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Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before a Brazilian Butt Lift

Before any major cosmetic procedure, it is incredibly important that you ask the proper questions. If you aren’t asking the right questions, how can you expect the results you want? By asking the questions you need to ask, you guarantee that you are getting the proper procedure, your desired results are possible, and that you and your surgeon are on the same page. For any and all of the questions you may have regarding a Brazilian butt lift in Bakersfield, contact Bella Health and Beauty today.

Over the past few years, the popularity of the Brazilian Butt Lift has exploded. Lots of surgeons are performing this fat grafting, highly-technical procedure that requires lots of skill and technique from the surgeon. Because of the technique-dependent nature of this particular procedure, some surgeons have seen much better results than others. The power you hold, as the consumer, is great! You are able to compare results between surgeons and ask them questions that will help you establish who the right surgeon for you is.

The information you can gather from asking the RIGHT questions will help you determine who you want to perform your Brazilian Butt Lift. These are the 6 most important questions you can ask before your butt lift.

1. Are you board certified? By who?

This is always the first question you should ask when you are dealing with a new doctor, particularly a plastic surgeon. Specifically, you should inquire whether or not they are Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There are many doctors out there who are certified by another board, and take advantage of loopholes and the lack of patient information to perform plastic surgery anyway. If the doctor you are consulting with does not give you a straight answer, cannot provide documentation, or is not totally transparent about where their certification comes from, walk out! There are many plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery that are ready, willing, and able to perform your procedure, and these are doctors you CAN trust.

2. How many of these procedures have you performed?

You don’t want to be the first Brazilian Butt Lift your plastic surgeon has performed, right? So, one of your first questions should be to find out how many of these procedures they have performed. As a part of this, asking for before and after photos of previous clients and seeing at least 10 great results should be one of your criteria. This gives the surgeon the opportunity to show you their experience with different body types and different levels of difficulty, giving you faith that they will be able to handle your particular case well, too.

3. How is the Brazilian Butt Lift performed?

Finding out how your doctor performs this surgery is key. There are 3 distinct components to the Brazilian Butt Lift: liposuction, fat processing and fat re-injection, and each of these components are critical to the success of the whole surgery. You want to understand the technique your surgeon is going to use and hear it in his own words.

4. What is your ideal result for me?

Being on the same page when it comes to results is important between you and your surgeon. You should both address your current body and ideal results, and make sure you both are talking about the same thing. Too many patients do not explain themselves thoroughly, or let the surgeon take the wheel. Ask your surgeon directly what their ideal result is, and what that will look like on your body.

5. How likely is it that I will need a post-op touch up and how much would it cost?

This question is a great test for your surgeon. If they say you might need a touch-up, you will very likely need one. If they are vague or non-specific about cost, redos, and other post-op situations, then you should probably head for the door. Sometimes, touch-ups and redos are necessary because of how your body re-absorbs fat. However, this is still unusual, and is an issue your surgeon should be happy and willing to discuss openly. There should be a specific and clear policy for touch-ups, billing, and overall cost, and you should be well aware of it long before you go into surgery.

6. How long will this surgery take?

You should be aware of how long surgery is going to take, adn your experienced surgeon should be able to give you a very good estimate. Typically, a Brazilian Butt Lift will take between 5 and 8 hours, depending on how much liposuction is performed and how much fat is being reinjected. If your doctor predicts a much shorter surgery, they are likely taking shortcuts that you want to avoid. Anything less than 4 hours signifies major shortcuts being taken.

Brazilian Butt Lift in Bakersfield

At Bella Health and Beauty, we are prepared to answer all of your questions regarding a Brazilian butt lift in Bakersfield. Our board-certified surgeons are some of the best, and have some of the best results out there. To pursue the Brazilian Butt Lift of your dreams, call us to set up a consultation!

