Why Do Breasts Sag?

The progressive loss of collagen and elastin in the breast tissue is very natural and very common among women, and it can ultimately produce a “drooping” or “sagging” effect in the breasts. This condition is called breast ptosis, and it can affect individuals at mild, moderate, or severe degrees. Breast ptosis can also develop at varying stages of life due to the fact that it can be caused by a number of distinct factors, including: The natural aging process Fluctuations in weight over time Pregnancy Breastfeeding Excessive exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays Heredity Inconsistent bra support Smoking Breasts that are…

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How Can I Get Rid of My Love Handles?

It is very common for the body to retain excess fat in areas of the waistline, just above the hips. Often referred to as “love handles,” these concerns can even affect women and men who are in otherwise excellent physical condition, leading to a significant amount of frustration when standard diet and exercise routines aren’t yielding effective results. The good news is, Dr. Thomas B. Lintner and our team of aesthetic professionals offer a number of different options that can reduce excess fat in these areas and effectively diminish signs of love handles. Liposuction is typically the ideal surgical treatment…

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Will Pregnancy Change My Body Forever?

Although there are many changes that happen to a woman’s body as a result of pregnancy, not all of these changes are necessarily permanent. For example, some women may notice their feet seem slightly larger after they’ve had a baby. This is usually related to the swelling that occurs during pregnancy, so most women’s feet will go back to normal over time—but some women may actually have to go up a shoe size, moving forward! Other common physical changes include stretch marks, changes in breast size and appearance, and excess skin in the abdominal region. Pregnancy is no small feat…

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FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone

The FDA recently issued a warning to caution against the dangers of injectable silicone for cosmetic enhancement. Although silicone breast implants and other similar medical devices are FDA-approved to be placed inside the body for cosmetic use, it is dangerous to have the substance directly injected. According to the FDA warning, silicone can cause several health risks if injected, such as permanent disfigurement, tissue damage, ongoing pain, stroke, and death. In some cases, patients have unknowingly been injected with silicone—these patients were led to believe they were receiving an FDA-approved dermal filler, such as JUVÉDERM®. The individuals performing these unsafe…

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What to Expect for a Tummy Tuck Recovery

tummy tuck recovery

After deciding which type of tummy tuck to have, understanding what to expect during the recovery process is an important next step. When planning for this procedure, patients should consider every angle; from the day of the surgery, to the end of the recovery. A safe and healthy healing process is what our practice strives to educate our patients on, enabling them to be as prepared as possible. Most individuals are able to return home shortly after surgery, but we recommend taking one to two weeks off from work, school, and/or other daily activities—although this can vary based on individual…

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