Reconstructive surgery is something that has been performed throughout the ages, but it has grown in popularity in recent times. Nowadays, it is possible to find many people who have had some type of plastic surgery performed. While these procedures are common, they are not without risk. The following article will share plastic surgery information that you should find useful.
When looking at any type of cosmetic surgery, you should be sure to shop around. People who undergo surgery without first doing so are often more likely to suffer from a poor-quality surgeon. Talk to at least 4 or 5 professionals before closing your surgery in order to ensure quality.
After you get cosmetic surgery make sure that you do not touch your face for a while. Even if your face may feel itchy, or you may want to touch it, try to let it heal as much as possible. You do not want to mess anything up so leave your face alone for a little while.
You should be very cautious in selecting your cosmetic surgeon. You should talk to friends and people in your community. You should look up your surgeon online and read reviews of former patients. It is imperative that you have trust in your surgeon in order have good cosmetic surgical experience.
Find out what the policy is for any procedures that are not performed properly. There are instances where a procedure does not go according to plan and you may have to have another surgery. Some surgeons do offer corrective surgery at no charge up to a year after the procedure is done.
Always check the credentials of the location where your surgery will take place. Similar to how you would not accept any medical practitioner to work on you without asking if he is capable, then you should not accept a hospital or clinic without having prior details about it. Find out if the hospital has a history of problems related to this procedure or, similarly, whether it is known as being particularly successful.
Prior to your cosmetic surgery procedure, you will want to make a point to go and check out the surgery center. You can also research the center online to ensure that it is licensed, inspected or accredited. This is one of the most important pre-surgery steps you can take to ensure that your surgery is safe.
Choose only a surgeon who is board-certified by the ASPS so that you know he or she is qualified. Check how many times your doctor has performed the procedure before and see if he can prove his claims.
Do not be afraid to ask your plastic surgeon anything you want to ask. Many people feel that their questions are silly, and refrain from asking them. As a patient, it is your right to know everything that is going on with your health. No matter what it is, ask your plastic surgeon!
Cosmetic surgery is nothing new to the health world, but is becoming increasingly popular as time goes by. Due to its popularity, locating a plastic surgeon is simple; however, finding a reputable surgeon and really learning about the surgery can be hard. Use this information to help make the choices regarding your surgical procedure.
Do You Have An Abusive Boyfriend?
Statistics show that 1 out of 3 teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship. Most cases involve one partner trying to maintain power and control over the other through some kind of abuse.
Most victims of Dating violence are young women who are also at higher risk for serious injury. Women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rates of intimate violence — nearly 1 out of 50 women.(Bureau of Justice Special Report: Intimate Partner Violence, May 2001)
Teen dating violence often is hidden because teenagers are inexperienced, want independence from their parents. and they are pressured by peers to begin dating at an early age.
Some young men may believe they have the right to “control” you or they think they will lose “respect” if they are attentive and supportive toward their girlfriends.
Are you at fault?
You might think you are the one who is causing the problem. You may think that his jealousy and abusiveness means he really loves you so much he can’t control himself.
You might think because you have friends that are also being abused that this is normal or you may think you can change him.
You would be wrong on any of those counts and statistics prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt. If your boyfriend is abusive now, he will not get better, he will get worse until one day he hurts you really bad or even kills you. It’s that serious.
Ask yourself these questions; If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions about the boy you are dating then you are in danger of having a serious problem. If several of these are yes, get a new boyfriend.
Is he using alcohol or drugs?
Does he have extreme mood swings? Happy one minute and angry the next?
Is he extremely jealous? Does he get into fights with other boys who pay you attention?
Does he use force during an argument or during intimacy?
Does he blame others or make excuses about his problems?
Is he verbally abusive to you? (yelling all the time, putting you down, calling you stupid, threatening you?)
Does he treat his mother with disrespect or is he mean to her? Do former girlfriends say he abused them?
