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Category: Unwanted Tattoo

Can My Tattoo Be Removed?

Posted June 01, 2017

O'Toole Tattoo Removal Patient before and after photos

What Will Affect My Tattoo Removal?

Although getting “inked” continues to grow in popularity, tattoo removal is just as common. According to, nearly 30 percent of people have tattoos, and among those people, about 25 percent regret getting them. If you are experiencing buyer’s remorse for your tattoo, you may be wondering which types of tattoos are easier to remove and which are harder to treat.

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Hard to lose weight? Blame it on the brain

Posted January 04, 2012

They say that the mind is a powerful part of everything that we do. According to a recent article the brain has a lot more to do with our success in dieting then we give it credit for. According to a post in Time online magazine, a new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) suggests that prolonged obesity may cause structural changes in the brain, altering the parts responsible for healthy weight maintenance and ultimately undermine your weight-loss plans.

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You lost the weight; now what?

Posted December 27, 2011

The beginning of the year predictably has the most number of weight loss ads. The most common resolution is to lose weight for the New Year. But, what about those who have lost the weight and managed to keep weight off? What should their New Year's resolution be? Believe it or not, many of these patients long to have the ability to have the excess skin and from their body.…

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Hidden shame of diabetes can be dangerous

Posted November 02, 2011

Patients who are diagnosed with diabetes are sometimes made to feel as though they have done something wrong. It is now becoming known that patients are feeling guilty and responsible for their diabetes diagnosis. According to a recent NBC news story patients are left with the impression that their diabetes is a result of an overindulgence of sweets and sugary items.

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Distracted eating could be making you eat more

Posted August 15, 2011

Many people are guilty of eating when they are not hungry. This results in consuming unnecessary calories, which leads to weight gain. Often people are distracted and are not conscious about how much they have eaten. Patients who have successfully lost weight and kept it off have generally become disciplined eaters. Dr. O’Toole explains to his patients that loose skin on the arms, abdomen, and thighs is very common after weight loss.…

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Better music could bring better weight loss

Posted July 12, 2011

There is no shortage of weight loss advice through virtually any medium. Dr. O’Toole explains to patients who have been successful at losing weight and maintaining a stable weight that the loose skin remaining can be successfully removed through surgery. Most patients express dissatisfaction with their arms, stomach, and thighs. For the arms, Dr. O’Toole recommends a brachioplasty.…

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Study says obese patients 12 times more likely to have complications with post massive weight loss surgery

Posted June 28, 2011

 Obesity has many risk for health complications. Dr. O’Toole explains to his patients that even after major weight loss there will will be residual health conditions. This is the major reason patients should only consider post massive weight loss surgery with experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Procedures such as a thighplasty, brachioplasty, and abdominoplasty are common for weight loss patients.…

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Lapband for teens…will they be prepared for the loose skin?

Posted May 22, 2011

As Allergan begins to court the teenage market, it seems as though no one is talking about the white elephant in the room; the loose skin left behind after lapband surgery.

Dr. O’Toole explains to his patients that after losing a large amount of weight loose skin is inevitable. Most patients are concerned with loose skin on the arms, abdomen, and thighs.…

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Insurance coverage for exercise programs saves;study says

Posted May 01, 2011

According to The Los Angeles Times  health insurance companies should pay for exercise classes, which would in turn reduce health-care costs, especially among high-risk groups, such as diabetics, says a University of Florida researcher.

In an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Marco Pahor, director of the University of Florida Institute on Aging, says health insurers— particularly federal programs such as Medicare — ought to pay for structured exercise classes because the health benefits and cost-savings outweigh the expense.…

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