Types of Scales

Many people try to avoid the scales if they believe they are overweight. This way, it’s easier to pretend that the extra weight isn’t there – the clothes must have shrunk!

But once you decide to lose those pounds (that you know are indeed there, after all), scales of various types do a lot to both motivate you, and keep you on track to your weight loss goal.

The bathroom scale is the most obvious and commonly-thought-of type of scale used with dieting. It’s the one which will tell you if you’ve lost any weight! Instead of fear, bathroom scales should inspire you. If you’ve lost some weight, it’s the bathroom scale that gives you the good news. But if you haven’t lost any, the scale reports the weight straightforwardly and without added recriminations – far better than asking a human and getting unwanted extra commentary!

Digital bathroom scales are the current standard. These are easy to use because you don’t have to watch a dancing needle and guess at what your weight really is. They also come in designer colors and styles, which practically beg you to step on them just to see them work. They’re a huge improvement over the clunky mechanical ones of the past!

A food scale, also known as a diet scale, helps a lot with efforts to control portion size. The basic ones simply weigh the food you put on them, but there are advanced digital nutrition scales which will actually count your calories for you. These even give the other nutritional value, too, so you can find out about fat, protein, carbs, and other elements of your food as well!

Other versions of digital food scales come with bowls, can weigh ingredients as you add them together (so you don’t need a separate bowl for everything), or can weigh liquids and translate the weights into the equivalent volume measurements. Most food scales run on batteries, but some come with A/C adapters for economical long-term use.

For those who don’t want to eat even one unmonitored portion, a pocket scale can be added to the arsenal. The higher-capacity versions of these can weigh food portions easily, and come with expansion trays which give a larger weighing surface than is provided by the plain weighing plate. Usually the tray will double as a lid or cover, which you can use to keep your scale safe from damage while in storage or transit.

Scales are not the enemy of one trying to lose or maintain their weight. Instead, they are useful allies which will make the job easier and motivate you to do better. They record your success, keep you on track by measuring your portion sizes and caloric intake, and can even go wherever you do. If you’re trying to lose or maintain your weight (or even gain some), get yourself some scales to make your job a lot easier.

February 16, 2012
Posted in Health — Knowledge Buff @ 11:22 PM

How to Groom a Poodle

Poodles are known for their interesting haircuts. But grooming a poodle goes beyond cutting its luxurious hair. They need general grooming at least once a week, and a full grooming every 6 to 8 weeks. Here are some tips for keeping your poodle looking its best:

1. Brushing the hair: Brushing out the hair is a standard grooming step for most breeds of dogs. For poodles, you will need metal combs as well as a slicker brush. This is because the poodle has a double coat. There is a protective “guard coat” which covers a shorter “undercoat” layer. Carefully comb through the hair to prevent the cottony undercoat from getting matted. Use the slicker brush to put the finishing touches on this step. If there are mats which are too tough for the regular comb and brush, break them up with a mat rake and splitter. Make sure not to yank or jerk on the dog’s hair too hard, so you don’t hurt him.

2. Check the ears for ear mites. Poodles have a lot of hair in and around the ears, which makes them a big target for ear mites. Sometimes, it is good to trim the hair in a poodle’s ears, in order to minimize this problem.

3. Clean the dog’s teeth. This can be done with a toothbrush using a paste made especially for dogs.

4. Cutting the hair: For, there are special cuts worn by dogs which are participants of shows. These are the types of haircuts people normally think of when they hear the words “poodle cut.” But for regular pet poodles, the “puppy cut” or “lamb cut” is typical.

For a lamb cut, all that is required is to cut the hair the same length all over. It’s easy and neat.
For a show cut, a pattern is cut into the coat. According to Angela Pollock, the most popular pattern is the “kennel clip.” There are, however, several cuts worn by show poodles. Check the rules of the show you are going to be entering to be sure that the pattern you are considering will be accepted by their judges.

When cutting a pattern you are not familiar with, it is a good idea to find a book, website, or video with images of the result you want. That way, you know if your cut is coming out correctly. With a video, you can observe the technique of the dog groomer as the job progresses, but with a book, it is easy to refer back to parts you want to study in more depth. It is probably best to refer to both books and videos to get a full understanding of all the nuances of the procedure.

5. Washing the hair: The type of shampoo you use will depend on things like how oily the dog’s coat is, and what color it is. Poodles are known for being white, but can come in other colors as well. There are shampoos specially made for bringing out the brightness of a white coat, whereas dark coats often do better with cleansers meant to increase the shine. You may also need to use a special product to remove tear stains from around the eyes of white coated animals.

