Why Should You Opt for Acupuncture?

As we all know that in recent times, many people are going through various health problems, and they all are finding different ways to cure their illnesses. But a lot of time it happens that taking lots of medicines also does not provide a solution to diseases. But not everything ends here. There are still many ways after this. One of which is acupuncture to cure your health problems. Just like any other system, acupuncture is also a medicine, with its own applications and theories. Which has the ability to cure diseases without using drugs?

What is acupuncture?

Basically acupuncture is marketed mostly for pain treatment in the west, but the reality is that it’s a complete medicine that can be used for treating a wide variety of illnesses. Which include fertility issues, allergies, hormone imbalances, flue or cold, digestive problems and serious disorders like ALS.

It’s a form of treatment in which acupuncturists insert very thin needles to some specific acupuncture points all over your body to restore the flow of energy by clearing energy blockages, balance the energy of the body, and also boost healing. This works because acupuncture stimulates the release of Endorphins. It’s a chemical that is also known as neurotransmitters which help to get relief from stress and pain.

Some top benefits of acupuncture

  1. Acupuncture reduces pain

Stress is a measure of the reason why people choose chiropractor and acupuncture. Because acupuncture reduces stress hormones and moderates our mood to reduce anxiety and enhance the feeling of happiness.

  1. Reduces the pain of joints, neck, back, arms, and hands

Our regular poor posture and heavy bag pack are the few of the main reasons that create these types of pain. So with the help of OKC acupuncture, you will see the results on your pain without taking any drug, and acupuncture will also reduce your inflammation and swelling.

  1. Acupuncture gives you relief from headache

Acupuncture has been used for the treatment of headaches for a long time. Acupuncture reduces your migraine pain and its effect lasts for a long time. It’s a drug-free option of treatment and gives you relaxation.

  1. Helps in improving your immune system

Acupuncture enhance your immune system by fighting with all the microorganisms that can cause diseases and also helps to cure a cold and all the symptom which makes you feel lazy and keep you away from your work.

  1. Acupuncture also enhance your energy and mental clarity

Acupuncture increases your mental clarity and fills energy inside you as well as it also treats some sleep disorders like insomnia and gives you better sleep.

How effective is acupuncture treatment

Sometimes it also depends on what reason you are using acupuncture. Because acupuncture has good results in many diseases and its effect is also slightly less in many other diseases. But it is confirmed that it shows very good effects for all the health issues that are mentioned above because it has been going on for a long time. If it had no effect then by now this would have disappeared.

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Elledge Chiropractic & Acupuncture
5715 N Western Ave #B, Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 858-2225

Who Is a Prenatal Chiropractor and What He Does

Who actually is a prenatal chiropractor?

Lots of expectant mothers have the tendency of neglecting the role played by a chiropractor during their birth preparation procedure. A prenatal chiropractor is defined to be a chiropractor who helps to get rid of pain, minimize the delivery time and also restore the pelvic balance when it comes to a pregnant woman.

What does a prenatal chiropractor do?

A wide range of benefits is provided by these types of chiropractors right now which can enhance the overall health of pregnant women significantly. Below, we have mentioned a few of those astounding benefits in detail:

  1. Helps to restore pelvic balance

Many physical modifications take place at the time of pregnancy, and one of them is the pelvic shift. Lots of women encounter pelvic changes which can develop problems with their pelvic balance. Apart from causing tremendous discomfort to the pregnant woman, it likewise confines the developing infant within a tight space, thus restricting its ability to develop as well as move. However, the pelvic balance can be restored by a prenatal chiropractor which will help to ease the discomfort of the mother and also reduce the possibilities of conceiving a breeched infant or requiring a cesarean delivery.

  1. Aids in relieving neck and lower back pain

Neck pain and lower back pain are the most common prenatal problems during pregnancy. The pain is usually caused by shifts in the center of gravity of the mother because of the extra weight carried by her, poor posture, bad alignment, or weakened abdominal muscles. Proper chiropractic care during pregnancy will help to get rid of this problem by restoring appropriate alignment and posture while likewise avoiding any long-term discomfort which might be caused by postural problems during pregnancy. Correcting the posture of the expectant mother and alignment will help to relieve the unwanted pressure which is placed on the spinal cord, significantly reducing any neck or lower back pain.