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before a Rhinoplasty

There are three types of nose reshaping techniques, also known as Rhinoplasty available at Bella Health and Beauty. In an Open Rhinoplasty, the incisions are made in the vertical strip of skin separating your nostrils. Closed Rhinoplasty is when the incision is made within the nose. The skin is then split from the bone and cartilage. Finally, there is Filler Rhinoplasty, in which injectable fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are used to fill depressions, restore symmetry or correct other imperfections on your nose.

Before committing to any of these procedures, you should ask your doctor all the questions you have on your mind to determine if the treatment is really one you want to pursue. You can also use this question and answer time to educate yourself about the ins and outs of the process and healing time, so that you can actively take part in your own healing. For more information about varying types of plastic surgery in Bakersfield, contact Bella Health and Beauty today!

Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before a Rhinoplasty

1. Am I a viable candidate for nose reshaping/rhinoplasty?
2. If so, which procedure do you recommend for my nose?
3. How many times have you performed this procedure?
4. How often do you do this procedure?
5. Where were you educated, trained, licensed, and board certified?
6. What year did you start practicing?
7. How much of your practice is devoted to rhinoplasty?
8. Of your patients, what percentage would you say were happy with the results?
9. Can you show me any patient reviews?
10. What is your policy on revisions?
11. How often do you have to do revisions? What percentage of patients requires revisions or future surgeries?
12. What types of anesthesia are used?
13. What are the risks are involved with the anesthetics that you use?
14. What are the risks are involved with the surgery?
15. Where is the surgery performed? In a hospital or private clinic?
16. If in a clinic, what emergency protocols are in place in case of complications?
17. What results can I expect? In what timeframe?
18. What is the expected healing time?
19. What post-operative information do I need to know in terms of work, exercise, and personal care?
20. Can I bring you a photo of a nose I like and expect similar results?
21. Can you explain the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty in more detail?
22. Must I follow a special diet pre-operatively and/or post-operatively?
23. I take (diet pills, birth control, antidepressants, etc.). Are any of these contraindicated with the anesthesia or prescribed medications?
24. I wear eyeglasses. How soon can I wear them normally after the procedure? Will they affect the shape of my new nose as it heals? And can I wear them on top of the cast?
25. Are there any hidden charges, such as those for lab work, additional medications, or post-operative check-ups?

What to Look for in Your Doctor’s Responses

1. Experience

You want a plastic surgeon who has performed this procedure routinely, and can show you many satisfied customers. Reading reviews of your surgeon’s work can be especially important. Also, choose a surgeon who has not needed to perform many revisions to his work. This shows you that he can get it right the first time.

2. Up-to-Date

Technology and methodology are constantly changing in the surgical arena. Choose a surgeon who uses the most current methods and tools available. Your surgeon should be committed to continuous learning about their specialty so that you get the best treatment.

3. Skills

Make sure your surgeon is well-rounded and skilled in the area of rhinoplasty that is important to you. This could mean ethnic rhinoplasty, traditional rhinoplasty, or revision rhinoplasty. Each requires a specific set of skills to obtain a natural looking result. For instance, an Asian nose is different from an African-American nose in structure. Your surgeon should be skilled in the area that you need him to be.

4. Board Certification

To become Board Certified, a surgeon must meet a stringent set of training and examination qualifications. It is a long and involved process which is not required for a doctor to practice (meaning it is completely up to the doctor if they want to pursue certification or not.) That said, board-certification signifies a dedication to lifelong learning and patient care, which makes board certified surgeons the best in their field.

Plastic Surgery in Bakersfield

If you are unhappy with anything about the look of your nose, or are experiencing breathing problems because of irregularities inside your nose, consider having a consultation for plastic surgery in Bakersfield such as a rhinoplasty at Bella Health and Beauty. We can bring your nose into balance with the other features of the face and/or restore a natural, healthy breathing pattern.

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The Best Workouts for Maintaining Weight after Surgery

No matter what kind of surgery you are recovering from, you are probably starting to think (worry!) about maintaining your fabulous results. Will your new figure last? What can you do enhance it? Can working out after surgery actually help you heal faster? In fact, many people have contributed to the conversation on the best post-surgery workouts. Here are some of the highlights.

