The Drs: Water Assisted Liposuction & Switching Baby Formulas


The Doctors: Body Jet Liposuction Review

A woman named Dawn tried Liposuction to achieve a better figure, but she was not satisfied with her results. She had ridges, contour waviness, and abdominal scars. Her doctor said there was nothing she could do, but then she heard about a new technology, which she hopes can correct some of these problems.

Dr. Catherine Begovic of the Athenix Body Sculpting Institute said Dawn is a perfect candidate for the Body Jet, a cutting edge Water Assisted Liposuction Machine. She said that Dawn had a lot of scar tissue, but this procedure should get her close to her ideal figure.


The Drs: Body Jet

The Doctors learned about Water Assisted Liposuction and answered viewer questions.

The Drs TV: Body Jet Liposuction Results

Dr. Catherine Begovic and Dawn joined The Doctors to reveal the results of the Water Assisted Liposuction. Dawn’s before picture did look weird and lumpy. But the after photo smoothed things out considerably. I am not a doctor or a lawyer, but I think she should consider suing her original doctor for malpractice, because that “before” picture is rough, and not because she was overweight!

Dr. Begovic removed fat that was left behind, and smoothed things out for Dawn. She said the water technology made it easier to blend the pockets of fat. Her waistline achieved the hourglass shape she was looking for. She said revisions are sometimes necessary, but it’s important to have realistic expectations when it comes to cosmetic surgery.


Dr. Travis Stork: Should I Increase My Pain Medication?

Carol emailed The Doctors saying she feels the need to switch to stronger pain medication, but her doctor disagrees She wanted to know how she could convince him that she is in pain. Dr. Travis Stork said that continually increasing pain medication is dangerous because of the risk of causing addiction.

He suggested a pain control regimen coupled with adjunctive therapies like massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy.

Dr. Lisa Masterson: Switching Doctors During Pregnancy

Viewer Tiffany called in to say she is seven weeks pregnant with twins. But she has had pregnancy complications in the past, and she is wondering whether it’s OK to switch her insurance and her obstetrician during her pregnancy.

Dr. Lisa Masterson said, “It’s never a no-no if you feel uncomfortable with your doctor.” Your life and your baby’s life are in that person’s hands, and you have to trust them. Federal law states that pregnancy cannot be considered a pre-existing condition, but Dr. Masterson said you want to make sure you are covered because pregnancy and delivery are astronomically expensive.

The Doctors: Can Alcohol Make You A Better Parent?

A woman said she heard that drinking alcohol can improve your parenting. Should she swap her tea for scotch? Dr. Travis Stork said an Australian psychologist recommends that parents should consume a stiff drink when they get home from work, which will help them relax and make them better parents.

Dr. Travis Stork said that enjoying a glass of wine with your spouse is nothing to be ashamed about. It’s a good way to get some adult time. But Dr. Jim Sears said you don’t want to numb yourself and disconnect from the family when you are at home.

Dr. Jim Sears: Switching Baby Formula Brands

Nancy wrote in because her grocery store has sales on different brands of baby formula. She wondered if it is OK to regularly switch baby formula brands. Dr. Jim Sears said that buying formula does get expensive, but there are right and wrong ways to switch formulas.

Formulas come in various types, like milk-based, soy-based, and hypoallergenic. Dr. Sears said you can switch brands within the same type of formula. The baby might notice a taste difference, but that is OK. He cautioned not to switch types of formula.

Dr. Sears added that sometimes babies may not tolerate a certain formula, or they may get the flu. Be sure to talk to your pediatrician before switching formulas if you suspect there has been a reaction. Sometimes it can take time for a baby’s system to adjust, and if you are constantly switching formulas, you won’t know what is going on with your baby.


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