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  • United Spinal Hosts Free Webinar – Getting the Right Mobility Equipment & Services

    United Spinal Association’s membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host a free webinar in March on how people living with disabilities can improve their access to medical equipment, prescription drugs, medical supplies, services and therapies, critical to their health and well-being.

    Getting the Right Mobility Equipment & Services ––Thursday, March 27th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, will describe what rules under Medicare may prevent people with disabilities from getting the right mobility equipment and services on which they rely.

    The webinar will also educate participants on legislation to improve access to customized wheelchairs and other medical equipment products that United Spinal and other stakeholders have been spearheading. The webinar will cover how people with disabilities can get involved in getting better choice, quality, access and coverage.

    Alexandra Bennewith, MPA, VP Government Relations at United Spinal will be the guest speaker.

    To view a full list of NSCIA’s upcoming and archived webinars, please visit http://www.spinalcord.org/webinar-archive/.

    About United Spinal Association
    United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

    Media contact: Ahvi Spindell, Media Relations Services, United Spinal Association, (212) 580-4567, ahvi@spindellmediarelations.com, Twitter @ahvispin

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    Alexandra Bennewith, MPA – https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=111409

  • Texas Children’s Hospital to host inaugural weekend camp for patients affected by cleft lip or palate

    Nearly 30 patients from Texas Children’s Hospital will be packing their bags in preparation for an unforgettable weekend getaway. The kids, ranging in ages from 10 to 16 years, will be the first to attend Texas Children’s inaugural camp for children affected by cleft lip and palate. The weekend camp, which will be officially named by this year’s attendants, will be held March 14 to 16. For more information Texas Children’s cleft lip and palate program, visit texaschildrens.org

    Led by various members of Texas Children’s craniofacial team, the camp is designed to provide children born with cleft lip or palate the chance to be themselves, make new friendships and gain the self confidence many of them lack due to their facial abnormalities. The camp program will focus on personal challenges and group-building, as well as recreational activities that are all designed to enhance socialization and self-confidence.

    “It is our goal to make these kids feel safe and supported,” said Dr. Larry Hollier, chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital, and co-founder of the camp program. “Our number one hope is that they end the weekend feeling good about themselves and with the establishment of new, strong friendships.”

    Dr. Laura Monson, pediatric plastic surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital, is the other driving force behind the establishment of the camp. “Our team has received a great deal of feedback from patients about the hardships they endure and the challenges they face just because they look different,” said Monson, who is also assistant professor of plastic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. “It was evident that these kids need—and deserve—an opportunity to be amongst peers that completely understand what it’s like to grow up with a facial difference.”

    Texas Children’s Cleft Lip and Palate team not only provides surgical treatments for these patients’ physical abnormalities but they also realize the importance of their physiological well being. As part of their dedication to healing the whole child, the team follows their patients’ clinical outcomes and quality of life for 18 years. They track the patient’s speech progress, the aesthetical development of the cleft lip and palate repair, as well as the progress of the child’s emotional and psychosocial healing.

    “Our team’s dedication doesn’t just stop with the patients we are currently treating,” says Hollier, who is also professor and chief of plastic surgery at Baylor. “We are committed to tracking the progress of our kids so that we can perfect the already exceptional care we provide and improve clinical outcomes for those future families that will be seeking our help down the road,” said Hollier.

    About Texas Children’s Hospital

    Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation, Texas Children’s has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children’s has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on Texas Children’s, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children’s by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