Keep in mind that not all of these exercises will be appropriate for every patient. Please make sure to consult your doctor to find out which are safe for your type of surgery.

For more information about plastic surgery in Bakersfield, contact Bella Health and Beauty today.

Cardio: Good for the Body, Good for the Mind

Regular cardio aerobic exercise can boost your energy levels, reduce anxiety, and help you sleep better, all of which increase healing power. When you are fresh out of surgery, just some simple walking is recommended. It decreases your chances of complications and aides the recovery process. After that, you can graduate to low impact water exercises like water aerobics or gentle swimming. If you enjoy the outdoors, hiking an easy trail (with lots of water and good sunscreen, sunglasses, and a visor) can be an enjoyable way to get your cardio in.

Here are some examples of how many calories you’ll burn for some typical bariatric workouts:

bella graph The Best Workouts for Maintaining Weight after Surgery

Strength Training: Work Your Lean Muscle Mass

Strength training builds muscle, and muscle is magic! It keeps your metabolism moving at its strongest, which helps you burn calories. Weight training also keeps your bones strong and healthy. With strong bones and muscles, you can be more active and enjoy your life. When you start weight training, take it easy at first. Choose 1 to 5 pound weights, then gradually choose heavier weights until you can do 3 three sets of 15-20 reps easily. If you feel any pain, stop immediately and try a different exercise. Lunges and squats are also good for strength training and do not require any equipment. Neither do sit-ups, crunches, and other core exercises, which tone and shape the body and prevent future injuries.

Flexibility: Lengthening and Protecting

Flexibility training is important for so many reasons. In conjunction with the rest of your workout, it will lengthen your muscles, warm them up, and thus help protect you from injury. You can do some basic, mild stretching before your workout to warm up, but remember not to push it too far because your muscles will be cold and can strain easily. After the workout, when you are feeling sore or tight, stretching is also helpful to release tension and relax tired muscles.

When you are stretching, take each stretch slowly and hold it for ten seconds, making sure not to bounce to avoid injury. It can be good to feel a slight burn, but pull back if you feel any sharp pain.

Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs

Make sure you are warming up and cooling down before and after all your post-surgery workouts. Warm up to get your heart pumping at a gentle pace and loosen muscles, which prevents injuries. Your warm-up should take approximately 5-10 minutes and can include light stretching, light jogging or walking, or jumping jacks. Keep it simple.

After your workout, make sure to spend 5-10 minutes cooling down to slowly reset your heart rate and breathing back to normal, which prevents dizziness. Working out also causes a buildup of lactic acid in your muscles, which can be bad for them and cause soreness and stiffness the next day. Walking and stretching help your body get rid of the lactic acid. Aim to gradually bring your body back from exercise pace to resting pace.

Bonus: Restorative Yoga

Some forms of yoga can be very strenuous and are not appropriate for post-surgical patients. But there is one form which seems almost specially designed for them, and that is restorative yoga. Restorative yoga focuses on resting poses using props such as pillows, bolsters, blankets, and blocks to facilitate relaxation. You may lie on the ground with your legs up the wall or twist on your side hugging a bolster in a specific way. This form of yoga initiates our parasympathetic nervous system, which is the “rest and restore” aspect of the autonomic nervous system that stimulates the body’s processes for restoration and recovery, including sleep and tissue repair. In fact, research suggests that restorative yoga can actually decrease healing time. Weather you have tried yoga before or not, this can be an excellent, gentle way to get your body moving after your surgery.

Plastic Surgery in Bakersfield

Bella Health and Beauty offers body contouring, skin treatments, breast augmentation, and facial plastic surgery in Bakersfield provided by our highly qualified physicians. Call 661-247-8211 for your consultation today.

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Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation

There are many popular myths and misconceptions about breast augmentation. Before undergoing any cosmetic surgery, it is important to separate fact from myth to make sure you’re getting results you can enjoy for years to come. If you are considering a breast augmentation in Bakersfield, take a moment to learn the common misconceptions about breast augmentation.

