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    4 Keys to Developing Great Gut Health

    Gut health is a critical component of our overall health. Having a healthy amount of “beneficial” bacteria in our guts can help ward off illness and disease, and even improve our mental health. But, according to a survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adult men and women, 72% of Americans are living with digestive issues like gas, bloating, and abdominal pain, all of which can be improved with proper gut health. To help you live your healthiest life, we’ve compiled a list of 4 ways to improve your gut health. While some of these suggestions may seem obvious, others, like cultivating a regular mindfulness practice, may surprise you! 1....

    Woman Happy and Full of Energy After Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women: A Real Patient Experience

    Ever considered bioidentical hormone therapy? Typically given to women as an under-the-skin pellet, this “wonder drug” custom-targets hormone deficiencies you have, helping patients with symptoms ranging from sexual discomfort to a general feeling of grogginess. Each pellet is fully customized based on your body’s deficiencies in testosterone, estrogen, and/or progesterone. Many of our patients are curious about this treatment, so we asked our Maningas Cosmetic Surgery marketing director, Dallas, to share her experience and answer questions you have about hormone replacement therapy. How long have you been using hormone therapy? I started in spring of 2021. I learned from the initial lab test (which we order for all patients) that...

    Woman Gets BOTOX or Dysport Neurotoxin Injections at Med Spa at Maningas Cosmetic Surgery in Joplin

    BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau, Oh My! Here’s the Difference Between the Top Neuromodulators on the Market

    Just as Kleenex is synonymous with tissues, BOTOX® has long been used as a catch-all term for injectable neuromodulators. But while BOTOX is by far the most common non-invasive aesthetic procedure performed in the U.S., a few other neurotoxins have emerged since its creation. In this post, we explain everything you need to know about the 4 injectable neuromodulators currently available: BOTOX®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®. How do neurotoxins work? How are neurotoxins measured? What is the difference between injectable neurotoxins? Are all neurotoxins injected similarly? How long do neuromodulators last? How much do neurotoxins in Joplin cost? How can I make sure I get beautiful neuromodulator...

    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 Transform

    2023 Update: InMode Aesthetics, the maker of Evolve, combined Evolve Trim, Tite & Tone into Evolve Transform - a single applicator that utilizes the technology of all three devices in a single treatment. Read more about Evolve Transform here. 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...

    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 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 compares with CoolSculpting. How Evolve body contouring works When you come to our Joplin Medspa for Evolve, you have three options to choose from based on your goals and the area...

    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...