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How a Tummy Tuck Can Help You See the Finish Line

How a Tummy Tuck Can Help You See the Finish Line

Sometimes life can feel like a race. It’s you and Time, running neck and neck, trying to stay ahead of each other, the same race that every human being on Earth is running. And sometimes that race can feel harder than it should, because your body goes through changes that can slow you down and make you feel self-conscious. The good news is that you can keep running that marathon with your head held high: There are some changes you can turn back the clock on with a tummy tuck! At the office of board certified plastic surgeon Richard J. Brown, tummy tucks are one of our most popular treatments. Tucks can turn back that clock and correct changes to your body that you may have no control over. If you’re wondering how getting a tummy tuck can help you, read on as we breakdown what they are and what they can do for you.
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What You’ll Gain From A Breast Reduction

You’re Not Losing Anything: What You’ll Gain From a Breast Reduction

When people think of breast reductions, they often think of loss. “Reduction” makes it sound like something is being taken away. The truth is that breast reduction surgery does the exact opposite: The surgery adds a tremendous amount of freedom, comfort and options to your life by reducing the size of your breasts. It’s not a question of what you’ll lose: It’s all about what you’ll be gaining after your surgery. Breast reductions can be life-changing procedures in the best possible way. At the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown, we’ve seen firsthand just how much it can enhance the lives of our patients. If you’re wondering what you can gain from getting a reduction, read on to see what you can look forward.
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things to know before a mommy makeover

5 Things to Know Before Having a Mommy Makeover

Few changes are as fulfilling, meaningful and powerful as giving birth to a child. It’s a great big change to your life, to your family and to the world itself. But it also means a bunch of small changes for your body, as well. You may end up with more weight, you may get stretchmarks, or your breasts may change shape or lose volume. You feel grateful for the big change you’ve brought into the world but wishing you still had the body you had before it happened. But like the old saying goes: change is good. Mothers who want to get back in touch with the active bodies they had before pregnancy may not have access to a time machine, but they have the next best thing available to them: a mommy makeover! A series of surgical procedures, mommy makeovers use a combination of tummy tucks, liposuction and breast surgeries to restore mothers back to their pre-childbirth bodies.
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5 things to know before breast reduction

5 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Breast Reduction

You’ve given it some time, you’ve weighed your options and decided that getting a breast reduction is right for you. Perhaps you’re suffering from constant back and neck pain or feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts. Maybe you’re tired of not finding any clothes that fit you. Regardless of why you’re getting a reduction, the important thing is that you’re taking the big step to better your life by letting go of your big bust. Like all major surgeries, going into it without knowing what you’re getting into can be intimidating and maybe even frightening. At the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Richard J. Brown we think it’s pivotal that our patients feel informed and educated before getting work done. Here are five things you should know before getting a breast reduction.
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Decrease the Healing Time

5 Ways to Decrease the Healing Time of Your Plastic Surgery

At the offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown, we want nothing more than for patients to recover as quickly as possible. Most plastic surgeries take months to completely heal, though in most cases patients can resume normal activity within six weeks of surgery. However, there are a few ways for you to decrease the healing time of your surgery.
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How Long Until I Can Play Sports After Surgery?

  Young woman stretching at park People often make the mistake of assuming that only certain types of people at certain ages seek the many different plastic surgery procedures offered at the office of Dr. Richard J. Brown.  The truth is, we work with patients from all walks of life, both young and old, to help them get the work done that they desire and feel more confident about their bodies.
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How to Get Your Pre-Children Figure Back

