The Doctors: App To Preview Plastic Surgery Results
There’s an app called Mod Your Bod that gives patients a preview of what they may look like post-plastic surgery, before going under the knife. Dr Andrew Ordon shared that he was one of the first to start using computer imaging in 1985, to show patients what they could look like if they got work done. Dr Jennifer Ashton tried the app out herself and tested what she would look like after a nose job, and admitted it made her want a new nose. Dr Ordon wanted it to be known that an app like that doesn’t replace a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, because the doctor-patient relationship is most important.
Dr Ordon used the app to make his eyes bigger, nose smaller, and lips bigger, and he looked quite terrifying! Dr Ashton added “the enemy of good is better” saying you don’t need to improve perfection!
The Doctors: Juice You Can Chew?
Next, they talked about a health trend that one company is saying will be all the rage in 2016. Instead of a smoothie, why not try a drink you can chew? It’s called Chuice and it combines juice, salad, nuts, and seeds, and just bottle can contain apples, carrots, cucumbers, pineapple, kale, orange, honey, spinach, celery, lemon, lime, brussels sprouts, ginger, cilantro, basil, aloe, rosemary, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, cayenne, and even more!
The texture was a bit off-putting but it’s certainly loaded with quality ingredients. It’s an acquired taste, so if you can manage the texture, it’s a great healthy drink!
The Doctors: Unable To Breathe For Years
For more than 20 years, Nicole suffered from severe breathing issues that caused her to keep her inhaler at arms reach at all times. She thought she had severe asthma until her dad shared an episode of The Doctors that turned her world upside down. Karen, Nicole’s mom explained that in the 3rd of 4th grade Nicole was diagnosed with asthma and put on an inhaler, a nebulizer, and steroid treatments. Anthony, her dad, noticed how difficult it became for her to breathe as she got older. She was constantly using her inhaler, but relief would only last for a few hours.
The Doctors: Subglottic Stenosis Misdiagnosed As Asthma
Anthony was watching The Doctors when he noticed that a woman on the show was explaining what she was experiencing, and Anthony knew right away that his daughter was suffering from the same thing. He immediately called Nicole and told her aout subglottic stenosis, and when she watched the episode that night she agreed that it was definitely what she had. She called and made an appointment with her doctor, and when he put a tube down her throat he agreed that Nicole was correct. Her throat was more than 70% closed.
If Nicole wouldn’t have had surgery, she could’ve gone to sleep one night and not woken up. She underwent surgery to open up her airway and knew right away when she woke up that she could then breathe so much easier.
The Doctors: Surgery To Open Airway
Nicole joined the show and expressed indescribable gratitude to The Doctors, saying if it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t be there. She shared that she felt like a whole new person now! She’s 28-years-old and she can finally start really living her life, doing normal things that people take for granted. Karen, Nicole’s mom, was in the audience, and shared that she was scared for her daughter to have to undergo surgery, but she too was thankful to the show for giving Nicole a chance to live a normal life.
Dr Michael Pitman, Nicole’s surgeon, explained that a lot of times he’ll see patients with subglottic stenosis who had asthma in the past. A lot of things can cause a breathing problem, other than asthma. So if asthma medications aren’t working for you or if you notice a whistling sound every time you breathe, you could be suffering from a separate condition. Dr Pitman explained that he chose a minimally-invasive procedure rather than opening Nicole’s neck. The entire surgery was done through her mouth, as Dr Pitman found the narrow portion of Nicole’s airway and injected it with steroids to soften the tissue. He then used a laser to release scar tissue before putting a balloon in the airway and inflating it to stretch the area open.
Nicole now has a bucket list, and The Doctors surprised Nicole with a bike so she could get started crossing things off that list!
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