6. Trim the dog’s nails, making sure not to cut into the quick of the nail.

This is a general guide to grooming your poodle yourself. With practice, you should be able to do as well as a professional groomer. I advise that, like with any new thing being learned, that you practice at a time when the result is not crucial — don’t test out your grooming technique for the first time just before a show! Instead, practice when you can be relaxed, and there is time for any initial “beta effect” in your haircutting to grow out. If you keep these things in mind, you should soon be able to do all of your poodle’s grooming yourself with good results.

Posted in Pets — Knowledge Buff @ 11:16 PM

What Is a Tooth Crown?

Having a tooth crowned is something which makes most people nervous. This is most likely because the procedure of crowning a tooth is often associated with that of having a root canal! Crowns, however, are done in other situations as well. So just what is a tooth crown?

The short answer is that a tooth crown is an artificial surface — often of ceramic-coated metal or plastic composite — which covers or replaces the natural crown of a tooth. This can be done to correct structural defects in the tooth, for purely cosmetic reasons, or a combination of both. Personally, I have two crowns, and their primary purpose is to restore strength to the affected teeth. They are aesthetically natural looking, but this is a side benefit, especially since they are on back teeth which hardly anyone will see.

Here is a more detailed description of just what a restorative tooth crown is, and how it is installed onto the affected tooth (if there is no root canal treatment to be done):

• In the case of restorations, the first thing that happens is that the natural surface of the tooth is ground down so that the crown can fit onto the tooth without sticking up or out into the mouth. This grinding is done with dental drills and similarly sized grinding tools. The patient’s tooth is made numb for this procedure. This part is not particularly hard to endure, but it does take a lot longer than normal drilling. If you’re a tobacco smoker, smoke those cigs before you go in for this!

• Once the tooth has been ground down enough, the dentist will have the patient bite down on some goopy wax and hold that pose for a few minutes. Finally, after a period of time which is surely shorter than it seems, you’ll be allowed to relax your jaw and the dentist or technician will remove the wax from your mouth. The wax will now have the shape of your teeth embedded into it — including the one which has been prepared for crowning.

• Now, you’ll get a temporary crown. For a back tooth, this will likely be a fairly thin metal tooth-shaped thing with a hollow inside. It may take several attempts before the dentist or technician finds one which fits properly. Alternatively, he may make a plastic one on the spot which will be molded into the shape of the affected tooth. These plastic ones are A LOT easier on the patient, because they are guaranteed to fit the first time. Sadly, some dentists are not convinced that they are strong enough, so you may have to be quite demanding before the dentist’s technician gives up trying to get one of those metal ones to fit. But don’t despair — usually the metal ones are fitted without too much trouble. Just keep in mind that if it does become too much trouble, there is that plastic alternative.

• If the reason you need a crown is because you are having root canal therapy, a.k.a. “a root canal,” the endodontist will normally perform the preceding parts of the crowning procedure as well, before sending you back to your regular dentist for the application of the crown.

• Once you get your temporary crown cemented on, you get to go home. Yay! While you are at home, a dental laboratory will be getting to work. This lab will be using that wax mold you made to form your permanent crown. They will not only take into account the amount of space left by the prepared tooth, but also the teeth around it. This will ensure a good fit of the crown onto the tooth as well as proper contact with the other teeth.

• For a back tooth, this crown will often be made of porcelain-covered metal, but there are other types which may be used instead, like gold. Porcelain-covered metal (also known as “high noble” metal) has the benefits of being natural-looking while giving the extra strength of the metal. Gold, while quite obvious when on a visible tooth, is even stronger.

• After a period of time ranging from a few days to a couple of weeks, your new permanent crown will be ready, and you will go back to the dentist to have it installed.

• Removing the temporary crown is easy. All the dentist will need to do is rock it back and forth a bit and then pull it off. The tooth stub, which has been protected under there during this time, will be quite sensitive. Usually, there is no anesthetic applied for this procedure. This is so you can tell whether the permanent crown is fitting properly, but you may wish you could have a bit of numbing gel at least. Unfortunately, that likely won’t be the case — so gut up.

• Now here’s the part you needed to steel your guts for: The application of the cement for the permanent crown. This made-in-a-gulag-like compound will send a signal through that tooth stub like electricity! Fortunately, the tooth will relax in a couple of minutes. It’s just something you need to be ready for. After the dentist is done applying the adhesive, he/she will push the new crown onto the tooth.