    Contact: Elizabeth Shackouls

    SOURCE Texas Children’s Hospital

  • Delegates from More than 30 Countries to Share the Benefits of eHealth

    The World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition (WoHIT), taking place in Nice from 2-4 April, presents a comprehensive international programme with 18 parallel and five plenary sessions, an mHealth symposium and a special Nordic Track as well as a dedicated French programme. With the overriding theme of ‘eHealth with Benefits: Documenting Clinical and Financial Returns’, it will gather IT and healthcare professionals from more than 30 countries to discuss how IT can effectively improve the safety and quality of care for patients, as well as contribute to a better management of human and resources within the organizations. One of the novelties this year is the Matchmaking experience, which allows the delegates to focus on the meeting rather than the showcasing. It will be the place to build strong business relationships during pre-arranged meetings with attendees from all over the world. The conference will kick off on April 2nd with the mHealth Symposium focusing on ‘Why mHealth should be a priority’, during which different speakers will address key issues such as: security human data solutions for mobile strategies The conference will inaugurally host major delegations from Emerging Markets including: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaand Brazil The Maghreb region A number of fascinating topics for the community will be discussed, such as the large number of investments in Health IT based on projects from Norway, the UK, France and Turkey. The ‘French Savoir-Faire’ session will showcase local success stories such as: Examples of ROI realized through HIT deployment The pharmacy record being currently connected to hospitals This year’s host country, one of the largest European healthcare IT markets. A theme that arouses great interest within the industry is The Continuum of Care Maturity Model (CCMM), which HIMSS Europe is presenting in scoop. Other significant highlights: Personalized Medicine, Patient Enabling and Big Data. The Nordic track will consist of four sessions: Swedish session: dedicated to a national initiative to enable patients to read their health record. Danish session: on how to identify the best telemedicine solutions. Finnish session: new innovations for health and local opportunities within personalized medicine. Norwegian session: innovative eHealth solutions in mental health. More info: http://www.worldofhealthit.org/2014/programme/ IT Comunicación Josep M. Iglesias / Loida Lleonart himss@itcomunicacion.com T: +34-93-362-10-34 SOURCE HIMSS Europe

  • Texas Children’s Hospital launches on-site ReadyCam© broadcast studio allowing direct access to top healthcare experts


    Texas Children’s Hospital, ranked 4th nationally among children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, is the latest hospital to install a ReadyCam© on-site studio, allowing doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and patient families to appear live on broadcast news programs. Nationally recognized experts in children’s and women’s health will now be available 24/7 to report and comment on breaking health care news directly from Texas Children’s in Houston, Texas. For a list of experts and topics the hospital can speak on, please visit: http://www.texaschildrens.org/experts/. Texas Children’s joins several leading hospitals and medical centers across the country in implementing the ReadyCam technology to transmit broadcast quality, high definition video over the Internet to news media organizations. The studio can also be used to stream webcasts and record video for the web and internal communications. To watch a virtual tour of the studio hosted by Dr. Jennifer Arnold, please visit: http://youtu.be/JyXCZDvLcAg. “We are pleased to provide the national, local and regional media outlets quick and reliable access to our health care experts at Texas Children’s Hospital,” says Christy Brunton, director of public relations at Texas Children’s. “ReadyCam will allow the hospital to easily transmit high quality audio and video to any news outlet quickly and efficiently, opening the door to direct reporting from the front lines of one of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals, and the largest in the south.” The ReadyCam system uses Enhanced IP™ technology to transmit broadcast quality HD video over the Internet to anywhere around the world. “We are excited to add Texas Children’s to our ReadyCam network,” says Lloyd Bunting, VideoLink’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “The hospital’s doctors and researchers have a wide range of expertise and the ReadyCam enables the hospital to easily access any news outlet in the world, as well as create and distribute web video. We are excited to provide them with a solution that will help them to quickly and easily share their research and knowledge.” The hospital has experts available to comment on a variety of health care topics in heart, cancer, neurology, neonatology, allergy and immunology, radiology, fetal surgery, women’s health, pregnancy and many more topics. To book the Texas Children’s Hospital ReadyCam studio for commentary and interviews, contact the PR department by paging or calling 832-824-2099 and asking for the media representative on call. About Texas Children’s Hospital Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens. Contact: Christy Brunton 832-824-2645 clbrunto@texaschildrens.org SOURCE Texas Children’s Hospital

  • Elsevier Unveils New Digital Platform for Expert Consult, Student Consult

    Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the fully redesigned Expert Consult and Student Consult, its two medical reference and learning platforms, now powered by Inkling, the creator of engaging, intuitive digital books for some of the world’s most respected publishers.

    Expert Consult and Student Consult now feature Inkling’s standard-setting reading and search experience. Both existing and new users will benefit from easy search, consistent structure, rich media, social and community features, as well as seamless electronic access from any device. Fast Company recently selected Inkling as one of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.”

    These interactive tools offer access to Elsevier’s robust, renowned library of texts, including Netter‘s Atlas of Human Anatomy, Gray‘s Anatomy and Braunwald‘s Heart Disease in digital format. There is no additional cost for separate use of digital and print copies of each available title. If a clinician or medical student buys the print version of an Elsevier medical reference or textbook, the corresponding digital title is also theirs on Expert Consult or Student Consult.

    “We are constantly working to provide the best, most comprehensive and interactive tools to meet the needs of our increasingly tech-savvy customers,” said Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President for Content, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. “Inkling’s technology, coupled with our extensive library of medical texts, makes the learning experience for medical students and the reference needs for clinicians more convenient, immersive and rewarding.”

