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Over the Counter Cures for Aging with Dr. Gary Motykie Featured on the Marie Show

Over the Counter Cures for Aging with Dr. Gary Motykie Featured on the Marie Show

What a terrific segment! This week on the Marie Osmond Show “Dr. G” shined some light with sound advice on learning how to listen to our bodies to eat healthier, tips on juicing to lose fat everywhere and news about the newest non-invasive treatment to lose those few extra inches- permanently.

After introducing Dr. M as an elite expert in the field of plastic surgery, and world renowned as a highly regarded author of various articles on the newest techniques in plastic surgery, the always lovely Marie Osmond started off the show saying that her friends daughter wanted to do some plastic surgery and went to see Dr. Motykie. A while later when Marie called to see how it went, the friends daughter said that Dr. Motykie told her she had to take better care of herself before he would do anything surgical! Meaning her health and nutrition wasn’t up to par. This is an important credo for Dr. Motykie: Health before beauty.

How to lose weight

According to Dr. M, counting calories is absolutely wrong- he doesn’t agree with it. Losing weight and staying healthy should be about nutrition and nutritional content. Unfortunately, the “Standard American Diet” is full of packaged foods and most packaged foods have virtually no nutritional value. As Dr. M pointed out, they are pretty packages housing calories.  If this is all you eat, then you are on the fast track to being overfed and under-nourished. The acronym for the Standard American Diet is SAD. And the standard American diet -it is actually Sad! It’s junk food and full of calories and not nutrition.

If you were to list the factors that increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, intestinal disorders – just about any illness – the standard American diet has them all:

  • High in animal fats
  • High in unhealthy fats: saturated, hydrogenated
  • Low in fiber
  • High in processed foods
  • Low in complex carbohydrates
  • Low in plant-based foods

The standard American diet is high in many things, most of which your body doesn’t really need.  It is full of hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, phytic acid, acrylamide, sodium nitrate, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lacking in basic essentials such as vitamins, minerals.

Got Back Fat? Eat better!

“Liposuction is not for weight loss, it’s for targeting trouble areas”… says Dr. Motykie. The standard American diet contains TOXINS & FAT – and all kinds of things you DON’T need in your body… and guess what? It all goes to your fat cells. “Fat cells are the garbage cans of our body,”  Dr. Motykie says. They store all the toxins and fat from our poor diet. We’re walking around toxic, fat and bloated.  If you have liposuction but go back to a poor diet, aren’t you just trading fat in one area for another? What you really want is to lose fat everywhere!

So what’s the answer? JUICING!

Once you start juicing and detoxing, your body starts to say ‘hey I’m healthy I don’t need all this stuff in me’ and OFF COMES THE FAT… also the nutrients that are in those vegetables and antioxidants are actually helping escort the toxins OUT.

What Dr. M likes to say about juicing is that “It’s like a spa treatment for your body –on the inside”. When you’re juicing you’re actually cleaning out the inside of your body- that’s going to dump those toxins (FAT!) and bring nutrients into your body. You’re going to lose weight!

Okay, so how long does it take to get the weight off? “Once you start juicing” Dr. Motykie says, “it’s going to happen quick- your body’s going to react very quickly, it’s used to this stuff.”

On a table spread with colorful organic vegetables like carrots, beets and spinach – Dr. Motykie whips up a detox cocktail for Marie that he calls “The Lean Green Machine” which is simply and deliciously celery and cucumbers in the juicer! It’s refreshing and tasty and takes less than a minute to make.

Final words on juicing are “Don’t eat with your mind, eat with your body. Your body is going to tell you what’s best for you if you listen”. I think we all know which voice he’s referring to. (Hint. Not the one that say ice cream right before bed is good for ya)

“I Don’t LOVE My “love handles”…

What can you do if you can’t lose those last few inches or have stubborn spots – even after juicing…

The answer: A non- invasive, non-liposuction procedure called Cool-Sculpting. It actually cools or freezes-the fat, so that it comes right off after freezing! It doesn’t hurt. There are no harmful effects. It takes about an hour, costs only about $800 dollars and get this- it’s PERMANENT.

