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August 2014

The Health Benefits of Massages

Do you like a good massage? Like everyone else I’m sure no one would turn down a massage if you were tired enough and needed one. Massages are no longer out of reach for ordinary folks and you don’t have to go to a luxury spa or upscale health club to get one either. They are available almost everywhere now: businesses, hospitals, clinics, and even airports have then now. Massage is a general term referring to the rubbing, pressing, and manipulation of skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. There are a variety of massages including: Swedish massage, deep massage, sports massage, … Continue reading  

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Certainly you have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge by now.  Many people have been roped into it and notable celebrities have participated including: Conan O’Brien, Larry Page, Adam Levine, Vince McMahon, and many others. But what is the ALS Ice Bucket challenge? It is an activity which involves dumping a bucket of ice water onto one’s head or donating money to an ALS Association. A participant will post a video to social media and nominate other participants stating that they have 24 hours to either dump a bucket of ice water on their heads or donate $100 to … Continue reading  

Facelift – Is it Right For You?

In our office, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to changing someone’s face. Every person begins with a naturally beautiful and unique look, but over time our corners begin to sag or our skin may develop dark spots. However, we’ve met very few people that need to rebuild a completely new face. Most patients simply need a smoothing here, or a tuck there, to reveal the life below the surface. Our most frequent procedure these days is an MACS-lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension lift), which allows for the correction of sagging facial features through a short incision around the ears. In this … Continue reading  

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has become more mainstream in recent years. It was reported that in 2007 3.1 million tried acupuncture compared to 2002 when only approximately 2 million people reportedly tried it.. Acupuncture reportedly originated from ancient China but its evolutions there are unclear. It made its great exposure in the West in 1971, when NYT reporter James Reston received acupuncture for post-operative pain. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body. Practitioners utilize approximately five to twenty needles inserted in various places. The needles vary in length between .5 to 5 inches. These are usually disposable … Continue reading  

Fast Food can be healthy

We all know that fast food is bad, but can it affect your children too? A recent study has confirmed that a bad diet can affect your children in ways that we previously had not considered. The study was published in Nutrition Journal and takes a look at how Western diets can affect people’s immune function. We already know that it can lead to a variety of health conditions which include problems such as: increased inflammation, reduced control of infection, increased rates of cancer, and increased risk for allergic and auto-inflammatory diseases. These poor choices can get “encoded” into the … Continue reading  

Meet Our Surgeons

With Dr. Clayton Moliver, Dr. Fred Aguilar, Dr. Soumo Banerji, Dr. Virginia Pittman-Waller, and Dr. Mariela Lopez, our practice is the proud home of 5 of the top plastic surgeons in the Houston area. Their combined expertise has brought beautiful results to thousands of patients — all with a genuine, 1-on-1 approach.

Meet Dr. Fred Aguilar Meet Dr. Virginia Pittman Meet Dr. Mariela Lopez Meet Dr. Clayton Moliver Meet Dr. Soumo Banerji

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