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Breast augmentation is still one of the most popular procedures for women and there are a number of reasons why a woman would seek breast implants or a breast lift. If you’re very self-conscious about your chest size and want a permanent change, you can work with a board-certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon to improve your breast shape and size with implants, fillers, or even a fat grafting procedure. But are you really ready to go under the knife? And, are you doing it for the right reasons?

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!

Now that you’re spending more time in the sun or logging in those extra minutes in the tanning bed, make sure you’re taking good care of your scalp. Harmful UV rays from the sun and in tanning beds can cause skin damage to your scalp and long-term damage to your head can make your hair dry, brittle, and more prone to breakage. While deep conditioning treatments can help to keep your hair looking shiny and strong, you still need to limit the amount of time you spend in direct sunlight.

It’s been deemed a critical advancement in the field of bariatric surgery, and may soon become one of the best options for minimally-invasive surgery for patients who are severely overweight. Single incision laparoscopic surgery is an innovative procedure where the doctor uses just a single incision to insert the camera and instruments needed to perform the bariatric surgery procedure. Here’s a close look at how single incision laparoscopic surgery works, and what its key benefits are.

If you are living with morbid obesity, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery procedures such a gastric bypass surgery or gastric banding. Today’s innovative bariatric surgery procedures are allowing thousands of people to enjoy a better quality of life and enjoy a better state of health. Some bariatric procedures have also been proven to improve diabetes, a common condition that affects those who are overweight or obese.

A signaling protein suspected of malfunctioning in anxiety and mood disorders plays a key role in the development of emotional behavior, report researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mice lacking it in frontal brain circuits during an early critical period fail to develop normal reactions in anxiety-producing situations.

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?

Many patients who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder are prescribed various types of prescription medications and supplements to keep symptoms under control. However, many medications do have some unwanted side effects, and may not be the only solution for improving symptoms of bipolar disorder. Making some healthy lifestyle choices can help to manage bipolar symptoms and also improve overall quality of life. From eating the right foods to getting enough sleep, those diagnosed with bipolar disorder can enjoy a better life.

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Eng-Peng Tan explains to Christine Doggett how rhinoplasty can balance the facial features.

While Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anoop Rastogi enjoys sculpting in clay or stone, he says nothing is more satisfying to him than sculpting the human body because it is a "living sculpture." "When one creates a sculpture in stone it is in the onlooker that the emotion is evoked," he says. "When a beautiful figure is sculpted for a patient, it is the patient who enjoys the emotion and this is infinitely more satisfying."