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Dry Socket: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Reviewed by Dr. Izbel Aksit.

A complication to occur after a tooth extraction is known as dry socket or alveolar osteitis. After the tooth extraction, post-surgical pain decreases with time. However, if you experience intense throbbing pain, it can be a sign of delay in the healing process. Knowing dry socket symptoms, causes, preventions, and treatments can better prepare you for this scenario after tooth extraction.

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Electric or Manual Toothbrush: Which One is Better?

Reviewed by Dr. Izbel Aksit.

Electric toothbrushes have become quite popular in recent years. Many people feel that they’re better able to clean their teeth using its vibrating/rotating motion. Even more and more dentists are also recommending them. But does it matter what kind of brush you use, or is it just a tech fad? An electric or manual toothbrush has become the debate of the moment.

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Tooth Extraction Healing Stages: What’s Normal & What’s Not?

After having a tooth extraction surgery, many patients are unsure of the healing process. They do not know exactly how things will go in their mouth and what are the things that they can and cannot do at the different stages. The proverb “little knowledge is dangerous” holds true everywhere. If you don’t know about something, either you might end up to alarmed or too complacent. To avoid either of those situations, you need to know about the tooth extraction healing stages.

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage After Cosmetic Surgery

Dealing with the side effects of cosmetic surgery can be somewhat troublesome. Although many are temporary, they may hamper your day-to-day activities. This is why, for some procedures, the surgeon may recommend some medications, activities, or exercises. It can help relieve those side effects. Lymphatic drainage massage is one such that is recommended by some doctors to patients who’ve gotten a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or liposuction surgery.

There’s a diversity of viewpoints and opinions in the medical community on many issues. When it comes to lymphatic massage, there are differences of opinion among healthcare providers. Some doctors believe it to be very beneficial following liposuction, while others believe that it can be harmful to the body immediately following the surgery.

Since many patients ask for a lymphatic massage after having cosmetic surgery, they must be completely aware of its pros and cons. Before that, let’s first understand what exactly we mean by the lymphatic system.

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Thigh Lift Aftercare: Tips for Successful Recovery

Depending on the kind of plastic surgery, the aftercare process can differ. The recovery might take longer and different side effects can occur. Many patients experience discomfort from time to time after having a thigh lift surgery. This happens because of the nature of the procedure. The area where the incisions are made takes quite some time to heal completely. Moreover, it entails that the patient needs to practice extra precaution when taking care of the wound. With a thigh lift, it is common to experience some side effects. Their knowledge will help you keep better prepared during the recovery process.  

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Is It Normal to Experience Depression After Surgery?

Even if you had planned on getting plastic surgery for months or years, on the day of the surgery, you may have felt anxious or questioned your decision. Soon after surgery, many people regret getting the surgery altogether. However, you’ve gone through a transformative experience. You know that after the surgery, you woke up to a different “you.” Your brain will take some time to process this change. Therefore, you need to wait to see the results of the surgery. This alone is not easy as sometimes recovery can take a year or more. We always advise our patients to stay calm and be patient but understand that the process is difficult. Many patients also experience depression after surgery.

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Can I Have A Nipple Piercing Before or After Breast Surgery?

Many people choose to get a nipple piercing because they look stylish, and it makes them feel good about their bodies. Popstar Rihanna has flaunted her nipple piercing on many occasions. Moreover, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have also revealed their nipple piercings. A celebrity might have inspired you to get your nipples pierced. Or maybe you just want to make a bold fashion statement. Certainly, they can look quite stylish when you’re wearing a bikini or sheer clothing. 

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Can After Effects of Covid Alter Your Cosmetic Surgery? 

Inarguably, these are stressful times. The global pandemic has been mentally exacting and exhausting. It has left many of us feeling down. The fear of the virus alone is nerve-wracking. Fortunately, we are learning more and more about the virus. That information has helped us devise strategies that can ensure our safety and of the people around us. We’ve been in the midst of a pandemic for a year now. The after effects of Covid have left many people sick and tired. So many of us have lost our motivation to achieve our goals and ambitions in life. But, maybe, we need to try and change our perspectives a little. Despite the suffering, we can all hope for a brighter, happier future. 

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last? 

Before getting any cosmetic procedure, you need to find out whether its results will be temporary or last a lifetime. Breast augmentation is one of the most sought-after plastic surgery treatments around the globe. Many women have a desire to change the shape and size of their breasts. For this, they choose to get breast implants. However, many of them end up wondering how long do breast implants last. Of course, as you age, your body will go through various changes. Pregnancy is another concern, so you need to know how having breast implants will affect you. 

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What is the Lip Filler Swelling Timeline?

The desire among human beings to seek perfection is as old as time. Beauty trends are subjective and variable. A fleeting inspiration from social media celebrities does not necessarily drive behaviour when it comes to cosmetic surgeries. Sometimes it is natural to feel dissatisfied, sad, and even depressed about certain parts of yourself. Fuller, plumper lips can make you feel sexier and more confident. Lip fillers are a quick, affordable, and safe way to achieve that goal. No doubt, a perfect selfie constitutes a set of luscious, smooth lips. Youthful and inviting lips can also make the colour of your lipstick pop. However, as you’re dreaming about the sensational look that you’ll achieve, you might be dreading the procedure itself. Lip filler swelling timeline is what patients want to know the most when they’re getting this treatment.

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