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THE TRUTH ABOUT SUNSCREEN

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Now that we are into Spring and we can see Summer coming just around the corner, patients are constantly asking our opinion on sunscreen. With skin cancer rates continuing to rise each year sunscreen and overall sun protection is more important than ever. In this post we will go over some common questions regarding sunscreen and sun protection.

1. Isn't a "healthy" tan good for me?
Let's all answer this one together...NO! There is no such thing as a "healthy" tan. Any amount of tan is damage to your skin which can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. The best thing you can do to prevent these things from happening? Avoid the sun! Now, we don't mean spend all day long inside and miss out on the beauty of summer! But, if you can, try to at least avoid the parts of the day where the sun is the strongest, which is 10am-2pm. If you are going to be out at these times, try to seek some shade under an umbrella or a wide brimmed hat and of course, wear that s…

Types of Breast Lift - Mastopexy

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New plastic surgery statistics released 3/31/14 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries. Since 2000, breast lifts have grown by 70 percent, increasing from 53,000 in 2000 to 90,000 in 2013 vs only a 37% increase in breast augmentation surgery over the same time period. Breast implants are still by far the most performed cosmetic surgery in women, but lifts are steadily gaining. In 2013, 70% of these women were between the ages of 30 and 54.

At a young age the breast skin is taut and elastic and the ligaments holding the breast tissue to the chest wall are short and tight. With aging, exposure to gravity, weight changes and pregnancy the ligaments and skin are stretched and disrupted leading eventually to drooping sagging breasts, especially after breast involution following pregnancy and breast feeding. Surgery to correct this drooping is termed a mastopexy or breast lift and involves …