  1. Helps to relieve pain linked to sciatica

Sciatica is usually characterized by a sharp pain which usually starts in the buttock or the lower back and then travels below the knee cartilage around the rear part of the hamstring. This occurrence is quite common and the time of pregnancy as the lower back discomfort is already prevalent in itself. This pain can be alleviated with the help of Plano chiropractor simply by adjusting the muscles and the alignment within the afflicted region so as to minimize the unwanted pressure on the sciatic nerve.

  1. Reduces delivery time

As mentioned previously, the majority of the expectant mothers go through a pelvic shift because of fluctuating hormones and the adjustment of their bodies for accommodating the infant. Nevertheless, any misaligned pelvis will be able to confine the infant while preventing the national birth process. In this way, it will be difficult for the infant to get into the most appropriate position for delivery. Having proper alignment in the pelvis area can help to get rid of any possible complication and it will also help to encourage an uncomplicated birth by making sure that the infant is capable of moving freely.


Contact US:

Taylor Family Chiropractic
Address: 8501 Wade Blvd #240, Frisco, TX
Phone: 214-387-7883

Recovering from addiction: “This disease isn’t going away”

Cynthia Thompson tried other recovery programs. She said they didn’t make as much of an impact as her participation in the Addiction Treatment Recovery Center at IU Hospital West.

By IU Health Senior Journalist T.J. Banes, tfender1@iuhealth.org

She’s an active mother and grandmother. She’s involved in the community. She is someone’s neighbor, someone’s friend. She is also a recovering alcoholic.

The first time Cynthia Thompson went through the Addiction Treatment Recovery Center at IU Health West was in July of 2019. She returned to the program the end of September.

“The second time I entered the program it was raw, emotional,” said Thompson. “I’ve always had a sense of humor but this was nothing to laugh about. I felt like I would be missing something in my life if I couldn’t get this right.”

In the past, she went into recovery knowing it was the right thing and eventually decided she didn’t need it anymore.

Now she wakes up each day and writes down at least one thing she is grateful for. She works out on a mini trampoline, participates in yoga exercises, designs clothing and makes jewelry. She also attends regular AA meetings.

“Sobriety and recovery are my number one focus because without it nothing else in my life will work out,” said Thompson.

What changed this time?

Thompson said she started binge drinking around the age of 48. She didn’t really think it was a problem until her 23-year marriage ended. The binge drinking continued – she faced legal issues; hospital stays; and court appearances. She had a sponsor for 15 years.

“There were so many times I thought ‘I’ve got this. I can do this on my own,’” said Thompson, 69. “It’s tough at my age to connect with younger people going through this. This time I realized this disease isn’t going away and there’s nothing glamorous about being an alcoholic.”

Through the Addiction Treatment Recovery Center at IU West Thompson said she began to see that her disease is physical, spiritual and emotional. “If I hadn’t accepted that this is a disease and it is all encompassing, I may never have found my road to recovery,” said Thompson.

She also found people in her group that held her accountable. She connected with those people on a deep level.

“I grew up in a household that forced me to be stoic, to hide my feelings. When I got into this group I had to dig deep. I had to open up and be honest and authentic and when I didn’t, there were people there who would call me out,” said Thompson, the mother of two adult children. For a long time, she used her family as an excuse to get sober. “Through this program I learned you don’t get sober for someone else; you do it for yourself,” said Thompson.

Through the IU Health Addiction Treatment Recovery Center physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists, peer recovery coaches and nurses work together to help break the cycle of addiction.

“The focus of treatment here is to let people know that they are important and welcome and that recovery is possible. We offer a joint medical and therapeutic approach that allows us to treat the whole person when they’re ready – even same day appointments,” said Trisha Palencer, a therapist and director of the program.

The program includes group psychotherapy and education, and individual and family therapy. The goal is to help individuals improve their relationships with others as they work toward recovery.

“I’ve tried to rewrite my past so many times,” said Thompson. “I’ve felt guilty for the relationships that I’ve damaged and yet I’ve learned that I can’t help anyone until I can say, ‘Cynthia, you’re OK.”

Elementary teacher, wife, mother, Purdue fan – Second bout of sarcoma

She’s dedicated her life to teaching and now Lisa Fankhauser is using the same determination in fighting cancer.

By IU Health Senior Journalist T.J. Banes, tfender1@iuhealth.org

The young lives of second through fifth graders have been touched by her devotion. Her own three children have learned about her abundant love, and her husband of 33 years supports her determination.

