What to Expect After Breast Lift Surgery

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Any type of surgery involves recovery that must be handled carefully to obtain the best results with the least discomfort. If you’re about to undergo breast lift surgery – or mastopexy – here’s some tips to let you know what to expect and how to deal with it.

Immediately after surgery

As mastopexy involves incisions, there’ll be some pain. The pain levels vary between individuals, but many patients are surprised by how tolerable it is. To help you to get through the first few days easily, it’s a good idea to plan ahead.

  • A lot of post-mastopexy pain is down to swelling, so buying two or three compression bras (in three different sizes, as the swelling subsides quite quickly) before the operation will be helpful;
  • Preparing cold compresses is also a good idea. Applying the compress for too long or too frequently can interfere with healing. There are specialised compress packs for breast surgery patients, but you can also use regular ice packs;
  • Elevation is important. You should prepare your bed before you go into hospital so that you’ll be sleeping at an angle of 25-45 degrees; this helps to reduce swelling and improve circulation in the breast area.

Sort out pain relief beforehand

Although everyone’s pain varies, your surgeon will have a good idea of what to expect, so discuss it and get your prescriptions ready.

Discuss scarring

You will have some scars, so ask where and how big they’ll be. Surgeons aim to make incisions under the breast crease only, but this isn’t always possible. A good surgeon, like Gary Ross, who has performed many a mastopexy in Manchester, will explain where the scars will be and why.

Immediately after surgery the incisions will seem prominent, but they will fade, especially if you care for them after they’ve healed.

  • Don’t smoke! Even one cigarette a day can have an adverse effect on healing and increase the chances of infection. You should aim to quit before surgery and to avoid cigarettes afterwards;
  • Eat properly – you should eat well, with extra protein, and take a multi-vitamin to aid healing;
  • Avoid the sun as this can make scars darker. If you do go topless in the sun, wear a high-factor sunscreen over the scars.

Over-the-counter scar treatments

Only consider these once the incisions have closed, and only use with your surgeon’s approval. There are many oils and creams on offer, as well as silicone sheets, and these can help to reduce the prominence and redness of post-surgery scars.

Specialised bras

These aren’t necessary for mastopexy, but you will probably want some degree of compression immediately after surgery. You’ll be wearing a surgical bra after the op until you have your first shower on the second post-operative day and you can wash and replace this one, or wear a similar sports bra with wide straps. You’ll want to avoid underwired bras.

Post-operative exercise

Avoid exercise for the first week and make a plan with your surgeon to ease you back into your old regime over a period of six weeks.

How effective are hair loss treatments?

 

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Hair loss treatments throughout the ages have ranged from the ineffectual to the downright daft. From lotions made of animal fat to warming devices designed to be worn on the head, there have been a host of speculative ‘cures’ for this common condition. However, things have moved on and as long as you know what to look for, it’s now possible to find treatments that really do work. If you have male-pattern baldness and you want to halt or even reverse this process, it’s worth considering the following two options.

Propecia

A genetic condition, male-pattern baldness is caused by hair follicles becoming more sensitive to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This results in follicles shrinking, weakening and eventually dying. The most effective treatment for the condition is finasteride, which is better known under the brand name Propecia. Taken in tablet form, this prescription medicine blocks the effects of DHT. In many cases, the treatment slows down hair loss and some people even find it reserves the process. You can get Propecia online from pharmacies or you can access it in high street pharmacy outlets.

Trials have shown that among people aged 18 to 41, Propecia slowed or reversed hair loss in 90 per cent of cases. Around two-thirds of those who take it benefit from hair regrowth and the treatment halts further hair loss in the majority of men who use it. However, it’s important to be aware that it can be several months before positive results are seen and hair loss usually resumes within eight months if the treatment is discontinued.

Minoxidil

Another option is the lotion minoxidil. Applied daily to the scalp, it can also help to slow or reverse the balding process. It’s not known precisely how this treatment works and it is not considered to be as effective as finasteride, but research has found that around half of men who use it experience a slowing of their hair loss, while 15 per cent see some regrowth. Like finasteride, it generally has to be used for a number of months before effects are seen. Also, if the treatment is stopped, hair loss usually resumes.

