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Gynecomastia

Seven Possible Causes Of Gynecomastia In Men

What many women want…some men dread. Big breasts. It is estimated that up to 60% of men suffer from “man boobs,” or gynecomastia. Sometimes gynecomastia causes a tiny lump under one or both nipples; sometimes it results in large, pendulous breasts. Regardless, the condition can be embarrassing and inhibiting. Weight loss may help, but Dr. […]

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Breast Augmentation

Let’s Discuss Breast Revision Surgery

Breast augmentation leads the list when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Since 1961, when the first of the silicone breast implants were created, women have flocked to cosmetic surgeons to request this procedure. The basic silicone implant was modified in 1982, but years later, studies by the FDA concluded that a substance found in some […]

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dermal fillers

Fine Lines and Deep Wrinkles and You

Growing old is a universal process and sooner or later everyone will have fine lines and wrinkles. But you don’t necessarily need to give in or give up. There are various cosmetic options available to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and because knowledge is power, it may be helpful to have a bit of information […]

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Juvederm

Consider A Juvederm® Treatment – A Great Resolution For 2016

The use of dermal fillers for plumping lips and filling fine lines and wrinkles is definitely trending. Dr. Silverman uses Juvederm® injectable gels…known as the “next generation” of facial fillers. Juvederm® is used extensively to enhance the fullness of lips and is effective in minimizing the fine “smile lines” and deeper “parentheses” lines (nasolabial folds) […]

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Fitness in Boston, MA

Your Knees And You – The 411

Your knees are far more complex than they seem. They are also amazing. They allow turning and twisting motions and allow your legs to hold up your body. If you are an athlete, chances are you know these facts all too well. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about your knees. The basic “hard” […]

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botox cosmetics

Twelve Things To Know About Botox®

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Botox®, but you may not know how it works. Here are 12 things to know about the most popular aesthetic cosmetic procedure in the world: Botox® was approved by the FDA for eye spasms in 1989. Botox® was approved for wrinkles, fine lines, creases and frown lines in 2002. Botox® is […]

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Breast Lift

It’s Fall…Get A “Lift” With A Breast Lift

Breast implants remain the most popular elective cosmetic surgery, world-wide. But growing in popularity and currently trending with women of all ages is breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000 – and seem to be outpacing implants […]

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Blepharoplasty

Your Eyes Are Your Prize

Are your eyes are the windows to your soul? They may or may not be, but your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately, Father Time, exposure to the sun and heredity can combine to cause the lids of your eyes to droop and sag. One of the major reasons […]

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Fitness in Boston, MA

GOODBYE SUMMER…HELLO FALL!

It’s easy to maintain diet and fitness goals during the sunny, fun days of summer. But once there is a chill in the air and football season looms large, it’s easy to find yourself snacking more and pumping less. Here are a few tips to help you maintain or possibly reach a healthy weight as […]

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Hernia

HERNIAS 101

So, who’s doing the heavy lifting? If it’s always you…whether for your fitness training or to help a friend move, the warning “Be careful…you’ll give yourself a hernia” is a pretty common one.  When fitness training, you are careful to use spotters and of course you know the amount of weight you can lift without […]

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Tummy Tuck

YOUR FITNESS LEVEL AND YOUR TUMMY TUCK

The decision to have a “tummy tuck” or abdominoplasty is a serious one…a decision that you have thought about, read about and perhaps even discussed with a friend who has had one of her own. More than likely, you are considering this surgery because you have had a child or children and want to take […]

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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia – An Overview

Self-esteem, self-confidence…buzz words that define the way we feel about ourselves and how those feelings affect our relationships, job and physical activities. For guys, especially athletes, living with gynecomastia or “man boobs” can be emotionally debilitating. Some men may even avoid physical activities and intimacy in order to hide their condition. What is it? Gynecomastia […]

