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  • DOCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D, Bariatric Surgeon

    Dr. Michael Feiz & Associates , Offices in California: Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks, Carson, Pasadena, Oxnard, Lancaster, Valencia, Encino, Huntington Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, and Bakerfield

  • Body Contouring: Re-Shaping the Body After Bariatric Surgery

    Following weeks of recovery after major surgery, the last thing most people want to think about is doing it again. If you are bariatric patient coming off of weight loss surgery, however, chances are this may be one of the first things on your mind. After the extreme weight loss that follows bariatric surgery, 100 pounds or more in many instances, skin is left loose and saggy; excess tissue hangs from the abdomen below the belt line, and the hope of being able to finally feel comfortable in "normal" clothes is postponed by hanging flesh that just doesn't seem to fit on your much slimmer frame. Many patients like this turn to plastic surgery to help contour the body, giving shape to their new form. If you've experienced a significant amount of weight loss and are uncomfortable with the excess skin left behind contact plastic surgery doctors in your area and find out what options are best for you.

  • Dr. Thomas Clark on 8 Ways to Get Smart about Weight Loss Goal Setting

    8 Ways to Get Smart about Goal Setting Picture - LocateADoc.comWeight-loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Well-planned weight loss goals provide a plan that keeps you focused and motivated. Poorly planned goals, on the other hand, are unrealistic and almost impossible to achieve. If you set unrealistic goals, you will probably end up frustrated and discouraged and decide to quit all your efforts to lose weight. These tips will help you create well-planned weight loss goals that will have you on the path to weight loss success:

  • Cost of Bariatric Surgery: How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?

    Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, can be a fairly expensive procedure with an average price ranging from $20,000 to $35,000+. LAP-BAND surgery is slightly less expensive than the typical gastric bypass procedure, with the average price ranging from $17,000 to $30,000+.

  • Best Skin Tightening Treatments After Bariatric Surgery

    Bariatric surgery procedures including gastric bypass surgery, LAP-BAND surgery and gastroplasty can help you lose a significant amount of weight in a very short period of time, but the extreme weight loss often results in loose and sagging skin.

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  • It’s no secret that in Hollywood, thin is always in. While celebrities may claim that their weight loss and svelte physiques are the result of diet and exercise, the truth is, many stars turn to outside resources for extra help. For example, Snooki, star of the popular reality show “Jersey Shore,” was open about her use of the diet pill Zantrex-3, claiming the supplement helped her shed 15 pounds. The Kardashian girls also endorsed slimming pill Quick Trim, saying the pills helped both Kim and Khloe burn off their post-baby weight. And of course, possibly no one has been more active in touting these type of supplements than talk show host and advice guru Oprah Winfrey. But do they really work?

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    Beyonce Celebrity Diet Photo - LocateADoc.com

    While celebrities love to credit their svelte figures to “yoga” or “hiking with their dog” it’s no secret that the stars often result to extreme dieting to achieve their uber skinny physiques. When it comes to fad diets, celebrities seem to jump on board with nearly anything. Let’s look at some of the most absurd and extreme celebrity weight loss programs that have popped up over the years.