Why you should pay cash for outpatient healthcare services

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It’s hard to believe that even if you have health insurance, you may be better off if you pay cash for outpatient healthcare services. If that’s the case, why do we have health insurance at all?! We have health insurance to cover very prolonged illnesses or major trauma. Basically, catastrophic issues. But when it comes to screening tests or basic health maintenance, patients could save...
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Treatments for the neck [video]

treatments for the neck
Crepey skin, wrinkles, neck bands, turkey gobbler neck, jowls. These are all signs of the aging neck so let’s talk about treatments for the neck, from least invasive to the more invasive.   Bands to the neck If you have bands extending from the chin to the base of your neck, you may be a candidate for Botox or Xeomin. Here’s the catch though. If...
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Unusual places to use Botox or Xeomin [video]

places to use botox or xeomin
Most are aware of Botox and Xeomin to treat wrinkles due to overactive muscles for the 11’s in between the eyebrows, the forehead and the crow’s feet. But what about some of the more unusual places to use Botox or Xeomin?   TMJ grinding and wide jawline The masseter muscles that give fullness to the sides of the jaw can also be associated with pain...
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There’s more to it than BMI! [video]

BMI or Body Mass Index helps determine if a patient has a “normal” weight, overweight or morbidly obese. It takes into account, not only their weight, but also their height. Many doctors use BMI as a very prominent determinant of whether a patient would be considered a surgical candidate for an elective or cosmetic procedure. But does BMI tell the whole story?   Why BMI......
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Do fillers make you look like you got punched in the face?! [video]

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Are you happy with your fillers but dread the actual treatment? Do fillers leave you bruised and in pain? Well, you’re not alone. As the discussion and video below discuss, there’s a way to minimize pain and bruising when getting fillers.   Do fillers have to hurt The best way to minimize pain with fillers is a dental block. Similar to what a dentist does...
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Breast implants: the smaller the better! [video]

the smaller the better
I know it’s tough to resist but when it comes to breast implants, the smaller the better. Everyone thinks you have to go big or go home but it’s not really necessary. There are benefits to smaller implants and additional risks with bigger implants.   The smaller the better With bigger implants, the patient may get stretch marks. Bigger implants also stretch out the breast...
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Kybella, CoolSculpting or Neck Lipo for treatment of Tech Neck! [video]

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Looking for a treatment of tech neck? Well first, let’s discuss what tech neck is. With everyone staring at their smartphones, they notice their neck fullness when in selfie mode. That results in one of two things: a realization that they’ve always had that fullness but never noticed before. Or they’ve given themselves that fullness by always looking down at their phone! Either way, you...
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Allergan removes textured breast implants from market [video]

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Allergan, the maker of Botox, Juvederm and breast implants is removing their textured breast implants from the market. The news was first reported by the NY Times. Keep reading to get the details of why they’re being removed from the market and what it means for you.   Textured breast implants First, this doesn’t apply to all implants. It doesn’t apply to saline or silicone...
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5 myths about breast augmentation debunked [video]

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1. They cause cancer Breast implants don’t cause the typical type of breast cancer that the vast majority of women have. A very rare form of cancer known as lymphoma, which is more of an overgrowth of lymphatic tissue like lymph nodes that can occur anywhere in the body, can also appear, under certain circumstances, around a breast implant.   Specifically, implants with a textured...
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