Prevent Bruising from Botox & Fillers View More

Have you received Botox or Juvederm and experienced bruising after the treatment?  Or, are you scheduled for Radiesse or Sculptra and worried that you might bruise after these dermal fillers?   As a woman in her 50s, I’m no stranger to getting Botox and Juvederm.  And, as the director of education at VitaMedica, I know… Continue Reading

Safely Combining a Tummy Tuck with a Hysterectomy View More

It might surprise you to learn that hysterectomies are the second most common surgery among women in the United States. And with obesity ever on the rise, many of the 500,000 women who get them annually wouldn’t mind getting some elective surgery done also, especially to reduce a hanging belly. Well who says you can’t… Continue Reading

Liposuction and Body Mass Index View More

When it comes to getting rid of body fat, liposuction is considered the closest thing we have to instant gratification. After all, you’re permanently removing fat cells from your body! But every procedure has limits, and the number one question for anyone considering lipo always tends to be: how much fat can safely be removed?… Continue Reading

Music Improves Recovery View More

Are you anxious about an upcoming surgery? Is there anything you can do to reduce post-operative pain and improve the overall surgical experience? Just listen to your fave play list before, during or after surgery, according to a review of over 70 studies published in The Lancet.   A team of UK researchers included 72… Continue Reading

Managing Post Surgical Constipation View More

Yvette La-Garde Director of Education, VitaMedica   Are you worried about pain and downtime following a surgical procedure?  If so, this may be the least of your concerns.   That’s because a common issue after surgery is not pain management but post surgical constipation.   Even if you have regular bowel movements prior to surgery,… Continue Reading

Speedy Recovery After Surgery View More

Whether you’re planning on having a small, elective procedure or something more comprehensive, recovery after surgery is probably a concern.  The good news is that the steps you take now to prepare for your upcoming procedure, can dramatically improve your recovery time.   In my almost 30 years as an anesthesiologist, I’ve helped thousands of… Continue Reading

The ABCs of Recovery Support View More

When preparing for surgery or sidelined from a sports injury, your doctor is more likely to provide you with information on nutritional supplements to discontinue than information on supplements that could help improve your recovery. If you’re lucky, you might be handed a laundry list of vitamins and minerals that can help; only now you’re… Continue Reading