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Nose Tip Surgery: Procedure, Cost and Recovery

19 September 2014

The shape and size of the nose can make a dramatic difference to the symmetry of the face. A nose tip surgery or a nose tip rhinoplasty is carried out to enhance the appearance of the nose tip. It is suitable in cases where deformations are present in the nose tip while the nose bridge is already straight. Through the cosmetic surgery, the nose tip can be narrowed if broad, straightened if crooked, raised if droops, or made thinner if it is rounded. While some surgeries may require only minor incisions, others may ask for nose implants or grafts to be introduced to the nose tips. The approach for each nose tip rhinoplasty varies based on the aesthetic appearance that the patient wishes to achieve through the surgery. Read More

How Much Does IVF Cost Worldwide?

18 September 2014

About 99 percent of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) procedures that are performed are In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments. An IVF treatment helps couples conceive when they have infertility problems like a low sperm count, blocked fallopian tube, ovulation problems, or when other treatments have not been successful. During the IVF treatment, the egg and sperms are introduced into a petri dish in a lab. The fertilized embryo is then placed in the womb, which may result in pregnancy. Read More

Robotic Surgery for Endometriosis: Benefits and How It Is Performed

16 September 2014

Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial tissue develops on the outer part of the uterus in women as opposed to lining the inner uterus as seen in normal cases. The endometrial tissue continues to respond to the menstrual cycle in the same way. It develops and breaks down when the monthly hormonal changes occur causing inflammation, internal bleeding, and formation of scar tissue and cysts. The scar tissue in the endometrial layer may lead to blockages in pelvic regions and organs, that may cause pregnancy issues. In very rare conditions is it that the tissue develops beyond the pelvic region. Read More

Eye Bags Surgery: Causes, Procedure, Price and Recovery

15 September 2014

Eye bags are the excess eyelid tissue present on the lower and upper eyelids whose structure varies with age. If left unattended, eye bags may affect both appearance and vision, due to which many individuals choose to undergo a surgically procedure called blepharoplasty to reduce the eyelid tissue. Eye bags can be characterized by the presence of mild swelling, dark circles and/or saggy skin. While the presence of eye bags usually doesn't ask for medical care, it may be a concern in cases where it is persistent, has accompanying itching, pain or redness, or has an effect on other body parts. A consultation with a medical practitioner is recommended if any of these conditions are present. The doctor can decide upon careful examination, if the eye bags are a result of allergy, infection, thyroid or kidney problems, or is harmless. Read More

Conception Tips That Give You a Shot at Pregnancy

12 September 2014

Statistics reveal that 84 percent of couples take a year to get pregnant, while others take even longer. Women in their early twenties take 4-5 months of trying to get pregnant, while those in the early thirties take 7-10 months, and those in the late thirties take 10-12 months. Here's taking a look at tips that can help in enhancing your odds at conception. Read More

Five Common Obesity Treatment Options

10 September 2014

Obesity is a condition that is characterized by the presence of excess amount of body fat in an individual that can have negative implications on health, elevate health problems or bring down life expectancy. A body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 is confirmed as obese as per American standards, with a BMI in the range 25-29.9 classified as overweight. Read More

Seven Common Restorative Dentistry Procedures

09 September 2014

Restorative dentistry procedures are used to correct teeth that are decayed, damaged or missing. The restorative dental procedures and materials used vary vastly based on factors such as the extent to which the tooth is decayed or damaged, the strength of the tooth, and its effect on functional capabilities. Read More

Brazilian Cosmetic Surgery: Pricing Guide and Popular Procedures

05 September 2014

Brazil has seen more and more cosmetic tourists flocking their plastic surgery clinics owing to the significantly low surgical costs in the country. Over 11.5 million cosmetic procedures are performed in Brazil annually, among which, buttock implants and breast augmentation procedures happen to be the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries.  A majority of international patients travel to cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on their cosmetic vacation, while smaller cities like Santis, Porto Alegre and Recife are also gaining popularity. Read More

5 Most Common Alternative Natural Medicine Practices

03 September 2014

Alternative medicine encompasses practices that are believed to heal individuals just as conventional allopathic medicines. They are quite popular, though they do not have a sufficient amount of scientific evidence to back their case. Alternative medicines include practices like Ayurveda, TCM, homeopathy, naturopathy and energy medicine, to name a few. Read More

What is Robotic Surgery? What are its Types and Benefits?

01 September 2014

Advances in technology have made for major breakthrough in the healthcare field, such as the rise of robotic surgeries. These surgeries area conducted by means of surgical tools that are attached onto an ergonomically designed robotic arm, which performs the surgery based on the surgeon's instruction. The surgeon is able to control the movements of the robotic arm by sending out instructions through a console that is linked to the robotic arm. It allows him/her to maneuver the robotic arm, giving a 360 degree freedom of movement and precision. Read More
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