Misconception #1: Breast augmentation is the same as a breast lift

Breast augmentation, also known as breast implants or enhancements, is a procedure in which a woman’s breast size or shape is altered. This is usually done to increase the cup size by placing saline or silicone implants into the breasts.

Woman may decide to have a breast augmentation procedure for many reasons including:

• A woman’s breasts may be different sizes
• A woman’s breasts can get smaller with age or after having children
• A woman’s breasts are not proportional to the rest of her body
• A woman’s breasts may sag
• A woman may feel that she can’t find clothes that fit right over the breasts

Conversely, a breast lift is a procedure in which the breasts are moved to a higher position on the chest for a new contour. The nipple and breast tissue are equally moved to the level of the breast fold. The excess skin below the nipple is tightened and shaped to a rounder, more natural shape.

In many cases, a breast lift is done at the same time as a breast augmentation. Common reasons women decide to have a breast lift are:

• The breasts may sag due to age
• The breasts may sag after having children
• The breasts may shift positions on the chest because of weight gain or loss

Misconception #2: Breast augmentation is dangerous during breastfeeding

It is a common concern among women who undergo breast augmentation to feel uneasy about the potential risks of breastfeeding. There is no inherent risk in breast augmentation that would cause risks or complications to future pregnancies. The procedure involves technical and specialized incision and dissection in the breast tissue, which minimizes risk to nipple sensation and breastfeeding. These techniques include:

• Using an inframammary incision (in the breast fold under the breast) or an axillary incision (in the armpit) rather than a periareolar incision (around the nipple)
• Placing the implant under the muscle (sub-pectoral) rather than under the breast (sub-glandular)
• Choosing a smaller implant to avoid wide dissection and limit potential disruption of nerves supplying nipple sensation

Misconception #3: Any cosmetic surgeons can perform breast augmentations

Breast augmentation surgery is highly specialized and technical operation. Cosmetic surgeons are not the same as plastic surgeons. Breast augmentations are only performed by board certified plastic surgeons who have completed years of rigorous training and passed written an oral examination in order to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

Breast augmentation is a comprehensive process that involves:

• A detailed pre-operative assessment of each patient’s anatomy, including breast size and shape; breast symmetry or asymmetry; characteristics of breast tissue, nipple-areola and skin; and degree of breast sag
• Discussion and understanding of each patient’s goals and desires for their post-operative results and analysis of limitations of possible outcomes
• Knowledge of all different types of breast implants to best advise patient on implant selection: silicone gel, cohesive silicone gel “gummy bear”, round and anatomical “tear drop” shaped implants
• Experience with a number of different surgical techniques to produce desired results
• Close follow up and attentive management of patients after the operation to address recovery progress and any issues that may arise

Breast Augmentation in Bakersfield

The choice to have a breast augmentation is a personal one. A thorough discussion with your plastic surgeon regards to the pros and cons between the various choices of breast implants and augmentation can aid in the decision-making process. Schedule a consultation with Bella Health & Beauty today, and join our many satisfied patients.

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Advantages of BOTOX

As we age, wrinkle lines may appear around the forehead. Frown lines between the brows can make us look too serious or angry. Skin relaxation may cause the eyebrows to droop, making us look tired. If you are bothered by these signs of aging, Botox can be a viable solution.As we age, wrinkle lines may appear around the forehead. Frown lines between the brows can make us look too serious or angry. Skin relaxation may cause the eyebrows to droop, making us look tired. If you are bothered by these signs of aging, Botox can be a viable solution.

What are the Benefits of Botox

Botox has gained a reputation to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles or remove them altogether. It is a temporary treatment that allows patients to decide whether they are satisfied with the results or not before committing to treatment in the future. If satisfied, Botox patients require regular injections to maintain results.

Other common advantages of Botox include:

Cost. For many patients, the financial viability of Botox is attractive. Injections cost anywhere from $170-$350, making them more easily affordable than other cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures.

