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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12 Noon

Liposuction, Tummy Tucks & More – Your Body Contouring Questions Answered

with Armand Lucas, MD


If you are uncomfortable with your body’s appearance due to changes that have resulted from significant weight loss, aging, pregnancy or heredity, body contouring may be an option for you. When exercise and diet alone will not produce the results you need, surgery may be considered by you and your physician. Body contouring refers to a number of different procedures that can improve body shape and contour, tighten excess or loose skin, and enhance body image. Some body contouring procedures include tummy tucks, liposuction, arm or thigh lifts, and surgery after significant weight loss. Other body sites that can be contoured include female and male breasts, hips, back, outer thighs, buttocks, thighs, knees and ankles. Body contouring can enhance your appearance and boost self confidence in you.

Join Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgeon Armand Lucas, MD in a free online chat where he will be available to answer all your questions concerning cosmetic body contouring procedures, including answers to what kind of results one can expect or what are the risks of surgery.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12 Noon

Weighing on your mind – talking to your kids about exercise and nutrition

with Sara Lappé, MD


Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled. Today, nearly one in three children is considered overweight. The amount of time that children exercise has changed over the last 30 years—partly due to the introduction of video games, computer and other screen media. Excess screen time has been associated with increased risk of obesity in children. Only one-third of children get the recommended levels of physical activity. Without changing current habits, experts estimate that most of these overweight children will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Others could face chronic obesity-related health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, depression and asthma.

To curb this national trend, many pediatricians, nutritionists and other experts are involved in helping children stay active, achieve physical fitness, maintain an optimal weight and achieve nutritional balance. Unlike adult diets, children need special attention to their nutrition in order to support healthy growth and development. Additionally, changes in physical activity need to account for the unique needs of kids. Particularly, children have different cardiovascular systems, temperature control and limitations to strength training and impact sports. Therefore, proper changes to diet and exercise are crucial.

With the national focus on nutrition and fitness, this generation of children can be at their best physical health.

On Thursday, July 25th join us as Sara Lappé, MDpediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital answers questions about childhood weight management and talking to kids about nutrition and exercise. Dr Lappé will share tips on how to maintain nutritional balance in kids’ meals, as well as provide suggestions to help encourage a more active lifestyle.

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