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Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen starts Blog about Cosmetic surgery issues


Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture. 


Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

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Don’t neglect your overall health

The annual physical exam is an important part of maintaining your health and vitality.

Cosmetic Surgery helps people make improvements to their outer appearance. However, “inner beauty” is also important. The annual physical exam is an important part of maintaining your health and vitality. Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen explains why it is a good idea to put it on your calendar every year.


Many people only see a doctor when they are in pain or sense a serious ailment. This is quite curious, as many people regularly take their car to the garage for maintenance and an oil change, have a technician check the HVAC at home, and treat their lawn to keep it beautiful. But isn’t health much more important than your car, air conditioner or lawn? 


Many chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease take a long time to develop, and their development can easily be discovered and treated during a routine exam with your medical doctor. If that alone is not enough to convince you that an annual medical exam is a good idea, read the new information article by Mitchell G. Cohen, MD, available on his blog at https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/


We all live busy lives. We spend more time at the office than we would like, the drive to the office in congested traffic can rob you of significant time, and then the kids need help with homework. There simply is never enough time. Thus, seeing a doctor when you are feeling well is probably the last thing on your mind. Though most people don’t see the doctor unless they feel like it is absolutely necessary, this approach can literally be hazardous to your health and can delay diagnosis of developing conditions. 


Since the symptoms of most chronic conditions and diseases do not appear until the situation has become considerably worse, getting an annual medical exam is a great idea to know what exactly is going on with your body and help make the right changes to your lifestyle to prevent complications. 

If you are still not convinced of the importance of annual medical examinations, here are a few more reasons that might help change your mind about medical examinations and convince you to see your doctor for an annual physical examination. 


Have a professional screen your health


Many people resort to self-diagnosis – “if it feels really bad, I should probably see a doctor.” While this approach may work fine for the common cold or a sore elbow, other situations such as prolonged stomach pains or chest discomfort should not be ignored. The most debilitating illnesses, diseases, and conditions often appear in the form of symptoms that could easily go undiagnosed or mistaken for other, less severe ones.  It is best to see a medical doctor to ensure that you are in the clear. 


Picture of your health


Even if the results of your medical examination turn out “normal,” seeing your doctor regularly is a great way of ensuring that you’re not at risk of developing serious conditions or illnesses down the road. A simple example are routine blood tests for cholesterol and sugar which give the doctor an indication of diseases you are at risk of.


Even if there aren’t any anomalies in the results of your medical examination, getting a thorough checkup once a year can help both you and your doctor understand the true status of your health.


Review your vaccinations 


Nothing lasts forever, including vaccines. Vaccinations are not just for children. It is important for adults to receive recommended vaccines. Additionally, since the type of vaccination that you might need depends on a number of different factors including your age, it is apt that you visit your doctor on a yearly basis for the right examinations and to update your vaccinations.


Review your lifestyle


Regardless of whether or not there are any problems with the results of your medical examination, visiting a doctor will help you understand the changes that you need to make to your lifestyle in order to remain healthy and active for years to come.


Additionally, since letting go of certain dangerous habits such as smoking or binge eating can be difficult without the intervention of a professional, your doctor will also be able to provide you with the right resources to change your life for the better. And since your health depends on a number of different factors, visiting a doctor regularly for checkups will ensure that the doctor has complete understanding of your medical history and all conditions that you may have, allowing him or her to provide you with the best advice to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle. 


What does the Annual Physical involve?


While there really isn’t a fixed standard that decides, what will and will not be included in an annual physical examination, there are some things that you should expect in every annual physical examination.


When you visit your doctor for your annual physical examination, it goes without saying that your doctor will specifically ask you if you’ve been facing any problems with your health in recent weeks or months. Depending on your response, you will be thoroughly checked to ensure that the doctor fully understands and assesses the situation and pinpoints any underlying problems or conditions. 

Next, the doctor will check your vital signs to get an idea of your overall health and wellbeing. Once your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate are checked, the doctor might start asking you some more basic questions about your health and physical state in general. By doing so, the doctor will not only figure out what they need to regarding your responsiveness and mental quickness, but the doctor might even throw in a question or two to test your memory.


Once this is done, your doctor will get into more thorough testing and examinations of important organs such as your lungs and heart. Using a stethoscope, the doctor will listen to your heartbeat to check for irregularities or any signs that could potentially be caused by cardiac problems or diseases. Your lungs, too, will be checked for any wheezing, crackles, or abnormalities that could be an indicator of respiratory issues.


The overall health of your skin, sinuses, eyes, and teeth may also be checked in a physical exam so that the doctor gets a clear picture of your overall health. Finally, your doctor may check your lymph nodes, thyroid, tonsils, and ears to ensure there are no issues.


