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Plastic Surgery – Talk with Past Patients

Plastic Surgery – Talk with Past Patients


When evaluating whether to use a particular plastic surgeon, there are a lot of factors to consider.
Talking with other patients about their experience with a surgeon is one of the best.

Plastic Surgery – Talk with Past Patients

Regardless of the medical professional, every office is going to try to put forth their best side to prospective patients. Given that plastic surgery is all about appearances, a plastic surgery practice should be particularly good and doing so. That being said, there is nothing wrong with plastic surgeons or any business offering the best possible view of their practice to entice you to use them. Despite this effort, there is one area that always reveals the quality of the practice – past patients.

A quality plastic surgeon is going to have happy patients. When evaluating a surgeon, you should ask if there is a list of former patients you can speak with regarding their experiences. Not all offices have such a list, but it is a very good sign if they do and you should use it

Because of privacy laws passed in the last few years, it is highly unlikely you will be given the name and number of past patients. It is simply illegal unless they sign a thick waiver, which most surgeons don’t want to bother them with. Instead, the surgeon will usually give your name and number to the past patients, who then contact you.

The nature of plastic surgery is such that patients often like to show off their results. As a result, these individuals will often agree to meet you in person if you ask. Whether you speak with them over the phone or meet for lunch, there are a number of questions you should ask them.

1. How did the process differ from what you expected?

2. Did the final result look like what you wanted when you went in for the surgery?

3. How was recovery?

4. How did the nurses treat you before and after the surgery?

5. What do you know now that you did not going into the surgery?

6. What was the biggest surprise?

7. What did you like least about the services provided and how strongly do you feel about that?

8. Would you do it again?

9. Are you happy with the results?

Obviously, the plastic surgeon is not going to put you in touch with patients that had a bad experience. With this in mind, you need to pay close attention to what the patients say and what they may hint at. The information may open your eyes to issues you have not considered or may put you at ease with the surgeon in question.

As with any business, speaking with previous patients is a great way to find out the skinny on the quality of a plastic surgeon.

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LASIK Surgery – How The Excimer Laser Works

The Excimer laser is a form of ultraviolet chemical laser, and is the key element that has made laser eye surgery possible. Though Excimer laser was originally used in semiconductor manufacturing in the 1970s, its use in eye surgery is now fairly widespread. While working at the IBM research laboratories in 1982, Dr. Rangaswamy Srinivasin and his research team discovered the potential of the Excimer laser in interacting with biological tissue. An ophthalmologist, Dr. Steven Trokel, explained its connection with the corneal tissue. And this was how LASIK eye surgery came into existence.

There are several types of lasers, but excimer is the preferred choice when it comes to corrective eye surgery. This is due to the fact that excimer is the most technologically advanced laser type. The excimer laser is, literally, a cool laser. That is, it precisely removes the desired part of the corneal tissue, without heating up or damaging the adjacent tissue. Quite amazingly, the excimer laser is so precise that it is capable of removing 0.5% of a human hair’s width at a time. That fact itself is enough for patients to believe that excimer-assisted eye surgery is not a gimmick, but a true technology leveraged procedure.

With the computer technology at its disposal and the precision offered by the laser, LASIK surgery has emerged as the number one choice for patients with refractive error. Since the excimer laser emits cool, minute beams that make precise incisions on the surface of the cornea, a dedicated technician operates the machine while the ophthalmologist performs the surgery.

Your eyes are your window to the world and your sight is the most important of the five senses. Hence, it is all the more imperative that, if need be, you go for an eye surgery that is reliable and has minimal side effects. With the high-precision technology of the excimer laser and the overall reliability of the procedure, LASIK is the most prevalent of corrective eye surgeries.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery – Types And Risks

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Gastric bypass surgery is a common form of weight loss surgery that results in outstanding weight loss with minimal side effects.
But once you undergo the gastric bypass surgery procedure you have to accept lifelong changes in your diet. The post-diet of gastric bypass surgery includes an adequate intake of protein, taking vitamin and mineral supplements including multivitamin, iron and calcium, B12 and avoiding sweets and fatty foods.

Types of gastric bypass surgery

In gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon takes off a large portion of the stomach leaving behind a tiny pouch. It is this small pouch that prevents overdose of eating as it can take very less amount of food. Moreover, with large parts of your stomach and small intestine bypassed, most of the nutrients and calories in the food do not get absorbed at all. This helps the person from gaining excess weight.

There are several types of bypass surgery operations.
They are:

§Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RGB] – this is a common surgery where a small stomach pouch is created by stapling part of the stomach together or by vertical banding. This reduces the amount of food to be taken. Then a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the duodenum as well as the first portion of jejunum. This causes reduced calorie and rapid nutrient absorption.

§Extensive gastric bypass [biliopancreatic diversion] – in this complicated surgery, the lower portion of the stomach is removed. The small pouch that remains connected to the final segment of the small intestine completely bypasses both duodenum and jejunum.

People who undergo gastric bypass surgery always lose two-thirds of their excess weight within two years.

Risks of gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery causes “dumping syndromes” where the stomach contents move too rapidly through the small intestine. The usual symptoms of gastric bypass surgeries include weakness, sweating, fainting, nausea, diarrhea, as well as inability to eat sweets.

