Dr. Burgess just returned from a cleft lip and palate mission in the Philippines with Clawson Medical Missions. Free surgical care was delivered to 50 children and young adults with the assistance of the Gift of Life Organization and Rotary. One young, 23 year old woman just wanted her speech to be improved after palate repair so that she could get a job. Other children just wanted to be able to go to school, since some affected children are not allowed to go to school by their families. Either way, the parents and children were really happy to see us back again this year but I think our surgical team missed them the most.
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As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. With this in mind, Cosmopolitan Magazine runs a regular featurette, “Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became…”. Recently, Dr. Jennifer Keagle, a Los Angeles based board-certified plastic surgeon, candidly confessed what she wishes she had known. As she read along, Dr. Burgess was taken aback by how much of Dr. Keagle’s experience she could relate to.
Rumor has it, the idea behind CoolSculpting was first discovered by a pediatrician in the 1960s. The pediatrician noticed that as kids sucked on popsicles, a dimple developed on the side of their cheek in which they had placed the popsicle. Concluding that the cold temporarily disabled the fat cells, the pediatrician noted that fat cells must be very sensitive to cold. Further proving his theory, as they finished their popsicle and their mouths returned to normal temperature, the children’s cheeks would again be dimple-free. Whether this is true—or a medical urban legend, CoolSculpting uses a similar premises.
When summer calls for bathing suits, shorts, and lightweight clothing, we all want to look our best and be able to walk along the beach feeling comfortable and confident. If you are feeling self-conscious about a few stubborn areas of fat throughout your body, it can take the fun out of summer and sunny weather.