Speed. Botox is typically administered in a short time frame, lasting only 5-10 minutes. Results are also noticeable immediately after the procedure. In other cases, it may take up to a day or two.

Less invasive. Botox injections are less invasive than its counterparts such as facelifts and brow lifts.

Temporary Side Effects. Like any medical or cosmetic procedure, there are side effects associated with Botox. However, the side effects are temporary and readily treatable within a few days if not immediately.

What to Consider

If you are unhappy with your current appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is a viable solution depending on your health conditions, goals and budget. To determine if this is the right treatment for you, ask yourself these questions.

What is your long-term goal? If this is to permanently remove fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is a temporary solution. It requires regular injections for the rest of the time that you wish to remove lines and wrinkles.

Do you have allergies? There are some cases of allergic reactions to the drug, particularly in people who take antibiotics. Consult your doctor first.

Other factors to consider are possible side effects of Botox. Although side effects are usually mild and readily treatable, you should be aware of the side effects that you may experience as a result of treatment.

Ptosis: About 5% of people that get Botox injections suffer this side effect. It is a temporary condition that causes one or both eyelids to droop.

Bruises or Soreness: Most people experience some small bruising or light soreness in the treatment area. If the bruise or soreness becomes severe, seek medical help immediately as this can signal an infection.

Nausea: Botox is a foreign material that your body might not welcome without an upset stomach and symptoms of nausea.

Schedule a Consultation

Although there are some great advantages to Botox, it is important to consult an informed and experienced plastic surgeon when making this decision. There are plenty of cosmetic procedures to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Here, at Bella Health & Beauty, we will discuss and review your treatment options to find the perfect fit for you and your desired results. For more information, call Bella Health & Beauty at (661) 247-8211 or schedule a consultation here.

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What Causes Breast Asymmetry?

Breast asymmetry is actually a common problem for many women and occurs when the breast is different in form, position or volume. This is typically an issue for adolescent girls and the breasts usually even out in size as the girls grow into adulthood. However, sometimes the breasts remain uneven and women are left looking for options to correct this problem. Read on to discover your options if breast asymmetry is a challenge you face.

More Common Than You Think

To fully understand breast asymmetry, it’s important to understand the structure and basic anatomy of the breast itself. Breasts are made up of glands within the front of the chest wall. The average breast weighs between seven and 10 ounces and is composed of approximately 12 to 20 lobes that spread out from the nipple. Each lobe has one central duct that opens at the nipple, allowing women to lactate.

It’s also important to note that breast tissue can change with a women’s menstrual cycle. Many women feel their breasts are more sensitive when they ovulate, and this is actually due to water retention and additional blood flow.

While common with women, the specific cause of breast asymmetry is not fully known. Possible contributing factors include hormonal changes, as well as traumatic injuries. If a young girl suffers an injury to the breast bud, she can often develop asymmetry as she continues to develop.

There could be an underlying medical condition causing the asymmetry, such as non-cancerous fibroids. There is one rare but known medical condition, called juvenile hypertrophy, in which one breast grows significantly larger than the other, thus causing not just physical issues but psychological as well. It is usually treated with surgery.

Another rare medical condition causing breast asymmetry is called “Polands Syndrome.” This causes one breast to fail to grow because the tissues responsible for development are missing. This can also cause psychological issues, particularly in young girls, so surgery is often the best options. Other potential causes of breast asymmetry could include scoliosis or other deformities in the chest wall.

Importance of Breast Health

There is some research making the case that breast asymmetry is an indicator for an increase in breast cancer risk. This makes self exams, as well as regular mammograms and physician exams an important health plan to put into place, especially as a woman ages and her risk of breast cancer increases. WebMD has some excellent tips to maintain your breast health, including preventative care and the importance of monitoring changes as women age.

Breast Asymmetry Options

There are two options for breast asymmetry surgery: breast reduction or breast implants. You should check with a qualified professional to see which option is right for you. Depending on your current cup size or the cup size you desire, there is definitely a discussion to be had that examines the pros and cons of reduction verses implants.