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Skin Care

4 Tips to Be Your Own Fountain of Youth

Nothing can bring back time or stop our bodies from aging. While the years of our lives may bring amazing memories and experiences, they can also result in aged skin that may be wrinkly, dry, and saggy. No need to worry! You still have options to maintain your refreshing, youthful glow. Sunscreen is your go-to […]

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Gynecomastia

Hey, guys, did you know? Surgical breast enhancement isn’t just for women

Among the many breast surgeries available – reductions, lifts, augmentations, implants – most people assume the procedures are for women only. Indeed, women have historically undertaken breast surgery for various reasons in order to improve their appearance, and in some cases, improve their health. And that’s exactly why men have breast surgery. They find that […]

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Training Properly After Surgery

When looking to return to athletic training following surgery, the first thing you need to remember is that you must follow your doctor’s instructions. He or she will know what’s right for you and your particular situation. Everyone wants to get back to his or her normal routine as quickly as possible after surgery. When […]

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Is Plastic Surgery Right for You?

It’s safe to say almost everyone on the planet wishes they could change at least one thing about their body or appearance. For some, there’s a lot of stuff they want to change. For people who have noticeable flaws, such as an excessively large nose, noticeable sagging skin or large, puffy bags under their eyes, […]

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Get the Facts about Gynecomastia

Most people do not know much about gynecomastia unless they have been directly affected by it. Simply stated, it’s an enlargement of the glandular tissue in male breasts. This can lead to embarrassing and humiliating “breasts” that men do not want. The reason why this occurs is easy to understand – an imbalance of the […]

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Plastic Surgery: The Pros and Cons

Are you a good candidate for plastic surgery? The best way to determine if plastic surgery is right for you is to ask your doctor. When it comes to your current physical health, he knows best. It may also be a good ideas to weigh the pros and cons of having surgery for your particular […]

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Spotting the Signs of the Wrong Surgeon

It’s natural to feel apprehensive when undergoing cosmetic surgery for the first time. The last thing you need to add to that apprehension is a nagging concern about the trustworthiness of your surgeon. The trouble is that unless you’re a professional yourself, or have prior experience, it can be tricky to fully assess a surgeon […]

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Plastic Surgery for the Physically Fit

If you spend half your life in the gym trying to get into the best possible shape, there may be a better option. Plastic and cosmetic surgery can help you to lose those extra stubborn pounds and give you a firm, fit look. It is important to know the risks and complications associated with these […]

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ANBC Nationals Event

NUMBER FIVE AND STILL ALIVE! ANBC Nationals, November, 1997 I’ve been negligent. Well, not really negligent, just too darn busy. Anyway, I’m reading my weights lists from over a week ago, and I read Nancy Andrews’ post about her winning the WNBF World Championships in New York on November 15. Her statement of the fact […]

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ANBC Nationals

FOURTH DOWN ANBC Nationals, November 16, 1996 When you go through life thinking you’re a tall skinny guy and suddenly find yourself preparing to compete at the national level of a natural bodybuilding contest, your expectations tend not to be too high. Especially if you’ve only been a “bodybuilder” for two years and in your […]

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NPC New England Championship

DR. RICK’S THIRD ACT NPC New England Championship, April 21, 1996 Alright, so I lied. So, sue me. I had promised to disappear for a little while, but after catching the competitive bug, I was easily prodded by my “advisors” to consider entering the NPC New England Championship on Sunday, April 21. Why, you ask […]

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ANBC Pioneer Valley Natural

DR. RICK’S SECOND BODYBUILDING CHANCE ANBC Pioneer Valley Natural, April 13, 1996 I never had much luck at winning in athletics. It all stemmed from my little league coach when I was about 7 years old. Never could throw a ball–still can’t. But this bodybuilding stuff seems to be a little different. I won’t go […]

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ANBC Colonial Classic

DR. RICK’S FIRST BODYBUILDING BLOOD ANBC Colonial Classic, March 30, 1996 This is a long post, meant predominantly for those of you who have been so encouraging as I approached the world of “Competitive Bodybuilding” and for those of you who are contemplating doing the same. I’ve included excessive detail, so that I could remember […]

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