YtGMK3TEVibdt9gdOqZZ0pK26Nh67TWkfljDSyStzy0-1Women who have completely finished having children are often motivated to work on their bodies to get them back into the shape they were before having babies was part of the plan. Some women go to great lengths to get their pre-children figure back, spending an impressive amount of time and money working out, eating healthy and sculpting their bodies. While the results they end up seeing are definitely impressive, there are some women who get to a point where they just cannot seem to get rid of fat or loose skin in certain areas of their bodies. They may try many different specialized exercises or diets trying to address these areas of their body, but unfortunately, do not see the results they are looking for. Liposuction The good news is, there are some very powerful and proven methods available to these women that will allow them to address these problem areas. One of the more popular methods is liposuction. It is important to know that liposuction is not a weight loss solution. It is a body sculpting procedure that allows a doctor to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that have not responded the way we would like them to through diet and exercise. Some of the more popular liposuction areas include the abdomen, thighs, hips, neck, and breasts. Liposuction is a short process with a quick recovery time and has proven to be very successful. Related: Will Having Children Ruin My Liposuction? Mommy Make-Over A Mommy Make-Over, like the one offered by Dr. Richard J. Brown, addresses several of the issues that may come up for women who have had children in the past. These women have also seen too few results from diet and exercise after giving birth to one or more children. The Mommy Make-Over helps to resolve the following:
  •      Laxity from stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin
  •      Changes in breast size, shape and skin quality
  •      Stretch marks
  •      Areas of fat not easily alleviated through diet and exercises
Mommy Make-Overs can be customized for each woman so that all important target areas are addressed. This could include breast augmentation, breast reduction, facelift, tummy tuck, and other skin dermabrasion procedures. Find out more about how Dr. Brown can help you reach your goal of looking and feeling like you did before you had children. We all know how special each person’s kids are to them and that most women would never trade the experience of having children for anything. Our goal is to help you look and feel as beautiful and confident as possible. Call us at 480-947-2455.
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The 3 Most Common Myths About Fat Burning Pills

ThinkstockPhotos-453037595We live in a world where most of us expect that the things we want should come fast and easy. We do not want to have to wait when we want something bad enough and we are often looking for the biggest result for the littlest possible effort. Related: Benefits of Ultrasonic Liposuction However, some things just do not work that way. This is especially true when it comes to burning fat. For those of us who have worked hard to burn fat, we know that it takes some serious work. Some would have us believe we are working too hard and that all we need is a fat burning pill or supplement to replace the hard work. There are dozens of fat burning pill brands and hundreds of promises and guarantees out there that would lead us to believe that by simply taking a pill, we can see quick results. While there are some health supplements available that can actually work, we should always be leery of anything that sounds too good to be true. Here are some of the most common myths regarding fat burning pills that are on the market today: Myth #1: If it says it is all-natural, it cannot hurt me or cause side effects. So many of the fat burning supplements available for purchase tout their “all-natural” ingredients or their “all-natural” process. For some reason, our society has bought in to the idea that anything described as “all-natural” must be good for us. The truth is, not only can some pills that claim to be all-natural still give us side effects, the active ingredients in these pills can be found in some of the most common food we eat. Myth #2: If my favorite grocery store is selling it, it must be safe for me. Some people would be surprised to find out that the fat burning pills they have been using were not even tested or approved in the United States. They believe that if it is sold in the U.S., it must be FDA approved. This simply is not true. In fact, the FDA has released a list of over 60 fat-burning and weight-loss supplements that are not approved and whose labels are misleading. Myth #3: I don’t need to diet or exercise if I am taking a fat burning pill. This is absolutely incorrect. If you read labels closely, you will typically see that most fat burning pills recommend a healthy diet and regular exercise in order to see weight loss. Many people who are looking to lose weight and burn fat get to a point where they feel like they cannot do anymore. There may be one or more particular area of their body that they just cannot burn the fat. It could be that they are trying to get back in shape after having a baby or they are at the tail end of a hard-core diet and exercise routine. For these people, liposuction is a great way to target fat in certain areas of the body. Liposuction, like the procedure offered at Dr. Richard J. Brown’s office, can remove excess fat and leave you with the natural curves that complement your frame. To learn more about liposuction and how it can help you, call 480-947-2455 today to set up your consultation.  
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Don’t Skip That Early Workout

It’s 5am and your alarm goes off. Gym time. It’s also pitch dark and 45 degrees outside. What to do? Don’t skip. Enough said. Harvard biologist Christopher Randler discovered in 2010 that early risers are more productive. Who doesn’t wish they had just one or two more hours in their day? Waking up early gives you that extra time to fit in what you want to fit into your day, be that working out, carving out some quiet time before the rest of the family wakes up or just finishing up some unfinished business from the day before. Many successful business people get up early to exercise. Regular exercise boosts endorphins, creates energy and helps promote better sleep. Plus, have you ever regretted that early morning kickboxing class or hot yoga? Chances are if you’ve ever pushed that snooze button, thinking it might be a good idea to get one more hour of sleep, you’ve probably just tossed and turned, feeling a bit guilty and not really getting restful shut-eye. If you’ve mentally prepared yourself the night before for that early morning workout, as Nike says, just do it. You will feel better, have more energy and just might get a bit more done that day. You might not even need that extra wish. by Kati Walker, Patient Care Coordinator
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