These two treatments might not cure male-pattern baldness, but they can certainly go a long way to lessening its effects. If you want to find out more about them and discover if they’re right for you, you can do some research online or speak to a doctor or pharmacist.

The Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make When They Try To Get Rich

Although everyone wants to be young, it isn’t easy work. Yes, you are young and free and have no responsibilities, but you also have no money. Apart from Zuckerberg, there aren’t many people in their twenties that aren’t flat broke. It is little wonder the youth turn into part-time entrepreneurs to make money. As long as you have a good idea nowadays, you can turn that into a billion dollar idea from the comfort of your bedroom. Again, see Mark Zuckerberg. Still, you can’t just say you are going to be a successful entrepreneur – you have to prove you are successful. And, to do that, you need to avoid the common mistakes that every young business person makes. Continue reading if you are a budding young person looking to get rich.

Waiting Too Long To Launch

You have your whole life ahead of you, but you don’t have all the time in the world to launch a product/service. The thing with making money today is that you are competing against a huge catchment area. Not only do you have the conventionalists, but you also have people trying to make money from the internet. As such, there will be someone or something that comes along and snaps up your idea. And, they won’t be as frightened as you are to pull the trigger. When that happens, you don’t want to sit there thinking about what could have been. You want to sit there dealing with a million dollar idea. So, what’s stopping you from following your idea?

Trying To Sell To The Wrong People

Obviously, you don’t know you are selling to the wrong people. All you know is that you want to make money and make it fast. Well, the best way to do that is to target a customer base that has an interest in your product. Then, you have a better chance of making more sales and exploiting their interest. All you have to do is think long and hard about your product or service. Does it appeal to this age group? No, why not? So, what age group does it appeal to and why? Questions like these will help you figure out who you should target. Once you have that information, you will start to make money. That is, as long as the product is decent.

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Not Being Unique

Not having uniqueness isn’t just a trait of young people today. Take a look around and you will see everyone copying a particular idea. It is almost as if the world has forgotten how to come up with something original. The fact that customers see the same idea or service a hundred times a day is to your advantage. Now that you know, you can start to distance yourself from the pack. Do something that is completely out of the ordinary and unique. The novelty will help you make money as customers will want to view your business out of sheer curiosity. As moms always say, there is nothing wrong with being special. And, as always, they are right.

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Choosing a Topic You Hate

It is amazing how many young people try and get into an industry that they hate. They see the dollar signs and jump in head first. You shouldn’t need telling that this is a bad idea. If you want to get rich, you need to invest in the idea. When you do, you have more chance of getting it right and making a lot of money. After all, who wants to build something that they hate in the first place? The answer to that is no one. It doesn’t matter whether you want to make extra money or build a dynasty, you still need to pick a topic you like.

Growing Too Fast

This is something that a lot of online companies have to deal with in their first couple of years. Although it sounds like a good idea, it is potentially dangerous. Just read this article about Hampton Creek if you aren’t aware. Businesses or ideas that grow beyond their means are ones that will ultimately falter. If you can’t keep up with your demand, you will fall under the weight of your creation. That is why it is important to grow at a certain pace. When you do, you can take necessary precautions and avoid the pitfalls of expansion. Growing too fast is a principle for any and every company. Even internet bloggers need to be wary of taking on too much work.

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Starting With Unrealistic Expectations

It is okay to think big because everyone has dreams. But, your dreams need to be realistic. Otherwise, you will make mistake after mistake. The other thing about your goals is that they can push you into making bad decisions. Because you think you are better than you are, you do something you shouldn’t have done in a million years. Then, you have to think about the extra expectations that it will out on your shoulders. If you want to make X amount by Y, you will only succeed in making life stressful. There is enough stress in trying to make an extra buck without needing to add more. With that in mind, consider what an effective target is and what is negative.

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Going It Alone

You have an idea to make money, and you want to be in charge. There is nothing wrong with that because you are the creator. Still, you shouldn’t try and do it all alone because you will need help. As a part-timer, you don’t have the experience or know-how to succeed on your own. There will come a time when you are way over your head, and you won’t know how to react. When that day arrives, turn to someone for advice. Their advice could be the difference between making a fortune and a pittance. In fact, you should turn to them more often than not because you need to know their opinion. No one is saying you have to use it, but it is always nice to have options.