People who undergo this procedure are at risk of:

§Band erosion – the band closing off part of the stomach disintegrates

§Pouch stretching – stomach gets bigger overtime, stretching back to its normal size before surgery

§Leakage of stomach contents into the abdomen [acid can eat away other organs]

§Nutritional deficiencies causing health problems

§Breakdown of staple lines – band and staple fall apart, reversing procedure

Gastric bypass diet

Gastric bypass diet helps the patients to drop 50% to 90% of their overall excess fats. The diet is designed to bring about significant weight loss. It basically includes foods that are high in protein and low in fat, fiber, calories, and sugar. You should have lots of vitamins and minerals. Iron, vitamin, folate and calcium are the best nutrients for patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

You can undergo gastric bypass surgery only if you have been obese for at least 5 years, do not have a history of alcohol abuse, and do not possess untreated depression and range between the ages 18 to 65.

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Why Some Websites Succeed…and Others Don’t

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What’s the purpose of your website?

When I ask potential clients this simple question, I always get similar answers: to sell products, to increase subscriptions, to generate leads, or to make money.

Of course, all these answers are right.

But, only partially. They are the result of what happens when your website does what it’s supposed to do.

The purpose of your website is to connect with the people you’re supposed to serve.

Why?

Because the novelty of shopping online wore off a long time ago. There are now approximately 109 million websites in the world competing for the attention of Internet users. If your website doesn’t connect with them, there’s a website out there that will. And it’s that website that will succeed, and not yours.

Here are five things you need to know:

1. It’s all about your customers.

Your website should revolve around your customers. That means everything about your site (design, navigation, content) is a well-thought-out sales process that’s completely relevant to your visitors. So start by analyzing who they are and what motivates them to buy. And, no, that doesn’t mean guesswork. It means identifying them by age, gender, income, education, lifestyle, personality and buying style.

2. It’s not all about search engine rankings.

Of course, it’s important for your site to do well within the search engine results but ultimately your goal is to sell more of your product or service. After all, better one visitor and one sale than thousands of visitors and zero sales. When creating your site, put the needs of your customers first then build your site around what they want, not what you think they should have. That’s not to say you shouldn’t include search engine optimization in your overall plan, just don’t make it your first priority.

3. It’s about clarity not cleverness.

You may know what you’re selling, your mother may know what you’re selling, but if your visitors don’t know it from the moment they land on one of your pages, you’re doomed. Try looking at your site from a visitors point of view then ask yourself the following questions:

a) Does every page identify the company and/or the product or service?
b) Is the site well organized? Does it progressively drive customers toward a sale?
c) Is each page headline strong enough to achieve impact?
d) Is each image strong enough to achieve impact?
e) Is the text easy to read?
f) Is the copy well-organized? Does it stress the main and subsidiary benefits of your product or service?
g) Is the total physical effect of each page effective in achieving its objective?
h) Does the navigation “track” well in leading the visitor logically through the site?

4. It’s about knowing when to opt for cosmetic surgery.

Much like us humans, time isn’t kind to websites. They get old, tired and (dare I say) outdated. In addition, as time goes by, pages get added, graphics get changed, and content gets tweaked. Before you know it your site is not only showing its age design-wise, but it’s evolved into a mish-mash of content with no central focus. Keeping tabs on what’s going on in the online industry, and implementing changes accordingly — even if it means a complete re-design — will help you keep up with your competition. Remember, Internet years may be much, much shorter that human ones, but it’s a lot easier (and cheaper) to give a website a facelift than it is to have one yourself.

5. It’s about customer interaction and feedback.

Today’s customers have high expectations and low-levels of patience. Gone are the days you can get away without providing your customers with a way of telling you what’s on their mind. If there’s a problem, they want to be able to tell you about it. And, they want you to respond. Better yet, they want ways to interact with you. Then, when you fix their problem, you tell them you care. For your own business. And for your customers.

To your success,

Julia

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Hip Replacement Surgery Has Come A Very Long Way

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Do you ever feel like you know just enough about Hip Replacements to be knowledgeable? Let’s see if we can fill in some of the gaps with the latest info on Hip Replacement Surgery.

Not to long ago my mother had a hip replacement surgery done at the hospital in our home town. As you can imagine it was a very difficult time for her and the family.

The cost of a hip replacement surgery is not just a money thing, although there are some financial costs involved. The real cost, however, is the time she lost in a slow and painful recovery from the surgery.

Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there’s more to Hip Replacements than you may have first thought. My mother had her hip replaced because she was suffering from a very rare condition.

The whole family knew she had pain in her hips for months before we even knew that she would need a hip replacement. After lots of research the doctor eventually found what was bugging my mother.

She had avascular necrosis, a rare and strange disease for which she had none of the risk factors the doctor told her. Avascular necrosis is a condition which strikes divers, alcoholics and the elderly or some times even athletes. My mother didn’t fit in any of these categories and still got the same disease.

The condition occurs when a certain area of the bone isn’t getting enough blood supply, because the bone doesn’t get the nutrition it needs it begins to weaken and eventually dies on its own. Due to the fact that this process happens inside of the bone structure, it can take a long while before it surfaces and you start feeling physical discomfort.

For my mom, the necrosis did enough damage to make her need a hip replacement. Her hip was simply to weak and rotted from the inside. Thankfully, research in the Hip replacement field has come a long way. Even so, it took months before she got most of her movement back. My mother needed to endure many difficult and intensely painful sessions with a physical therapist to improve her agility.

At this point in time she has gained most of her movement back. The doctors say that her hip replacement surgery was a success, but even with her new hip she will be less mobile for the rest of her life.

She now experiences that she isn’t as active as she used to be because of the hip replacement surgery she has had in the past. She often gets tired if she walks to long.

She also shares a common complaint with other people who have done the same surgery. Her hip often tends to act up when the weather changes. Although many would think this is not a big issue it can be very painful at nights when you try to get some sleep.

So now you know a little bit about Hip Replacement.