July 28, 2007 at 9:32 am (beauty, cosmetics, facelift, lifestyle lift)

Hello again everybody. I didn’t originally plan on blogging more than once a week, but I felt that this thing I just found should be brought up urgently. Continuing on from yesterday’s more “unnatural approaches/ procedures” to looking beautiful there are obviously many ways you can more look more lovely.

In the past two blogs, I spoke about ways you can look better. But I guess I was specifically talking about the ways you can look better in terms of improving your body. Today, I will be talking about improving your look— your face specifically. Although there are both natural and unnatural (cosmetic procedures) ways for you to make your body look more lovely, the same can’t be said when it comes to the face.

As we get older, it’s pretty much unavoidable that our face/ skin takes its tole. A variety of reasons like the effects of gravity, too much exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen on our faces. These unwanted characteristics like, deep creases that form between the nose and mouth, limp and jowly jaw lines, folds and fat deposits in the neck area, are all unattractive characteristics that can’t be treated or countered by exercise and good diet. Therefore, the only way to handle this matter is to get a facelift. But since there are many types of facelifts you can get, I think the best choice for people is the Lifestyle lift.

I’ve been thinking about getting a facelift for a while now. I think I’ve done enough to get the body I want after all the rigorous exercise, and diets. But before I can jump into scheduling a facelift appointment, I had to do some research first. After reading about the many types of facelifts out there, I decided the Lifestyle lift was probably the best choice since the procedure is fast and it doesn’t allow too many complications to happen as opposed to your more average facelifts.

The Lifestyle lift was developed by Doctor David M. Kent . The procedure was meant to be an alternative to your conventional facelifts. The Lifestyle lift is a cosmetic procedure that is meant to make you look years younger by removing excess fat and by shaping your facial contours. Then you would have your muscles tightened and your facial and neck skin repositioned.

The procedure is done in the office and performed under local anesthesia. The benefit of having the Lifestyle lift performed under local anesthesiology rather than general anesthesiology is that it reduces potential complications posed by anesthesiology. And also, the entire Lifestyle Lift procedure takes about an hour, so it is very short in comparison to your average facelifts.

In addition, the Lifestyle lift procedure’s recovery period process is considered to be more speedy process than most traditional facelifts. With an 80-90% of normal activity within 4 to 7 days, this makes the Lifestyle lift a more considerable option when thinking about getting a facelift. Also, the procedure is very affordable and drastically less expensive than most traditional facelifts. Traditional facelifts may cost up to $15000, where the average Lifestyle lift is reported to be about less than $5000.

For info on how the Lifestyle lift procedure is done, click here.


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Time for Tummy Tucks

July 26, 2007 at 10:45 pm (beauty, cosmetics)

In my previous entry, I spoke about how the first step to looking good was losing weight through diets. And I still stand by that after this post. But sometimes, those diets and even all that exercise might not be rewarding enough. The physical results you get might not be satisfying enough. These results from all that hard work of exercising and dieting can be unsatisfying since some fat deposits in certain areas in your body may not respond. Unfortunately, this is when the “natural” methods for weight loss is ineffective. However, the body you want can still attained if you are willing to consider other options. You can get a tummy tuck.

, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that gets rid of excess skin and fat tissue from the middle and lower abdomen. With the removal of excess fatty tissues and skin, the muscles of the abdominal wall are then tightened. This surgical procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of that gut, making your abs appear to be more solid. Getting a tummy tuck can be an effective procedure for individuals who have lost a lot of weight and suffer from sagging, especially women after giving birth.

Getting a tummy tuck can renew your appearance and help you regain your self-confidence. The procedure is a sure method. In addition, it is a faster method for sculpting the body you want as opposed to long durations of routine exercises and dieting.

The tummy tuck procedure is most commonly done by having a long incision made from hipbone to hipbone, right above the pubic area. The abdominal wall and skin are then divided to expose the underlying muscle. The muscle is then collected and tightened through the use of sutures. Then, the excess fat and skin are taken out. Afterwards, the remaining thing left to do is to tighten to close the gap. Before the skin is reattached, liposuction might be used to enhance the abdominal region’s look.

It is said that many tummy tuck procedures are performed successfully each year. When the procedure is carried out by a qualified plastic surgeon who is trained in body contouring, the results are generally fairly well-received.

