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You should not forget about “maintenance” for your body and mind.

Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California
Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

While cosmetic surgery can help you achieve dramatic improvements in your outer appearance even as you get older, you should not forget about “maintenance” for your body and mind.

Taking care of your body will improve your overall well-being and appearance, as well as the results of any cosmetic surgery. As we all age, there are limitations as to what cosmetic surgery alone can do for you. You have to do your part, too, to look your best at any age.

Did you know that “September is Healthy Aging® Month?” The term was coined in by the company’s executive director and the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Carolyn Worthington. This event is now in its 2nd decade, and it is still going strong. Ms. Worthington created this recurring event to tell the anybody above age 45 that there’s still time to change habits and take control of one’s health.

Aging has been long given a negative connotation. A few common “aging fears” are:

* Declining health

* Self image

* Running out of financial means

* Not being able to do certain tasks on their own such as drive or run errands like grocery shopping

* Death in the family

* Fear of falling

* Living alone

* Inability to manage daily living activities

* Isolation or loneliness

* Loss of independence

* Getting care from strangers

Think of healthy aging as a process that involves your body, mind, and soul. Following are five tips of healthy aging that you should follow to look and feel your best.

Active Lifestyle

Many people shy away from exercise. Sometimes, even a walk in the park appears to be a challenge. When we say “be active,” what we actually mean is any of your favorite physical activity such as walking, gardening, swimming, or yoga. As long as you are moving and remaining physically active, it will be counted as exercise.

Eat Right

Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, decrease sodium intake, limit the intake of alcoholic drinks, consume small serving sizes, and eliminate processed foods from your diet. The more colorful your plate, the more energized you will feel throughout the day.

Prevention

Are you prone to tripping and falling? Aging brings about many problems such as frequent falls, failing eyesight, and forgetfulness. Along with regular medical checkups, make some changes in your house. Clear the rooms of excessive furniture and install handle bars to prevent falls.

Sleeping enough

Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Sleep deficiency may lead to problems in memory, immune system, and concentration. It can also cause Alzheimer’s disease according to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

Stress Reduction

Identify your stress triggers and find ways to reduce them. Seek therapy if you cannot handle the pressure on your own. A few tricks that can help you reduce your stress levels include journaling, listening to music, and doing a favorite activity.

If you start by making small changes, you won’t feel overwhelmed. You will immediate feel the change in your body, and including these tips in your regular routine will become quite easy.

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen starts Blog about cosmetic surgery issues

Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California
Dr Mitchell G Cohen, Cosmetic Surgery, California

Experienced surgeon’s blog will address diverse issues in Cosmetic surgery, such as how to promote better healing after surgery, and considerations before getting cosmetic surgery.

We all want to look our best. Sometimes, we feel that what nature has given us is just not enough. That is where cosmetic surgery can help improve a person’s appearance, self-esteem and self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery encompasses a broad range of facial and body treatments, including cheek lift, chin surgery, wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and tummy tucks.

Doctor Mitchell G. Cohen, a surgeon based in California, started a Blog to provide easy-to-understand information about the cosmetic surgery issues so that the public and patients can easily understand the underlying medical issues and procedures. The Blog is available at https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on Cosmetic surgery. Many people try to enhance their appearance or correct what they perceive to be deformed. Common procedures include breast augmentation, and liposuction and tummy Tucks. There are, however, certain risks associated with such procedures. Thus, researching the specific surgery that you have in mind for yourself is a good idea. Also, make sure to be in good hands, meaning a qualified surgeon with experience in this particular procedure.

Explains Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen: “In our office, we are very safe and all procedures are done with local anesthesia, no general anesthesia. This makes the entire procedure not only much safer but much more affordable when comparing to traditional plastic surgery where almost all surgeries are done under general anesthesia.”

Some commonly occurring issues in any surgery, including cosmetic surgery, include:

Dissatisfaction with the result – surgery is not an exact science and the results may differ depending on many different factors such as age, gender, body type, body weight, and skin condition.

Nerve Damage – a common issue in all cosmetic surgeries. The negative effects include numbness and tingling.

