Men who have excessive amounts of fat around their chest region may suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia that causes the enlargement or excessive development of male breast tissue. Though some occurrences of gynecomastia resolve on their own without treatment, other cases may require plastic surgery to re-contour the body and minimize the appearance of your breasts. Here's what you need to know about gynecomastia surgery. It's Important to Treat Any Underlying Conditions Prior to Surgery [Read More]
Is Your Toddler Eating Enough?
Raising a child is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a person can undertake. The experience typically covers the gamut of emotions, from frustrating to funny to heartwarming to heartbreaking to downright terrifying to gratifying, but it's all worthwhile. Virtually every new parent worries almost nonstop about doing the "right" thing and whether their child is developing normally or becoming ill. One common concern parents often share is worrying if their toddler is eating enough. [Read More]
Measles Outbreaks And School Inoculations: Should You Get Yourself Vaccinated Again?
School inoculations keep the population safe from diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella, that once ran rampant among the population. Students who receive school inoculations are protected against these diseases, even if an outbreak occurs. As a small percentage of the population has made the decision not to vaccinate their children, there has been an increase in the number of measles cases seen in recent years. While this doesn't seem like much of a big deal to most people, this can become epidemic if the spread of such common diseases is not stopped. [Read More]
3 Reasons Why Facial Reconstruction Surgery May Be Needed
Trauma as well as genetic defects can cause the face to become disfigured. Thankfully, surgeons are able to repair these issues with facial reconstruction procedures. Here are three occasions where these techniques are implemented. Cleft Palate And Cleft Lip When an embryo is being formed in utero, the face forms by coming from each side and fusing together in the middle straight down center of the face. Rarely, this process can go wrong in the first trimester, causing the baby's lip or palate—the roof of the mouth—to remain partially open or split. [Read More]