• Once a new crown is on, expect to spend a few minutes biting down and grinding your teeth back and forth — just like you would after a filling — while the dentist adjusts the crown and gets it fitting perfectly. This will take the dentist approximately the same amount of time it takes him to perfect the fit of a filling… perhaps a bit less. Once that’s done, you’ll be asked to bite down onto a piece of cotton for a few minutes to allow the cement to set up better.

• The dentist will likely advise you to avoid chewing on the affected side for a day or two to make sure the cement cures well.

That’s about it! You’ll need to make sure to clean well around your crown when brushing your teeth — even better than you would with a totally-natural tooth. This is because it’s very easy for food residue to get hung up around the sides of the crown where it joins the remaining natural tooth. Making sure this area remains super-clean will help prevent cavities at the root line, thereby helping you avoid needing root canal therapy in the future.

As long as the crown is well cared for, it can last you several years, and you’ll enjoy having a strong tooth in that spot again.

Posted in Health — Knowledge Buff @ 11:15 PM

Treatment and Prevention of Sun Poisoning

Sun poisoning. It sounds as if something chemical is happening inside your body if you get sun poisoning. But it’s really just a scary-sounding way to say “a very bad sunburn.” There is really no “poisoning” involved.

So just what is it that makes a case of overexposure to the sun (or to tanning beds) deserving of the name “sun poisoning?” It is a matter of additional symptoms developing on top of those normally associated with sunburn. With a regular sunburn, you can expect to experience itching, redness, and peeling. If the burn is a bit worse, you may also suffer blisters. These blisters can pop, and expose the skin to potential infection. But with sun poisoning, you can also experience symptoms like nausea, fever, headache, and dizziness. You may also suffer from dehydration and an imbalance in your electrolytes.

If you are only suffering mild discomfort, treat sun poisoning as you would a regular sunburn. Make sure to drink enough water or sports drinks, and apply cold compresses to the burnt area to cool it down and reduce the pain. You can try applying some aloe, but make sure not to use anything which has irritating fragrances, exfoliants, or other such ingredients which are common to standard lotions.

If, on the other hand, you suffer some of the more severe symptoms, you should bathe in cool water to reduce your temperature, and drink plenty of liquids. Make sure to pat yourself dry and never rub. If you begin to suffer extreme pain, or you get a fever which rises to over 104°F, it’s time to go to the emergency room. The doctors there can prescribe oral steroids to stop inflammation, and if you are dehydrated, they can give you an IV to get enough fluids into you.

A related condition is called polymorphous light eruption. Even though some consider this to be a sun poisoning rash, this can occur in the absence of sunburn. This rash is a result of a bad reaction to UV light, and can result in hives and/or blisters. Its other symptoms are similar to those of sun poisoning. Treatment for the rash is the same as for a sunburn. People from the northern hemisphere are most frequently affected, and sensitivity to the UV light is usually highest in spring or early summer, when those in that area of the earth are not yet used to being exposed to much sunlight. Fortunately, this extra sensitivity usually goes away within a few days.

Prevention is fairly straightforward for most people — wear a decent amount of sunscreen, and cover up sensitive areas. If you are taking some kind of medication, check to see if it increases UV sensitivity, and if it does, take extra precautions to protect yourself from the sun. With these commonsense precautions, most people should be able to enjoy their time in the sun without getting either sunburns or sun poisoning.

February 13, 2012
Posted in Health — Knowledge Buff @ 5:53 PM

Why the Doormat is An Important Home Decor Element

Have you ever come to a house and noticed that it has a really homey feel, but can’t quite put your finger on the reason? Chances are, the answer was right under your feet. That’s right — the doormat is what gave you this impression.

The impressions people get of places are often formed by the things that are not consciously noticed. Walkways, doormats, and lighting are all things which people don’t pay much attention to unless something is obviously wrong with them. But they all make a big difference in how a location is perceived. A nice doormat with a homey picture on it gives the psychological impression that this is a place you can relax and be yourself in. Since it’s right in front of the door, the feelings given by the doormat is mentally transferred to the entire house.

Fortunately, doormats are inexpensive and come in a wide variety of designs. You do not have to settle for the old-fashioned rubber tire ones anymore (though, if you are trying to present an eco-friendly image, you may want to prominently display recycled rubber). There are several made of tightly woven materials of various types which show different images. Countryside images are common, but there are also ones with joke images, cartoons, flowers, and pretty much any pitcher you can imagine. If you’re a traditionalist, of course, you can get the old standby: the “Welcome” mat.