Does he try to control you or tell you what to do, who you can see, where you can go all the time?
Does he try to keep you away from your family or try to make you dependent on him, telling you that he knows what is best for you and your family is always wrong?
I repeat if even two of those things is true, you need to break it off and get as far away from him as possible, because these are all signs of someone who abuses or will abuse women.
Serious Skin Care For Acne-Prone Skin
When it comes to acne, a lot of information is available from different sources. Old wives’ tales, random experiments, and even misguided practices that promise instant cures for acne are followed by many in the hopes of being pimple-free. Unfortunately, some, if not all, of these are without scientific basis and can even make acne worse. Serious skin care for acne-prone skin starts with the right and proper information.
On causes of acne:
There are a lot of myths concerning the causes and treatment for acne. Below are just some of the most popular and widely practiced acne myths:
Stress does not cause acne but it can make acne worse. Scientific studies show that stress can affect a person’s hormonal cycle which can make the existing acne condition worse. Also, some psychiatric medicines taken to reduce stress can acne as a side effect.
* Masturbation or sex
Sex or masturbation does not cause acne. Studies done to relate sex or masturbation to acne are inconclusive with no additional evidence. An old wives’ tale, this acne myth became popular during the early 17th century to discourage women from engaging in pre-marital sex or other scandalous behavior. Some misleading adults even use the fear of having acne to discourage adolescents of today from engaging in sex at an early age.
* Chocolates and oily food
Although eating too much of sweets and oily food is never good for anybody, the relationship between acne and this food group is largely indirect. Hormonal changes, which is the most common cause of acne, may cause a person to alternately crave sweet and salty food like chocolates and chips. Since this craving often coincides with acne flare ups, this food group has been misleadingly labeled as a cause of acne.
On cures for acne
If myths on the probable causes of acne are abundant, there are also many so-called cures that promise instant freedom from acne. These are:
* Frequent face washing
Since excess oil and dirt are among the causes of acne, some people have this misguided notion that frequently washing one’s face can prevent and treat acne. However, this is not the case. Doing so only worsens acne since the skin is stripped off protective lipids which can make it sensitive, dry, and prone to irritations.
Toothpaste has antiseptic properties which can cause a pimple to dry out. However, while applying toothpaste to acne may be effective to some, it can cause greater damage to others especially if applied for over time. Toothpaste can dry out surrounding areas and “burn” pimple spots which can lead to discolorations.
* Sun exposure
Probably one of the most idiotic acne myth to surface, some people swear by this. However, sun exposure can only lead to one thing: skin damage. Tans and darker skin tones only hide or camouflage acne but a closer look and touch will reveal bumps and zits. This can make the acne situation worse since sun exposure can make one’s skin dry, flaky, discolored, and extra-sensitive.
Eating a balanced diet, exercising, getting enough rest, and following a skin care regimen specific to one’s skin type are essential for serious skin care of acne-prone skin. Medications and treatments prescribed by a dermatologist can also help greatly.
Bird Dogging – Tell Her Friend Bye – Bye
We have to recognize that many of us, men, would like to have a beautiful, sexy lady as a partner, the woman of our dreams. But, in the same time, it’s not a secret for many of us that usually these beautiful women are not too available, most of them being into a relationship.
What happens if you fall in love with a beautiful girl that has already a boyfriend? Let’s say that you have met a fantastic girl, you really like her, but she already has a relationship. What you should do? You have two choices: or you take action to get her, or you let her go. This depends on how much you care about her, if you are ready to make all is necessary to get her.
Even it is a frustrating situation, you shouldn’t be discouraged. Even if she has already a boyfriend she may be pretty curious about you and wouldn’t want the existence of a boyfriend to scare you away. She might be even considering dumping him in favor of you, if she considers you the best for her. So, you should start your plan to get her.