At 55, Lisa Fankhauser is bringing on her “A game” – giving it her “All” to face a second bout of cancer. The timing is bad; but she knows that’s how life works sometimes. As an elementary teacher she is accustomed to expecting the unexpected.

It was 2004 when she was first diagnosed with Synovial sarcoma (SS), a rare type of cancer that affects the soft tissues supporting the bones and organs in her body. Under the care of IU Health Dr. Daniel Wurtz she underwent surgery on her left leg. The procedure included removal of the sarcoma in her hamstring and a benign bone tumor in her femur – replacing it with a cadaver bone and steel rod.

Three years later the cancer began to spread to her lungs. She became a patient of IU Health oncologist Dr. Daniel Rushing and began a chemotherapy regime. After a clear scan, Fankhauser thought she’d beat the enemy.

A native of Munster, Fankhauser was number four of five children who grew up to become a diehard Purdue fan. Her father is a Boilermaker and four of his five children attended Purdue. She met her husband Jerry at the West Lafayette campus and they were married 33 years ago. Together they have three children – a daughter, Jordan Keen who lives in Michigan, and sons Trey, who lives in Crown Point, and Luke who lives in in Gainesville, Fla. The family lived most of their life in Lafayette where Fankhauser’s husband taught at Purdue and she was an elementary teacher at Wyandotte Elementary.

“I think my favorite thing about teaching is I love the smiles I get from kids from kids and every day is a new day,” said Fankhauser. “When you see something clicks with them, it just makes my day. I love serving others and children have always had a place in my heart.” For Christmas this year she bought ginger bread house kits for all 20 students in her second grade class. She also sent a note home to parents letting them know her cancer had returned. In addition to teaching she loves Cubs baseball and once decorated her classroom in a Cubs theme.

She also loves Purdue sports. Her favorite games are the first ones of the season when she can tailgate with friends and family.

She was in the stands of Mackey Arena the first week in December when Purdue faced off against second-ranked Virginia. Purdue dominated and the game ended in a 69-40 victory over the defending national champions. It was a moment that would come back to offer inspiration to Fankhauser later as she again faced her cancer treatments.

Her husband accepted a job at the University of Florida and Fankhauser was preparing to retire and enjoy the southern sunshine. But in November as she was helping her daughter move, Fankhauser was rubbing her sore shoulders when she noticed a fullness. A large mass was discovered on her right side. The cancer had returned.

“I have thought many times about that amazing Purdue win over Virginia. Purdue dominated and I thought ‘we’re back; we can do this,’” said Fankhauser. “That’s how I feel now. No one wants to hear they have cancer again. My kids are older and I feel like I’m in a good place and want to get rid of it once and for all.”

Under the care of Dr. Rushing she began 18 weeks of chemotherapy and faces surgery to remove the mass.

“Even as I was preparing to move to Florida we still feel comfortable sticking with our plan to have chemo and surgery here. I have such confidence in the expertise at IU Health that goes back 2004. I feel like I’m in the best possible place I can be.”

85 Things to Do Besides Smoking

The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with something else. Quickly coming up with an alternative to smoking can feel near impossible. After all, craving a cigarette pecks at you like an insistent toddler in the candy aisle. Here’s an at-the-ready list to help you say no.

Just reading through this list can help strengthen your resolve. Try a few and track what helps. Keep the list growing by adding your own.

Right This Moment

  1. Eat crunchy, fresh vegetables
  2. Eat a piece of candy.
  3. Chew on a toothpick.
  4. Chew gum.
  5. Take deep breaths
  6. Drink a cold glass of water.
  7. Eat a popsicle.
  8. Brush and floss your teeth.
  9. Get the mail.
  10. Think about your reasons for quitting smoking.
  11. Take a shower.
  12. March in place.

Get Out & About

  1. Take a drive.
  2. Walk the dog.
  3. Read a book.
  4. Go to the library.
  5. Go to a museum.
  6. Take photographs.
  7. Go fishing.
  8. Watch the sunrise.
  9. Play in the snow or rain.
  10. Go hiking.
  11. Go to an amusement park.
  12. Take a walk in the woods or park.
  13. Enjoy a sunset.

