Question and Answers
- Plastic Surgery techniques are well indicating when the patient needs them, but most of the time patients can solve their Aesthetic problems without surgery. As the popularity of non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures continues to grow, surgeons and manufacturers will develop new techniques and products that advance the science, produce even better results and lessen recovery time.
- We can not really say that one s better than the other one, but what we can say is that with the Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine you do not have to go under the knife, you do not need recovering time and normally is less painful than a surgery, but we have to recognize that sometimes the patients really need a surgery. Anyway, combining different techniques, either invasive or non-invasive, is a must in contemporary Aesthetic Medicine.
- Anti-Aging Medicine is a new field of Medicine that like it or not, “anti-aging” now has a number of quite different common meanings and connotations. For the scientific community, anti-aging research refers exclusively to slowing, preventing, or reversing the aging process. In the medical and more reputable business community, anti-aging medicine means early detection, prevention, and reversal of age-related diseases. This is quite different from tackling the aging process itself, and a wide array of strategies and therapies are currently available. Calorie restriction, for example, is a demonstrated way to lower risk for a wide range of age-related degenerative conditions.
- Age Management medicine, also referred to as Anti-Aging medicine, is based on the very early detection, prevention, and reversal of age-related diseases. It is the newest clinical medical specialty—the “optimum” of wellness and longevity—and employs extensive treatments in the preventative health care field, far beyond just cholesterol testing and mammograms.
- We also combine all the Aesthetic procedures with the micronutrients and vitamins, even with the hormone replacement, to help the anti-aging effect in our patients.
- Anti aging treatments target some of the most unwelcome changes that happen to our faces and bodies as we get older – fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, spider veins and even sagging skin.
- Facial treatments are the most common and nowadays you can get a non surgical face lift to tighten and lift the face without surgery as well as treatments to rejuvenate the surface of the skin and eliminate blemishes.
- There are also many body treatments to improve the signs of aging on the neck, chest and leg area, and also for your hands.
- The Anti-Aging Medicine, combined with the Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine, is the best tool we can find now to treat the patients against the aging process.
“The left side of my scar from c-sections and other surgeries is very painful, it feels hard under the skin and it seems to bulge. It will burn and send pain up toward my belly button. My doctor wants to remove my uterus and cervix because there is a nodule on the back side of the cervix, and also remove the ovarian remnant. Is it necessarily? Shall I ask somebody else?”
My personal bias is that a second opinion never hurts when it comes to elective surgery. Any reasonable physician will not mind his or her patients seeking a secondary consult. Whether or not to seek out a second opinion is your own decision, but if there is uncertainty it may help clarify your decision.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. If you are a woman over 35, or have a history of painful periods, irregular cycles, pelvic inflammatory disease, miscarriages, or the male partner has a low sperm count then the time frame is reduced to 6 months.
- If you are under 35 years of age and have been trying to conceive for over 1 year.
- If you are between the ages of 35 – 39, seek treatment after 6 months.
- Over 40 years of age, after 3 months of trying to conceive.
- If you have more than 2 pregnancy losses
The first step in overcoming infertility is accurate diagnosis of the causes of your infertility. Current data show that among couples seeking treatment for infertility, there is a female problem 35% of the time, a male problem 35% of the time, and a combined problem 20% of the time. In 10% of cases, the cause is termed “unexplained” because all tests results have been normal.
Diagnostic testing can be examine
- your hormonal patterns
- your ovulation cycle
- the anatomy of your uterus and fallopian tubes
- and sperm shape and motility of your partner.
If we suspect a fertility problem, additional testing may be required for the female partner and perhaps a urological consultation may be recommended for the male partner.