. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Read More >

Holy Grail of cosmetic surgery? Laser treatment offered for stretch marks

Women are being offered a 'Holy Grail' treatment to zap stretchmarks. A new laser treatment can dramatically reduce the telltale white streaks of stretchmarks by up to 75 per cent, claim its developers. Although pregnancy is one of the most common causes of stretchmarks, they can affect teenagers and young women long before they think of starting a family. Click here for the story. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Read More >

Eyelid surgery offers most bang for your buck

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Cosmetic surgery is on the rise as Baby Boomers find ways to look as young as they feel. This week we'll be introducing you to popular procedures that doctors say give you the most bang for your buck. Dr. James Motlagh with Tyler Plastic Surgery says eyelid lifts are one of his most common operations. One of his patients said an eyelid lift changed not only his appearance, but also his ability to see. Click here for the story. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Read More >

‘Drive-thru’ Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Soar

Cosmetic surgery climbed 69 percent over the last 10 years, primarily due to a hike in minimally invasive "drive-thru" procedures like Botox injections, according to a new report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A near doubling in these minimally invasive procedures — including cosmetic fillers and chemical peels — overwhelmed the 20-percent decline found for more extensive and expensive surgical procedures, like facelifts and eyelid surgeries, over the decade. Click here for the Read More >

Who would like to trade their love handles for bigger breasts?

This is a very well done article from Enjoy. The thought of swapping the fat from your love handles or thighs for a fuller, firmer bust line sounds like a woman's ultimate fantasy. Except plastic surgeons are now making it a reality. At the recent American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting in Washington DC, breast augmentation fat transfer was one of the most controversial topics discussed by the gathering of the country's top plastic surgeons. The procedure -- which Read More >

Older Patients More Apt to Be Happy With Plastic Surgery

Those over 53, and those treated for depression typically most satisfied, survey finds Among those most likely to be satisfied with the results of facial plastic surgery are older people and patients who are being treated for depression, researchers say. And, the study authors found, people's natural optimism or pessimism didn't seem to make a difference in whether they were pleased with the surgical outcome. Click here for the story. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Read More >

What is microdermabrasion?

    Dr. Susan Taylor demonstrates how the procedure is performed on "Good Day." Dr. Taylor explains microdermabrasion removes the dead layer of skin. The procedure is a series of four to six treatments once a month. This is a very interesting video for anyone who wants better looking skin. We can of course help you with these treatments. Click here for the story and video. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Read More >
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