Stay Inside

  1. Call a friend.
  2. Play with your cat.
  3. Write a friend an email.
  4. Do a crossword puzzle.
  5. Keep your hands busy with knitting, crocheting or needlepoint.
  6. Take a relaxing bath.
  7. Give yourself a manicure and pedicure.
  8. Take a nap.
  9. Read a magazine.
  10. Call someone.
  11. Sing.
  12. Explore your genealogy.
  13. Make a scrapbook.
  14. Write a letter.
  15. Make a healthy snack.
  16. Write a poem.
  17. Drink a cup of tea.
  18. Make a card for someone.
  19. Write a list of things you’re grateful for.

Feeling Productive?

  1. Scrub the floor.
  2. Organize a drawer or closet.
  3. Pull weeds.
  4. Go grocery shopping.
  5. Wash your car.
  6. Organize your computer files.
  7. Do the dishes.
  8. Clean out the refrigerator.
  9. Volunteer time to an organization that needs help.
  10. Balance your checkbook.
  11. Learn to play a musical instrument.
  12. Visit a retirement home.
  13. Paint a room.
  14. Organize photos.
  15. Do laundry.
  16. Work on your car.
  17. Learn something new.
  18. Pick up litter.
  19. Wax the car.
  20. Cut the grass.
  21. Plant a tree.

With Your Loved Ones

  1. Play a game with a friend.
  2. Read a story to your kids.
  3. Hug someone.
  4. Toss a ball with your kids.
  5. Play a card game.
  6. Share a kiss with someone you love.

On Your Own … Or With Others!

  1. Watch a movie.
  2. Take a walk.
  3. Go on a bike ride.
  4. Bake someone cookies.
  5. Practice doing a new hair style.
  6. Walk around the mall.
  7. Do a jigsaw puzzle.
  8. Exercise.
  9. Make a dinner reservation.
  10. Play a video game.
  11. Go bowling.
  12. Go antique shopping.
  13. Play mini golf.
  14. Treat yourself to a massage.


Additional Resources

Is 2020 your year to quit smoking? Join the ranks of former smokers who’ve quit for life.

Burmese nurse welcomes immigrants to south-side physicians’ office

Olivia Munday is proud of her Burmese roots and works to make others feel comfortable seeking medical care.

By Maureen Gilmer, IU Health senior journalist, mgilmer1@iuhealth.org

Olivia Munday has come a long way since arriving in the United States as a refugee from Burma in 2008.

The IU Health nurse works in the Epler Parke primary care office on the south side of Indianapolis, where, as a Burmese immigrant, she is a welcome presence for the growing number of people who have come to this country, many fleeing ethnic and religious persecution in their homeland.

Munday worked hard to get her nursing degree while living in Pennsylvania, then moved to Battle Creek, Mich., for a job, before coming to Indianapolis. Today (Jan. 7) marks her one-year anniversary as a nurse in the IU Health/Riley physicians’ office.

It’s a role – and a place – that suits her, she said.

Currently, an estimated 14,000 Burmese people live in Indianapolis, primarily in Perry Township and Southport on the city’s south side. Munday lives in the area as well, with her husband, Scott, and their two dogs and attends Burmese Baptist Church.

Because of its location, the Epler Parke office attracts a growing number of Burmese patients, both adult and pediatric. Munday understands the challenges they face.

“I kind of know what they went through and how the medical system works over there,” she said.

For one, there was no appointment system as is common in the U.S. People would walk into clinics and just wait for as long as they had to before someone would see them. Also, language is obviously a hurdle for many.

In Burma, also known as Myanmar, Burmese is the official language, but not everyone speaks it. There are eight dialects for eight states in the region, Munday said. She speaks Burmese and Falam, a Chin dialect, and does her best to welcome all who visit the office.

“I can help some of the people and understand the challenges of others,” she said.

Munday, who grew up caring for her mother in Burma, is a natural caregiver.

“I love helping people,” she said. “I like to explain things and share knowledge. And I want to be in a position where I can help people coming into this country.”

And if being a nurse is not enough, Munday is enrolled in a nurse practitioner program and expects to graduate in 2022 and work in family practice.

Photos by Mike Dickbernd, IU Health visual journalist, mdickbernd@iuhealth.org

New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 8

As new IU Health Methodist Hospital nurse Rachel Ketelaar returns from vacation, her confidence increases in her eighth week.


  • Back from my vacation and also back in the PCU unit. Today didn’t seem as nerve-wracking. I took on the 3-patient load and things went quite smoothly. I definitely am feeling more comfortable giving medications through a G-tube, which has always been a daunting task for me. Also feeling more confidence I can get all my charting done without feeling frantic.


