Plastic Surgery Myths, Reverse Heart Disease, & E.D.?
- Posted on: Jun 1 2017
It’s the start of summer! Make sure you get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, though don’t forget your sunblock and sunglasses!
Summer is the time when we all want the best looking skin and body, but there are many questions and myths surrounding skin care, plastic surgery, and beauty. Let’s correct some common misconceptions:
Myth: Pillow wrinkles won’t become permanent
Actually, sleeping on your face can cause wrinkles. Deep creases from the pillow will begin as temporary, but over the years they can become permanent. Sleeping on your back is the best bet for avoiding this issue, but if you absolutely have to sleep with your face on the pillow, choose a satin or silk pillowcase.
Myth: I have varicose and spider veins because I cross my legs all the time
These types of veins don’t come from crossing your legs. In fact, the real causes are genetics, pregnancy, and standing for long periods of time. You can repair spider veins with procedures like sclerotherapy and laser treatments. If you have a job where you stand a lot, make sure you wear compression hose. They are an absolute must.
Myth: Fat removed during liposuction will come back in a different place or in a weird/lumpy shape
This has always sounded silly to me. If I suck out fat from your thighs, it’s not going to reappear somewhere else on your body. After more than a decade of performing liposuction on more than 2,000 patients, I’ve never had a patient tell me that fat removed from one area came back in a different area.
Speaking of myths – have you watched or listened to my recent podcast with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell? She and I discuss even more myths surrounding plastic surgery! We get to the truth about whether breast implants make you sick, if a facelift is all you need to look younger, “scarless” plastic surgery, and more. This is a very fun and very informative show.
Here are some interesting facts about heart disease that you may not know:
– You can reverse even the most severe heart disease using diet and lifestyle. People have gone from cardiac cripples to climbing mountains using the power of a plant-based, whole foods diet and lifestyle changes. It’s incredible.
– A small crease in your earlobe could be an early sign of coronary vessel disease. It could be a sign of collagen problems.
– A simple $100 test can tell you if you have silent heart disease- ask your doctor about a Coronary Artery Calcium CT Scan. Most insurances cover it, and many doctors don’t even know about it!
– Erectile disfunction is one of the earliest signs of impending serious heart issues. Really! The penile artery is so small (1-2 mm wide) that it’s one of the first ones that can become clogged from atherosclerosis. If you or someone you love has problems with ED, it might be a sign of underlying arterial disease elsewhere, too.
Fascinating, right? I’ve learned a ton from my good friend, America’s Healthy Heart Doc, Dr. Joel Kahn. He’s the doctor Big Pharma hates, but you need to know. Because I strongly believe in his mission to save lives using holistic means, I spent 40 minutes interviewing him on my latest podcast. If you listen to just one of my podcasts, this should be it.
The information he gives is eye-opening, inspiring, and life-saving. Please join us!
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