Thursday, March 27, 2008

More Bruises For Lower Eyelid Surgery

Less skin is removed from the lower lids than the upper lids. The difference between just the right amount and too much may be only a few millimeters, A good surgeon will operate on the side of caution and remove less skin, or fat only.

An incision is made just below the lashes in the eye's natural crease. Muscle fiber are separated from fatty deposits, and the fat removed. Most of the excess fat lies in the middle of the lid, and again caution must be taken not to remove too much. After the sagging skin and muscle are trimmed, the lower-lid skin is pulled up and over to one side. Sutures follow the crease of the natural lid.

Another more recent procedure removes fat from under the eyelid with syringe inserted while the lid is pulled away from the eye. Called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, it takes about 20 minutes and leaves no scars, but is not suitable for anyone with a lot of excess skin under the eyes. People with multiple folds of the lower lid will need a two-layer operation, the first on the skin and the second on the muscle. Each layer is freed up separately and then lifted. The muscle is supported at the outside, and then the skin is redraped over it. This is more extensive than the usual blepharoplasty and leaves more bruising.
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Stripping Of Upper Eyelid

When all four lids are being operated in, the upper are usually done first. An incision is made in the natural fold at the back of the lid. In minor surgery, this will be about 24 mm in lenght, but when excess skin is being removed as as fat, it can extend as far as the wrinkles at the outer edge of the eye.

The excess skin and a delicate strip of muscles will be removed. Only a small piece of fate will be removed as the removal of too much fat can give the eyes a sunken look. The bulk of the excess fat is usually located near the outer edge of the upper lids, but the easiest fat to remove is in the middle, directly underneath the muscle. Fat will usually be removed from the inner corner of the lid as well. Although the operation is painless, you will feel some tugging and possibly some discomfort while the fat under the eyelids is removed.

The incision is usually closed with a small fine nylon or polypropylene stitch, which is easily pulled out later. Sutures can cause tiny white cysts called milia to form. a cold compress is placed over the eye while surgery is done on the other.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tension Free For Eyelid Surgery

The Blepharoplasty is sometimes done under general anesthetic but is more commonly performed in the doctor's surgery or an putpatient basis in hospita, using local anesthetic and oral or intravenous sedation. The local is put directly into the lids and with a fine needle. Some peoplepanic at the thought of surgery about their eyes. Because it is important foy anyone undergoing eyelid surgery to be as tension-free as possible, you should discuss anesthetic options fully with the plastic surgeon.

Your face ia washed with a surgical cleansing solution, and the eye not being operated on may be covered with sterile bandage. The incision sites will be marked with surgical ink. This scratches but doesn't hurt. A simple upper blepharoplasty takes about half an hour. More complicated surgery or surgery on all four lids takes betweek one and two hours.
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Friday, March 21, 2008

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Is Eyelid Surgery Right For You?

If you are planning to have any kind of surgery it is advisable to make a research about the procedure the the things your should know if a certain surgery procedure is right for you. There are things that you shoudl consider before having an Eyelid surgery to avoid complication before and after the surgery.

Not all problems in the lower lids can be corrected. Dark circles under the eyes cannot be elimib=nated, although some of the discoloured skin can be removed. Sometimes the operation must be necessity be more conservative to prevent problems with the functioning of the lids.

The result of blepharoplasty may last for more than five years; for some people, it will be permanent. Eyelida surgery can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery. Some surgeons believe the results are more long-lasting if done with a brow-lift. Crow's feet and other wrinkles around the eyes cannot be removed by blepharoplasty and require a min-facelift.

Most people undergoing eyelid surgery are between the ages of 35 and 50. It is often the first facial cosmetic surgery people consider; many go on later to have other facial procedures. More and more men are now seeking blepharoplasty, and it is now the third most popular cosmetic procedure for men, after hair transplants and rhinoplasty.

There are number of health conditions that could rule out eyelid surgery. Two are thyroid problems:hypothyroidisn (low glandular activity) and hyperthyroidisn (increase glandular activity, called Graves disease or thytoxicosis). Hypothyroidism casuse the eyelids to become waterlogged, something that cannot be corrected with surgery. Graves' disease causes the eyelids to swell, and the eyes may also bulge; surgery worsens the bulging and increases the "dry-eye" symptoms.