Typically, potential patients have a variety of questions regarding breast asymmetry surgery options as well as general breast health. The team at Bella Health and Beauty combines decades of experience in not only women’s health but also cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Bella Health and Beauty is a specialized brand of high end cosmetic surgery, skin care and products that’s is pro developed and produced organically.

Dr. Sarwa Aldoori and Dr. Yakdan Alqaisi are available to guide you through the process and answer any questions.

If you suffer from breast asymmetry, contact the experts at Bella Health and Beauty today and schedule your consultation.

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Are You a Candidate for Nose Reshaping?

Statistics have shown that a rhinoplasty is the second most popular cosmetic procedure, as it is used simultaneously as a way to change the shape of a nose for aesthetic purposes, to restore the shape of the nose, or to fix constricted breathing. There are even plastic surgeons out there dealing specifically with ethnic rhinoplasty to enlarge or reduce the nose, as well as reshape the bridge and nose tip. So who out there typically makes the best rhinoplasty candidate?

The Best and the Brightest for Nose Reshaping

Those who were born with a nose that causes self conciousness tend to make good candidates for rhinoplasty—as well as others who become unhappy with how their nose has aged over the years. Remember that even the slightest changes to the shape of the nose can have a dramatic effect on appearance and can change how people interact with you. Not only can plastic surgery help reshape deformities and reshape changes from aging, but it can also restore balance and the self-confidence you have been longing for.

It is important to take note that expectations are key with any potential candidate. The individuals most fit for nose surgery simply want to improve their nose appearance, but are not out to seek perfection. It is important to openly discuss the procedure with your plastic surgeon, as either he or she will help explain the potential enhancement the surgery will provide, as well as help you understand the costs, risks, benefits, and other different options available.

The procedure is ideal for both physically healthy, non-smoking women and men who carry a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of their appearance. One more thing is that facial growth must be completed. If you have not reached maturity and the face continues to develop after the surgery is performed, the end results may not be what was aimed for initially.

A nose job can and will correct:
• Drooped noses
• Wide noses
• Noses that are too narrow
• Crooked nose
• Large bumps in the nose or a turned nasal tip

Note that additional procedures may be required following the initial one, as often times, treating a single facial area can cause an overall imbalanced appearance where the patient may need to consider other procedures to achieve balance and proportion after a rhinoplasty is completed. Chin augmentation, for example, is often performed with rhinoplasty. Lip augmentations, fillers, and facelifts are also often paired together to create a more balanced look.

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If you’ve considered undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, it’s important to assess your viability as a candidate. Contact Bella Health and Beauty today to learn more about your candidacy for nose reshaping and other surgical procedures. Deemed by patients as one of the best cosmetic surgery clinics for both men and women of all ages to go to for amazing and terrifically natural results, it is the perfect place to go for all of your cosmetic needs.

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Treating Gynecomastia for the Coming Shirtless Months

For those suffering from gynecomastia, the next logical step after receiving a proper diagnosis would be to scour for all the available options to get rid of the medical condition.

Treating gynecomastia for enlarged male beasts is incredibly broad, with a number of both temporary and permanent solutions. Effectiveness, affordability. and convenience are all main factors to consider when selecting a treatment option. For the most part, medications and/or surgery have been successfully used to treat gynecomastia. Here are some details for both to take careful note of.


Often times, medications are most effective when used in the early stages of gynecomastia because the enlarged breast tissue often becomes scarred after about a year or so.

