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Ezine 123 February 2013

Skin Care Tip:

Don't Forget Your Hands In The Wintertime!

With the winter season fully upon us, a common complaint and ailment that we all may be experiencing is dry and cracked hands. Our hands tend to suffer and dry out due to the combination of cold temperature, howling winds, decreased humidity and indoor forced air heating. The constant hand washing to stave off illness is another culprit that causes our hands to dry out, crack, peel or maybe even bleed. The most important thing to remember when taking care of your hands during the colder months is to moisturize! Use thicker moisturizes to ensure optimal protection of your skin. Also, switch to milder soaps that won’t be too harsh during the frequent hand washing. A humidifier is also a great way to bring moisture back into your home and into your skin

Anti-Aging Tip:

Sodium May Be The Sneaky Ingredient That Is Aging You!

Many people are unaware of the negative effects that sodium-rich diets can have on health and aging. It has been found that diets that are high in sodium may lead to elevated blood pressure and brittle bones, as well as a raised risk of kidney diseases, heart disease and diabetes. The recommended limit of intake for sodium is 2300mg a day for younger adults and 1500mg for adults over the age of 50. Here are some tips on how to reduce this sneaky and unhealthy ingredient from you diet: -Avoid processed foods because they are FULL of sodium -Read labels! Make sure you are informed on what you are feeding yourself and your family -Rinse canned vegetables to remove some of the salt -Drink lots of water to flush out excess salt from your body

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Short Scar Breast Reduction Surgery!

Some women suffer from very large breasts that cause medical problems such as back and neck pain, breathing difficulty and indentations in the shoulders due to bra straps digging into the skin. This can cause most women with large breasts to become very self-conscious. Breast Reduction surgery, also known as Reduction Mammaplasty, removes fat, glandular tissue, and extra skin from the breasts to make them smaller, lighter and firmer. Some women also suffer from enlarged areolas, which breast reduction surgery can also correct. Breast Reduction surgery is most commonly performed to aid in the relief of stiffness and pain, rather than for cosmetic purposes. Unfortunately, every surgery results in scarring which in this case, can be hidden by a bathing suit or bra. This surgery is not recommended for women who plan to become pregnant or nurse, because the ability to breast feed cannot be guaranteed.

After the surgery, most people experience swelling and bruising and may ache for a week or so. One of the first changes you will notice is the pain and soreness in the back and shoulders will dissipate almost immediately. You will be rid of your large breasts, your body will be more proportional and your clothes will fit better.

To see before and after patient pictures, please click here.

During your consult with Dr. Speron, the patient will discuss their desired goals on an individual level. Then they will further discuss the course of treatment and potential complications at the appointment time. Please check out the wealth of information on our site by clicking here.

Make sure you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications. You can also visit the ASPS web site at The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. When considering a cosmetic surgeon, you should also make sure your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). A call to ASAPS (1-888-272-7711) or visiting the ASAPS website ( can help you verify your plastic surgeons membership.

To help you in making your decision, please click here to check out the 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you!

By far, the most important factor in the success of your procedure is the surgeon you choose. So please choose wisely...

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