    More than half a million users around the world of Expert Consult and Student Consult have been integrated to-date through platform migration.

    “Elsevier is blazing a trail by building their core reference and learning products on this powerful, scalable platform,” said Matt MacInnis, Founder and CEO of Inkling. “In about six months, we were able to build over 500,000 unique medical reference documents, make them searchable, and scale them out to hundreds of thousands of existing users. It’s an industry first.”

    Elsevier is making use of Inkling Habitat, the industry-leading cloud publishing platform, to build and manage the content of more than 800 medical texts so that they are consistently structured, searchable and easily updated. Expert Consult and Student Consult users experience truly interactive content that brings new meaning to illustrations and allows readers’ annotations to travel across their devices and be shared with others.

    Elsevier opted into the Inkling Content Discovery Platform, which allows Google to index the contents and make them available for instant preview and purchase online. To experience the power of Elsevier content in Google search, users can type “robbins congenital heart disease” into Google and see a set of search results delivered from deep within Elsevier’s industry-leading content. This is one of hundreds of thousands of topics that now rank organically in Google search.

    Current Expert Consult and Student Consult users are automatically upgraded to the new Inkling platform experience. New and returning customers can buy access to individual chapters and complete eBooks directly online.

    Elsevier plans to roll out hundreds of additional digital titles, ranging from oncology to psychiatry, pediatrics to emergency medicine, and more, throughout 2014.

    Visit https://studentconsult.inkling.com or https://expertconsult.inkling.com for more information or to download a free chapter from the new Expert Consult and Student Consult.

    About Inkling

    Inkling is a pioneer in collaborative cloud publishing. Inkling is reimagining digital books by creating intuitive, interactive and engaging books built for mobile and web. Through Inkling, the world’s leading publishers are building their best content on Inkling’s cloud publishing platform– Inkling Habitat Inkling is moving an entire industry forward by creating the infrastructure to transform words on paper into content in the cloud. Based in San Francisco, Inkling is backed by Sequoia Capital and partners with the world’s leading publishers. For more information, visit http://www.inkling.com.

    About Elsevier

    Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and 25,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

    A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

    Media contact
    Christopher Capot
    Director, Corporate Relations
    +1-917-704-5174 (mobile)

    SOURCE Elsevier

  • Women for Positive Action Celebrates International Women’s Day 2014 by Launching New Educational Tool on ‘HIV and Young Women’

    In conjunction with International Women’s Day (March 8, 2014), a practical and educational tool on the topic of young women living with HIV has been developed by Women for Positive Action (a global, multidisciplinary group of experts committed to addressing the specific concerns of women living with HIV). This tool is designed to inspire community and healthcare representatives to tackle the evolving challenges and support the needs of girls living with HIV as they develop into young women (available for download here: http://bit.ly/1c9GpGV).

    “Young women aged 15-24 are particularly vulnerable to HIV, with infection rates twice as high as in young men. Unfortunately, gender inequalities, discrimination and lack of adequate targeted services often mean that these women fail to receive the services and support they need” explains Angelina Namiba, Project Manager for Positively UK and Women for Positive Action faculty member.

    In line with this year’s International Women’s Day theme of ‘Inspiring change’, Women for Positive Action faculty members, Lorraine Sherr, Mona Loutfy, Karine Lacombe and Angelina Namiba have designed the ‘HIV and Young Women’ tool to help motivate those caring for young women to look for new ways to assist them through their journey into adulthood and support them to lead full and productive lives. Emotional wellbeing, including depression, and anxiety, is just one of the challenges addressed. This can affect more than 60% of those with perinatally acquired HIV specifically, and 30-60% of women living with HIV overall;[1],[2] however peer, parent and teacher support are associated with better emotional health outcomes.[3] Other topics covered include sexual health and relationships as well as stigma and disclosure, with examples of how community-based initiatives and counselling approaches can support girls as they develop into young women and transition to adult care.

    “Young women born with HIV are surviving into adulthood and beyond and often have complex medical and psychological needs that should be managed appropriately to ensure ongoing participation of women in their own care and prevention of HIV transmission” explains Karine Lacombe, associate professor in the infectious and tropical diseases department of Saint-Antoine Hospital (AP-HP), France and Women for Positive Action faculty member. “Transition from paediatric to adult services, in particular, is a critical time for young women, and it is essential that the multi-disciplinary team support women to develop strong self-management and life skills in order to improve their outcomes.”