Other conditions that may also prelude you from having eyelid surgery are detached retinas, glaucoma or a condition in which your eyes do not produce enough tears. The cornea lacks its own blood supply and dries out easily; particularly after blepharoplasty, and without proper lubrication, can become ulcerated. Before surgery, your tear production may ne measured by placing a small piece of specially treated paper inside the lower lids. If tear production is low, the surgeon may ask for additional tests from an ophthalmologist.

The blood vessels in the back of the eyes are highly sensitive, which also rules out eyelid surgery for anyone with hypertension or other circulatory problems, cardiovascular diesease or diabetes. As with other facial-surgery procedures, if you are a smoker you will be asked to stop smoking one or two weeks before and after the operation.
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Things To Know About Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic surgery nowadays is just like buying make up and puttng it to your face. It's very normal and most of the people, mostly women, will save their money just to be able to satisfy themselves through their physical appearance. I don't see anything bad as long as you can afford and willing to go through some pain. But it is important to be educated about some basic information about different kind of surgery. This will give you a better judgement on when, how and who is the expert on this.

Surgery on the eyelids, or blepharoplasty, is one of the oldest cosmetic-surgery procedures. In fact, the first surgery to correct eyelids deformities can be traced back to the 10th and 11th centuries when court physicians in Arabia used a primitive technique to remove excess upper-eyelids skin that was impairing the vision. Bleparoplasty was established as a surgical procedure early last century, although doctors at first thought the fullness of the eyelids was caused by cycts or an abnormak collection of fluid (edema). It was later found to be a combination of fatty deposits and drooping skin. Eyelid-lifting, gained popularity early this century, and since 1940's techniques have gradually improved to give much better results, with trauma.

Blepharoplasty is a delicate process, requiring considerable surgical skill, in which fat (sometimes excess skin and muscles) is removed from either the upper or lower lids, or both. The orbital sptum, the thin layer below the eyelid muscle that supports the soft fat sorrounding the eyeball, stretches with age. When this happens, the upper skin is pushed down and the lower-lid skin is pushed forwards. Because the hollows of the lids become shallower, less skin is needed for covering the eye. The excess skin may appear as loose folds, and loss of elasticity will also make it wrinkly.

Drooping brows can also cause a fold of loose skin to hang beyond the lid margin and interfere with your vision. Drooping upper lids are often an inherited characteristics. Although these changes to your eyes can make it look as if you have an enormous amount of expanded skin, this is largely an illusion. However, they can make you look tired.

The lower lids are more complex structures than the upper lids. Their function is to channel tears from the outer to the inner parts of the eye. Some people have excess skin and buldges due to fat pads pushing out from the skin. Removal of these fat pads is a delicate procedure and more complicated than just removing skin. Some people have several curved layers of skin which hang down from the lower lids like curtains, and this can be improved with blepharoplasty. However, if this is your problem, make sure your surgeon is experienced- the removal of too much skin from the lower lids can cause them to pull-down premanently.
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Releasing Bacteria By Sweating

I had a slight fever yesterday and I feel bad. It's good that I am on vacation so I don't have to go out on the colds weather outside. But I still try to do my regular chores like tidy up the whole house in the morning, clean up some mess of my kids, do the laundry, cook etc blablabla. I can't do my regular workout on the gym because of my recent minor surgery but I if not, I will probably be doing a light workout like yoga.

Some people who have fever think that by lying on the bed and doing nothing for the whole day will make them feel better. Actually it won't. Lying on the bed for the whole day makes me feel sicker. I try to move as much as I can but making sure not doing a streneous work because it can be harmful to your heart. When you have fever, your body is simply saying you that you need to get some rest but not to be DISABLE.

