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    Man Sitting By Pool With Increased Drive and Energy Thanks to Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy: A Real Patient Experience

    Over time, some men stop producing hormones at a healthy level. This leads to symptoms that disrupt an active lifestyle, like persistent tiredness, loss of libido, and a feeling of disinterest in normal activities. Many men simply live with these symptoms, assuming they are just part of getting older—but if low testosterone is to blame, testosterone hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help you regain energy, sleep better, and feel like yourself again. Wondering if this treatment will get results for you? We asked one of our Joplin, Missouri patients—a 36 year-old husband and father —to answer questions about his experience after two months of hormone therapy with injections. Where...

    Woman in Rhinoplasty Consultation Describing Ideal Nose Shape to Cosmetic Surgeon

    How Do I Explain My Desired Nose Shape to My Cosmetic Surgeon?

    Rhinoplasty, also called nose reshaping surgery, is an extremely powerful procedure. With the right surgeon, rhinoplasty can create balance and symmetry in the face, and help patients achieve the appearance they’ve always wanted. For these reasons, it consistently ranks as one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures, with over 350,000 rhinoplasties performed in 2020 alone. Though commonly performed, rhinoplasty requires both great surgical skill and excellent doctor-patient communication. If you’ve ever wondered how the best cosmetic surgeons deliver their patients’ desired rhinoplasty results, this blog is for you. Communicate your desired results with your cosmetic surgeon Stunning rhinoplasty results are dependent upon being able to effectively communicate your desired nose...

    Woman in Bikini Enjoys Beach After Evolve Trim Tite Tone Non-Surgical Body Contouring

    Does Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Really Work? Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Evolve Tite, Trim, & Tone

    Evolve is the new kid on the block, making body contouring a breeze with no surgery, no freezing cold applicators, and no discomfort. With a few laid-back weekly appointments, you can slim down that pesky tummy pooch, tone your buttocks or abs, or get rid of the post-pregnancy belly for good. Wondering how it’s possible that Evolve gets these kinds of results? A lot of our patients are, too, and we are ready to field your questions! Below, we’re sharing everything you need to know about the most advanced non-surgical body contouring technology available to date. What are Evolve Trim, Tite, and Tone? Evolve Trim, Tite, and Tone are three...

    Beautiful Woman on Beach in Bikini After Evolve Trim Tite Tone Non-Surgical Body Contouring

    Evolve vs. CoolSculpting: Which Non-Surgical Body Contouring Comes Out on Top?

    Evolve Tite, Trim, and Tone for non-surgical body sculpting is attracting lots of interest, and with fame comes comparison with other popular options—especially CoolSculpting. But while CoolSculpting freezes fat to trim you down, Evolve uses radiofrequency (RF) energy, which generates a controlled heat that can reduce fat and tighten skin, as well as electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to tone muscle groups. Curious about replacing some of your gym routine with non-surgical body contouring? To help you choose, we explain how the non-surgical trifecta Evolve Trim, Tite, and Tone compares with CoolSculpting. How Evolve body contouring works When you come to our Joplin Medspa for Evolve, you have three options to...

    Woman in Spring Flowers Smiling

    Here’s What’s New at MCS This Spring

    If you’re anything like us, spring has you feeling energized and ready to plan your summer beach getaway. At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we have a whole new lineup of minimally invasive procedures designed to help you look and feel great, just in time for warmer weather. So before you put on that new bikini or crop-top, book a consultation with us and vacation with confidence! Diolaze laser hair removal What do razor burn, smelly lotions, and painful waxing all have in common? They’re inefficient and time consuming ways of getting rid of unwanted hair! If you’re looking forward to showing off smooth, hairless skin without bumps this summer, it’s...

    Woman With Glowing Skin Compares IPL vs Laser Treatments

    IPL vs Laser Treatment: Which is Best for Cosmetic Skincare?

    Age, sun, and stress leave their marks on our skin, causing our complexion to become less vibrant over time. If you’ve considered rejuvenating your skin by getting rid of age spots, acne scars, and other signs of skin aging, you’ve likely heard of IPL (also known as photofacial) and laser treatments. While both IPL and lasers are able to treat common skin concerns, there are some important differences between the two, which we’re here to help you understand. IPL and laser treatment similarities Before we dive into the differences between IPL and laser treatments, let’s look at their similarities. Both IPL and lasers use light to heat and destroy...

    Glamorous Woman Happy With Breast Implants from Maningas Cosmetic Surgery

    Should I reach my goal weight before my breast augmentation?

    If you are on a weight loss journey, it can be thrilling to see your figure slimming down over time—except when it comes to your breasts, an area where most women would rather not lose volume. Breast augmentation can be the perfect solution for enhancing your breast shape and serve an important role in your personal transformation, adding curves back where you want them. If you are not yet at your ideal weight, but already realize you’ll want to enhance your breasts, you may wonder when is the right time to undergo a breast augmentation. This blog is just for you! We will help you consider the relevant...

    Group of Friends Working Out Together to Reduce Stress

    Can Working Out With Your Friends Reduce Stress? Research Says Yes.

    According to a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, working out in a group lowers stress by 26% and significantly improves one’s quality of life compared to those who exercise individually. We’re all for busting stress and having fun, so these statistics piqued our interest. To understand exactly why working out with friends can be better than going it alone, we dove into the science behind stress and exercise. Why is stress so bad for us? When we’re stressed, our body releases cortisol, a hormone response to the “fight or flight” feeling all humans experience. Frequently producing too much cortisol can cause adrenal fatigue,...

    Heard All the Buzz About the BOTOX Lip Flip? Here’s What it Can and Can’t Do.

    Heard All the Buzz About the BOTOX Lip Flip? Here’s What it Can and Can’t Do.

    Lip fillers have become ubiquitous over the last few years, and Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Kysse™ have become household names. As a result, injectors have begun to pay more attention to the very delicate lip area. The cosmetics world even found a way to enhance the lips with BOTOX®, the injectable usually used to treat wrinkles. This procedure is known as the Botox lip flip. You have probably heard about the lip flip, a specialized injection of the popular toxin that gives the upper lip a little extra zhuzh. While it’s no substitute for lip filler, the lip flip is a useful nonsurgical option that can help achieve many...

    Woman Gets Girl Boss Advice from Maningas Cosmetic Surgery

    Be a Boss Lady: Tips from the Maningas Cosmetic Surgery Team

    Our team at Maningas Cosmetic Surgery knows what it takes to be a Boss Lady. This majority-female squad is all about knowing what we want, making the dream a reality brick-by-brick, and being true to ourselves in the process. (Not to mention shattering a glass ceiling here and there!) We collected some tips from our fabulous team and boiled the advice down into a list of inspiring boss lady habits that we hope will prove useful for all of the blossoming bosses out there! 1. Walk with confidence. People read body language, and how you enter a room makes a difference in how you are perceived as the boss. Walking...

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