Of course, doormats have a function to go with their form. The “practical” purpose is to prevent dirt from being tracked into the house. Therefore, they are made out of very tough materials, and or are woven in a way which provides special durability. A doormat will often outlast the carpet is protecting, and this is pretty much the point — the tough doormat protects your delicate flooring.

Due to this practical use, many doormat buyers do not pay enough attention to the aesthetic properties of the small square of material they will be looking at for the next several years. This is why doormats have a reputation as being pretty boring. But with hundreds or even thousands of designs available, there is no need to get a mere “workable” doormat.

The next time you need to update the look of your home or apartment but don’t want to spend a lot of money, take a real look at what doormats are available! You may be surprised to find that for a mere $15-$30, you can change the whole atmosphere of the outside of your house/apartment, while making your flooring last longer.

Posted in Home — Knowledge Buff @ 5:51 PM

Urea Foot Cream – A Cure for Cracked Feet

Dry, rough feet are a problem many people have. For most dryness, a simple solution like rubbing the feet with petroleum jelly is enough. But for some, such home remedies just can’t do it. When the feet get so dry and calloused that they crack, it’s time for a heavy-duty solution. This is where urea-based foot cream comes in.

When feet get too dry, it begins a cycle of excess callous production. Paradoxically, the calluses only contribute to the problem, because they do not sweat and therefore cause the feet to become even drier (your feet normally re-moisturize themselves via their sweat). Therefore, you need something that will break down the calluses even as it re-moisturizes your feet.

Urea foot creams are a great product for this. The urea found in foot creams is synthesized in the laboratory, so it is clean and free of contaminants. Urea binds to the keratin in calluses to break them down. It is also highly attractive to moisture, and therefore will draw moisture into the feet. Over a time span of just a couple of weeks, it can restore softness to rough feet and almost if not all cracks to completely heal. If a crack is deep enough to have begun bleeding, using urea-based creams may sting at first, but it is well worth it.

Even though some cream makers claim that the calluses will be completely eliminated within this time, it is more likely that some areas of the foot will remain thickened. As long as you keep using the cream, the skin will finally get thinner and more normal, even in these areas. But the thicker areas will be more likely to revert to a calloused nature, so you’ll need to be careful to keep applying cream to those spots even after they are softer.

The cream I use is called Flexitol Heel Balm, and it’s about $10 from the local drugstore. For my severely cracked feet, it took about a month of twice a day usage for all the cracks to go away. To maintain a crack free state, I work on the most callous-prone areas every day or two. I make sure to apply it before bed since that’s when my feet will be at rest and I won’t just walk it off. If my feet feel exceptionally dry that day, I apply some at midday as well.

In this way, I have been able to prevent more cracks from happening, and keep my feet softer than they have been in years. If you have a problem with dry or cracked feet combined with calluses, try using some urea-based foot cream and see how well it works for you.

Posted in Health — Knowledge Buff @ 5:49 PM

What’s So Great About a Thermal Carafe?

A good cup of coffee. It’s something many of us look forward to. And, that first cup in the morning is usually delicious. But as time goes on, the rest of the coffee in the carafe becomes condensed and burnt. If we try to avoid that by turning off the coffee maker, then we end up with cold coffee.

The reason for this is that coffee is usually kept hot by a hot plate, and this hot plate is set to such a high temperature that it burns the coffee. Coffee makers whose hot plates are not so hot that the coffee burns may not be able to keep a full carafe warm enough.

So how do we avoid this? In the last few years, home coffeemakers have come into production which use a thermal carafe, similar to the type used by some restaurants. Have you ever noticed how in many restaurants, they can serve you a piping hot cup of coffee that is not burnt even though they have a huge carafe they’re pouring from? They can do this because they are using thermal carafes. Thermal carafes work on the same principle as a thermos jug — they use insulation to keep their contents at the right temperature, rather than relying on a steady input of heat from the outside.

A home coffeemaker which uses a thermal carafe will drip the coffee in through a closed lid, so you do not need to transfer the java from another container. This allows it to retain as much heat as possible. This, along with the insulation, allows the coffee to remain hot for hours even without adding extra heat to it. Therefore, your coffee does not burn nor does it get cold, even after sitting for hours.

Coffeemakers which come with thermal carafes tend to cost a few dollars more than the old-fashioned hotplate variety, but it is well worth it. Not only are you insured of having a good cup of coffee for a far longer period of time, you are saved from either wasting the cups which are at the bottom of the carafe or enduring drinking those cold, burnt end cups you would otherwise end up with.