When you have a fever you have some kind of bacteria inside of your body that needs to be release. Body movements help to raise your body temperature to help kill the bacteria and release it by sweating. Taking antibiotic for a slight fever will just harm your immune system.Pain reliever will help ease some body pains cause by the fever. Eat fruits rich in vitamin C like oranges and a lot of water to fight back the bacteria by raising your immune system.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Therapeutic Effects Of Green Tea

As I've said on my previous post, my post will be Green Tea to give out some informations to those who are interested to learn the benefits of Green Tea. To start with;

"Green Tea is popular in China and other Asian countries for thousands of year. Green Tea has been shown to have significant medicinal as well as therapeutic properties. Like the black tea more familiar in Western countries, green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference between black and green teas lies in their processing. Black teas is fermented, whereas green tea, is prepared from steamed, dried leaves and is not allowed to ferment. Some types of Green teas are lightly roasted. The minimal precessing helps retain the tea's green color to give a flowery aroma and fresh flavor and to also to preserve the active ingredients that produces health benefits.


  • High blood Pressure
  • Heart desease
    • and several forms of cancer.
    • It also invigorates the body and improves concentration.

    Therapeutic Effects:

    • All tea leaves contain caffeine, tannins, essential oils, polyphenols, vitamins, minerals and trace elements (such as flouride).
    • It is an anti-inflammatory
    • Lower blood cholesterol levels,
    • High beneficial effects on the circulation and liver
    • Protects against tooth decay
    • and Detoxifies blood.
    • The floride found in green tea hardens tooth enamel and makes more resisitant to decay. (Do not give tea to infants because it may inhibit iron metabolism).
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    Tuesday, March 11, 2008

    Green Tea As Coffee To Prevent Cancer

    My friend told me that Green Tea is a very good natural SOURCE to PREVENT cancer. So I made a few RESEARCH about how Green Tea can prevent CANCER and other BENEFITS you can get from it.

    "According to scientific studies, a compound called POLYPHENOLS in GREEN TEA may inhibit the growth of Cancer Cells and the development of TUMORS. The benefits of these compounds is generally attributed to their antioxidant activity. Several cups of green tea per day are needed to enjoy this benefits."

    This interests me because I was DIAGNOSE to have a Pseudomyxoma Peritonei. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei does not act like most cancers and does not spread in any of these ways. It spreads along the internal surfaces within the abdomen, rather than into nearby tissues of the bowel or liver. The mucus collects in the peritoneum and causes symptoms. It may be many years before you have any symptoms from this type of cancer.

    So as someone who are aware of having any type of Cancer, it is better to START a habit of DRINKING tea instead of coffee. Green Tea can be a good SUBSTITUTE for coffee. Unlike coffee, Green Tea does not contain a high level of CAFFEINE. Depending of how long it brews, a 6-oz cup of tea has 10-50 mg. of caffeine. It has a BITTER TASTE that coffee drinkers enjoy and the caffeine content which is less than coffee.

    Green Tea stimulant IMPROVES concentration and boost ALERTNESS. It can also increase the heart rate and could keep you from getting a good night rest. However, too much caffeine can be HARMFUL in some way as this can result to RESTLESSNESS and INSOMIA.

    Whether you have Cancer or NOT, INCLUDING Green Tea in your regular DIET can PROVIDE many beneficial effects. I will discuss more about Green tea and its benefits on my next post.
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    Sunday, March 9, 2008

    Having Normal Bowel Movement After Surgery

    After surgery, you'll definitely loose your appetite because of the pain or discomfort. But when the pain or discomfort starts to feel better, most of the patients tend to crave for some food that they usually love to eat. It is important to keep focus on proper diet after surgery most esp for those who had the surgery around or near the digestive system.

    Some people will experience constipation following a surgical procedure. It is very important not to be straining hard to have a bowel movement. It is good to eat foods high in dietary fiber such as whole grains, raw fruits and vegetables to help prevent constipation and make it easier to have a bowel movement. You have to be sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids particularly Water.

    If your bowel have not moved in 48 hours after surgery, you may use a mild laxative like Milk of Magnesia or Agarol. If you are unsuccessful after taking a laxative, repeat 12 hours if there are no abdominal cramps.

