Resources Guide

Empower yourself with the latest news, research, and procedure and treatment guides.

If you or someone you know is considering a procedure or treatment including anti-aging, IVF, dentistry, LASIK, cosmetic & bariatric surgeries, weight loss, and mental health among many others, count on our resources guide to provide all the information you need. We know a procedure or treatment of any kin can be a scary thing. The best way to keep those nerves at bay is to thoroughly educate and empower yourself on treatment options, procedural details, and recovery information.


Since was introduced in 1998, we’ve worked hard to collect a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics, so we’re sure we’ve got your procedure or treatment covered. We get all of our information from top doctors and medical professionals who have a great deal of experience in their field, so you can always be confident trusting our resources guide. Show More


To the left, you’ll see a search bar. Here, you can search for information on your specific procedure or treatment, including exactly how the procedure is performed or how much it can cost. Our information will hopefully provide you with an easy-to-understand introduction to the procedure.


If you’re looking for more in-depth or specific information than you find here in the resources guide, visit our Ask A Doctor page to submit questions or read answers to other users’ inquiries. If you’re ready to find a doctor and set up a consultation, visit our Find a Doctor page to start your search. 

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  • By Toglenn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia CommonsKim Kardashian is unquestionably one of the most beautiful women in the world. However, many people have questioned over the years whether her beauty was real or was it due to plastic surgery? Although her legions of fans and admirers wait with baited breath for her confirmation of surgery, Kim K has said she hasn't had any plastic surgery.

  • liposuction picture Chasby Sacks MD - LocateADocFor some people stubborn fat cells will just not go away no matter how much they exercise and diet. Stubborn fat often settles in on areas like the chin, neck, hips, stomach, butt, calves, ankles, and other places leaving individuals dissatisfied with efforts to lose weight.

  • Donald Trump by Gage SkidmoreDonald Trump is a controversial, yet albeit entertaining character. What is even more entertaining and gotten even more press than Trump himself ? His hair has gotten the most press, of course! While his hair has a mind and a style of its own, it is a safe bet that he is the only one that can carry off such a hairstyle with aplomb.

  • brazilian butt lift locateadocThe Brazilian Butt Lift is a popular plastic surgery procedure among many who wish to enhance the appearance of their buttocks. Doctors transplant fat from one part of the body to the other. The fat is removed from an undesired area then transplanted to enhance the appearance of the buttocks. In after pictures you will notice a more contoured body since a well-trained cosmetic surgeon will remove fat to improve the body’s overall appearance as well as add mass to the bottom.

  • Rosie-odonnell-weight loss LocateADocRosie O'Donnell is one of the most talented, funny, albeit most controversial characters on the small screen. She has been wildly successful with her Rosie O'Donnell Show and seemed to have it all -- ­a good marriage, money, fame, and a house full of cute kids.

  • Finally you get to enjoy clear and crisp vision without the assistance of contacts or eye glasses. Your LASIK surgery was a complete success! Many LASIK patients think they can see clearly now, so there is absolutely no reason to ever visit an optometrist again. Unfortunately, this assumption is simply inaccurate. It is still imperative to go in for a general eye exam once a year after the LASIK procedure.

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  • Laser Lipo

    If you want to get rid of stubborn love handles or lose a few inches off your thighs, you could be a good candidate for the laser liposuction procedure. Laser liposuction, or laser lipo, is a very precise body contouring technique that involves using laser heat to melt or liquefy the fat cells before extraction. Studies show that this procedure helps not only to remove fat but also tighten the skin, creating a very smooth, sculpted and contoured appearance. The technique is preferred by some cosmetic surgeons and board-certified plastic surgeons who want to remove only a very small amount of body fat and contour and sculpt the body during the fat-removal process. View laser liposuction pictures here or visit the before and after gallery in the above section.

  • Medical Weight Loss

    Medical weight loss, also known as physician-supervised weight loss, is a comprehensive weight-management solution designed around scientific principles. These weight loss programs are designed to help you lose weight and manage your weight long after you have completed the program.
    Medical weight loss programs are different from commercial programs because they're customized to your health goals by a licensed healthcare provider in a clinical setting. Your physician may recommend:
    • Meal replacements
    • Weight-loss medications
    • Diet restrictions and exercise regimens
    • Prescription-strength appetite suppressants
    or any combination of these to help you achieve a healthy weight. You will also meet with your doctor up to once a week to monitor your progress and see how much weight you are losing.
    Choosing meal replacements and appetite suppressants are also a slippery slope. Once you complete the program and you are no longer taking these substances, there is a chance you will be disassociated from normal portion sizes and go back to old eating habits.
    Depending on which route you and your physician choose for diet and exercise, there is a risk that once you stop the program, you will go back to old behaviors. It is up to you to keep up with the behavior and lifestyle changes you make throughout your medical weight loss program.
    How long are the medical weight loss programs?
    This depends on where you go, and what you want to achieve. Some programs will last for a comprehensive 2-week session, and some will last all year long. The best programs to attend will have a team of doctors, dietitians, and behavioral specialists to help you break down the barriers you have faced losing weight in the past.
    What if these methods do not work for me?
    Learn more about medical weight loss solutions and other weight loss strategies including bariatric surgery by visiting these pages:
    Talk to a medical weight loss doctor to find out if you are a good candidate for a medical weight loss program or bariatric surgery. Your doctor will work with you to determine what weight loss program is best for you.
    If you think medical weight loss may be right for you, set up a consultation with a medical weight loss doctor in your area. also has a panel of doctors available to answer your questions through the Ask A Doctor feature.