Cryolipolysis, now popularly known as “Cool-Sculpting”, originated at The Wellman Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Research proved that Popsicle panniculitis, a dermatologic condition, showed that exposure to low temperatures can selectively damage subcutaneous fat while leaving skin intact. The principle of Cool-Sculpting relies on controlled cooling for non-invasive local reduction of fat deposits to reshape body contours. The exposure to cooling is set so that it causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without apparent damage to the overlying skin.

It really very simple the way Dr. Motykie explains it: Fat cells are more sensitive to freezing than the skin and the fat cells die and the body absorbs the fat. “If you ask”, me says Dr. Motykie, “that’s pretty COOL”. He’s so cute.

The most common areas to do Dr. Motykie says are the flanks or “love handles”, they’re just going to shrink slowly over the next couple of months effortlessly… remember to maintain your normal diet and exercise of course.

The Most Lovable Thing About Dr. M?

Well there are many things, but as Marie points out at the end of the segment, “Dr. G always gives the alternative- to do it smart, and to be healthy”.

Dr. Motykie’s response: “Live smarter not harder right?”

So, in summary…

1.  Go for lots of color on your plate!!! Start juicing.

2.  Leave “SAD” behind and be Happy! Build a foundation of healthy eating for a beautiful future.

3. Freeze the fat!  When you’ve done everything else, take those last few pounds off with Cool-Sculpting.

4. Keep those muffin tops where they belong- on muffins… But don’t eat them because they are usually high in fat and low in nutrient content!

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Medical Benefits of Botox – Dr. Motykie Featured on the Marie Show

BOTOX – It’s Multiple Health Benefits

Most people wouldn’t think of Botox as the go to treatment for some of the biggest medical problems plaguing people today. When most people hear the word “Botox” they invariably think that it is only for the Hollywood elite. The truth is, however, that with over 2 million Botox procedures performed each year in over 20 countries worldwide, Botox has clearly become main-stream. In addition, using Botox to reduce facial wrinkles was a happy accident discovered while it was being used medically to treat patients who had uncontrollable spasms and twitching of their eye muscles.

It may also come as a big surprise to learn that the active ingredient in modern Botox was actually discovered over 100 years ago! Because Botox works by disconnecting the communication between our nerves and muscles so that specific muscles essentially become paralyzed, the use of Botox for the effective treatment of medical problems involving human muscles has been around for quite a while.

So you’re probably wondering in what kind of situation would it be necessary to paralyze muscles RIGHT? There are certain medical conditions where the muscles become “over-active or spastic”, because there has been a breakdown in communication between the brain and the muscles due to a problem with the nerves. The use of Botox in these situations is like turning off the power switch to specific muscles that have gone rogue.

The following is a list of medical conditions that have been effectively remediated by the introduction of Botox injections as a medical treatment:

MUTIPLE SCLEROSIS

For patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis, the communication between muscles and nerves begin to break down when the insulation surrounding the nerves begins to thin out, which leads to the muscles “doing their own thing a lot of the time”. This is called spasticity and because it is uncontrollable it can lead to crippling situations. In over-active-or spastic muscles, the muscles begin to “cramp” up. This can be extremely painful and debilitating.

To put it into perspective for you, I am sure that at some time or another, without any warning at all, you have had an awful cramp in your calf or foot. Spasms like this can incapacitate a 300 lb. professional athlete in a second on the football field. There are over 650 different muscles in the human body. So imagine this happening to some of the other muscles in your body without any warning or control. This is what happens to people with Multiple Sclerosis and with each attack the insulation of the nerves is slowly being lost inside the body.

