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5 biggest myths about breast reduction

5 Biggest Myths About Breast Reductions

Bigger isn’t always better. Women who have larger breasts may have to deal with a variety of issues and complications that their less-endowed peers don’t have to worry about. Larger breasts can put strain on the back, neck and shoulders. They can make it harder to play sports and engage in other athletic activities. And they can draw unwanted attention. For women who are struggling with these issues, or who think they would look better with a smaller bust, breast reduction surgery can be the answer to their prayers. Breast reductions remove excess tissue and reshape the entire breast into something that is smaller and symmetrical. Unfortunately, many women are hesitant to look into the surgery because of all the myths about breast reductions and misconceptions that surround it.
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benefits of breast augmentation

3 Unexpected Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations can do more than just change your body: They can change your life! While the physical changes and benefits brought on by getting breast implants, lifts or reductions are easy to see, what isn’t immediately apparent is the psychological and social benefits of breast augmentation. But studies have shown that there are very real psychological benefits to augmentation surgeries — you won’t just be a new you on the outside.
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3 Common Myths About BOTOX

3 Common Misconceptions About BOTOX

BOTOX treatment is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure available. By injecting minute doses of botulinum toxin into certain muscles, the treatment can smooth out wrinkles, help prevent the creation of new wrinkles and slow down the aging process. BOTOX can also help treat migraines, eye twitches and muscle spasms.
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mommy makeover have it all

How a Mommy Makeover Can Help You Have it All

Bringing a new life into this world is an extraordinary thing that can transform a mother both mentally and physically. Sometimes that transformation can be a radical one. Our bodies are resilient and can bounce back from so many things, but pregnancy and childbirth are special cases. They can cause permanent changes that a mother may not want to have to spend the rest of her life living with.
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tummy tuck boost your health

5 Ways a Tummy Tuck Can Boost Your Health

If you’ve recently had a major weight loss or pregnancy, then you’re likely familiar with the loose, baggy skin, scarring, or stretch marks that a body change like this often leaves. The skin is an amazing organ with some truly wonderful defensive and regenerative properties, but it simply doesn't always have the ability to shrink itself after a weight loss or childbirth.
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myths about breast augmentation

5 Common Myths About Breast Augmentation

There’s no denying that breast augmentation is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. It was the most common cosmetic surgical procedure last year with nearly 300,000 procedures, up 35 percent in the past 15 years. But as breast augmentation increases in popularity, so do the myths that annually deter women from getting a procedure that could boost their confidence and make them feel more like themselves.
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Top 6 Foods That Are Sabotaging Your Skin’s Health

Your skin tells a story about what’s going on inside. It’s time to clear up some blemishes in our daily rituals. The old saying "you are what you eat" holds true for your health. And, it turns out, your skin. Fill up on junk like refined carbs, sugar, and trans fats, and well, your skin is going to look like it. "We’re actually learning that poor nutrition is just as bad for your skin as cigarette smoking," says Patricia Farris, MD, dermatologist and author of The Sugar Detox. A poor diet can cause inflammation, which triggers oxidative stress and in turn damages collagen and DNA, making you look older. Here are the top 6 food offenders that are damaging your skin's health. 
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sun after facelift

Can You Go In the Sun After a Facelift?

At the Scottsdale offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown, our patients often ask if they can go in the sun after a facelift. Now that you look as young as you feel, it’s perfectly natural to want to go out and enjoy life. However, precautions should be taken following a facelift.
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Guest Post: Living Life on Our Own Terms

Question of the week: What can women do for themselves that will help them to live life on their own terms and add passion, self-love, and joy in their everyday lives? Jocelyn Hefner-KempeLiving life filled with moments of pure joy, self-love, and passion under our own terms is a possibility. I have come to know inner joy requires a consistent practice of settling into life, calming the mind, and being willing to see things differently. We can do things for ourselves to transition from one day to the next, and at the same time stay in the river of life while evolving and returning to who we really are. There is a lot of talk about transforming ourselves, often implying that we need to be different than who we are. I know this well, as I spent many years cutting my hair, going to a therapist and trying to "fix" myself in order to live the extraordinary life. I am here sharing with you today that we do not need to become anyone different, we only need to remember who we are. Today, I am on a journey of constantly returning to the place within me that holds the answers, the silent place, that always utters inspiration and guidance. There are many practices I use throughout my day, and I will share a few here with you in case you would like to join in. If you are not familiar with the nature of a daily practice, consider seeing it as a "container" for your mind, a place to go when there is no joy evident and your level of passion for living life has dipped below normal. After a while, you might find this practice automatically "fires" and becomes a natural part of your inner interior.
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arm lift scar

Will My Arm Lift Scar?

Here at the offices of Dr. Richard J. Brown, board certified plastic surgeon, we often hear concerns from patients considering an arm lift that the resulting scar may be very prominent. The short answer: Yes. Like all surgeries, an arm lift will result in scarring to some extent. However, the degree of scarring depends on each patient's genetic makeup and predisposition to scarring, and there are methods of minimizing your arm lift scar following your surgery.
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