Are You Fit for Surgery? View More

Are you ready for your upcoming surgery?  Have you done everything you can to help with your recovery?  Or are your habits sabotaging your chances at getting the best results?   Hospitals across the country are adopting surgery fitness programs for their surgical patients.  The goal?  To improve a patient’s health before surgery and minimize… Continue Reading

How to Manage Pain After Surgery View More

Are you anxious about how much discomfort or pain you may experience after an upcoming surgery?  Do you have concerns about taking a pain medication and the side-effects you may experience?   “It’s normal for patients to have concerns about pain following a surgical procedure,” says David H. Rahm, M.D., board certified anesthesiologist and VitaMedica… Continue Reading

Prevent Bruising from Botox & Fillers View More

By Yvette La-Garde   Have you received Botox or Juvederm and experienced bruising after the treatment?  Or, are you scheduled for Radiesse or Sculptra and worried that you might bruise after these dermal fillers?   As a woman in her 50s, I’m no stranger to getting Botox and Juvederm.  And, as the director of education… Continue Reading

Foods to Eat to Help Healing View More

Do you have an upcoming surgery scheduled? Are you wondering if there is a post surgery diet you can follow that is full of vitamins for recovery?   Eating the right foods after surgery can promote faster healing and minimize the swelling, bruising and inflammation that often accompany a surgical procedure. Certain foods can also… Continue Reading

Safely Combining a Tummy Tuck with a Hysterectomy View More

It might surprise you to learn that hysterectomies are the second most common surgery among women in the United States. And with obesity ever on the rise, many of the 500,000 women who get them annually wouldn’t mind getting some elective surgery done also, especially to reduce a hanging belly. Well who says you can’t… Continue Reading

Liposuction and Body Mass Index View More

When it comes to getting rid of body fat, liposuction is considered the closest thing we have to instant gratification. After all, you’re permanently removing fat cells from your body! But every procedure has limits, and the number one question for anyone considering lipo always tends to be: how much fat can safely be removed?… Continue Reading

Music Improves Recovery View More

Are you anxious about an upcoming surgery? Is there anything you can do to reduce post-operative pain and improve the overall surgical experience? Just listen to your fave play list before, during or after surgery, according to a review of over 70 studies published in The Lancet.   A team of UK researchers included 72… Continue Reading