It is important to remember though that various treatments for gynecomastia have not been extensively studied, so data showing their effectiveness is extremely limited. As of right now, there are no drugs officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating gynecomastia. In general, however, two types of medications have shown promise for the management of gynecomastia:

• Testosterone replacement: This therapy has shown to be effective in older men with low levels of testosterone, but not as effective for men who have normal levels of the male hormone.
• SERMs: Drugs used to treat breast cancer and other conditions (i.e. selective estrogen receptor modulators), such as raloxifene (Evista), tamoxifen (Soltamox), and aromatase inhibitors (Arimidex), have proved to be useful for some men with gynecomastia. They can help reduce the amount of breast tissue, although they are not able to entirely eliminate the problem. They are most often used for severe or painful gynecomastia.
• Post cycle therapy or PCT: A process that involves pharmacological agents to prevent and reverse the negative effects of excess estrogen produced as a result of steroid use. It is primarily used by those in the fitness industry. It involves SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator), AI (Aromatise Inhibitor) and a testosterone booster.

Breast Reduction Surgery

For those with significantly bothersome breast enlargement issues despite initial treatment or observation, some doctors may advise surgery. There are a couple of gynecomastia surgery options:
• Liposuction: This surgery removes breast fat, but not the breast gland tissue itself.
• Mastectomy: Will remove the breast gland tissue and is often done endoscopically with only small incisions being used. It is a less invasive type of surgery involving less recovery time.

At Home Remedies and Supplements

There is also an option of going the natural route by sticking to the comforts of self-treatment. Gynecomastia shirts are the cheapest treatment option you can start with. A variety of chest compression garments and vests are also available to help minimize discomfort and/or improve cosmetic appearance.

Gynecomastia supplements can further hinder the production of estrogen and reverse its effects—they’ve become incredibly popular among men because they do not require surgery, stitches, time off from work, or hospitalization in order to treat gynecomastia.

Let Us Help!

Granted, enlarged male breasts hardly qualify as a life-threatening disease, but can and often will have a variety of physical as well as psychological effects on any single individual affected. As with many other conditions, treatment options vary depending on the severity of the problem as well as the preference of the person.

Make the most of what’s left of the summer shirtless months by guaranteeing that all of your gynecomastia issues are done away with for good. To learn more about male breast reduction surgeries, contact Bella Health and Beauty, deemed by patients as one of the best cosmetic surgery clinics for both men and women of all ages to go to for amazing and terrifically natural results.

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The Amazing Benefits of Botox for Migraines

The FDA has approved Botox as a preventative treatment for chronic migraine headaches. While acute treatments are taken to treat a headache or a migraine once it has started, Botox prevents headaches before they start. On average, Botox for migraines can prevent 8 to 9 headaches and migraines in a month.

5 Things to Know about Botox

1. It prevents headaches and migraines before they start.

2. Botox is given every 12 weeks. It takes two treatments administered 12 weeks apart to determine if the preventative treatment is working for you. If you do not get treated every 12 weeks the treatment may be ineffective.

3. The treatment is administered through a small needle; an injection should not feel any worse than a tiny pinprick.

4. It will be injected by a Botox specialist. Treatments are administered by someone who is fully trained and certified to give Botox injections.

5. It takes about 15 minutes. The injections do not take long and are generally done right in the doctor’s office.

If you have 15 or more headache or chronic migraine days in a month, Botox is something to consider. It is generally prescribed for adults (18 and over) who have headaches lasting 4 or more hours several times a month.

Though it is prescribed for chronic migraines, it is not yet known if it is effective for episodic migraines (14 or fewer headaches a month).

Safety and Side Effects

In clinical studies, the most common side effect of Botox to treat headaches and chronic migraines was neck pain. Neck pain tends to be experienced by about 9% of Botox patients. Other side effects that were found in small numbers were headaches, migraines, partial facial paralysis, drooping eyelids, and bronchitis to name a few. These side effects are experienced by a small number of patients and it is not a comprehensive list so if you are considering Botox as a treatment it is important to speak with your doctor about the possible side effects.

What is Botox?

Botox is injectable and is made from a toxic bacterium called clostridium botulinum. When it is injected, it blocks some chemical signals from your nerves and caused temporary paralysis of your muscles. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s it was used as a wrinkle reducer but today it is also used to treat various medical conditions. In 2010, it was approved as a preventative treatment for chronic migraines.

