HOW TO GET RID OF BELLY FAT
Most women and men will experience belly fat at some point in their lives, whether it’s from weight gain related to slowing metabolism, pregnancy, or simply aging. Excess stomach fat can make us feel self-conscious in bathing suits or even underneath clothing. We do what we can to help, but sometimes exercise and eating right […]
HERE’S WHAT COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT IS LIKE
Millions of people who had grown weary of trying to banish bad fat from a part of their body cheered for joy when CoolSculpting gained FDA approval. Since doctors first began offering this nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, several million procedures have been performed. Before and After pictures are quite impressive. Having seen them, you may be wondering […]
HYSTERECTOMY RECOVERY: WHAT TO EXPECT
If you’re scheduled for a hysterectomy or considering undergoing this procedure, we suspect you have a lot of questions. What many patients want to know upfront is what they can expect during their hysterectomy recovery. Now, this can depend a little on the type of hysterectomy that is performed. Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a common choice among our […]
WONDERING IF COOLSCULPTING IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
We hear about CoolSculpting so much in the media that we may have the impression that we’ve heard all we need to know about this procedure. Most people recognize CoolSculpting as one of the leading fat-reduction treatments performed today. This technique happens to be an optimal option for getting rid of the stubborn fat that hangs around […]
IF YOU WANT TO MANAGE COSMETIC AGING, YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS
Cosmetic aging is a topic of interest for a lot of people. We know that our skin is going to age, and we may have a vague idea of what to do about it. Where we often go wrong is in our timing. Often, the signs of aging are not addressed until they become noticeable. […]
WE’RE ANSWERING THE MOST SEARCHED COOLSCULPTING QUESTIONS
As we make our way through the cooler months of the year, more people are thinking about how they can best prepare for sunshine-and-shorts weather. We hear every year that wintertime is the best time to start getting ready for summer. Now is the time for laser treatments that remove unwanted hair and wrinkles. Now […]
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A BREAST LUMP
Breast self-exams are the most efficient way to get to know your breast tissue. These exams provide immediate information about changes in the breast tissue from month to month. They account for many instances of early-detection, revealing abnormalities such as lumps before a woman’s next mammogram. If you detect a lump, you may be very concerned. […]
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH JUVÉDERM IS RIGHT FOR ME?
When you hear the name Juvéderm, you may imagine a single product that is used to smooth lines and wrinkles. This is only natural, seeing that the entire family of Juvéderm products tends to be referred to as the brand name itself. When you discover that there are several different Juvéderm fillers, you may feel […]
WANT TO KNOW WHEN SEX SHOULD BE OFF THE TABLE?
Sex is a normal part of a healthy life. Still, many people don’t feel comfortable talking about it. When it comes to general female health and wellness, though, we highly suggest open communication with a trusted healthcare provider, especially when there are questions or concerns about sex. For example, are there times when sex should […]
COOLSCULPTING CAN KEEP YOU ON TRACK FOR YOUR FITNESS GOALS
We’re into the second quarter of 2020. How are your beauty resolutions coming along? We know that, for many people, the new year does represent a fresh start and opportunity to put meaningful action behind the “new year, new you” mindset. Having a body that you feel good in is a big factor in maintaining […]
ARE YOU SO DONE WITH THAT DOUBLE CHIN? JUST CHILL!
Have you ever noticed how each new generation of young people seems to come up with unique ways to communicate? The word “chill” is often used today to describe relaxing with friends. It is also used as sort of a command when someone needs to calm down. In our office, we like to chill. We […]
ARE YOU STRESSED ABOUT STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE? COME SEE US!
You may have heard the term vaginal rejuvenation. It is used to describe a few different techniques, some surgical, some not. The first use of the term began when plastic surgeons began performing procedures that tightened the vaginal canal or reshaped the labia. This created the perception that vaginal rejuvenation was something a woman would […]
WHAT MIGHT CAUSE VAGINAL ITCHING
Itching is a common sensation that we experience daily. Itching in and of itself is not a problem. However, when itching occurs in an area like the vagina or vulva, the sensation can be more than a little frustrating. There is no predicting when vaginal itching may occur, how intense it will be, or how long it […]
COULD MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS HELP YOU LOSE THOSE LOCKDOWN POUNDS?
In general, it can be difficult to lose weight and keep it off. This year, the challenge has become very real, with many people unable to engage in their normal workouts at the gym. Working out at home takes a lot more motivation for many of us, and let’s not forget the stress-eating that may […]
LASERS PAVE THE WAY FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
At River Oaks Gynecology & Aesthetics, we love helping people manage their health and beauty. Our Houston office has several services to help maintain beautiful skin, including laser treatments. Here, we briefly discuss a few and what they can do for you. CO2RE FRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING Historically, CO2 laser resurfacing has been intensely ablative. It is […]
YES, YOU NEED YOUR WELL-WOMAN EXAM EVEN DURING COVID
2020 has been a doozy of a year. We’ve been practicing social distancing and mask-wearing far longer than most people anticipated. While it is important to protect ourselves and others from a virus we’re still learning about, it is also necessary to continue supporting long-term health via routine exams. At River Oaks Gynecology and Aesthetics, […]
REASONS TO CONSIDER BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY
The endocrine system produces a variety of hormones that are involved in bodily functions. We often think only of the sex hormones, estrogen and testosterone. There are others, and they are vital to everything from sexual development and reproductive health to our metabolism and mood. There are a few times in life when hormone production […]
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS?
People who want to lose weight are often told that they can do so by eating less and moving more. That if they engage their willpower and limit their daily calorie intake, they will achieve their ideal weight. This kind of advice is a one-size-fits-all approach. The problem is, people are not all alike. Treating […]
HEALTH MATTERS TO ATTEND TO IN YOUR THIRTIES
It is generally not until a woman reaches her forties, fifties, and beyond that she may face relatively significant health issues. For this reason, we believe that the years that come before are vitally important. The actions that are taken during the third decade of life pave the way to tomorrow’s health. Everything from how […]
HOW ALIKE ARE JUVÉDERM AND SCULPTRA?
Dermal fillers account for the vast majority of beauty treatments we perform in our Houston office. Around the globe, millions of dermal filler injections are administered each year. Why? Because they work! Several dermal filler products are available and they are all clumped under one product umbrella, albeit with different names. Because there are so many […]