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If all of those gourmet snacks, sugary treats and fatty foods from the holiday season have left you with a few extra inches around your waistline, the New Year can be a great time to trim the fat and lose a few pounds. Good Morning America reported that over 50 percent of Americans gain between two and ten pounds each holiday season. Unfortunately, many people don’t lose the extra fat just as quickly and may carry the holiday weight well into the New Year. Slim down and get back into shape after the holidays with some of these tips and ideas:

Many significant innovations for rejuvenating skin has been the outcome of more and more people seeking out non-invasive procedures. One of the latest techniques involves PRP or platelet-rich-plasma as soft tissue filler. The science behind this started from wound repair studies indicating PRP is rich in growth factors that activate and rejuvenates cells in the body. As these PRP growth factors are released, they induce the production of collagen, generate new capillary blood supply and increase retention of moisture, all adding to skin rejuvenation by helping skin to regenerate itself.

The ReFirme skin tissue tightening treatment is one of the most innovative anti-aging and skin rejuvenation procedures available in the United States. If your skin is becoming loose and is sagging, or you’re noticing wrinkles and lines appearing, you could be a good candidate for the ReFirme skin tightening procedure. ReFirme is designed with the patented elos™ technology to deliver light energy deep into the dermis. It’s a completely painless treatment and there is no downtime involved – many patients book their appointment over a lunch hour or weekend, and can get back to their regular activities immediately afterwards.

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, M.D., Facial Plastic Surgeon at Cape Fear Aesthetics in Fayetteville, NC. Dr. Dickerson graduated with a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and a undergraduates in Chemistry from West Virginia State College. Dr. Dickerson is a member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Board of Otolaryngology, International Association of Physicians for Aesthetic Medicine. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

More and more people are using permanent makeup to highlight areas of the face like the eyebrows and lips. Although common, there are a significant number of patients that contact tattoo removal doctors to remove or lighten their permanent makeup.

Dr. Benjamin Marcus is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, having learned leading-edge techniques with Drs. Ted Cook and Tom Wang in Portland, Oregon, leaders in the field. Dr. Benjamin Marcus performs cosmetic surgery of the face and neck, rhinoplasty and facial reconstructive surgery. Specialty areas include: facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, facial trauma, reconstruction of congenital deformities, and reconstruction after Mohs surgery. He also provides the complete spectrum of ENT services, specializing on sinus and nasal problems. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A full-time faculty member of the UW Medical School, he is actively involved in training the next generation of facial plastic surgeons.

Having that sun-kissed look year round can take years off your appearance, and can even make you look more vibrant, healthier, and slimmer. Unfortunately, spending hours in the sun does put you at risk for skin cancer, and even the most powerful sunblock and sunscreen may not block all of those harmful UV rays.

If you’re tired of trying to cover up wrinkles, lines, acne scars, or sun-damaged skin, consider undergoing a laser skin resurfacing treatment before summer is fully underway. The carbon dioxide CO2 laser is often used for skin resurfacing treatments that can be performed on an outpatient setting. This particular laser is considered to be the “gold standard” for non-surgical facial rejuvenation and could be just what you need to reverse the effects of aging and get your healthy glow back this season!

You’re well-prepared for that cosmetic surgery procedure or plastic surgery treatment, but are you ready to take care of yourself after the procedure is over?

No matter how much you weigh or how good shape you’re in, chances are, you have extra fatty deposits on and around your knees, which become resistant to diet and exercise. These stubborn fatty pockets are commonly treated by plastic and cosmetic surgeons.