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Posted by Sondra Powell on 7/29/16 10:00 AM

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Body Contouring Procedures After Massive Weight Loss: Are You in Shape?

Posted by Donna Mazzarella on 11/24/14 9:00 AM

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Body contouring procedures after weight lossYou just lost 100 lbs. or more and think you’re ready for body contouring procedures—but are you really ready?  

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2004), post-bariatric surgery patients may be nutritionally deficient, and this can have consequences for surgery and recovery. Patients may be referred for nutritional counseling and advised to wait a year or longer following their weight loss before undergoing plastic surgery. It is also important for the patient’s weight to stabilize before body contouring begins. 

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Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 9/25/14 7:30 AM

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Body_ContouringYou’ve made drastic changes to your diet and lifestyle, followed by a rigorous personal exercise regimen and may have even undergone a bariatric surgical procedure. At long last, the scale is finally tipping toward the number you’ve been working to reach. You should be ecstatic, but maybe you’re still not completely satisfied.

The truth of the matter is significant weight loss presents its own unique set of concerns. Even after reaching their goal weight, many people discover they’re still not happy with their figure. Maybe you’ve noticed your clothes aren’t fitting properly or your body looks disproportionate—whatever the case may be, you’re still feeling self-conscious, frustrated and a little defeated.

This is a completely normal response to significant weight loss and, luckily, there is a solution.

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Skin Removal After Weight Loss: What You Should Know

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 7/31/14 7:30 AM

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skin_removal_after_weight_lossLosing weight is one of the most difficult things to do, but you’ve beaten the odds. Thanks to frequent exercise and modifications to your diet, you’ve achieved your goal weight and size. However, because of the dramatic change in you weight, you’ve noticed that your skin has become saggy.

At this point, it may seem like you just can’t win. You did everything right, and yet your body still isn’t where you want it to be. With a little help from a board certified plastic surgeon, you can be on your way to achieving the results you’ve always wanted. 

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Considering Tummy Tuck Surgery? Don’t Forget to Exercise!

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 6/26/14 7:30 AM

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tummy_tuck_exerciseA tummy tuck is a wonderful, life-changing procedure. It can make you feel great about yourself in more ways than you can imagine. However, it’s not the end-all, be-all solution to a slimmer waistline. Following surgery, you have to get back into your exercise routine and still work out just as hard at the gym. 

Six weeks after you go in for your procedure you can start exercising as usual, as long as you clear it with your board certified plastic surgeon. If you’re excited about getting back to your workout but don’t know the best ways to exercise your new body, here are a few ideas that will support weight loss and an active lifestyle.

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Diet Q&A: Why Fiber Is Crucial for a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 5/27/14 7:30 AM

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banana_muffin_fiber_richFiber is an important part of any healthy diet. It can help you look great on the outside and feel better on the inside. Get the recommended amount of fiber every day and you will start to notice positive results in your weight and overall health. If you’re ready to start incorporating more fiber into your diet, here are a few things you need to know.

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Tummy Tucks Result in Long-Term Weight Loss for Many Patients

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 5/13/14 7:30 AM

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woman_pointing_abs_after_liposuctionIf you are overweight or obese, a tummy tuck may lead to “significant and lasting weight loss,” according to a 2013 study reported in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While the study involved only 20 female abdominoplasty patients, the results were startling.

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Exercise Tips: Fitness After 40!

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 11/26/13 7:00 AM

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exercising-over-40After you hit the age of 40, the exercises that were once easy may start to become more difficult. You have to adapt to your body’s changing needs and perhaps take on less strenuous physical activities in order to promote weight loss and/or management.

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Healthy Eating Tips to Start Your Day Right and Help With Weight Loss

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 11/18/13 9:30 AM

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healthy-breakfast-tipsIf you’re starting a weight loss plan or simply want to maintain your figure, it’s necessary that you start every single day with a nutritious breakfast.

Beginning your day with the right foods will help lower your chances of becoming obese and being diagnosed with heart disease and diabetes. Throughout the day, you’ll be less hungry and your blood sugar will be balanced. What you eat for breakfast sets the tone for the whole day, which makes it the most important meal.

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Exercise Tips: 5 Ways to Fit a Routine Into Your Busy Schedule

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 9/11/13 8:48 AM

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exercise tips stairsIn between work, errands, childcare, and duties at home, it can be difficult to fit exercise into your schedule. Getting ready for and going to the gym frequently proves to be difficult when you’re trying to accomplish 1,478 other things on your to-do list. However, it is extremely important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and exercise plays a huge part in that. Here are five exercise tips that will promote weight loss, help you stay energized, and take only a few minutes a day. 

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