Does Rogaine Work? Review, Before and After, Side Effects, and Results

What is Rogaine (minoxidil)? Minoxidil was initially used to treat high blood pressure until it was discovered that a side effect of the medication is its ability to stimulate new hair growth. This compound is the active ingredient in the popular hair loss treatment, Rogaine. Although the evidence is solid for Rogaine’s efficacy in preventing … Read more

Gummy Smile

Cosmetic Treatments for a Gummy Smile: From Botox to Lip Surgery

If you’re self-conscious about your gummy smile, you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear when you discover that there are several cosmetic treatments available to address the issue. Most people incorrectly assume that the only options to correct excess gum tissue are surgical procedures performed either by a periodontist, a cosmetic dentist or an oral surgeon. However, … Read more

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation: Types, Surgery, Recovery, and Cost

What is a breast augmentation? A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to increase the size and volume of the breasts, either by inserting implants under the breast tissue, or by grafting fat harvested from other parts of the body into the breast tissue, itself. Breast augmentation with breast implants is by far the … Read more

Gummy Bear Implants: The Pros and Cons of Cohesive Gel Implants

Gummy bear implants promise to give breast augmentation patients a more natural look with fewer complications. Form-stable implants, also known as gummy bear or teardrop-shaped implants, are a compelling option for women seeking a low-risk breast augmentation technique, with a wide range of natural-looking shapes and sizes to choose from. Here are the pros and cons of … Read more

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Saline vs Silicone Breast Implants: Pros, Cons, Safety, and Cost

Most surgeons use silicone breast implants, which provide a more natural look and feel than saline implants. Saline implants are sometimes perceived as being safer, although exhaustive studies have validated the safety and reliability of modern silicone implants. On average, silicone implants cost twice as much as saline implants. Saline or silicone? It’s one of the … Read more

Capsular Contracture

Capsular Contracture After Breast Implants: Symptoms, Treatments, & Prevention

Capsular contracture can happen at any time, even years after surgery. There are many non-surgical methods for treating capsular contracture, but not all of them are effective. Surgery may be necessary to remove scar tissue. What is capsular contracture? Whenever there is a foreign object inside of your body — a breast implant or pacemaker, … Read more

abdominal separation

Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation): Symptoms, At-Home Test, Exercises, and Surgery

Diastasis recti can give your post-partum tummy a permanently bloated, puffy appearance, and is especially common among women who have given birth more than once If your abdominal muscles appear to be separated more than two finger widths, you will want to consider consulting with your doctor. Various at-home treatment options exist for new and longtime … Read more

the plank

What Is a FUPA? Meaning, Exercises, Pictures, and Surgery

FUPA is a slang term for fatty upper pubic area. Another name for it is panniculus or pannus. Causes for the FUPA include genetics, aging, pregnancy, weight changes, and stress. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help to reduce the size of your FUPA. Plastic surgeons can treat your FUPA through surgery and … Read more

nose job recovery

Rhinoplasty Recovery Done Right: Post-Op Advice You Need to Follow

The nose is made up of several bone, cartilage, and soft tissue components. Rhinoplasty is an intricate cosmetic surgery procedures that requires a great deal of finesse on the part of the surgeon. Following the surgeon’s pre-op and post-op recommendations has a significant impact on the procedure’s success. While in many cases nose reshaping serves … Read more

temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

TMJ Pain: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw to the skull. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a general term used to describe issues affecting the TMJ and associated muscles. Sufferers often experience pain in the face, jaw and neck or experience migraine headaches and stiffness in the jaw or “popping” sensations when they chew. What is … Read more