LocateADoc Blog

Welcome to the LocateADoc Blog, an exciting journal, designed to share more information with you about elective procedures and treatments. As an enhancement to LocateADoc.com - a premier physician directory for patients - we have gathered interesting celebrity news, stories and observations that fascinate us. We hope they fascinate you too.

While eating right and exercising are the keys to a healthy lifestyle, they don’t always lead to the fat loss you want. Stubborn fat can cling to areas like the thighs, buttocks and abdomen, and these areas can become even harder to slim down as you age. Liposuction can help you get the results you want.

The average weight an adult gains each holiday season is 2 pounds! What’s worse... most of us never lose it. If you pack on 2 pounds each year starting when you’re 21, by the time you are 45 years old, you will have gained 48 lbs.

Couples or single women who want to become pregnant but have fertility problems such as damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm count, or other issues have other options available to obtain a better chance of becoming pregnant. In cases of infertility, in vitro fertilization may be the most effective choice. IVF can work for many couples who want to become pregnant, but it is not the right solution for everyone. How do you know if IVF is the right choice for you?

Within the realm of dental hygiene and surgery, cosmetic dentistry continues to grow in popularity as more and more people discover the variety of options available to help them overcome unattractive oral features. From a single tooth to an entire smile enhancement, this area of the dental field offers solutions for nearly any type of issue. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently released a list of some of the most popular procedures that Americans are choosing now.

Teeth Whitening

Sunglasses are a great way to make a fashion statement, but did you know they could potentially save your vision? We all know that a good pair of shades can dim the harsh light of the sun, but many sunglasses also provide protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. These UV rays can cause significant damage to your eyes, causing tumors, cataracts, and diseases that can lead to blindness. UV rays have even been linked to eye and eyelid cancer.

The University Herald reports that a recent study found that a patient’s negative feelings about their weight could have a significant effect on their success after weight loss surgery. Further still, those who are highly vulnerable to negative feelings about their weight are also more likely to suffer from serious issues like low self-esteem and even depression. Fortunately, leading bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., understands these issues and is ready to help his patients ensure the most successful possible outcomes to weight loss procedures.

Women who are pregnant will go above and beyond to ensure their babies are safe. Pregnant women change their diets, quit smoking and drinking, and lay off caffeine. During pregnancy, women also consult with their doctors about which medications may be unsafe. Opinions on one class of medication in particular, antidepressants, have been varied across medical professionals. 

Holly Madison, one of Playboy's Girls Next Door, has always been in the public eye for her body. In 2009, she admited to having her nose altered and her breasts augmented. Today, she is still looking good and a public figure. Could her enhancements have boosted her career?

Jersey Governor Chris Christie has an entire state to run, is constantly dodging questions about his presidential ambitions and is one of the nation's most outspoken and controversial figures. Recently Governor Christie announced that he has lost 85 pounds since his lap band weight loss procedure last year. Equally outspoken comedian Rosie O’Donnell, who recently returned to The View after a long absence, joins him with her recently announced loss of 53 pounds since last July.

Having plastic surgery to combat ageism in the job market has been a trend for awhile now, with more doctors performing procedures such as rhinoplasty, mini facelifts and eye lifts to provide a more youthful appearance for people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. As a result of the economic crash in 2008, older Americans are the largest age group to lose their jobs. 
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