First, you have to establish a method of constant contact, like getting into her group of friends, or maybe you know her already because is your neighbor; anyway, you have to try to become her friend. After you become friends, acquire a private method of contact like telephone number, email address. Also, you should take a look at her relationship. She may have a great relationship with him and love him very much, then your chances to get her are minimum, she may have problems in her relationship and want to end it anyway, or she may get rid already of her boyfriend, and this is the easiest situation to get her .If she sees you already as a friend, the next step for you is to make her sees you as a potential partner.
If you are friends for some time, when you are alone with her, you may start flirting with her. Also you have to have a lot of patience, until she sees your good points. You have to cover up your bad points, and show only good points, even if you don’t really posses. So, do romantic stuff to make her think that’s the kind of guy you are. Let her know that you are interested and wiling to give her everything she is lacking in her actual relationship.
As an advice for you, do not bring up the fact that she has a boyfriend when you are with her. You’d better wait until she begins to talk about him, in this way you can find out her actual level of interest in him. All you have to do is to keep up your flirting skills and work on how attractive you are to her. Remember that you purpose is to turn her interest away from him and to make her be interested in you more. So, intrigue her and make her curios, to make her start see in you all that is missing in dating with the other.
If she starts talking about him, you need to take a different approach, and go ahead and talk about him by asking a lot of questions. In this way you may find out what is missing her in that relationship and assure her that you can offer her all she doesn’t get from the other. But never talk negatively about him; it is not in your advantage.
Your job is to get rid of her boyfriend and turn all her attention to you, but in a nice and positive way, without critics and lies.
So, after all, bird dogging is not such bad idea to get the woman you like, if you really love that girl. Bird dogging is definite as a situation when another guy steals a girl from her boyfriend; it is used as a nasty, unethical and immoral tactic. But we all know that there are no rules in love and war.
Fears: Are They As Big As They Feel?
What are you afraid of? There is plenty to fear – whether you are a child, a teenager or an adult. Fears come in all shapes and sizes from the Boogieman to the Taxman. You can be afraid of speaking in front of a crowd, growing old, getting a bad grade on a test, losing friends, looking bad, embarrassing yourself. The list can go on and on. Everybody is afraid of something and to different degrees.
Are fears only as big as we make them?
Let’s take a look. Let’s say that you have a new boyfriend, and you really, really like him. You’re afraid that now that he has claimed to like you, he will wake up some morning only to like your best friend better. You’re so worried that you start asking him questions about how he feels about your friend, such as “Do you like the way she looks?” and so on.
Your fear of losing your boyfriend gets so big and out of control that every time you’re with him that’s all you talk about. Guess what? He might like your best friend better one day. And he might not. But I can guarantee that talking about it with your boyfriend day in and day out is only going to make your boyfriend think about it – and get bored with your relationship.
So let’s say he does wake up some morning and decides that he likes your girlfriend. Was there anything you could have done about it? Did worrying and having all of that fear stop him? No!
Now, let say he never decides that he likes your girlfriend. Did you waste a lot of time worrying and being afraid about it? Yes! Either way it was a waste of time, and it prevented you from being close to your boyfriend and sharing special moments with him.
Some fears can ruin a relationship and keep us from being in the now. If your boyfriend is with you right now that has to be good enough.
Another thing fears can do is to prevent us from doing things and experiencing situations that would make our life fuller. For instance, suppose you want to join a certain club at school, but you know that it requires you to speak in public. Speaking in public has always made you sick to your stomach, so you don’t join. What if you joined and walked through those fears and eventually you could speak in public without getting sick? What if you even started to enjoy it?
We all have many fears, and we have to take a look at each of them individually. We need to make a list of our fears. We need to ask: Is this a fear that is holding me back? Is this a fear that is ruining my relationship? Or is this a valid fear? A valid fear, for example, would be getting into a car with a drunk driver.
The more we get to know our fears, the better we will be at deciding how to handle them. We do not want to be controlled by our fears. We do not want our fears running our life.
