The Doctors: After the Show
For six years, The Doctors team has had 175,000 audience members in the studio. Many of them have questions, so the team took us behind the scenes to show what can happen after the cameras usually stop rolling. Get the team’s advice about sagging breasts, excess skin, and dark circles under eyes.
The Drs TV: Sagging Breasts & Back Fat
A woman said once she hit middle age, she focused on changing her diet and exercising by weight lifting. Over three years, she has lost 50 pounds. She has some extra skin that is sagging, as well as some upper back fat. What can she do about that?
Plastic surgeon Dr Andrew Ordon said she might notice these types of sagging in her breasts, arms, and the back, where they are called “lumbar rolls.” Linda has had two children, whom she breastfed.
Dr Rachael Ross said that many women will deal with extra skin or fat as a part of aging. But Dr Ordon agreed to take her backstage for an exam.
The Doctors: Are Your Sagging Breasts Normal?
Linda submitted to a quick examination, as he explained that doctors look at the relationship between the areola and the crease. If the areola falls below the crease, a patient is a potential candidate for a breast lift.
Nipples should lie at or above the Inframammary Crease, the body’s natural crease. Dr Ordon also examined the patient’s back, which had some excess skin from her weight loss. He recommended ultrasonic liposuction to remove fat and shrink the skin to tighten it.
The Doctors: Prescription Retinoids + Fade Creams for Eye Bags
Kenneth was also in the audience. The aspiring hip hop artist has dark circles under his eyes that won’t go away. He said that he is working long hours and losing sleep, but his eye circles predate his busy days. Alcohol also seems to exacerbate this problem.
Dr Ross said that Retinoids or prescription fade creams can lighten the skin under your eyes. Dr Travis Stork recommended getting good sleep for the longevity of your career. This problem also affects Wayne, who works on The Doctors TV show.
The Drs TV: What Causes Dark Circles Under Eyes?
Wayne came out from the control room and said that people mistake his dark circles for a black eye. Sometimes he also has puffiness. Lack of sleep and “allergic shiner” are two common causes of puffy eyes. Allergies are the biggest cause of the “allergic shiner.”
Wayne admitted that he usually sleeps on his side. According to Dr Ross, if you don’t sleep on your back, that can make dark circles more pronounced. That’s because fluid can pool under the eyes; thanks, gravity. You can also wear UV protective sunglasses when you are out in the sun.
You can also try caffeinated eye creams, avoiding feather pillows (which you may be allergic to), or applying a cold compress or cool tea bags to the area. Another recommendation is to use sunscreen with an SPF 30 or greater to keep your eyes from darkening. Keep in mind that your pillows might also be home to dust mites, so keep them clean or change them out.