Thursday, August 30, 2012

Breast Augmentation and 3D Software

As one of the most popular elective cosmetic surgeries around the world, millions of women continue to decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery for a variety of reasons. Whether you are looking to regain your femininity after breast cancer mastectomy or simply wanting to supplement family genes, this type of elective cosmetic procedure has been around for decades and its popularity ensures it won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

While it may seem like the decision whether or not to have elective breast augmentation may seem like a big one, it really is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a number of things to consider and factors to discuss with your plastic surgeon before the big operation.

Advances in digital and electronic technology help women across the country and around the world attempt to take much of the guessing out of the procedure. One of the most common reasons for revision of breast augmentation surgery continues to be patient dissatisfaction with the final results. As such, more and more physicians are attempting to counsel their patients and help them make wise decisions with realistic expectations before they even set foot in the operating theater.

3D imaging systems and software platforms are the latest advances in the field of elective cosmetic surgery that will let women get a better idea of what the final product will look like. These digital simulations allow women to provide and upload their own photos or for the doctor's office to take photos that can be manipulated with different sizes and types of implants. Seeing what the final product will look like often helps women answer the ultimate question of "how big is too big?" and other pressing concerns that they must decide on.

When it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon for your procedure it is important to keep these options in mind and find someone that you can adequately communicate with. By letting your expectations and desires be well known up front, the surgeon is in a better position to help you achieve your goals with what is for many a once in a lifetime opportunity. Invest your cosmetic surgery dollars in a breast augmentation that you will be happy with for years to come.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Your Menopause and Weight Gain

Sad, but so true, one of the #1 most common symptoms of menopause is weight gain, as well as a change in the overall shape of your body.

About 90% of pre menopausal and menopausal women gain weight, an average of 10-15 pounds.

Women who have an early menopause or surgical menopause (due to cancer treatments or hysterectomies) may experience more rapid and extreme weight gain. Lovely!

Here's the kicker, when it comes to menopause and weight gain - you may be eating and exercising exactly the same way you always were, but you still can't seem to maintain your previous weight. You continue to gain, and it seems to be landing right around your middle?

As you enter the early stages of pre menopause, maintaining weight becomes more and more difficult, and losing weight becomes almost impossible. This is because of a fluctuation in your hormones.

Your hormones have direct impact on your appetite, your metabolism and fat storage. This is why it is so difficult to control your weight gain during menopause, no matter what you do. Fluctuating Estrogen, Progesterone, and Androgen will fight you all the way.

This is the female sex hormone that is responsible for causing monthly ovulation. During female menopause, your estrogen levels decline rapidly, and your body will stop ovulation. Estrogen also seems to play a big role in the weight gain. As your ovaries produce less estrogen, your body works harder to convert calories into fat; the fat is used to increase those depleting estrogen levels. Unfortunately for you, fat cells don't burn calories the way muscle cells do, which causes you to pack on unwanted pounds.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Top 8 Women's Interests Magazines

With so many magazines out there, which ones have the best stories? Here are the top eight reader-to-reader story magazines that look into the hearts and homes of women. Some of the stories are romantic, some are inspiring, some are emotionally charged, some are sexy, some are sensual, some are sweet, some are passionate, some are funny and some are erotic. Many of the stories have happy endings and many have sad endings. Every story, however, is a good story.

True Story

True Story magazine is a romance magazine written for women. True Story magazine features romantic and inspiring stories from readers. You can get twelve issues and save 50% off the news stand price.

True Confessions

True Confessions magazine is focused less on romance and more on relationships. True Confessions magazine features the trials and tribulations of people in love through emotionally charged stories of marital problems, tragedy and peril and how couples overcome these obstacles. You can get twelve issues and save 50% off the news stand price.

True Romance

True Romance magazine is focused on contemporary, modern romance with an inspirational tone and a hint of erotica. True Romance magazine features stories that are sexy, sensual and sweet with a little suspense and include both happy and sad endings; real life tear jerkers targeting all ages. You can get twelve issues and save 50% off the news stand price.

Best of Secrets

Best of Secrets magazine is your glimpse into the forbidden, revealing the hidden lives of your friends, neighbors, co-workers and maybe even your family. Best of Secrets magazine is about love, romance, passion, home, danger and inspiration. You can get four issues and save 30% off the news stand price.

True Love

True Love magazine features heroines generally in their 20s and 30s and features stories that range from light romance to more passionate, erotic romances. True Love magazine also ties in current social concerns and stories with a twist. You can get 10 issues and save 50% off the news stand price.

True Experience

True Experience magazine features an honest look at experiences that define modern day life. True Experience magazine writes evocatively on topics that matter most, like romance, career, marriage, family and spirituality. You can get four issues and save 30% off the news stand price.

Best of True Confessions

Best of True Confessions magazines brings readers a selection of emotionally charged, compelling stories from True Confessions magazine. Each issue of Best of True Confessions magazine offers heartbreaking, hilarious and inspiring reader-to-reader stories that look into the hearts and homes of women. You can get four issues and save 30% off the news stand price.

True Story Romance Special

True Story Romance Special magazine provides a doorway for readers to escape from their daily routine and to peek inside the lives of others, sharing their romantic life experience. True Story Romance Special magazine features the best in romantic reading. You can get 4 issues and save 30% off the news stand price.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ladies, Wake Up!

It is about time we think further to make sure our daughters have a better life than we do.

Ok, in the western world, women's situation is not that bad: they can vote. They can study, work, aim for the top positions politically and in business organizations. The reality though is in the numbers.

Sheryl Sandberg talks much better than me about these numbers and I really invite you to view the video that you can watch on my blog.

The reality is also that working women with children are not only consumed with guilt, but they also feel a pressure that men don't feel. The pressure I am talking about is the one linked to physical appearance and ability to seduce and convince.

It is hard to change patterns that have been going on for centuries. The lack of self-confidence in most women stems from the fact that, for a very long time, women have seen themselves through the men's eyes.

I was looking at the TV show Bewitched with my daughter the other day. And suddenly I understood why unconsciously I had banned all pink and girlies stuff for my daughter, who, as a result, has never played dolls, princess or anything like that. I guess I had the intimate conviction that this was a fraud.

I find it difficult shopping for gifts for girls because I do not want to feed into this debilitating, servile drive to confine women in an obedient domestic role.

If we want the male female interaction to change, it has to start in education. It has to start in our homes. Who would offer a doll or an ironing board to a boy? Who would offer cars, power symbols to a girl?

My little boy who is five loved to dress up a baby doll neglected by my daughter, but very soon peer pressure taught him that it is not cool to do so for a boy: it is a girl thing!