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

Saline or silicone? It’s one of the most important choices a woman must make before undergoing breast augmentation surgery. While both implant types are safe and effective, they have different benefits and potential drawbacks. Factors such as the look and feel, durability, price, and other considerations need to be weighed before deciding which implant type … Read more

Capsular Contracture

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

What is capsular contracture? Whenever there is a foreign object inside of your body — a breast implant or pacemaker, for example — your body reacts by creating a thin layer of scar tissue around it. This capsule is soft, flexible, and totally normal. In some cases this scar tissue becomes thick and hard, pulling … Read more

abdominal separation

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

What is diastasis recti? Diastasis recti of the outermost recti abdominal muscles occurs when the linea alba — a connective collagen layer that runs down the midline of the abdomen — becomes stretched and thinned during pregnancy. This issue, also known as abdominal separation or ab separation, can give your post-partum tummy a permanently bloated, puffy appearance, and is … Read more

the plank

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

Bikini season is coming up again soon, and with that time of year, many people start to feel self-conscious about their bodies. One common flaw is having a fat upper pubic area (FUPA), which can make wearing even tight pants problematic, let alone slipping into a bikini when the hot weather arrives. Should you have … Read more

nose job recovery

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

While in many cases nose reshaping serves purely cosmetic purposes, the procedure can also be needed to correct birth defects or fix injuries. In this article, we explore the most important things to keep in mind both before and after undergoing this common plastic surgery procedure. Rhinoplasty Recovery: Quick Facts Although many patients experience a … Read more

temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

TMJ Pain: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

What is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)? Often called the most complex joints in the human body, the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the jaw or “mandible” to the base of the skull. Each TMJ is controlled by four different muscles that work in unison to help us eat, speak, yawn and make facial expressions. While the body’s … Read more