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Silicone versus Saline...Which is better?

The answer is not the same for everyone.  The FDA dictates that those under 22 are not eligible for Silicone gel breast augmentation and must use saline only.  Both Silicone and Saline breast implants are safe, enlarge the breast and are available for patients 22 and older.

The differences are how they feel, the price, the warranty and in our practice, the amount of time needed in the operating room.  Extra time is needed to fill a saline breast implant.

Currently Dr. Conkright is using Allergan Inspira gel breast implants.  Allergan, also the manufacturer of Botox offers 50 units of Free Botox for the gel augment patient and a friend.

At your complimentary consultation samples of both saline and silicone gel implants are available for your inspection. We want to make sure all of your questions are answered so YOU can choose what fits your personal needs and budget.

Which is better??  It is up to YOU.

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Supporting someone with Breast Cancer

Finding out a loved one has breast cancer causes everything to change very suddenly.  How are you supposed to know, instantly, how to be supportive to a woman going through something this terrifying? Chances are you already have or someday you will be thrust into this role.  Here are seven things women with breast cancer and their partners and or friends have discovered about what worked best when it came to supporting them through this ordeal...

1) Support whatever she decides be it a lumpectomy and radiation or mastectomy. Listen to everything she has to say without judgment, remember, your role is to act as a sounding board, letting her bounce her thoughts and fears off of you.

2) Don't let her go to appointments alone, no matter how self-reliant or brave she tries to be. Going to a cancer appointment alone is no fun.  We need to be there for reassurance and support, even if you get the, "No, you don't need to bother", statement.

3) Talk to her openly about her breasts. I mean let's be honest, breasts play a big role in our sex lives, and the loss of one or both breasts can threaten her sense of sexuality. As her partner you, and only you, can reassure her the you still find her attractive.  As her friend, she needs your reassurance in terms of her looks, her outward shape, and - if she is single- her future dating potential.

4) Anticipate when she can't do something and help, or change things so she can do them herself.  This is simple, many woman can't lift there arms for a long time after breast surgery, so you be there to help them with putting on clothes, or putting things on lower shelves so they can reach it themselves.

5) Function as the forward guard-create a buffer zone of peace and quiet around your loved one.  A cancer diagnoses typically triggers an even greater need for communication; friends and family members will call, e-mail, and request Facebook updates.  This causes the cancer patient to get sucked into taking care of everyone else's reactions when they need to take care of themselves.  Think of yourself in the role of a celebrity agent, you take care of the paparazzi.

6) Become her strongest advocate- the fierce, protective papa bear. Ask the doctors and nurses questions and don't let them off the phone until you have concrete solutions.  Your weapons? Lots of questions that begin with "Isn't there something available for..." and " What can we do about..."

7) Don't expect everything to be fine right away- even the "well adjusted" cancer patient who thinks she's doing great is going to have some really tough days, and expect delayed reactions.  Many women think they can handle their hair loss and feel strong-until they first try on a wig or lose their eyebrows.  Be her personal beauty consultant, help her choose head scarves, buy her some new eye makeup, tell her how beautiful she looks-over and over again, year after year. Hang in there, for as long as it takes.

 

Appearance, Appearance, Appearance!

 

" I tan, I feel good, I'll look good tomorrow... What's health?" That is the feeling among young college age girls today.  They know that ultraviolet rays are harmful but they are not worried about wrinkles, premature aging or melanoma.  They just want to look good.  Sunless tanning-whether with lotions, bronzers, or sprays-has been promoted as an effective substitute to dodge the health risks of UV rays, but if the products do not provide the perfect tan, young women likely will not us them.  Appearance is the biggest concern. Quotes such as "homely people have a hard time finding happiness" and " I should do whatever I can to always look my best" outweigh the fact that they could be putting themselves at risk for skin cancer.   So, why is a tan so important? The fact is that throughout much of history, light skin has been seen as desirable because it indicated a person was wealthy or refined rather than a member of the lower classes who worked outside and were exposed to sun.  Tans didn't catch on until the 1920's, when iconic designer Coco Chanel got sunburned while spending time in the French Riviera.  Her fans liked the look and began emulating her.  Again, Coco looked good, proving that it is all about appearance.  Here at Conkright  Aesthetics we want you to look and feel your best, so we are offering a great special next week for all you sunless tanning product users.  Get your skin ready with Jan Marini Resurfacing Body Scrub ($37 retail) and Jan Marini Hand & Body Lotion ($36 retail) when you buy the lotion receive the scrub for half price.  Now I know that many of you will still lay in the sun, but please wear your SPF.   Appearance is very important, but please be safe and think about what you want to do in the future and how fabulous you would like to look then too.