    Women for Positive Action are committed to exploring and addressing the challenges faced by women living with HIV and those involved in their care. For more information visit the website, http://www.womenforpositiveaction.org and keep up to date with Women for Positive Action activities through Twitter @WFPA_HIV.

    Notes to Editor

    Worldwide, over 60% of all young people (i.e. those aged 15-24 years) living with HIV are young women.[4] Infection rates in this group are twice as high as in young men, and account for 22% of all new infections.[5] However, with effective treatment many girls who acquired HIV perinatally are now living well into adulthood[6] and those acquiring HIV in adulthood have a near normal life expectancy.[7]

    Visit http://www.womenforpositiveaction.org for further information about Women for Positive Action and ongoing projects. Women for Positive Action is an educational program funded by AbbVie. All content is independently generated by the Women for Positive Action faculty experts reflecting their knowledge and opinions.

  • United Allergy Services Launches Mobile Healthcare App To Encourage Patient Medication Adherence

    United Allergy Services (UAS), a leading healthcare services company that enables family physicians, pediatricians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced myAllergyPal, an innovative mobile application that enables patients to track home-based immunotherapy treatment progress.

    Immunotherapy is the only treatment proven to address the underlying cause of allergic reactions and provide long-lasting relief; however, maximum relief requires medication compliance. For many seasonal and perennial allergy sufferers, immunotherapy shots can be administered at home eliminating the need to travel to the physician’s office for each and every injection. While the course of immunotherapy varies by individual, patients who maintain their treatment regime usually experience results within the first six to eight months, with long-term allergy symptom relief possible anywhere between three and five years.

    myAllergyPal empowers patients to take control of their personal health and ultimately feel better. Accessible on a smartphone or tablet device, the application includes an injection log that details a patient’s progress through the various immunotherapy vials, injection numbers and doses, a list of the patient’s unique allergens, as well as a symptom tracker. Patients using the application receive reminders of follow-up appointments with information about and directions to their doctor’s office.

    “United Allergy Services is committed to providing exceptional support for our partner physicians as they seek to improve the health of their patients. myAllergyPal is an innovative application that improves allergy care for patients by encouraging compliance that leads to long-term allergy symptom relief,” said Nicolas Hollis, president and chief executive officer of United Allergy Services. “We worked closely with Salesforce and AppExchange partner Ionia to develop a healthcare app that combines usability and functionality to ensure patients can easily experience the benefits of myAllergyPal and ultimately improve treatment compliance and health outcomes.”

    myAllergyPal is available to all patients treated by physicians that utilize United Allergy Services’ protocols for allergy testing and treatment. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

    About United Allergy Services
    United Allergy Services ® (UAS) brings effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy to primary care physicians; pulmonologists; ENT physicians; pediatricians; internal medicine physicians; and healthcare systems that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. UAS’ complete service line features in-office UAS Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist staffing and training; quality assurance and compliance; and supply and inventory management. By collaborating with physicians to safely administer allergy testing and shots, UAS has assisted the expansion of access to effective allergy care for thousands of patients that suffer from seasonal and perennial allergies.


    United Allergy Services

    Letitia Fecher

    Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

    (210) 265-3181


    Stacey Holifield or Caitlin Nolan
    MSLGROUP for United Allergy Services
    (415) 512-0770


    SOURCE United Allergy Services

  • Personalized intervention for diabetes prevention

    NutritionQuest (http://www.nutritionquest.com), a health and wellness research company in Berkeley, CA has launched their latest online intervention program, which aims to change the course of patients with diagnosed pre-diabetes. The program, which features a highly individualized website, Android and iPhone apps, tailored emails, an interactive voice response coaching program, and tailored mailed newsletters, is the first of its kind to focus on diabetes prevention.

    Alive-PD (Prevent Diabetes) enables pre-diabetics to adopt the lifestyle changes that are proven effective in reversing the progression to diabetes. “The national Diabetes Prevention Program proved it’s possible to slow the progression of pre-diabetes through face-to-face behavioral interventions,” says Dr. Gladys Block, lead developer of the program, and Prof. Emerita of Public Health at U.C. Berkeley. “With Alive-PD we hope to demonstrate that pre-diabetics can achieve significant behavior change via a highly individualized, yet completely automated program.”

    Using a multi-modal approach that includes online, mobile, telephony, and traditional outreach components, Alive-PD can reach the millions of pre-diabetics who need help. “Most people know that they need to change their behaviors, but they need coaching and support throughout the process to be successful,” said Block.