Everyone admires a young person that is trying to change their lifestyle. Hopefully with this information, you can become a success.

4 inspiring garden lighting ideas

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With the summer months just around the corner, it won’t be long before we can start to take advantage of the warmer weather and spend more time in our gardens. Whether you’re entertaining guests or having a candlelit dinner for two on the terrace, garden lighting can help you make the most of being outside when the sun goes down. Here are four inspiring lighting ideas to help you give a new lease of life to your outdoor space.

  1. Emphasise garden features with spot lights

Spot lights are the ideal outdoor lighting choice if you want to draw attention to certain garden features after dark. With adjustable heads, you can control the direction in which the light falls to create a dramatic display in your favourite areas. Perhaps you’re keen to show off an exotic plant, a water feature or an impressive piece of architecture on your home. Depending where you want to focus the light, you can choose between wall mounted versions or spike spotlights that can simply be pushed into the soil.

  1. Create a cosy dining area with lanterns

No outdoor seating area is complete without some ambient lighting. Casting a warm glow similar to a candle, lanterns can be used to create an intimate and welcoming atmosphere on patios and decking areas – perfect for warm summer evenings spent entertaining guests outdoors. To create an elegant display of light, lanterns can either be hung up on the wall or placed on a table to brighten up your alfresco dinner parties. You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference they can make when it comes to setting the right mood.

  1. Adorn your greenery with fairy lights

Not just for indoors, fairy lights can be used outside all year round to illuminate your flora. Why not give your greenery a magical glow by coiling them around tree branches and entwining them in trellises and shrubbery? These twinkling lights are ideal for outdoor parties and romantic seating areas and will give your garden a charming look and feel.

  1. Save energy with solar powered fixtures

Worried about using too much energy to illuminate your garden at night? That’s where solar lights come in. Offering a more cost effective way to brighten your outdoor space, these energy saving fixtures eliminate the need for complex wiring and are powered by the sun’s rays. As well as being an economical option, solar lamps come in a wide range of interesting designs and can make attractive garden features.

Of course, these are just a few examples of simple but effective lighting ideas for your garden, but they should inspire you to think of ways in which you can enjoy some extra time outdoors during the summer months.

How to take your kitchen design to the next level

 

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Your kitchen might be the hub of your home. From rustling up a family meal to entertaining guests, you may use this room for a whole host of different activities. If your current setup is leaving you feeling uninspired, keep reading. Here are three ways you can take your kitchen design to the next level.

  1. Install stylish worktops

Installing stylish worktops is an effective way to elevate your kitchen design. As one of the most important features of any cooking space, it’s vital that choose your surfaces carefully. While you’ll no doubt want worktops that are aesthetically pleasing, it’s also important to make sure the material you go for is high-quality and hard-wearing. For example, you could go for solid timber wood worktops. Strong and sturdy, this material is perfect if you’re looking to enhance your kitchen style while keeping the space practical at the same time. From rich oak, to light beech, to caramel bamboo, you won’t be stuck for inspiration when you’re searching for suitable surfaces. To ensure you’re purchasing high-quality materials, make sure you do your research beforehand. You should be able to find what you’re looking for at your local kitchen showroom or online from specialists like worktop-express.co.uk.

  1. Fit fabulous light fixtures

Upgrading your lighting situation is a guaranteed way to heighten your kitchen style. Having a well-lit cooking space is not only practical, but it will enable you to create the perfect ambience for when you’re preparing meals, eating and entertaining guests. From under-cabinet spotlights, to overhanging pendant lamps, to inbuilt ceiling lights, there is a whole array of stunning designs for you to choose from. When you’re looking for illuminations, make sure you pick a style that will perfectly complement your cooking space.

  1. Refurbish with flattering flooring

To ensure your kitchen design is spot on from top to bottom, it’s important to give some thought to your flooring. Refurbishing this part of your cooking space is a great way to improve the look and feel of the room, and you should find that you don’t need to compromise looks for practicality either. Ideally, you should go for a flooring material that is durable and capable of withstanding spills and splashes. With so many different flooring options on offer, you shouldn’t struggle to find a material that is functional and suits your kitchen decor. For example, you could go for a wood-effect laminate flooring. This type of material can be cleaned easily and it is guaranteed to take your kitchen design to the next level.

