Below are some weight loss truths you may not want to know about your diet and exercise program. Adjust your fitness program accordingly…
1. Food Calories count more. The calories listed on the nutritional information label on the package are “big” Calories (kilocalories), so multiply what you read by 1000. If the package says 150 calories (a typical number for a regular soda) it is really 150,000 calories (with a small “c”).
2. The calories you burn on exercise equipment like a stationary bike are the “small calories” unless it is listed specifically as a food Calorie. This means, unless specified, you are actually burning 1/1000th as many Calories than what is displayed on the equipment.
3. You lose weight in specific areas differently. Some exercise routines promote faster weight loss in the face. Others promote loss faster in the chest area.
4. You don’t need a fancy diet or exercise program to lose and maintain weight – their primary function is to serve as motivation.
5. Calories in (food/beverage consumption) minus calories out (exercise) = weight gain or weight loss. It’s really that simple.
I realize this has nothing to do with plastic & cosmetic surgery, but I wanted to share anyway…
1. What is your intention? Connect with friends, business, make new friends, I don’t know.
2. Google your name. Check your web presence every now and then. You may be surprised.
3. Security level. You may want to set Facebook privacy levels to friends only to start with. Keep looking around. There are a lot of security levels for different things.
4. Your timeline. This stuff will be cached somewhere your entire life. A photo of you putting (8) hotdogs in your mouth while on your head may be hilarious now but not to your future boss. (See # 2.)
5. Multiple Facebook accounts. One for family, one for friends, one for business vs Facebook for family, https://www.linkedin.com/ for business and Twitter for social, or any combination which works for you.
6. Don’t put anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want your mother to read or watch.
7. Don’t drink and blog 🙂
8. If it is questionable save it and send it tomorrow. Re: read it first.
9. Be Polite. Listen to your friends. Before you add any photo of them you might want to ask permission.
10. Don’t write too much. Don’t write too little. You figure it out.
11. When on the internet you are at a big social event, you just can’t see everyone, but they can see you.
Many doctors take a weekend course to learn advanced techniques for plastic and cosmetic surgery. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I too have taken these courses because our boards require us to stay up-to-date. However, taking a weekend course in liposuction or facial rejuvenation, regardless of what you are board certified in, does not make you capable of performing these procedures or any other new cosmetic surgery technique that may go along with them.
I perform plastic surgery of the face, breasts and body; but when I first began my plastic surgery career back in the early 90’s, I wanted to learn more advanced techniques in plastic surgery. In doing so I sought out the best hospital and plastic surgeons who offered their expertise in plastic surgery advancements. And for an additional year, after I earned my boards in both plastic and general surgery, I performed and completed a one year fellowship with internationally renowned surgeons at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. The Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital is world famous for advanced techniques in cosmetic plastic surgery.
Seeking out the best and taking the time to perfect my plastic surgery techniques early on has allowed me to bring my patients safe and extraordinary results for 17 years. During these 17 years, I have revised a lot of faces, breasts and bodies from physicians who chose to take a weekend course instead of completing the years of training necessary to perform these procedures accurately. As a patient you must do your homework on the surgeon you choose to perform your surgery to ensure the safe and extraordinary results you deserve.
As we age, our skin becomes thinner, our muscle’s begin to drop, and the fat in our face diminishes; yes, this is a disadvantage to getting older, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, people are taking better care of themselves and living longer; they want to look as young as they feel. The Band Aid Facelift helps achieve this by producing natural looking results. It is a maintenance facial procedure with results lasting anywhere from 5-10 years (based on the individual’s lifestyle). You may find yourself asking, “What makes the Band Aid Facelift better from the competitions similarly marketed ‘Mini’ or ‘Weekend’ Facelift procedures?”
All of these later developed Mini Facelift procedures such as the Lifestyle Lift and the Thread Lift should not be confused with the Band Aid Facelift. While they all focus on certain areas of the face, which can really make a difference to anti-aging efforts such as a sagging jaw line and creases and folds around the cheeks and nose, there are many differences. I developed and began performing the Band Aid Facelift over 17 years ago. These years have given me the ability to add my own intricate details in perfecting this procedure, producing a more natural looking result. Other benefits of the Band Aid Facelift include lower costs (currently under $5k), lower risks involved since only a local numbing is required, shorter surgery and recovery times (a little over an hour and less than one week, respectively).
Although a traditional facelift may be more appropriate for some patients, many don’t want the risk of being put under general anesthesia and the Band Aid Facelift simply fits the life strategy of some better. It is more “patient-friendly”, meaning people in their 40’s as well as people in their 80’s who want to take the clock back 10 years have the Band Aid Facelift as an alternative instead of the cookie-cutter, traditional approach. Then in 10 years or so they can come back and do another Band Aid Facelift, never having to be concerned with undergoing a major procedure. With all this information, now you should know the Band Aid Facelift is a patient-friendly procedure with little downtime and great results!
–John L. LeRoy, Jr., F.A.C.S., P.C.