How Does It Treat Migraines?

A doctor who specializes in Botox will inject the medicine into specific points along the bridge of your nose, your temples, your forehead, the back of your head, your neck, and your upper back. These injections are used to help reduce the symptoms of migraine headaches. Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells should all be reduced after the treatment. It could take up to 10 days or slightly more to experience any relief. Often times, it even takes more than one set of injections before you notice relief from your migraines.

Are Botox Injections Covered by Insurance?

If Botox is being used as a treatment for chronic migraines, most insurance providers offer coverage. Talk to your insurance company prior to starting any treatments to see what amount they cover or whether or not they require any procedures or tests prior to commencing treatments.

Is it Right for You?

Botox is now one of many treatment options for chronic migraines. If other treatments have not been successful it may be time to discuss Botox for migraines with your medical provider. If other treatments have not been effective it may be the right choice for you.

For more information about Botox and migraines you can discuss your options with the professionals at Bella Health and Beauty. They have Botox specialists in the Bakersfield, CA area who would be happy to go over treatment options.

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The Rising Popularity of plastic Surgery & Botox for Migraines

The amount of money spent on plastic surgery in 2016 is an astounding $16 billion. More and more money is being spent by more and more people. Cosmetic surgery is not just for the elite and the movie stars these days – many average Americans are putting money into revamping and optimizing their appearance through plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic surgeons (ASPS) reports that Americans are spending more money on cosmetic enhancements from non-invasive to surgical procedures. Based on the findings, there were approximately 7 million injection procedures such as Botox and disport and lower-impact treatments rose to more than 650, 000.

Of course, as the demand for the procedures rises, so does the cost. Many procedures have risen by one to five percent over the past couple of years.

Gender Independent

The number of men looking to get plastic surgery has also jumped in the past few years. Statistics show that from 2011 – 2015, 53% more men were looking to get hair transplants and neck lifts among other procedures.

Many men want a chiseled jawline, fewer wrinkles, and filled in hairlines. They can achieve these through any plastic surgeon though there are some now who cater specifically to men. Cosmetic procedures tend to be costlier for men as the procedures take longer and they have more prominent features.

Botox for Migraines: Real Relief or Just a Real Pain?

In the late 1990s, Botox® garnered notoriety in the minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment of facial wrinkle reduction. In 2010, the FDA approved the extensively popular anti-aging procedure as an effective pain medication alternative to preventing chronic, recurring migraines. Now widely used for over a dozen non-beauty related conditions, from teeth-grinding to sweaty palms to MS to vaginal spasms, the “little neurotoxin that could” (dubbed by USA Today) beauty booster now boasts sales of well over $1 billion for Allergan©, its manufacturer.

Effective Relief

If nothing else has worked in the past, and traditional pain meds are not alleviating your chronic migraine episodes, it may be time to consider Botox© as a possible headache-easing option. The treatment of migraines through regular Botox© injections has been proven to be satisfying and alleviating, with minimal side effects post-surgery. Less than 10% of those who sought the needle to subside their head-pounding woes experienced substandard side effects. While most patients may not experience some or any of these side effects, your doctor will disclose both the pros and the cons and all the risks associated with Botox migraine treatment.

Chronic headache-banishing benefits were evidenced through placebo-controlled trials. Researchers concluded Botox© an effective preventative measure when treating chronic migraines. If someone is taking more than 15 sick days monthly due to their episodes, then they will want to give the injections a try.

Is it Right for You

Along with fewer headaches, more productive, fun-filled days added to your calendar, and the possibility of saving an average of 12 pulse-pounding episodes over a six-month period, you also get the beauty by-product payoff of Botox©: fewer wrinkles, tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin.

Plastic surgery seems to be more popular among every age group as millennials move into using social media as a work connection. It is important to do your research if you are looking to have a procedure done and make sure you find a board-certified surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery.

The professionals at Bella Health and Beauty can share more information about cosmetic procedures to determine what the best option is for you.

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