So next time you need a new coffee maker — or are finally fed up enough with the old one to replace it — get yourself one with a thermal carafe. Like all kinds of coffeemakers, these come in a variety of price ranges from mass-market level to gourmet, so there is sure to be one to fit your tastes and budget.

Posted in Food and Drink — Knowledge Buff @ 5:11 PM

How to Replace a CPU Fan

On a heavily used computer, the fact that there are mechanical parts involved will eventually become apparent — by their failure. A hard-core gamer or someone involved in a computer related home business will eventually start to hear strange sounds coming from their computer’s tower.

One of these sounds could be described as a rasping or grinding noise which has a rhythm. This is a sound of a failing computer fan. Inside the case, there are several fans, but in my experience the problem fan will usually be the one which cools the CPU. At first, you may be tempted to ignore this noise, but eventually the fan will either get too slow to be effective, or it will fail outright and stop completely. It will also get louder and louder as time progresses. Since the CPU will overheat without a fan, this will usually result in the computer shutting down due to “heat fault.” If you are unlucky, the CPU may just burn up without the computer giving you a protective shutdown instead.

Because of the importance of the CPU fan, a failing one will need to be replaced, and the sooner the better. While it is possible to have the fan replaced at a computer shop, it is much smarter to just do it yourself. A computer fan is cheap — you can get them for less than $5 — and replacing one is a simple job. Here are step-by-step instructions for a common computer configuration (note that some computers have odd or proprietary setups — for those, different steps may be required.):

1. First, open your computer’s case.

2. Ground yourself to prevent static buildup. This can be done with a special antistatic device you can wear, if you want to be fancy. The free way is to ground yourself against the computer’s housing. Also, make sure to not rub up against any carpet or other static-causing items, either before you start or while you are working.

3. Find your CPU fan. It will be attached to the motherboard somehow, most likely on top of a heatsink. Usually the heatsink is a boxy thing, but sometimes it will be fancier and have a different shape. The heatsink itself has fins, but these will be likely hidden from view by the CPU fan on top of them.

4. Once you locate the fan, the next step is fairly obvious. You need to remove it. Even though fans and heat sinks are often sold as a unit, you do not need to take the heatsink off. You can usually simply unscrew the fan from the heatsink. This saves you from having to reinstall a heatsink, and also makes it so you will not have to reapply thermal paste to the CPU.

5. Measure the fan. Measure straight across, rather than on the diagonal. This measurement needs to include the fan’s housing. You will need to measure in millimeters, since computer fans use the metric system.

6. Buy another fan. The best places to buy fans and other computer components are online. Newegg and TigerDirect have great deals on all of these types of things. But you may not want to wait for delivery, since this is a critical computer part and you’ll need it to be able to use your computer again. In that case, take your measurement to your local computer store and buy one there. Buying one locally, however, may mean you have to settle for buying the entire fan-heatsink unit, or getting a brand or type you may not prefer. Therefore, it is best to buy a computer fan as soon as you hear the telltale noise which warns of impending fan doom.

7. Once you have your fan, ground yourself, and then screw it onto the old heatsink. If the replacement fan comes with a new heatsink, just detach that one and put the fan onto the one that’s already on the motherboard. Plug in all the connections. There should be at least one connection, through which it will get its power. There may also be a connection which leads to some type of speed controller. If you bought a fancy fan which lights up or has other types of power consuming bells and whistles, it may need to be attached to the power supply (regular fans often only attach to a socket on the motherboard).

That is all it takes to replace the CPU fan in a machine with a typical configuration. It is a simple 5 to 10 minute job. The part which takes the longest isn’t the actual installation; it’s getting the new fan. Whether you have to go to a store near you, or buy one online, it’s a part most people don’t have on hand. If you want to avoid this delay, simply measure your current fan, and buy a spare while it is still working. That way, you not only will not have much downtime if your fan fails, but you can get the perfect one online for the cheap price without having to buy any unnecessary components like new heatsinks.

Posted in DIY — Knowledge Buff @ 5:08 PM

How to Find a Good Cabinetmaker

Buyers frequently dream about updating kitchen, baths or adding an entertainment center to make their houses more pretty. Some decide that the only way to get the proper, professionally-done, look is to hire a real cabinetmaker. The sole question is: how does one know if a cabinetmaker is a good one? Well, here’s a short list to check for:


Does he have any recommendations? If not, do not gamble it. Check out 2 random names on the list. What do they are saying about him? Did he complete on time? Would they use him again? How long has he been in business? Ask him and ask the people on the advice list when he worked for them. Clearly, the longer he’s been in business, the better.