I have noticed that when we face our fears and walk through them, we become empowered. When we do the opposite and allow our fears to control our life, we empower our fears.
The Right Time To Say “I Love You”
Saying “I love you” for the first time is one of the sweetest things a person can do in his life and hearing it for the first time is one of the best experiences one can have, especially if the feeling is mutual. However, there are risks that are involved in saying “I love you” and if it is not done properly, all will be going down the drain from there.
Timing is one of the most essential elements in expressing one’s love towards another person. Knowing when to express one’s love can seal the deal between two potential lovers.
Here are some things which should be taken into consideration when planning to profess love to another person:
Saying “I love you” will bring a person into new horizons. Most often than not, saying “I love you” entails readiness to enter in a commitment. You profess your love with an assumption that you are ready to take in new challenges and that you are ready share yourself with someone else. The process shouldn’t be done haphazardly.
An assessment of one’s readiness to enter a relationship is a prerequisite to saying “I love you.” Every facet should be taken into consideration since a commitment entails additional time, effort and a decrease in the benefits one gets as a single person.
-Do you really love her?
A careful assessment of one’s feelings should also be done before saying “I love you.” When people date, feelings are often mixed and one feeling can be interpreted as another. Feelings of infatuation, admiration and lust can become synonymous to feelings of love especially when the relationship is in its heat.
One must ask himself if he really loves her a thousand times before professing his love to her. It sounds like a cliché but this must be done so as to avoid making mistakes regarding this matter.
One must weight down the consequences which will be brought by saying “I love you.” There are times when the right thing to do is to say nothing at all. At times, being silent about one’s feelings is a way to manifest true love.
Many people fall in love with married persons. This is a classic example which can be used to describe the importance of weighting the consequences of saying “I love you.” Refraining from saying those three words maybe the right thing to do in this situation.
-Read her thoughts
In saying “I love you,” one must be ready for whatever response that is to be given by the listener. Maybe not all relationships get past the I-love-you stage, but there are relationships which can really benefit from the right timing of saying “I love you.”
If one feels that the feeling is mutual, this is a good sign to continue. But of course, evaluating the girls’ thoughts should be done with complete honesty so as not to force the issue.
When all the assessments have been done, it all boils down to timing. If one wishes to say “I love you” to another person, it would be best if he do it in style so as to make a good impression and to show his sincerity in saying it. Several things should be taken into consideration when planning for this moment. The schedule, venue and mood should be set to be able to get the best delivery. Practicing in front of a mirror might seem pathetic but it would definitely help.
-Be ready for her response
Saying “I love you” is a very exciting moment and the risks that it carries add up to its excitement. When someone says “I love you” he must be prepared to take whatever response is given to him. Not all love stories end in happy endings. Think about possible situations which can happen after you say “I love you.” The response can bring utmost happiness or crushing hurt to the person who is professing his love. Be careful and learn to accept her feelings.
Saying “I love you” can be a daunting task. A lot of preparation should be done to be able to get to that specific moment that could lead to a new relationship. Not all things go into plan but no matter how lousy one gets when professing his love, it shouldn’t really matter as long as he’s sincere and he knows what he is doing.
Aging is an inevitable part of life for everyone, but it can be a positive experience if viewed with the right attitude. Various changes will take place in your body, but some of the effects can be minimized with the right lifestyle choices. Remember that you have options when it comes to how you face aging.
Learn a new language, play Sudoku, travel the world! These are all things that can help you stay younger longer. Challenging yourself mentally has been shown to keep your brain younger. Audit some classes at the local college or just start up a book club with your friends. Keep your brain active and engaged!
Whiten your teeth to take some serious years off of your age. Years of drinking coffee and wine and smoking can do a serious number of the appearance of our teeth. Shave off some years by having your teeth professionally whitened. The difference it makes will astound you.
When thinking about your aging process, if you are moved to be emotional, be emotional and then let it go. Don’t mull over it. Aging can be tough, and tears will happen. Make a big effort to just move on to the next thing in your amazing life. This will help keep you positive and motivated.
