Have you had a consult with Lifestyle Lift recently?
After helping Lifestyle Lift open in Orlando Florida several years ago and training some of their doctors, I am regretful to say that they have had the unfortunate and unexpected closing of the company. If you are still considering reducing the signs of aging through a mini facelift, please give us a call here at Artful Awakenings Cosmetic Surgery Center in historic downtown Melbourne. We would be happy to match or even reduce the previous price you were given. Don’t wait to call and schedule your free consultation today! 321-676-3101
- Closed-mouth snoring indicates that your tongue is the cause of your snoring, and that some exercises and lifestyle changes should help eliminate the snoring.
- Open-mouthed snoring can be caused by sinus trouble or by posture in bed, and can be remedied by addressing those issues.
- Snoring from any position might indicate apena or other significant issues that will require more substantial medical treatment to address.
If you really want to stop snoring, you are going to have to work at it. First, you will have to work on finding the right solution. Then, you will have to work on using that solution every night. It’s not good enough to only use your anti-snore pillow once a week, or use your mouth guard every other day. If you truly want a happier and quieter night’s sleep, you may have to work hard to earn it! Rhinoplasty surgery should be your last option.
Gynecomastia is a condition in which boys or men develop lumps under their nipples, causing them to stick out and resulting in abnormally large or feminine breasts (often called “bitch tits”). Gynecomastia is extremely common and can be embarrassing for those who have it. Of all the procedures Dr. Filiberto performs for his male patients, gynecomastia treatment is the most popular. “It’s very hard to put a number on the amount of top bodybuilders who’ve had their gynecomastia done, but it’s pretty common,” he explains.
Most male bodybuilders are very body-conscious and place a high value on their appearance. This often times causes men to push their physique to the limits by experimenting with steroids use. While most men will do their research on the pros and cons of taking steroids and learn they will be at risk of developing gynecomastia, they don’t seem to truly understand the implications should they develop enlarged male breasts. Steroids are converted by the body (often fat cells) into estrogen. This increase in estrogen levels is what can cause men to develop unwanted breast tissue. Another misunderstanding in the bodybuilding community is the belief that if you develop enlarged male breasts while taking steroids, it will simply go away after you stop taking them. This is not true. Breast tissue that has developed from using steroids will not go away. It is permanent. Not even diet or increasing chest workouts will remedy the problem. Gynecomastia surgery is the only solution for removing breast tissue.
When the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their statistics, it was no surprise to Dr. Frank Filiberto that breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, liposuction, and facelift were the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. However, we have noticed at our practice that nonsurgical procedures – particularly injectables – are increasing steadily in popularity.
The current trend in aesthetic enhancement is a less aggressive approach to rejuvenation. For our average patient seeking cosmetic treatment, the goal is an end result that looks natural and realistic, rather than overdone and artificial. The dramatic increase in injectable treatments is, in part, due to their overall ease, availability, and minimal down time. Injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® can often be a more practical and conservative approach to achieving younger-looking skin without making an overly-dramatic impact on your appearance. Patients seeking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume – or to take preventive measures against these common signs of aging – have many nonsurgical treatment options available if a full facelift is not considered an options by the patient.
The rise in popularity of injectable treatments in the past year in phi-nominal. In this post, Dr. Filiberto will reveal a number of injectable options patients can use to achieve and maintain a more youthful facial appearance.
The overall popularity of injectables (BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, etc.) is not simply due to the fact that these procedures are less invasive than surgical techniques. In general, injectable treatments can achieve cosmetic results that often times surgery cannot, such as slight muscle changes in the upper face that create a very natural yet subtle eyebrow arch. While dermal fillers and other injectable treatments do not necessarily replace surgical means of facial rejuvenation, we often use these products at Artful Awakenings to augment surgical procedures for even smoother, younger looking skin. Although combining dermal fillers can be an effective method of treatment for some patients, harvesting a patient’s own fat can often provide a better solution – particularly when patients seek to create more volume in the jowl or cheek area. In addition, fat injections also have the benefit of being permanent.
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC because it is a relatively new product on the market. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is specifically designed to restore volume lost in the cheeks and midface. By injecting JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC’s hyaluronic acid formula into the cheeks, lines and wrinkles in the area can be smoothed out while simultaneously restoring volume to the face as well as a firmer texture to sagging, inelastic skin.
In addition to injectable treatments, one of the most important ways to preserve youthful-looking, glowing skin is with a good skin regimen, including treatments such as dermaplanning and topical peels, as well as diet, exercise and water.
Psychologists often advise clients who want to make major life changes to start by adding, rather than subtracting.
It’s far easier to begin a healthy new food and fitness regime by adding something positive and simple to do in small, incremental steps rather than focusing on what you’re taking away.
One of the core components is adding the element of fresh, clean and abundant water to your daily diet.
That one simple direction–drink more water every day–can jumpstart you and move you on to the path of a healthier, leaner body right now.
If you increase your water intake by just 6 glasses a day, you will automatically feel better, eat less and flush more toxins from your system.
Have you noticed that after a massage or spa therapy appointment you are always asked to “drink a lot of water”? That’s because water will help move lactic acid and other toxins from your muscles and help clean and restore your entire system.
You can make water healthier and tastier by drinking it from glass rather than recycled plastics which can leach phyto-estrogens into your system (this means plastic water bottles rather than stable plastic like cups and thermos containers).
Add ice if it you like your water cold and put it in a large 6-ounce glass with a lemon or lime twist.
Seltzer without additives is okay, but watch for artificial additives or flavors that may contain sugar or aspertame–not the same as pure, plain water.
In just a week, you’ll notice a brighter, clearer complexion and you will also most likely feel less hunger for snacks and heavy meals.
Even if you’re not yet ready to make a total fitness resolution, JUST ADDING WATER may help you eat less and feel and look better before you know it.