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"WILD WEST" Medicine

There is no sheriff in town when it comes to preventing doctors from doing what they are not specifically trained to do.   You wouldn't go to an ER doctor for a tummy tuck? How about letting your family physician perform a breast augmentation? Today many of the non-specialists are looking for ways to cash in on one of the few areas of medicine that continues to see growth, cosmetic surgery.

According to the International Master Course on Aging Skin, the cosmetic industry has grew 10.1% from 2012 to 2011 to between 4.1 to 4.9 billion.  Many expect this number to grow another 11.12% in 2012.  This growth is extremely important since health care declined to a near record rate in 2010 due to unemployment, higher insurance bills, and the lack of disposable income.

So what does it take for an ER doctor or family physician to expand into cosmetic surgery?  Years of training, classes, and certifications?  No, surprisingly it is shockingly easy to branch off into cosmetics despite the complexities and complications associated with these procedures. Unfortunately, there are very few rules that must be followed, and because of this, many doctors are offering services they simply are not qualified to perform.

Doctors untrained is cosmetic surgery is only part of the problemToday, you can't turn on your computer or television without liposuction being offered on a daily deals site alongside a mani and pedicure. This has caused society to treat cosmetic surgery in a dangerously casual manner, and these misconceptions increase the risks of serious complications.

Over the past couple of months plastic surgery has taken a beating in the media.  Starting with the European breast implant scandal to the scary number of "plastic surgery gone bad" stories.  Who can forget the woman who died in November after having cement, super glue and tire sealant injected into her buttocks? Situations like this make it easy to see a connection between untrained professionals performing cosmetic surgery to the number of botched procedures.

What is the best way to choose a plastic surgeon?

Word of mouth is a great way to determine if a doctor is worth visiting. Remember to ask questions during your consultation, look at the surgeon's before and after photos.  The consultation is the key.  The time a doctor spends with you is often directly proportional to the time he or she will take to do your surgery.  If the doctor seems rushed, overly eager, or pressures you to have procedures you don't want, maybe you should consider another doctor.

The final and most important part in making your decision is proper board certification.   A surgeon who is "board certified" is not enough. What are they certified in?  A cosmetic surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon about his board certifications, many will be more then happy to explain how this sets them apart from other area surgeons.

Plastic Surgery Wins at the Academy Awards

At the Academy Awards this year there was one winner that really got my attention:  Best Short Documentary:  Saving Face.  This is a great story and one in which plastic surgery plays a leading role.

This documentary is about two Pakistani women who are victims of acid violence, and the London based, Pakistani born plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad who helps to reconstruct their faces.  Each year over 100 people, mostly women, are injured in Pakistan when acid is thrown on them, a common form of domestic violence.  Resultant injuries are horrific, and most of these cases go unreported.  Dr. Jawad works to help reconstruct the faces of these women such that they can rejoin society.  The film's director, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy says that this is a positive story in two ways is a positive story in two ways.  First, it features the work of Dr. Jawad to help the women of his homeland.  Secondly, the film follows in depth the parliament's passage of a bill against acid violence.

All too frequently when one thinks of plastic surgery and the Academy Awards the subject is who has recently had a facelift or who has had too much Botox, but this is a story about the other side of plastic surgery:  reconstructive surgery.  The majority of all plastic surgeons do a great deal of this, and many often so through charities.  Featuring this work and the impact it has on the lives of those people who have been affected by injury or disease is a tremendous story.  Congratulations to everyone associated with this effort, and many thanks to the Academy for recognizing this work!

5 Quick Fixes To Get In Shape for Summer!

5 Quick Fixes for Anything That Jiggles

We've all got a soft spot that bugs us.  One of these five moves will firm it up!

Here's a fact about flab:  It results not only from lack of muscle tone but also from excess body fat.  "You could do 1005 crunches, but if you don't do enough cardio, you'll just have very toned muscles under a blanket of fat," says Johanna Subotovsky, learning manager at Equinox Fitness.  You need at least 30 minutes of cardio, three times a week.  Then try this spot-specific advice.

HELP FOR:

Bra Bulge- to get rid of the little roll that spills over your bra strap in the back, try bent-over rows.

* Stand next to a chair with a dumbbell in right hand.  Place left knee and hand on seat and extend right arm toward floor.  Bending elbow out to side slowly bring weight up to chest.

* Do two sets of 15 reps on each side.

HELP FOR:

Inner-and outer- thigh mushiness- the hips and thighs are the first place most women tend to store fat and the last place they lose it.  In addition to lots of cardio, try the four-way lunge.

* With hands on hips, step forward with right foot and lunge (don't let knee go past toes); return to start.  Lunge backward; return to start.  Lunge right (keeping left leg straight); go back to start.  Then with left foot, lunge to left side.  Repeat, leading with opposite foot.

* Do two sets of 15 reps on each side.

HELP FOR:

Underarm Flab- Triceps respond fast to exercise and fat loss, which means that you could see change here in just a few weeks with chair dips.

* Place your hand on the edge of the seat of a chair and walk your feet out.  Slowly lower butt toward floor, bending elbows to about a 90-degree angle; press back up.

* Do two sets of 15 reps.

HELP FOR:

Armpit overhang- The flesh that peeks out over the top of strapless gowns can be tightened with push-ups.  But the issue may be the dress, not you.

* "It's all about the cut," says stylist Cristina Ehrlich, who's worked with Penelope Cruz.  "Look for a dress where the top is high enough that it doesn't dig into your armpit skin.  It should come up and over the area.

HELP FOR:

Belly pooch- Along with plenty of cardio, you can flatten your lower abs with planks.

* Get in a raised push-up position, except with forearms on the floor; hold the pose with back flat and belly in for 30 to 90.  For more definition, try the bicycle.

* Lie on the floor, knees bent, hands behind head.  Lift shoulder blades and twist right elbow to left knee; then twist left elbow toward right knee.  Do two sets of 15 reps.

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Boost Your Self Confidence Just In Time For Spring Break!

It's already February!  Spring break and summer vacations will be here before you know it and you know what that means people..time for SWIMSUITS!  Boost your self confidence this Spring break by having a Breast Augmentation.  Call Conkright Aesthetics today to schedule your complementary consultation!  Hurry!  We are booking up quickly!!  Call 812.842.0240.

 

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