As we age, our body decreases in hormone production, such as testosterone and estrogen. You doctor may prescribe hormone replacement therapy drugs. These drugs can cause harmful side effects, so they should be taken under physician’s supervision only.
As people grow older, most find their home to be a place of solstice. You should personalize your space and make it comfortable so you know that you always have a refuge to come back to if the trials of your day have taken a toll. This will enable you to rest easy no matter what the day’s challenges were.
Get a tea break into your daily routine. Teas have some fabulous benefits when it comes to age prevention. They are chock full of healthy antioxidants and other cancer-battling ingredients. Plus the break itself can be an amazing stress reliever in its own right. Tea breaks are one of the healthiest habits you can form!
Just because you are aging doesn’t mean you should just sit back and take it easy. To maintain good health, you need to continue to be as active as you possibly can. Sure, you may not be able to go out and race in a marathon, but you still can incorporate some activity into you daily activities. It is suggested that you include at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Maybe you could take a 15-minute walk twice a day. Dust off that old bike and take a ride around the neighborhood.
Now you can see that though aging is inevitable, you do have some control over the way it influences your life. By making positive decisions designed to suit your lifestyle, you can enjoy aging as a natural part of the cycle of life, and make the most of each day.
Though the definition of self help may change slightly depending on who you’re asking, the best ways of pursuing it are the same. The advice and techniques listed in this article, give a look at effective methods for you to develop a sustainable, calculated, self-help strategy.
Try to avoid potential triggers. Many people have specific things that trigger their poor moods or episodes. To avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety, try to avoid the trigger. Stay out of situations that might upset you. Try to resist visiting websites or forums that might contain content that could upset you.
Your self confidence during personal development periods will benefit from a harmonious relationship to your core self. If you’re in tune with your mind, body, and soul, you’ll find it easier to defend yourself against challenges to your core beliefs and values. This helps you strengthen the impact of your beliefs, and your confidence in them.
Distract yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, try to distract yourself from your problem. If there is nothing you can do about what is bothering you, obsessing is just going to make it worse. Instead, try to shift your attention to something interesting that you can actually enjoy.
A great way to improve one’s self confidence is to prescribe to an exercise routine. The positive energy from working out and the rewarding feeling of going to a gym can help one’s self esteem tremendously. Sometimes all it takes to feel better is an improved sense of self worth.
Exercising regularly is important. Regular exercise not only gets your body healthy and strong but it can also boost your self confidence. People who work out feel a sense of accomplishment afterward and thus tend to be happier afterward. Working out does not mean that you have to work out for hours in the gym. It is as easy as taking a walk.
Self esteem has everything to do with your well-being and how competent you feel. Surround yourself with family and friends that lift you up and make you feel good about yourself. Stay away from anyone who is verbally abusive or just not a part of making you feel good about yourself.
Learn to find a balance between drive and caution. Hone your ability to assess the risks involved in opportunities that come your way, and then ask yourself how much you want the reward. No pleasure comes without some risk, but not every reward is worth it. Save your time and energy for what matters most to you.
A lot of us have trouble getting the help we need because we refuse to accept that there are problems. As with any addictions program, the first step to getting help is admitting there is a problem. Once you are over that hump you can be well on your way to getting help.
The most effective self-help process is one that is organized and well thought out. The tips and advice provided in this article will help you to develop this type of effective self-help process, pushing you to fulfill your potential. By following the advice in this article, you empower yourself to move your life in a significantly positive direction.
Growing as a person can sometimes feel like a difficult and long process. But being provided with helpful advice can help ease the stress and length of the process. The following article is going to provide you with the tips you can use to help yourself become the person you have always wanted to be.
Setting goals is a critical step in improving your sense of direction and purpose in life. Depression closes in on you quite easily once you abandon a concrete schedule and a furious pursuit of goals. Choose something important to you and strive for it from the moment you wake up in the morning. This can improve your holistic health and contribute to a happier mindset.