    The intervention distills the expertise of behavioral researchers and diabetes educators into a 36-week program that automatically adapts intervention messages and program actions to reflect the level of user interaction. Those with successful interactions are rewarded and encouraged, while those who find behavior change more challenging receive specialized coaching.

    Features of the program include personalized activity planning tools, individualized goal setting and reporting, performance logging, specific dietary and activity advice tailored to patients’ self-reported behaviors, as well as engagement features including a points system, team play and challenges. The program promotes interaction via social media and the direct support of family and friends, and also includes traditional health education articles, infographics, and self-testing quizzes.

    A randomized trial of the program, conducted in collaboration with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI), has recently begun. Kristen Azar, RN, leads the study’s data collection component at PAMFRI, where over 300 people are being recruited. Volunteers for the study must be members of the PAMF health care organization, have a confirmed blood test of pre-diabetes, and be overweight. They will come to the clinic in Palo Alto three times to have their blood and other measurements made. Participants will be randomized to receive the Alive-PD program immediately or after a six-month delay.

    Development and testing of Alive-PD has been funded in part through a Fast-Track Small Business Innovation Research grant from the US National Institute of Nursing Research. Alive-PD is based on the behavioral approaches proven effective in a previous program, Alive!.

    Pre-diabetes is an often undiagnosed medical condition in which one’s blood sugar is elevated (100 to 125 mg/dl) but still below the diabetic level. Around 79 million American adults have pre-diabetes, and without treatment, half of those will become diabetic within 10 years. “We intend to change that”, adds Block, “by applying the principles of effective behavior change in an intensive, automated intervention program.”

    Because it is fully automated, Alive-PD has the ability to reach very large numbers of pre-diabetics at low cost, and with little administrative burden for adopting organizations. Alive-PD is now available, to individuals and to organizations, through NutritionQuest. www.nutritionquest.com, 510-704-8514. More information can be found at www.nutritionquest.com/company/news.

  • Families Can Turn to Smartphones for Prescription Saving Solutions

    With the drug price index continuing to rise and median incomes decreasing, families are looking to their smartphones for solutions to save money.

    “Consumers are recognizing the rising costs of prescription drugs and LowestMed is the solution for everyone looking to save money,” said Brad Bangerter, CEO of LowestMed. “Our app and discount card makes it easy for you to compare prescription prices at the pharmacies in your neighborhood.”

    LowestMed is the first free mobile app in the industry to provide consumers with the ability to view and compare prescription drug prices at leading supermarket and pharmacy chains in their neighborhood. It is available on iPhone, Android, and Windows phone devices. LowestMed offers free and confidential pharmacy savings in the palm of your hand for those on company plans and individual plans under the ACA, as well as those who choose not to buy health insurance.

    The LowestMed app is as simple as typing your prescription into your smartphone. Customers do not need to enter any personal information and LowestMed does not track prescriptions.

  • Common Plastic Surgery Options

    Every year, more and more people receive plastic surgery to address imperfections in their appearance. For many patients, it’s an effective way to achieve long-lasting results. Here are a few of the more popular surgical options available:


    One very common plastic surgery is an abdominoplasty, widely known by its more common name, the tummy tuck. This treatment is intended to reduce or eliminate overhanging abdominal skin, and is most commonly elected by women who have had several pregnancies. It may be combined with liposuction, depending on the amount of fatty tissue in the abdominal area. This plastic surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes between two to three hours, although there are also partial abdominoplasties, which can take one to two hours. The recovery period is usually several weeks.


    Part of the aging process includes the loss of elasticity in the skin, which results in sagginess in the upper arms. For some people, this condition might be bad enough to cause them to limit their wardrobe to long-sleeved garments, and severely curtail their outdoor summertime activities. Commonly known as an arm lift, this procedure can help people suffering from this condition. In the procedure, excess skin is removed and tightened, resulting in firm, toned upper arms. If there is excess fatty tissue, liposuction may be performed first. Arm lifts are performed under general anesthetic, and recovery time is usually a few days.

    Thigh Lift

    People who have achieved significant weight loss are sometimes disappointed to find that, they still don’t have the body aesthetic that they want. That is because excess and redundant skin can last long after the fat is gone. The inner and outer thighs are especially prone to this problem. A thigh lift can resolve this situation for many patients. It involves removing redundant skin in a concentric pattern that leaves the thigh area looking taught and firm. Full recovery can take several weeks, but the incisions are made in natural body folds to diminish the appearance of scars in the long-term.