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Aging an uplifiting experience
Imagine this–you’re 45yrs old, with radiant, taut, wrinkle free skin. What doesn’t need to be imagined is the fact that this is all true.All of this is possible, if not more. Your breasts, hips, thighs, face, chin can all be worked on and improved without any surgical procedures applied on them. This new method is the NON SURGICAL BODY LIFT. Dr. Shah has brought this revolutionary method to Pune and has been very successful in achieving results with his patients who have undergone this procedure. “The result is instant, sometimes I work on one half of the face the patients then stand in front of the mirror and the difference is extremely noticeable. You can see the lift immediately”, says Dr. Shah.The procedure works by applying an Isometric contraction. In keeping the length intact you bring the muscle tone in control. Since the skin is attached to the muscle, it stretches over the muscle and in turn becomes wrinkle free. Contraction of each muscle lasts 6 sec and the machine switches itself off at the specified time. Two electrodes are used– one at the origin of the muscle and the second at the termination. If you are as paranoid as me and need to cross check, which in my books would be the right thing to do, be rest assured. I’ve given the machine the third degree and seen how it works, it is absolutely safe and very quick too.

The procedure takes up to 10 sittings which last 20 mins. each and the entire cost amounts up to approximately Rs 7000/–. The only follow up one has to do is visit the doctor every once a month or fortnight for him to check and decide if he needs to continue the procedure so as to maintain the lift.If one were to compare, the visits would amount to one’s visit to the parlor or the gymnasium,“ You need to maintain everything, waxing, threading, non surgical lifts, they’re all the same”, says Dr. Shah. “The method is totally full proof and one doesn’t need to feel hesitant at all.”

Dr. Shah says “That the method is only used in the areas which cannot be worked on by physical exercise.” This non surgical body lift cannot rid one of fatty tissues or reduced one’s fatty mass. It works on a very simple and scientific method which lifts aging skin, or reduces wrinkles where necessary.With all the advancements being made in the world of medicine and science, this is yet another. However this is revolutionary as it does not require surgery, which in one’s mind reduces apprehensions to a large extent. Dr. Shah has a clinic opposite the Residency Club, Pune. Do visit him for further information or write in your queries and will ensure that they are answered.

Science dispels health risks of silicone breast implants
After nearly seven years of discussion, debate, litigation and extensive scientific study, the controversy surrounding the safety of silicone breast implants can largely be laid to rest. Recent scientific studies have absolved silicone gel breast implants of causing health problems in women. In the past year alone, two major multi–year studies found no evidence linking these implants to connective tissue disease.On June 21, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences released a report that found women with silicone gel implants are no more likely than the rest of the population to develop cancer, immunologic diseases or neurological problems.

Leroy Young, MD, a professor of plastic surgery at St. Louis’ Washington University School of Medicine, has been actively researching the safety of silicone implants for years, both independently and through studies funded by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation. He says that the research findings help answer many questions about silicone breast implants that up until recently, have been driven by speculation.In 1982, the FDA ruled that manufacturers of implants should provide additional evidence of their safety, but the ruling wasn’t enforced until 1991 when public attention became focused on the possibility of risks from implant use. In 1992, the FDA called for a halt to the general use of silicone gel implants except in clinical trials of breast reconstruction and replacement after cancer surgery.Too little, too late.The FDA’s intervention led the way for a variety of litigation and class action suits against implant manufactures, before sufficient scientific data was gathered to prove or disprove the symptoms attributed to implants. For those companies, all the scientific study results exonerating silicone breast implants from causing systemic illnesses have come too late.

Call for further research
With the release of recent study results, the tarnished image of silicone gel breast implants may be on the mend. Many research committees still suggest that continued screening measures be undertaken to identify the frequency of rupture rates in implants, since no reliable data exists today.“Plastic surgeons recognize the need for rupture rate research and are currently funding studies to address the issue,” says Dr. Schnur. “Every implant, whether silicone or saline, has a rupture rate. As a specialty, we are committed to finding out what that rate is.”For saline implants, ruptures are fairly easy to detect and occur at different rates for different implants. For some types of implants this can be as high as four percent per year within the first 10 years. “In a matter of days, the implant will deflate,” says Dr. Young. “Silicone implants present a more challenging scenario because there may be no physical signs that they are leaking.”Dr. Young emphasizes that if a silicone gel implant rupture is detected, it is not an emergency situation.