Battle of the Midsection

As women age they tend to pack on the pounds a little more easily than they did in their younger years. While this may not be an issue for all women, it can be very troubling for some. It can contribute to obesity and it can really effect a woman’s self-esteem as well as their health. This article will explore what health issues could be magnified because of belly fat. It will also give some insight as to how this can be controlled and possibly even decreased.

Most women do not understand just how important keeping the weight off can be in regards to their health. This really includes weight that tends to gather in their midsection. The weight that gathers in the belly area can cause an increase in the likelihood of developing heart disease. It may also contribute to an increase in breast cancer and diabetes as well. What may be the most shocking to some people is the fact that this type of fat can cause an increase in gallbladder problems as well as colorectal cancer.

When you learn some of these facts it can be frightening. These facts can be motivators for some woman to find a way to decrease the amount of belly fat that they are dealing with. However, most women will also tell you that this is a very hard place to focus on when they are attempting to decrease their weight. What you need to remember is that you will not drop the pounds over night. It also takes a lot of hard work but you will be glad that you did when you feel better and you know that you are healthier. Try following a few of the tips below in order to help you fight the battle.

Start exercising. You do not need to go all out and engage in really strenuous activities. You simply need to start a moderate exercise routine and you need to follow it through each and everyday. You will find that when you start exercising each day, your stomach is the first area that begins to decrease in size. This is definitely a great motivator to help keep you on the right track.

Think about strength training. Using different weights when you exercise may be very beneficial as you try to decrease you weight. You may want to speak to a professional about this first so that you fully understand which weights to use and how to use them effectively. You do not want to hurt yourself in any way.

A simple diet change can help put you on the right track as well. I am not talking about doing a full blown diet. We all know that these do not last for most people and any weight that you do lose will come back once you stop. You need to learn to eat better. This means decreasing the amount of white bread and pasta that you consume. You also need to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables that you eat each day. All of these things are healthy for you whether you are trying to decrease your weight or not.

Non-surgical Breast Enhancement With Macrolane

Small-breasted women have always been given a hard time by men and women alike. They are thought of as less fertile, less sexy, and – worst of all – less feminine. This has led many to the plastic surgeon’s office, ready to put themselves through pain and a long recovery period, just to get that perfect hourglass figure… at least the top half.

Thanks to an ever-increasing demand for big breasts, scientists have now arrived at an implant solution which is much simpler, quicker and more painless than cosmetic surgery. This is called Macrolane.

Macrolane is a biodegradable gel that is injected into the breasts, with the amount of size increase depending on the amount of gel injected. The gel is very slowly degraded by the body, so effects last between a year and 18 months. This is also an excellent “trial treatment” for people wondering whether or not they would want surgical breast augmentation with the more permanent silicone breast implants. However, Macrolane implants can also be topped up for a cost much lower than the initial implant procedure.

The chemical Macrolane is a form of NASHA – Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid. Macrolane, unlike the other forms of NASHA, has a large particle size, which is why it has been chosen for treating large areas like the breast and buttocks.

Before a Macrolane procedure, it is necessary to present a clear mammogram to eliminate chances of breast cancer.

Treatment is extremely short in duration, and the procedure itself is very simple. Under local anaesthesia, a large needle is inserted, and a certain amount of the Macrolane gel injected into the breast. Every 100mL of the gel gives an increase of 1 cup size, so the total amount of fluid injected is decided accordingly. The procedure – for both breasts – takes 30 minutes.

After the procedure, the patient is required to wear a supportive bra day in and day out for one week, and to wear it all day long for another week. This helps to shape the Macrolane implant to a desirable shape, and to keep it that way. After this, life goes back to normal.

The most common candidates for Macrolane implants are small-breasted women, and women who have lost breast volume due to rapid weight fluctuations, age or breast-feeding. The Macrolane implants leave no scars whatsoever, not even the single vertical scar that is left by breast augmentation surgery.

Macrolane itself is usually used only in the breasts and buttocks, but the wider family of NASHAS is suitable for use all over the body. It is quickly being seen as a substitute for Botox, especially with the costs decreasing as the procedure becomes more and more popular. Whether for penile augmentation or the removal of fine lines on the face and neck, NASHAS are extremely effective, useful and simple to use.

While most people have not been blessed with naturally perfect bodies, it is heartening to know that doctors are rapidly finding ways to help us reach our physical ideals quickly and painlessly.