By making these changes, you’ll be able to transform your kitchen into a beautiful and stylish room.

The Top Five Reasons People Move House

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Did you know that the average person in the UK will move house eight times during their lives? Research by a major appliance manufacturer has shown that on average, the distance between each move is 32 miles. Maybe somewhat surprisingly, when it comes to finally settling down, only one in five live more than 200 miles away from where they started. On average, it’ll be around 63 miles away. Moving house is rated as one of the most stressful things you can do in life, so what are the main reasons people choose to up sticks?

  1. Relationships

Moving in with your other half or tying the knot? One of you, at least, is going to have to move. It might involve one of you having to put your house on the market, especially if it’s the case, thou both owned a home before you decided to cohabitate. On the flipside of the coin, couples splitting up may mean seeing your home. This usually happens because the home may hold bad memories, and both of you want a fresh start. The property often costs too much for one person to run on just one salary. See also when there’s the opportunity for one partner to buy the other out, but there’s no cash available.

       2.Employment opportunities

If you’re being relocated, then it could be the case that you have to pack up, sell up and move. Technology has made the world a smaller place, and home working has made all sorts of things possible, but it’s not the solution to everything. Do you live more than an hour or so away from your new place of work? You might want to consider situating yourself closer to avoid spending half your life on the road.

  1. Not Enough Room.

Lots of folks outgrow what they call their starter homes. Once you start having children or increase the size of your family unit, space is at a premium. If you can’t or don’t want to extend, you’ll have to size up. This is one of the most common reasons people look to move to a different place. New homes need to have more room for your growing brood.

     4 To Spend More Time With Family.

Lots of people move away from where they grew up, but often they find themselves gravitating back. Why? To devote more time to their family, of course! This is particularly common once people have kids – after all grandparents can come in handy for childcare! Having a family is tough when you don’t have much support, so many people relocate to make sure they’ve got extra hands on board!

  1. To Spend Less Time With The Family.

On the other side, many people choose to move away from their families quite deliberately. It’s not unknown for broken or dysfunctional families to flourish and get on a whole load better, once they live farther apart. Sometimes, distance makes the heart grow fonder! When you’re not in each other’s pockets all the time, you may find it easier to be amicable with your folks.

A fun way to earn money on the Internet

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If you are looking to have a good time and make some extra cash on the side, you should know that with the help of the Internet, a computer or mobile device, you can do so. In case you love to play bingo, don’t hesitate to do it online as well. It follows the same rules and the prizes consist of real money, even if the game is virtual. You never played bingo before? Well, perhaps it is time to start because it can help you get money for that pair of shoes you want or that tool you need in your garage, with minimum investment. All it needs is one click for more of online bingo to get started today.

In Britain, bingo was always the best way to spend the time in the middle of the community, back in the days. In present days, you won’t see too many young people heading towards the bingo hall in their residence town, but technology and the Internet brought this game to the attention of the youngest generation. Now, people can play it from the comfort of their homes, or during a lunch break, using a computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet. As long as the device can access the Internet, online bingo will be highly available. Even if everything takes place in the virtual world, the game is real, so are the players and the money you will earn. Perhaps this is one of the best reasons that made people play bingo, apart from the fact that it offers some pleasant entertainment.

So next time you have a few pounds to invest and would like to enjoy a game of bingo, now you know that it can take place anywhere and at any time, in the online environment. Even if you are not accustomed to using the computer every day, you can still do it. You will need to create an account on a reliable bingo website and perhaps provide your account with some financial information, just in case you will win, for the site to send to the won money. It is a perfect way to enjoy this game when the weather outside is dreadful or when you have too little time to go to the bingo hall.

Your mobile device can be the best bingo partner

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For any service, it is not enough these days just to be present on the Internet. The rapid expansion and demand for mobile devices made service providers to develop applications and make their sites be mobile friendly as well, so they can be accessed and used by mobile device users all over the world. When it comes to the online bingo game, it did not escape evolution either, being also modified to accommodate the newest demands. So there are various mobile bingo games anyone can enjoy, regardless what mobile device he or she uses. Since today, everything happens on the mobile phone or tablet, the services, including games, needed to be made to work on such supports.