Fortunately, medical professionals have found that Botox can produce a releasing effect on the cramping muscles and help Multiple Sclerosis patients by paralyzing the muscles that are causing the problem. If the muscles causing the problems can be identified with a small electrode, they can be targeted and injected with Botox and “turned off”, or paralyzed. The cramping and spasticity stops and the patient can breath a sigh of relief.

 

OVER ACTIVE BLADDER

In addition to having a physically crippling affect, there are some muscle malfunctions that have the potential for crippling a person’s social life. Our muscles all have different functions on both the inside and outside of the body. Our bladder is essentially one large muscle that squeezes like a water balloon when we urinate. This process takes precise and coordinated communication between our brain and the bladder. This is how we are able to “hold” it without having accidents in awkward situations. However, for some people the bladder becomes “spastic” and miscommunicates with their brain, which can cause the bladder to leak unexpectedly.

It is estimated that 1 in 6 adults have some version of an overactive bladder. Botox can be used to calm an overactive bladder and allow people to return to a normal lifestyle.  It requires a simple procedure during which a catheter is inserted and Botox is injected directly into the bladder.

Other options for treatment are oral medications that come with potentially harmful side effects and very invasive surgical procedures that have not yet been perfected. The benefit of Botox is that it offers a simple, effective solution with minimal side effects and lasts 6 to 9 months.

HYPERHYDSOSIS or “Over Sweating”

Perhaps one of the best ad slogans ever created was “Never Let Them See You Sweat”. And now thanks to Botox being approved for the treatment of Hyperhydrosis, there are going to be a large amount of sufferers saying those words with pride.

Hyperhidrosis affects over 8 million people and is a condition that causes excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, feet and other areas of the body. Most people only sweat when they are working out, fearful, or anxious. But in patients with Hyperhidrosis, it happens all the time. This can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. It can also affect business and social situations by giving a false impression of nervousness, uncleanliness, and/or anxiety. Most sufferers are too embarrassed to seek medical treatment for their condition or do not even know it exists.

Similar to its other uses, Botox’s effectiveness in decreasing excessive sweating was only discovered accidently when areas treated with Botox for other reasons were noted to have decreased sweating as well. For Hyperhidrosis patients, Botox is injected into targeted areas, which disconnects the nervous system from communicating with the sweat glands.

As with the other procedures, Botox typically takes a few minutes to inject with little discomfort. It is a very safe and effective treatment with little known side effects. The treatment will start to take effect in 5 to 7 days and will last 6 to 9 months.

Botox has also been approved for the treatment of other medical conditions such as chronic migraines and jaw pain. Patients absolutely love the results and the word is spreading: The relatively quick and effective relief from several debilitating medical conditions makes Botox a minor medical miracle.

TESTIMONIAL

“One of my earliest childhood memories is of greeting a new friend, shaking their hand, and having them recoil in disgust and say “Eeeeuwww” because the palms of my hands were so sweaty.

I now know that there is a term for my condition: Hyperhidrosis. I have spent most of my life ashamed and embarrassed by my excessive sweating. It affects my armpits, hands, my feet and sometimes even my groin area. I know, gross.

I have spent a large amount of money over the years, as you can imagine, on powders, every kind of deoderant made, and dry cleaning. I have tried acupuncture, nutrition and even a psychic!! I have been forced to search for shoes that hopefully will not show the huge sweat stains from my feet, to wear shirts or jackets that will conceal the sweat dripping under my armpits and to tell people I have a cold, so I don’t have to shake their hands!! It has NOT been fun.

What is most bizarre about my hyperhydrosis is that I can be sitting on the couch watching a movie and my feet will be damp, and my hands clammy. Crazy…  If I am talking on the phone with someone, sometimes I hang up and discover that I am sweaty all over. I meditate often and find that even then, when I am calm, I’m sweating. There are the occasional times when I am bone dry- like when I first wake up.

