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Weight loss surgery - Great help for people with heart problems

Weight loss surgery and heart problems


With expanding waistlines of people across the world, scientists are concerned about the affect of obesity to the increasing burden to healthcare system which is already overburdened with a number of diseases. It’s now estimated that over one-third of Americans are overweight, and another third are obese. Scientists have proven that the risk of having cancer increases with obesity and now recent studies prove that Weight-loss surgery helps people with heart failure or other heart diseases.  
A clinic study was done on a set of people with heart failure, of which around 70% were markedly obese and underwent bariatric surgery while the rest did not undergo bariatric surgery. Participants were classified using the formula based on height and weight- their body mass index. Adults with BMI of 30 or more are considered obese and those with BMI of 40 or higher are considered to be severe or morbidly obese.
A follow up was done during four years after…

Plastic Surgery after major weight Loss

Plastic Surgery after major weight Loss
Massive weight loss following bariatric surgery or otherwise results in loose and hanging skin which does not conform to the new body shape. Because of excessive weight loss, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes stretched and saggy. This saggy skin usually develops around breast, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms and even around face and neck and can make your body contour look irregular and misshapen.
Plastic surgery for body contouring after weight loss, known as body lift, improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissues that support fat and skin and removes excess skin and fat from the body. The surgery is popularly known as “body contouring surgery” or “body lift surgery”. Body lift surgery can be done only for the lower body- abdomen, thighs, buttocks and back and thus known as “Lower body lift” and if done for upper body as well, is called as Total body lift or Full Body lift surgery. Total body lift surgery includes breas…

Total hip replacement - which hip implant is best for me?

Total hip replacement - which hip implant are best ? The first hip replacement was performed around 40 years back, which was called Charnley hip apparatus back then after the name of Sir John Charnley, who performed the first hip replacement. Much advancement in techniques and type of implants has happened since then. From a smooth, polished stainless steel stem and a plastic socket, which were cemented or glued into place at that time, there are a variety of implants available now which are either cemented or not cemented for the bone to grow around the implant.
Though cemented implants have a long track record and continue to do very well, most of the hip replacements done in United States these days are not cemented, but are inserted in the bone so that the bone grows into the implant anchoring them.
In the last 10 years, major improvements in the artificial bearing surfaces of implants have been approved for use in the U.S. The stem portion of most hip implants is made of titanium-…

Cosmetic surgery after pregnancy and childbirth - Be a Yummy Mummy

Cosmetic surgery after pregnancy and childbirth
We understand how tough it is for women to get back in shape after pregnancy and child birth. Although child birth is the most precious moment in a woman’s life, but the changes it brings to the women's body are bothersome. The body is stretched in all proportions and fat gets deposited on tummy, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, breasts sag- all this takes a toll on women’s self esteem and confidence. 


Mommy makeover is a comprehensive set of cosmetic surgery procedures carefully chosen to overcome the effects of pregnancy on women. Women who have finished pregnancy and reached a stable weight are ideal candidates for mommy makeover. Not only restrained to recent mums, any woman who wants to get back in shape may opt for mommy makeover.
The expected results after mommy makeover are remarkable since several body areas are contoured and  worked upon thus giving a great transformation in your body. Each mommy makeover is different as each pr…