Are you able to go and see some of his work? Consumers may not need to show you the interior of their houses, but see whether there are some before and after footage available or some outside work that is obvious from the street.


Payment Schedule: Dispersal of funds should be third at the start, third about half-way thru, and third at the end of the job. Holding the last payment till the job is complete helps guarantee you that it’s going to be finished.


Does he have top quality tools that are in good repair? A good wood worker invests in high quality tools which will last and repairs his tools fast. Homeowners don’t need a workman working on their property with shoddy tools that are accidents waiting to occur.


Do other professionals recommend him? Has he worked with him? Is he reliable? Do house owners like him? Workmen talk among themselves and they know who is competent and who isn’t. However, be aware that sometimes, tradesmen have an “ethic” of not talking bad about each other. Be wary of too many “I don’t knows”, because this can signal that they can’t bring themselves to say he’s good…but they don’t want to outright say he’s bad, either.


Does he focus on detail? Does he match wood grains? Does he completely fit the crown molding in the corner or simply butt the ends together? This awareness of detail is vital to real professionals.


Does he hear what you need, take notes? Nothing is worse than a miscommunication on a job. Determine what you both concluded on, have plans drawn up or at least sketched out.


How are his prices? Do you need a quality job? Then pay for it. If you’d like something done cheaply then there are heaps of applicants avid to use your house as a practice field, so they will take a low-ball bid. If you want to observe your financial position, select a bid that is in the middle range.


Is he busy? Often you strike gold and catch a great chippie between roles, but almost all of the time you’ll have to take a number and wait your turn. Householders can use the above to help them select a trustworthy wood worker. The most vital thing to bear in mind is you need to be ready to trust and work with the workman.


Keeping these tips in mind for finding a competent cabinetmaker, you will be able to increase your chances of being satisfied with the end result. There’s no point in paying for custom if you’re going to end up with a K-Mart did-it-yourself look, so it only makes sense to put in the time and effort to find the best cabinetmaker you can for your custom cabinet work.

Posted in Uncategorized — Knowledge Buff @ 5:04 PM

Fat Transfer Puts the Padding Where You Want It

As you grow older, 2 evil things occur that let the world know you have been around a while: 1, your face gets thin and wrinkled; 2, your body droops, sags and fattens up.

Would it not be nice if you might take that fat off your waist, thighs, belly and back, and use it to fill out your facial features? Well, now you can. A new cosmetic surgery process called “fat transfer” is there for you. We all know that, as we grow older, fat appears in areas where it’s just virtually impossible to get rid of. You can exercise, watch your diet, and try any new craze that comes along, but regularly the only real way to get rid of the fat is to have it removed by a cosmetic surgeon.

The issues of the face are sometimes more conspicuous. We get wrinkles, blemishes and “crow’s feet,” those lines at the fringe of the eyes. Lines round the mouth also make you look older. You also get the “hollow cheek” look, where you lose the fullness of your features.

There are tons of options to reverse these indications of aging, but this is the sole process that tackles both issues. This isn’t one of these huge procedures that leave the patient in gauze for weeks. It is a quickie; they take about enough material to be used to fill in.

The following step is essentially the most vital as it guarantees the security of the process. The doctor runs it thru a selection of filters to get rid of any impurities. You only require the best materials for your face. After it’s cleaned up, the doctor injects it into the areas you would like to boost.

Benefits of using your own fat to fill out depleted areas of your face include:

* Feels real, as it uses tissue from your body.
* Much safer than other surgery options as it uses purified material from your own body
* may be employed to lose acne and other scars.
* excellent for any area of the face: eyelids, churches, lips, jaw, neck, nose, the area around the nose, cheeks, or jaw line. It could also be used to improve the breasts, buttocks or lower body.

This is a relatively new operation, and patients have been happy with the results. It requires a small amount of tissue from the areas you’d like to take away as you age, and places it onto the areas you would like to augment.

Though it’s a straightforward operation, there are always hazards and complications, so talk to your cosmetic surgeon. Have a consultation with a doctor who has done the process before, and get all your questions answered. It’s not actually like finding the fountain of youth, but it’ll make you appear like you did.

Posted in Beauty — Knowledge Buff @ 4:57 PM
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