Thus, an annual comprehensive physical exam can help you and your doctor understand your physical health and well-being. It will not only be possible for your doctor to detect or diagnose many different health problems, conditions, and diseases, but also help you gain health and stability in your daily life.


About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen


Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture and SmartLipo.


References


Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page

News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/

Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery.

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen starts Blog about Cos

Experienced surgeon’s blog will address diverse issues in Cosmetic surgery

We all want to look our best. Sometimes, we feel that what nature has given us is just not enough. That is where cosmetic surgery can help improve a person's appearance, self-esteem and self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery encompasses a broad range of facial and body treatments, including cheek lift, chin surgery, wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and tummy tucks.


Doctor Mitchell G. Cohen, a surgeon based in California, started a Blog to provide easy-to-understand information about the cosmetic surgery issues so that the public and patients can easily understand the underlying medical issues and procedures. The Blog is available at https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on Cosmetic surgery. Many people try to enhance their appearance or correct what they perceive to be deformed. Common procedures include breast augmentation, and liposuction and tummy Tucks. There are, however, certain risks associated with such procedures. Thus, researching the specific surgery that you have in mind for yourself is a good idea. Also, make sure to be in good hands, meaning a qualified surgeon with experience in this particular procedure. 


Explains Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen: “In our office, we are very safe and all procedures are done with local anesthesia, no general anesthesia. This makes the entire procedure not only much safer but much more affordable when comparing to traditional plastic surgery where almost all surgeries are done under general anesthesia.”


Some commonly occurring issues in any surgery, including cosmetic surgery, include:


Dissatisfaction with the result– surgery is not an exact science and the results may differ depending on many different factors such as age, gender, body type, body weight, and skin condition.

Nerve Damage – a common issue in all cosmetic surgeries. The negative effects include numbness and tingling.

Infection – is a uncommon issue in all cosmetic surgeries that use local anesthesia. The main reason being that the lidocaine that is used to numb the fat also kills bacteria therefore a much lower incidence of infection has been reported. While utmost care is taken to avoid infection, it occurs in a less than one percent of cosmetic surgeries done with tumescent or local anesthesia and may require additional medication, for example with antibiotics.

Scars – cosmetic surgeons are trained to keep the scars to a minimum, but they are usually unavoidable. In some cases, patients suffer hypertrophic scarring, meaning that the scar is unusually red and raised. We counsel our patients in using a silicone based scar cream to lessen any effects of scarring.

Hematoma – which is essentially a pocket of blood resembling a painful bruise. A hematoma occurs in a few percent of breast augmentation surgeries, and also with full tummy tuck procedures.  Hematoma a general risk in cosmetic surgery, and it may sometimes require additional surgery.

Organ Damage – some surgeries may adversely affect internal organs, such as liposuction. The surgical probe used for liposuction may accidentally cause punctures, which may require additional surgery. Again, this is much more common in patients who undergo liposuction with general anesthesia. With local anesthesia, the patient will feel some pain before and punctures can occur and therefore this makes the procedure much safer using tumescent or local anesthesia. 

Seroma – a condition when blood pools directly under the skin, with swelling and pain. These can become infected and may have to be drained. These usually occur with full tummy tucks and are very rare with mini tummy tucks.

Blood Loss – occurs minimally in our cosmetic surgeries, but is usually limited. The tumescent anesthesia we use also has epinephrine in it which constricts the vessels and leads to no more than a teaspoon or 2 of true blood loss. 

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – is a rare complication. Essentially, it means that a blood clots forms in a deep vein (often the leg), breaks off, and travels to other parts of the body (such as the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism).


Dr. Cohen notes that “even though medical personnel try to explain the procedures and the risks, patients search on the internet for information. They usually find hearsay opinions, reports from other patients, but rarely explanations from medical doctors. One should not act based solely on information found on the internet, but instead review the issues with a qualified medical doctor, preferably with the benefit of the patient’s medical history. Also, when patients research online and do find relevant medical articles, they find highly complex answers that are very difficult to understand for a layperson, or even contradictory. I hope to fill that information gap with my explanatory articles that anybody can understand.”


Dr. Cohen’s blog is available at https://drmitchellcohen.com/


About Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen


Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on cosmetic surgery. He has over 23 years of experience as a Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, and now focuses on Cosmetic Surgery as well as Laser Liposculpture.


References

Blog Website: https://drmitchellcohen.com/

Profile: http://oclipocenters.com/cohen-bio.php

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchell-cohen-md-6b081215/?trk=public-profile-join-page

News: https://hype.news/dr-mitchell-g-cohen-us/

Professional Profile: https://medicogazette.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Professional Profile: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-mitchell-g-cohen

Blog: https://mitchellcohenmd.fitness.blog/

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Mitchell G. Cohen is a surgeon in California who focuses on Cosmetic Surgery.