The first few days after the procedure, during the recovery process, your abs may probably experience some swelling. And they will likely experience some pain and discomfort. However, there are always prescribed pills/ medication… Also, depending on the extent of the surgery, you can be released within a few hours or you might be required to remain in the hospital for a couple of days.

If you’re thinking about getting the procedure, it is crucial that you follow the doctor’s post-procedure instructions. The doctor’s orders from showering to changing into dresses must be fully carried out and followed. After the tummy tuck, the surface stitches will be removed in five to seven days. And also, the deeper sutures with ends that sticks out through the skin will be taken off in two to three weeks.

Check out the visuals.

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The First Step To Looking Beautiful

July 16, 2007 at 5:59 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s unavoidable. The older we get, the more weight we gain. And the older we are, the harder it is to lose weight. Since being fat is not exactly what most people consider beautiful or attractive, losing weight is important to maintaining one’s beauty. Therefore, if you want to achieve a pretty universal standard of beauty, you have to mind your weight. But if you’ve lost track over the past years, and haven’t exactly been in shape, then it’s probably time you include exercise to your daily routine. Also, you should be under a diet to further your weight loss process as you get into the habit of exercising.

Although there are other unnatural ways for losing weight such as liposuction, and diet pills, you can just as effectively lose weight by following a successful diet program.

Forget counting points, and “no carb diets” are so yesterday. A current diet program that seems to be popular because of its well-published effectiveness is the Nutrisystem diet plan. This diet program is another natural method for you to regain your beauty by dropping unnecessary pounds off your body. The Nutrisystem diet gives people a great way to lose weight and fully transform their body—making them beautiful again.

The way Nutrisystem works is that it delivers a meal plan that allows people to choose from more than 120 great tasting prepackaged/ microwavable meals and desserts. By simply picking your choice of meals through the Internet or by the phone, the healthy food is then delivered to your home quite quickly. The food offered by this program allows people dieting to enjoy their meals and lose weight at the same time.

The Nutrisystem Nourish program was intended to be low in fat, and include low glycemic index carbohydrates and the right amounts of protein and fiber in their meal. The diet is known to be easy to follow as each food item fits into the Nutrisystem Nourish low-glycemic meal plan. People can just grab an entrée; add in a few healthy grocery items outside of the system; like some fresh fruits, vegetables, salads and dairy items, and the diet works.

The Nutrisystem diet program’s main source is concentrated on the glycemic index of carbohydrates. The foods they offer have a low glycemic index which raises a person’s blood glucose levels slower and over a longer period of time than foods with a high glycemic index. With a low fat diet, exercise, and frequent smaller portioned meals, the glycemic index diet is supposed to reduce hunger. Also, people under the Nutrisystem diet also get to eat five times a day to help reduce those hunger aches and cravings between meals.

Unlike other diet programs, since all of Nutrisystem’s meals are decently portioned, there is no need for you to conduct any regular weigh in, measuring, counting calories, or keeping track of points. Also, members of the diet plan can contact Nutrisystem’s counselors, nutritionists, and dietitians anytime without ever having to attend a meeting.

The Nutrisystem diet offers various programs, catering to both men and women. Nutrisystem offers a detailed list of delicious low glycemic index foods women can choose from on the Women’s Program. Some of the items available for breakfast are chocolate chip pancakes, a scrambled egg mix with cheese, and apple cinnamon oatmeal. For lunch, some of meals that women can get are Tex-Mex rice and beans, New Orleans style rice with chicken breast, and pasta parmesan with broccoli. Then for dinner, some of the meals available are: southwestern style chicken with sauce, Florentine sauce with chicken fettuccini, and green pepper steak with rice. In addition, Nutrisystem also allows you to have dessert as well. Some of these sweets are: microwavable chocolate cake, chocolate covered caramel popcorn, and peanut butter cookies. With Nutrisystem, you can regain your beauty by losing weight while enjoying your meals.

My mother in law is currently doing Nutrisystem, and her meals look tasty. I was surprised to see that she was able have those meals as part of her diet.

Now that I’ve shared to you some information on dieting, be sure to look out for my next post, which will probably be on exercise. I hope you found this helpful. Be sure to look back soon.

Here’ a quick video. It’s cheesy as heck, but checkout the kind of meals they have.

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