End the day in a constructive way: think about what went wrong and visualize how you would have liked it to go. This way, you release the negative thinking around it, and get a better night’s sleep knowing you have let it go. Eventually, your days might start going better too.
Going down the path of self help for depression, you must keep your mind in a pleasant state and avoid being brought down. You should focus on the things in life that you get enjoyment out of and surround yourself with people and things that are positive. Remember that there is happiness around every corner.
Try getting more done earlier, by creating a morning routine and following it until you complete it all. These earlier plans can also provide you with a much better start to your day and a greater feeling of happiness and achievement. You can achieve your daily goals by using your mornings to your advantage.
There is no time for excuses in personal development. Stop excuses at the door, and nip any laziness in the bud. One bad move can lead to a long-term bad habit, so preventing laziness before it starts is really just saving you future work. Personal development is about being your best at all times, so practice what you want to achieve.
When you are going through rough patches in your marriage, but aren’t quite ready to admit it, it is not time for you to go see a marriage counselor, it is time for you try and go down a path of self help. To succeed it is important that you find a well reviewed source of information for marriage counseling self help.
If you want to properly develop your personal side, it is very important to be reflective. One simple habit that you can do is to practice talking to yourself and listening to yourself as well. I heard it stated once that it is good to pray but as you pray it is better to reflect on it as well.
As was stated at the beginning of the article, personal growth can be a hard and long process. Becoming educated on the subject will help you make the process and easier and perhaps enjoyable one. Use the advice given to you in this article to assist you in your personal development.
Every stage of life comes with some difficulty. However, none is quite so progressive and irreversible as the process of aging. Degenerative diseases affect the function of every part of the body. Living a healthy lifestyle, avoiding stress and avoiding negative environmental factors may slow this complicated process but their is no cure for aging.
Moisturizing regularly will help reduce unwanted wrinkling and other signs of aging that become visible on our skin. You want to choose a moisturizing routine that will keep your skin hydrated. Check with a dermatologist to see what will work for you the best and make sure to use it on a regular basis. They don’t do much good in the bottle.
You must get plenty of calcium to aid in the prevention of osteoporosis. Milk, skim milk, yogurt, and low-fat cheeses can be good ways to get calcium. Broccoli contains a large amount of calcium as well as other veggies. And take your calcium supplements. Women need 1500 to 2000 mg after menopause and men after the age of 65.
Shake up your life to lead a healthier one. Just because you’re aging doesn’t mean you can’t shake things up, in fact it’s healthy to do so. It stimulates your mind and keeps you physically active. This can help improve your mood, your fitness level and your overall health, so don’t be afraid to take a step outside of your normal zone of comfort!
Learn how to live a full life while you can still get around and think about ways to live that same life once you are not so mobile. Very few people can get around when they get older the way that they did when they were young, but if you think about how you can make things happen while you are young enough to do them, you are sure to carry on once you cannot.
Maintain your muscle mass by getting exercise on a regular basis. Use a pedometer and make sure that you are taking at least 5,000 to 10,000 steps each day. If you maintain your muscle mass, you are sure to avoid some of the terrible falls that you would otherwise incur.
To help slow the process of aging, try to stay as active as possible, for your given circumstance. Sitting idly, will speed up muscular decay and before you know it, you will be stuck with a sedentary lifestyle. Even a lap around the block would be beneficial.
Regular hearing screenings are import as we grow older. Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions in older people. Have a screening done at age 50 and if there are no problems, have another one done in five more years. If a problem is found, be sure to have the screenings done annually.
Throughout life, the body replaces and repairs itself. As we age, the body’s ability to heal itself slows. Many people begin to feel the effects of aging as early as 40 but the generally accepted age when individuals become ‘aged’ is the age of retirement, 65. Despite this, many elderly individuals remain independent and free of serious disease.