    It is also advisable to start moving or walking if you can. This will help your system to move and pass some more gas. It depends on what type of surgery. But on my experience, I always try my best to stand up and move. This helped me a lot to recover some energy and provide more movement on my digestive system.
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    Saturday, March 8, 2008

    How To Release Gas After Minor Surgery

    I feel a lot better now since the Laparoscopy last Tuesday. I still feel some kind of muscle pain around the area but I can do some regular activity. I actually picked up the kids yesterday at school and did a few grocery. This keeps me walking and a good way to spend time with the kids.

    Some people think that after a certain surgery, it would be better to stay on the bed the whole day or so. With minor surgery like Laparoscopy, it is advisable to move your body as much as you can eventhough you feel a little weak. Take a walk or do some light house hold chores than lying on the bed for the whole day.

    Walking is the best way to release gas inside your body that is giving you some pain. The more you move, the more chance of passing gas. The more gas thats coming out, the better you will feel each day.
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    Thursday, March 6, 2008

    No Medical Exam Life Insurance

    It is frustrating to apply for a Life insurance especially if you are diagnosed to have some kind of sickness that require hopitalization. Even if your medical case is not fatal, some insurance company will ask for so many requirements before they approve your Life Insurance applications.

    It is sometime frustrationg to undergo a medical examination when applying for life insurance coverage. Some Insurance company require a medical exam for all policies, while others require exams only for policies with substantial face values. Fortunately, many companies are now offering life insurance with no medical examination required. Equoate Life Insurane provide no medical exam life insurance .

    It is hard for people with less than perfect health to get an approval for life insurance. With Equoate Life Insurance all you have to do is answer some basic questions for a no medical exam life insurance policy. There is no frustration in setting up an appointment with a medical examiner for a blood or urine sample, and have your blood pressure taken or set up any doctor visits to confirm your health status. All benefits are 100% tax-free and you have a ten-day period if you ever change your mind. You will even receive a full refund on any amount you paid for the no medical life insurance policy.
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    Wednesday, March 5, 2008

    Horrible Experience in Mount Sinai Toronto

    I just came home from Laparoscopy Surgery at Mount Sinai located at downtown Toronto. My surgery was schedule last Monday March 3, 2008 at 2pm. Unfortunately, the surgery that was being done by my doctor before me took longer than they expected. So they have to cancelmy schedule.

    It was very frustrating as I have to fast from 12 midnight (no food or drink) and If I did not made a follow up on the nurse station, I will not know about the delay. The most frustrating part is that, they want me to stay for another day and fast for another day. I went home and promised them to come back early morning the next day, since they told me that I am scheduled for 8am.

    And so I went back to the hospital at 7:30am sharp only to find out that I am on the waiting list. It was more frustrating as nobody wants to talk to me again, about the delay or whats going on since I have been waiting for more than three hours already. I have to call and go to my Doctor's clinic only to hear that my doctor is in a meeting for the whole day...OHHHHH grrrrr!!!!

    I told them that if the diagnostic surgery will not be done today, I'd rather do home and re-schedule it some other time. I was so disappointed with the system that since my case is not an emergency case, they will hang me in the wall as if they are the only one who have lives outside the hospital. I had my Laparoscopy at around 7pm, March 4, 2008.

    I suspect that the doctors dont want to release me right away because my case, as they have been saying, is a rare case. I didn't know that this is how horrible the service they have in Mount Sinai. I was disappointed because I've been hearing many good feedback about Mount Sinai's good International Reputation. Watch out because it's not as reputable as it is.
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    Monday, March 3, 2008

    Laparoscopy In Toronto Mt. Sinai Hospital

    Today I am going to Mt Sinai Hospital located in Downtown Toronto to undergo a Laparoscopy procedure. I am a bit scared but keep holding on to my faith that everything will be just all right. To give you some informations about the the procedure, I made a short research on the internet.

    Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a thin, lighted tube put through a cut (incision) in the belly to look at the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs . Laparoscopy is used to find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids , and infection. Tissue samples can be taken for biopsy through the tube (laparoscope).

    In many cases laparoscopy can be done instead of laparotomy surgery that uses a larger incision in the belly. Laparoscopy can be less stressful and may have less problems and lower costs than laparotomy for minor surgeries. It can often be done without needing to stay overnight in the hospital.

    I will share more informations and my experiences about Laparoscopy on my future post. God Bless...
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