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Does Tummy Tuck Improve Urinary Incontinence?

February 27, 2015

It’s an embarrassing issue, but the embarrassing truth is that a large percentage of adults deal with urinary incontinence. Surprisingly, one of the solutions is a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks improve stress urinary incontinence in most women, and possibly also in men, although men have not yet been researched. A recent study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery proved this by showing improvement in 60% of women after tummy tucks, especially in those who have not had Caesarean sections. These results were not surprising to the cosmetic enhancement community. We have known for years that there are many solid theoretical reasons that tummy tucks should help incontinence. Let’s look at what stress urinary incontinence is and why tummy tuck surgery helps. What Causes Stress Urinary Incontinence Stress urinary incontinence is caused by a weakness in the muscle or nerve controlling the urinary sphincter. Without support, the urethra sags…


4 Procedures to get your Pre-Baby Body Back

February 15, 2015

Having a family and being a mother does not mean that your body as you knew it before the pregnancy is gone. Despite the fact that your body has undoubtedly changed, you can still go back to enjoying the pre-baby body you had, and all the benefits that came with…


Myths about Breast Implants

January 23, 2015

There are many myths surrounding breast implants. Despite its popularity and proven success in giving women fuller breasts and a more youthful appearance, confusion and misinformation still exist. If you’re wondering whether breast implants are safe, or if they require extensive recovery, then you might be surprised by the truth…


Will an Arm Lift Help with My Stretch Marks?

January 9, 2015

Stretch marks are common phenomena that many people develop at some point in their lives. However, just because they are common doesn’t make them any less frustrating. How do Stretch Marks Form? Stretch marks are a type of mild scarring that occurs when skin is stretched quickly after the underlying…


Can I get Blepharoplasty if I’m Asian?

November 5, 2014

To sum up this frequently asked question: Yes. Absolutely! Blepharoplasty, or the adjustment of the eyelid through sutures or removing skin and fatty tissue, is the most common surgery in Asia. In fact, Asian blepharoplasty is one of the oldest and most-tested cosmetic surgeries in the world! The History Blepharoplasty…



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