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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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Breast Reduction Surgery

5 Signs a Breast Reduction Surgery is Right For You

As the old saying goes, less is more. The truth is that for certain body types large breasts can be a major inconvenience and source of discomfort. For many women out there, having a breast reduction surgery is a life-changing procedure, freeing them from mental and physical stress and allowing them to do activities and pursue goals they couldn’t have done with a larger bust. If you’re wondering if a breast reduction surgery is right for you, we can help! Dr. Richard J. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast reductions and helping clients grow into the bodies that best suit their health needs and lifestyles. If you find yourself nodding along as you read about these five signs, a breast reduction surgery may be right for you.
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Why We Started #ReleaseYourInnerBeauty

Everybody is beautiful. That’s something we believe down to the core of our beings here at the offices of Scottsdale board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown. Each day we have the pleasure of working with patients who are intelligent, caring, and accomplished. They’re drop-dead gorgeous, both inside and out. But not everyone sees it that way. The thing is, you can be perfectly happy with yourself as a person and still feel out of place in your own skin. Just because you are successful and intelligent and have a happy, loving family doesn’t mean you’ll feel beautiful. Sometimes in spite of all your accomplishments, you simply don’t feel whole.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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