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Melasma and pregnancy: what's the link?

Melasma and pregnancy: what's the link?

by Yenny (SU)
Melasma is a skin condition where dark brown patches appear in areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight. It is almost always located on the face. Melasma is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy” because it is a common condition for women to develop during pregnancy. Up to 70% of pregnant women may develop melasma. Although melasma makes your skin look different than it was before, it is not dangerous to your health and is not painful in any way.

Kybella: Getting Rid of Double Chin Without Surgery

Kybella: Getting Rid of Double Chin Without Surgery

by Yenny (SU)
Submental fullness – better known to most as the dreaded “double chin” – can be caused by a number of factors including weight gain, loss of skin elasticity, age, diet, genetics, and even sub-par posture. Those carrying extra fat around the chin may feel self-conscious, embarrassed, or simply feel like they don’t look like their best self.

Should You Choose Fat Transfer or Implants for Breast Augmentation?

Should You Choose Fat Transfer or Implants for Breast Augmentation?

by Yenny (SU)
Are you interested in having breast augmentation? It’s important to speak with a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon; they’ll provide you with the necessary information you need to make an informed decision. When weighing your options, consider what your ultimate goal is, the size of enlargement you’d like to achieve, daily lifestyle, health history, and the need for possible “touch-up” surgeries down the road. This will help you determine which method of surgery is most appropriate.

Do I need to replace my breast implants?

Do I need to replace my breast implants?

by Yenny (SU)
If you’re considering breast augmentation, or have already had one, you may be wondering when your breasts will require some “touching up”. Common hearsay points to 10 years as the magic number for when revision surgery may be required. However, a 2011 study by the FDA reported that only 1 in 5 people will require some type of modification at the 10-year mark – whether it be due to a broken implant, discomfort, malposition, Capsular Contracture, or a patient’s decision to change cup size.