Infection – is a uncommon issue in all cosmetic surgeries that use local anesthesia. The main reason being that the lidocaine that is used to numb the fat also kills bacteria therefore a much lower incidence of infection has been reported. While utmost care is taken to avoid infection, it occurs in a less than one percent of cosmetic surgeries done with tumescent or local anesthesia and may require additional medication, for example with antibiotics.

Scars – cosmetic surgeons are trained to keep the scars to a minimum, but they are usually unavoidable. In some cases, patients suffer hypertrophic scarring, meaning that the scar is unusually red and raised. We counsel our patients in using a silicone based scar cream to lessen any effects of scarring.

Hematoma – which is essentially a pocket of blood resembling a painful bruise. A hematoma occurs in a few percent of breast augmentation surgeries, and also with full tummy tuck procedures.  Hematoma a general risk in cosmetic surgery, and it may sometimes require additional surgery.

Organ Damage – some surgeries may adversely affect internal organs, such as liposuction. The surgical probe used for liposuction may accidentally cause punctures, which may require additional surgery. Again, this is much more common in patients who undergo liposuction with general anesthesia. With local anesthesia, the patient will feel some pain before and punctures can occur and therefore this makes the procedure much safer using tumescent or local anesthesia.

Seroma – a condition when blood pools directly under the skin, with swelling and pain. These can become infected and may have to be drained. These usually occur with full tummy tucks and are very rare with mini tummy tucks.

Blood Loss – occurs minimally in our cosmetic surgeries, but is usually limited. The tumescent anesthesia we use also has epinephrine in it which constricts the vessels and leads to no more than a teaspoon or 2 of true blood loss.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – is a rare complication. Essentially, it means that a blood clots forms in a deep vein (often the leg), breaks off, and travels to other parts of the body (such as the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism).

Dr. Cohen notes that “even though medical personnel try to explain the procedures and the risks, patients search on the internet for information. They usually find hearsay opinions, reports from other patients, but rarely explanations from medical doctors. One should not act based solely on information found on the internet, but instead review the issues with a qualified medical doctor, preferably with the benefit of the patient’s medical history. Also, when patients research online and do find relevant medical articles, they find highly complex answers that are very difficult to understand for a layperson, or even contradictory. I hope to fill that information gap with my explanatory articles that anybody can understand.”

Dr. Cohen’s blog is available at https://drmitchellcohen.com/

About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.

References

Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page

News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/

Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.
Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen, California

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.
 
After graduating from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, OH, Dr. Cohen completed a 5-year Orthopedic residency in Albuquerque NM, followed by a prestigious and competitive 1-year fellowship in Spine Surgery at Johns Hopkins/St Joseph Hospitals, Baltimore, MD.
 
For over 20 years, Dr. Cohen was working in private practice. Dr. Cohen’s years of clinical expertise and attention to detail, which is of paramount importance when operating, has led him to his new passion, specializing in cosmetic and Cosmetic procedures.
 
For Dr. Cohen, being a surgeon is more than a profession, it is a devotion. He grew up in Southern California in a family of physicians and has made the care and quality of life of his patients the ultimate goal. His father, a general surgeon, was the role model that led him and his 3 brothers to the field of surgery.
 
Contact
 
Orange County Liposuction Centers – Newport Beach
20162 SW Birch Street
Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: +1 949 531 5653
 
Professional Experience
 
Private practice specializing in orthopedic spine surgery
Dates: 1993-2016
Fountain Valley and Irvine, California
 
  Education
 
LA Liposuction Centers
Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
Dates: 2017-2019
Director: Robert Hashemiyoon, MD
Encino, California
 
Johns Hopkins Hospital/St Joseph’s Hospital
Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Dates: 1992 – 1993
Activities and Societies: Fellowship training under the direction of Paul McAfee, MD
 
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Dates: 1987 – 1992
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD Degree, Medicine
Dates: 1983 – 1987
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Hahnemann University
Master’s Program Human Physiology
Dates: 1982-1983
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Claremont McKenna College
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Psychobiology
Dates 1978 – 1982
 
References
 
Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/
 
Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php
 
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page
 
News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/
 
Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen
 
Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen
 
Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/
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