About 7 years ago I had a horrific car crash and almost died. I had to have several surgeries and one of my plastic surgeons brought up the use of Botox for my Hyperhydrosis. At that time my insurance was paying for it so I eagerly tried it out. After about 20 minutes and about 30 injections under each armpit – which was a little bit painful, but a small price to pay as I saw it- I was on my way home and had just a little tenderness. Several days later I noticed that my shirts weren’t getting big sweat stains! I actually felt more comfortable. The results were amazing.

Flash forward a few years and Dr. Motykie, asked if I would like to be on the Marie Show as a patient with Hyperhidrosis, and to have Botox injections under my arms. It’s important for me to note here that to me, Dr. Motykie is one of the best surgeons I have ever had (and I’ve unfortunately had a bunch). Dr. Motykie saved me from pain and discomfort when he fixed a botched surgery that was done by another doctor in New York City. I feel safe, confident and in very capable professional hands with Dr. Motykie…. So when he asked if I wanted to volunteer to do the Botox injections I honestly felt like it was Dr. Motykie, my guardian plastic surgeon, to the rescue again! I had been dreaming of getting the Botox injections again because it worked so well in the past.

Dr. Motykie used a numbing cream prior to injections and I didn’t feel a thing. I mentioned that he did less on site injections than I had had in the past and he said it may not be necessary to do so many. It is now 2 weeks post injection and I am 70 % dryer under my arms! I notice that the sweat is pooling in the bottom part of my under arm, but no longer trickling down my side. I am feeling more comfortable and confident already! I think I need a little more to fully do the trick- and then I am going out in a gorgeous silk blouse and celebrating!!”

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Cost of Plastic Surgery

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Plastic Surgery Cost

plastic surgery cost beverly hillsDr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art treatments through his practice. He is a recognized cosmetic surgeon for a number of aesthetic, reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles have an opportunity to receive safe, proven and effective treatments from Dr. Motykie.

Dr. Motykie completed his residency in plastic surgery from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, and followed it up with a fellowship in advanced cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills. He won the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association in 2009, and has consistently ranked among America’s Top Plastic Surgeons list released by the Consumer Research Council of America from 2006 to 2013.

Plastic Surgery Procedures

The costs of plastic surgery procedures will differ from one procedure to another because the skills, technology, resources, and efforts involved in performing each procedure will be different. Dr. Motykie provides a comprehensive range of procedures as a cosmetic surgeon for patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities. Some of the key procedures include the following:

Face

  • Balance Profile
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Eyes (Lower Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyes (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Reshaping
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Otoplasty
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty

Breast

  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Replacement of Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Areolar Lift
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Full Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/Augmentation
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/Areolar Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) /Full Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Nipple/Areolar Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Body

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Revision Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Brazillian Butt Lift (Fat Grafting to Buttocks)
  • Fat Transfer
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift

Cost Components

The cost of a cosmetic surgery procedure will vary depending on how simple, brief, or elaborate the procedure is. For instance, the cost of a breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery will differ from the cost of a brow lift or lip augmentation procedure. Some procedures involve general anesthesia, while others may involve IV sedation, local anesthesia or simply no anesthesia. The fee of anesthesiologist will influence the overall cost of the procedure.

Even within the same procedure, the extent and complexity of treatment may differ. A liposuction surgery may be performed on a single body part such as the waist area, or it may be performed on the waist, hips, thighs, arms, and neck region. In some cases, the liposuction may be performed over a period of two days. This may also include the costs of overnight stay at the operating facility. Geographical factors will also impact the overall cost of surgery. A surgery in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles may cost differently from a similar surgery in Atlanta or Dallas because of the different cost of living index in different regions.

The skills, experience, and reputation of the plastic surgeon who performs a procedure will usually determine the surgeon’s fee. A cosmetic surgeon who is in superlative demand for a particular procedure may charge a higher fee because he or she may be very hard-pressed for time. This will have an impact on the overall cost of the procedure. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) advises patients to choose the best possible surgeon, and not go merely by the surgeon’s fee alone.

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