  • Another T2P class for new nurses (Transition to Practice). Just to explain: In our orientation process, they give new nurses about 8 weeks on our unit and then bring us back to see how we’re doing and teach us about transitioning to work by ourselves. Today was the first of six sessions I’ll attend in the next few months.
  • Today’s session was on mindfulness: being aware of our surroundings and turning our brains off to the thoughts running through our heads. It made me realize that even when doing an assessment or giving medications, I am constantly thinking of the next 10 things I need to do. Nurses must always look ahead but that’s not always the safest thing for the patient. It’s better to be present in the moment and focused on the task at hand. So the instructor had us sit with eyes closed for 10 minutes and focus on our breathing. I realized how many times my mind wanders and how many times I had to refocus on breathing. It was crazy! With practice, I hope to start practicing mindfulness at work, in relationships with friends and family, and with myself too.
  • A second T2P lesson was on effective communication. We shared stories of where we hadn’t communicated effectively on our unit. The instructor gave us strategies on being comprehensive, yet clear, in what we communicate. These T2P sessions seem basic but are really helpful in interactions with patients and staff.


  • Back in the PCU again and a big moment for me. Ty had a health appointment in the morning, so for the first time, I was completely on my own for about an hour! I felt nervous about this, but also more confident in my abilities as a nurse. When Ty came back and I gave her an update on our patients, I realized: I can do this, I can be an independent nurse in a few weeks!
  • I have 3 more weeks until I’m on my own. That’s crazy! In these next 3 weeks, I have things to work on, including doing admissions/discharges on my own and calling physicians.

Read more:

New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 1
New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 2
New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 3
New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 4
New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 5
New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 6
New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 7
New Nurse: Rachel’s Story – Week 8

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When cancer strikes – Big brother comes to the aid

When Florida resident Steve Rennick received a cancer diagnoses and was too sick to travel it was his big brother who came to Indiana to meet with IU Health Dr. Lawrence Einhorn. His brother continues to travel back to the Midwest with Rennick for check ups.

By IU Health Senior Journalist T.J. Banes, tfender1@iuhealth.org

There’s a picture that says much about the relationship between Steve Rennick and his older brother Ron Rennick Jr. On one of the coldest days of 2019 – a day people were calling a “polar vortex” – Ron Rennick and his 5-year-old son James stood outside in frigid temperatures looking up at Steve Rennick’s hospital room at IU Health Simon Cancer Center. Young James wore blue foam Colts #1 on his hand and waved up at his uncle.

It was flu season and Steve Rennick was in isolation, but he could see that blue hand waving in the snow and the smiling faces of his brother and nephew. It meant the world to him.

It wasn’t the first time or the last time that Ron Rennick traveled from his Florida home to support his younger brother. In fact, when the late stage tumor was discovered in Steve Rennick’s chest, spreading to both his lungs and beginning to migrate to his brain, Ron Rennick helped research the best doctors and hospitals for treatment. That research led them to IU Health Simon Cancer Center and Dr. Lawrence Einhorn known around the world for his successful treatment of germ cell tumors using a mix of high dose chemotherapies and peripheral stem cell transplant.

Specifically, Steve was diagnosed with late stage Choriocarcinoma germ cell cancer, a rare form of testicular cancer that typically affects men between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. He was 39 when he was diagnosed.

Six and half years separate the brothers but growing up they played a little tennis and threw a few footballs. Later in life, they served as best man in each other’s weddings and now work together at the same real estate firm. When Steve was named “Realtor of the Year” his older brother was one of his biggest supporters. And recently when Steve Rennick was recognized at the American Cancer Society Treasure Coast Hope Gala, his older brother shared a video of Steve talking about his cancer journey.

Over the years the brothers often passed through Indiana heading to a family home in Missouri. They often returned with their families and the brothers enjoyed bird-hunting trips.

“We’ve made a lot of nice memories with those trips north over the years,” said Ron Rennick. There were more to come.

When Steve was too sick to make the trip to Indiana Ron came armed with a phone book size stack of his brother’s medical records. Steve was unable to talk because the tumor was pressing against his voice box. Ron connected Steve and his wife Renee with Dr. Einhorn via Face time. The Rennicks are the parents of a daughter GiGi, 11, and twins Colton and Caitlin, 8.

“Thank heaven for Dr. Einhorn and his life’s work. His dedication to his patients and his expertise (and that from his team) have earned his gratitude of survivors’ families worldwide,” said Ron.

