Dr. Fata's Plastic Surgery Blog

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana

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May 04, 2007

The annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons ended last week and I wanted to share my thoughts on the state of affairs of plastic surgery. The first thing I learned, through a conversation with my website host, is that my blogs are too long. I tried to be concise but not at the expense of sacrificing information. Apparently I need to try harder. In an effort to "tighten things up", I will divide the body up and today tackle the face.

The Contour Thread LiftTM is losing momentum as an alternative to a face lift. Results have not been long-lasting (often 6 months or...

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March 31, 2007

Breast reduction is a procedure that, as its' name implies, reduces the size of breasts that are too large and too heavy. It is performed to relieve the severe back, neck and shoulder pain associated with large, heavy breasts. Ideally a woman will have this surgery before the weight of her breasts cause secondary changes in her spine, such as herniated discs, which cannot be reversed.

Breast reduction is seldom cosmetic because the goal is to relieve pain and it has a very high success rate, a position supported by extensive research and...

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March 21, 2007

If you have ever considered plastic surgery, chances are you have spent a great deal of time thinking about the end result that you hope, or expect, to get. But what about the plastic surgeon? What do you expect from him, or her? What is reasonable and what is unrealistic?

It is reasonable to expect him to ask you about your goals, and to listen. A quick tip is if he doesn't write anything down, he probably isn't listening. Patients walk in and out the door all day and none of us are smart enough to commit to memory each individual patient's goals. On the other hand, listening is not the same as saying Yes to everything you request...

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March 02, 2007

Here it is, as advertised, an honest, no-frills assessment of the most popular diets out there. I'm sorry that it won't be all-inclusive or the final word on this topic, but it will give you enough information to sort out what would work best for you.

Before we begin, you need to be acquainted with two concepts. The first is the Glycemic Index GI), a ranking of foods based on how much they increase your blood sugar. Foods with a high Glycemic Index cause a rapid rise in blood sugar. Your body responds by making more Insulin, which moves the sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the tissues and lowers your blood sugar. The...

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February 05, 2007

What better time could there be to discuss dieting and weight loss than the beginning of the New Year, a time when New Years’ resolutions abound and dieting is always a prominent player. The marketing gurus have already begun to turn up the intensity with more and more ads promising to melt away the pounds and inches, all in ten days or less. Don’t listen to them because it doesn’t work. However, you can be successful once you have the knowledge and understanding of some basic principles.

 

The first principle addresses intake and output. You can only lose weight if the number of calories you take in is less than the number...

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