Today, if you can’t offer service for your users on the mobile phone, it is almost like not existing. We ended up being so fond of our smartphones, that we do everything with their help. We search for recipes to cook a meal or look for a restaurant nearby. We do a shopping list or shop online with its help. We even monitor our fitness status and evolution during a diet. So, having these circumstances into consideration, it is only normal to be able to play bingo on your smartphone, just like you do on your computer. And the truth is that the bingo game became very popular due to this aspect. A person using a mobile phone to access an online service or site may refuse to do so if he notices that the site is not mobile friendly. So there goes one perfectly good customer, just because the site was not adapted to his needs. Thus, if he will access an online bingo site that offers a mobile friend service and applications that can be installed on a cell phone, in order to play the game like that, the site will win one more fan.

So yes, times are changing, and so is the way we play bingo. The rules did not change, being the same for centuries, only the way we unroll the game changed. We used to do it sitting down at tables, in bingo halls, using paper and pens. Then, it came the Internet and the computers, allowing us to play bingo like that. And last, came the smartphones, making us play bingo on the go, and everywhere we wanted.

Enjoy a game of bingo for free

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Do you like to play bingo? That’s great because you will have bingo available at all times, with the help of the Internet. There are very many sites that offer the possibility to play bingo around the clock, but some may require a fee to play it. Since they offer a prize, they will also want to make sure that they will have some income as well. But, in case you don’t wish to spend money on bingo, you should know that you will still manage to enjoy it for free. You can either look for promotions of bingo sites that offer trials or free versions of the game, or you can look only for the sites that offer free bingo games at all times. Some play it to try and earn some cash, but if you want to enjoy it just for the fun, there is no need to spend money.

Having the Internet available all the time will also grant us access to a large variety of games, including bingo. So whenever you have to wait for the bus, travel somewhere, or just have some free time to spend, you can use your mobile device or computer to access a game of bingo if you’d like. Some people enjoy a game of bingo now and then, in their lunch breaks or whenever they need to do something fun to unwind. It can work in these cases, just be careful not to procrastinate and play bingo more than necessary, especially during your work hours. In your spare time, on the other hand, you can enjoy the game as much and often you may like. And when everything is for free, there is no reason you should refuse this opportunity. Bingo is fun and, like any other game, it will require a playing strategy, which will get perfected in time, to be successful.

It is great that you can play a great game of bingo without the need to spend any money. Well, there is the chance that you won’t win anything, except some fun time. There are cases in which you may find a free game of bingo, with real prizes, as a promotion to attract customers. But this way, or without any prize at all, bingo will remain a great game to play.

Playing bingo in present days

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Bingo is a much-preferred game for spending the free time, bringing together the community, offering a great time and the chance to catch up on the news and gossips. Unfortunately, people today have less free time than back in the days, spending a lot of it at work and the remaining with family and friends. If you visit a bingo hall, you will notice that only the elders are present, being the only ones that still have enough free time to spend there. Luckily, the expansion of the Internet comes to our help, bringing online bingo to everyone that wishes to enjoy this game without having to head downtown or going to the bingo hall.

Since everything went online, including bingo, a lot of traditional and well-known games back in the days managed to capture the attention of the young generation, managing to have a spectacular comeback. The young ones prefer to go to a pub or club in the evening, not at the bingo hall, but the fact that they can enjoy it online is a great advantage, both for them and for the game as well. Bingo remained the same over time, changing only the way people enjoy it. Everything, not only bingo, modified to fit the new requirements and conditions of the modern age. Almost all services and products moved in the online environment, becoming available to Internet users of all ages and from all over the world. This helped bingo to acquire more and more fans, of all ages and from various countries.

So playing bingo is not that different regarding the rules of the game, as it didn’t change too much since it appeared, the only thing that changes is the way we do it. Now we use the help of computer and mobile devices, plus the Internet connection that mediates the relationship between us, the users, and the site that offers the services, such as a game of bingo. It all happens much easier and more comfortable since we can very well play bingo wearing just the pajamas and enjoying our favorite cup of tea. This makes the idea of playing this game very attractive since we can do it anytime we want, regardless if we like playing bingo in the morning or the evening.

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