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Men’s Mid- Abdominal Fat- The Beer Belly Syndrome

Darshan Shah, MD is CEO Medical Director of Beautologie Medical Group and a Bakersfield and Fresno Plastic Surgeon specializing in breast and body surgery.

Milan Shah, MD is the director of Beautologie Medspa and Aesthetic Medicine Specialist in Bakersfield, CA.

The beer belly, it’s a man’s curse.   It starts in our thirties, and then grows like a uncontrollable tumor for the next 30 years with every frosty cool one.  But the beer belly is more than just an unsightly problem that forces us to go up in belt sizes.  It can be a sign of hidden killers lurking inside.

Recent studies have shown that men are much more likely to gain weight around the waist more than women.  Weight gain in this specific area is correlated with severe health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, high triglycerides, sleep apnea and even cancer. 

Why does the beer belly phenomenon occur?  There are two main reasons: 1) as men age, our mid abdominal muscles weaken and lose mass.   This causes intra-abdominal contents (your intestines and organs) to push outwards and 2) men have a large omentum (the fat that is wrapped around your intestines to protect them), which tends to gain mass more rapidly than the fat else where in our bodies.  The combination of weak muscles and increased intra-abdominal mass pushing outwards gives the abdomen the appearance of a round, bulging beer keg. 

The best way to test if you have too much belly fat is something you can easily do at home- measure your waist just above your hipbone.  If your waist diameter is over 40, you are at higher risk for any of the above health concerns.

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The Latest In Laser Cellulite Treatment

Cottage cheese, jelly, lumpy, dimples…these are all words to describe the dreaded “cellulite!!” They are descriptions that are not flattering and not flattering to hear. At Beautologie we want to help you rid your body of that word, with the newest laser in aesthetics and body contouring, the Venus Lipo Freeze. This noninvasive and virtually painless laser is the best in fat and cellulite reduction. The Venus Freeze focuses on diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, anti aging, skin tightening, crepiness improvement,  and body slimming. All around circumference will be reduced on areas such as the waist and thighs with noticeable results.

How does this work, you ask? The Venus Freeze breaks down fat cells and improves circulation. The hand piece used on the body sends out a combination of radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields which heat the dermis to a safe and comfortable level in the skin and this procedure is safe for all skin types. Typically, patients begin to see results in three treatments but we advise that they complete the series of six, eight or ten to see the full results.

During the procedure, patients experience virtually no pain. The treatment is comfortable and relaxing, similar to a nice massage with a warm sensation.

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What Happens During Facelift Surgery After Massive Weight Loss?

After massive weight loss, many people experience excess skin in different parts of their body. Because the skin is often not able to fully retract after being stretched, large folds of skin can appear on the arms, abdomen, and thighs. When this happens, plastic surgery after weight loss can remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues.

Sagging skin can also appear on the face. This is one of the most troubling aftereffects of massive weight loss, as this skin cannot be effectively concealed. The effects of massive weight loss on the face include sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, and sagging jowls. This can cause problems for weight-loss patients that include:

- low self-esteem
- difficulty getting a job, especially in the service sector
- hygiene problems, including rashes and infections


Fortunately, excess skin on the face that results from massive weight loss can be corrected through facelift surgery. Cosmetic surgeons can use incisions hidden at the hairline, which loop around the front of the ear, to remove this excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles of the face.

Liposuction is also commonly performed alongside plastic surgery after weight loss in order to remove persistent pockets of fat. These fatty deposits, which can endure through massive weight loss, can be easily removed during facelift surgery. A medical tube, known as a cannula, is inserted through the facelift incision and allows the cosmetic surgeon to vacuum out the fat.

It can take roughly 1 to 2 weeks to recover from facelift surgery following massive weight loss. Your recovery time will depend on your health and the extent of the procedure, including whether or not liposuction is used. You may decide to have your facelift alongside another body contouring procedure, or as a standalone surgery.

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Weight Loss Special - For those trying to lose that last 15 to 30 pounds, or for clients trying to get to a goal weight before surgery, we offer a non invasive (no surgery) weight loss program.  Under a doctor and nurses supervision, with regular labwork and EKG monitoring, you will ensure a healthful, gradual progression toward your goal.

     $350 per month*, or $675 for three months* includes:
      -  Full physical by a physician
      -  Blood work and EKG every 3 months
      -  Monitoring and diet counseling by RN
      -  Phenteramine appetite suppressant tablets
      -  B12 shots at regular intervals to keep your mood high and energy up

Breast Augmentation Special - $1000.00 off Silicone Breast Implants.*

Be-Freeze® - The demand for non-invasive aesthetic treatments has increased dramatically in the past few years. Today, we demand effective treatments that deliver excellent clinical results and that are comfortable and safe.

Our non-invasive Venus Freeze  treatments (as seen on The Doctors) combine Radio Frequency (RF) and Magnetic Pulses into a technology called (MP) ². This unique combination has the ability to penetrate deeply, quickly, comfortably and safely into the skin achieving optimum results to effectively cause circumference reduction, cellulite improvement, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Partner this with our Endermologie treatment to get the best Cellulite and skin tightening treatment available.

Special introductory price Venus Freeze $225.00 for 1 Area*

Massage Special - Relax after the Holidays with our Hot Stone Massage for only $90.00*

*You must bring in a copy of this ad.  Cannot be combined with other specials.  Applies to future treatments only. Doctor must determine you are an acceptable candidate.  Expires January 31, 2013.

OUR PRODUCTS
 

Be-Complete Eye Cream- A complete Eye Cream to target all your eye concerns; fine lines, puffiness  and darkness around the eye area. $75.00

South Seas Coffee Scrub- A Blend of Shea Butter, Essential Oils and Premium Ground Coffee with the firming and tightening benefits of Caffeine
$36.00

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dr. Darshan Shah, Dr. Milan Shah and the entire Beautologie Team wish you a most wonderful and prosperous New Year!

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