Pruritus might be a funny sounding word, but those diagnosed with it might not feel the humor. Pronounced pru-ri-tus, it refers to severe itching of the skin. Pruritus can affect anyone for different reasons. It can be mild or severe. It can occur once or it can be an ongoing battle. Millions of people are affected by varying degrees of pruritus each year. A recent study of adult patients in a primary care clinic found that nearly one-third of patients are affected to some degree at any one time. Knowing a little about the condition can help you through it if you’ve been dealing with itchy skin.
We exercise, maintain a healthy diet and try to stay active in our day-to-day lives and it still doesn’t seem to be enough to remove stubborn fat deposits in some areas of our bodies. This is a common complaint among men and women. Past treatments for eliminating these fat deposits have often been invasive with social downtime, time off work and exercise and a longer healing process. CoolSculpting is another option for body contouring that is nonsurgical, effective and gentler. If you have stubborn areas you’d like help with CoolSculpting might be an excellent choice for you.
Would you like to rejuvenate your complexion in a subtle way that looks natural? Perhaps you'd like to smooth out fine wrinkles, tighten loose skin, fade away brown sun spots or improve uneven skin tone. Or, maybe you’re bothered by old acne scars or scars due to injury or surgery. Perhaps you want to be proactive in maintaining the integrity of your skin before it shows the changes that come with time and sunlight.
If you’ve just recovered from a lumpectomy or mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, both your body and mind have been through a lot. While your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself following surgery, there are a few things that I see over and over again that patients neglect to follow, or do not know to expect. Here are three things I find myself telling a lot of my patients following surgery.
From the very instant they get a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients feel that their lives are a whirlwind. There are appointments to be made, treatment to research, medicines to take and doctors to meet. On top of this, there is the possibility of mastectomy and breast reconstruction. What I want my patients to know is that they are not alone if they’re feeling overwhelmed and can take a deep breath, because when it comes to reconstruction options, you cannot make a wrong choice.
We always want to put our best face forward, but upcoming events like weddings, proms, family portraits or reunions are times when we really want to look our best – and part of feeling your best means being comfortable in your skin. If you’d like to try something new with your skin, or even if you want to make sure that you’re maintaining the current level of your skin, it’s important to come up with a reasonable timeline for the steps you’d like to carry out before your big day.
In my previous post, I shared answers to some of the most important and frequently asked questions from patients about breast augmentation surgery. In this post, I’ll delve into questions related to the breast augmentation procedure itself.
As a plastic surgeon, I find that many patients are interested in breast augmentation. They naturally have a lot of questions about it during our initial consultations. In this two-part post, I’ll address the questions most commonly asked by patients, as well as implant options, how they are placed and how often they’re replaced.
Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy can be complicated and emotional. It’s important to know your surgical options when it’s time for reconstruction. One surgical procedure that may be a viable possibility is the DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flap procedure.
Social media challenges seem to be both cyclical and ubiquitous. The newest challenge circulating cyberspace, dubbed the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge, is encouraging people to plump their lips to look like Kylie Jenner’s. If looking at the “after” photos of this aren’t enough to dissuade you, then let me tell you some of the potential hazards that come with this type of risky, at-home procedure.