When Steve was strong enough he and Renee traveled the 1,000 miles north to Indiana where he began high dose chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant. A side effect of the high dose chemo was hearing loss. He now has a chochlear implant.

Since last March Steve has returned to Indiana every two months for follow up visits with Dr. Einhorn. In December Ron was back in Indiana with his brother when they heard the news – his blood tests were normal.

“Dr. Einhorn did see some scar tissue on my lungs but the only concern he saw was on my left lung about the size of a shirt button,” said Steve. “I’m in remission and I’m back to coming every four months in 2020.”

The families celebrated Steve’s road to recovery and his 40th
birthday in July with a dinner on the beach at Costa d’Este Resort. As a bonus the resort’s owner Gloria Estefan joined them for part of the celebration.

“I feel good. I think I’ve beat it and I have Dr. Einhorn and IU Health to thank,” said Steve.

So You Want to Quit Smoking in 2020?

If quitting smoking tops your New Year’s resolution list, you’re not alone. Nearly 75% of smokers say they want to become former smokers.

There’s good news—more and more people are! According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more former smokers today than there are smokers.

What’s behind the success? Probably not a finger-wagging lecture, more alarming stats or shaming judgment. If you’re a smoker, you’ve had more than your share of those.

You can join the ranks of former smokers who’ve quit for life, said Patricia Colon, MPH, the tobacco prevention coordinator with IU Health Bloomington Community Health. What makes the difference is a plan and support.

Fortunately, Hoosiers have free access to both through the Indiana Tobacco QuitLine.

“When smokers decide to quit, they face a mix of physical and psychological issues along the way,” said Colon. “The QuitLine provides any Hoosier phone, online and text access to a Quit Coach® and resources – all totally free. Throughout the journey, the program provides support when issues and stressors hit.”

One-on-one Quit Coaches® help set you up for success. Studies show you’re more likely to quit and not start again if you work with a coach. Quit Coaches are trained in how to make a big life change, and in the science of smoking cessation.

Like the free, eight-week Beat Tobacco course Colon helps promote through IU Health Bloomington, QuitLine recommends setting a quit date no more than 2-3 weeks away. That gives you time to develop a plan that identifies challenges that you will face and how you’ll deal with temptations to smoke.

Colon said challenges can be different for everyone. How will you deal with the stress of traffic during your daily commute without smoking your way through it? What about the cigarette that goes hand-in-hand with your first cup of coffee every morning? “A plan has to focus on your challenges and what works best for you to get around them,” she said.

Many Quit Coaches are former smokers, so they’ve stared down the same kind of challenges you’ll face. Like Colon, they know it’s not always easy, and your craving to smoke may still try to convince you “just one won’t hurt.”

“Short-term goals help you stay focused,” said Colon. “Maybe your cravings never totally go away, but your confidence level goes up every time you say no to a cigarette. It motivates you to keep going.”

Ready to become a former smoker? It’s never too soon to get ready. Go to QuitNowIndiana to get started. 2020 is your year!

Body Contouring Surgery: Does it Work?

Exercise and a little work on your diet are still probably one of the best ways to slim down or tone your body. However, there is another option that gained popularity over the years. Want to know what it is? It’s body contouring surgery in Oklahoma City. While we are pretty sure that you have heard about it, we also understand that many don’t know exactly what it is and does it work? This post will answer these basic questions and at the same time, tell you everything that you should know about body contouring.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a surgical option that people choose to tighten or tweak their buttocks, arms, thighs, or tummy. In simpler terms, body contouring is an option to improve the shape of a body. However, for best results, a person needs careful timing and planning, much like exercise and maintaining a diet. Careful planning is important to achieve a realistic as well as the desired outlook. With body contouring, you can tighten your skin, remove excess skin, or fat and re-contour your body. Ideally, people go for body contouring for these two basic reasons – to get rid of excess skin after a massive weight loss program for symptoms like rashes or to re-shape specific areas of the body to achieve the desired body shape.

How effective is it?

Now that the options for body contouring are discussed almost everywhere, right from beauty magazines to music channels, you should be careful. Remember, body contouring doesn’t work like magic wands; a good amount of planning, expertise, and thought process goes into it. Therefore, even if you think it as a magic wand, it’s the magician behind that wand who does all the magic. There were reported incidents where body contouring was done by practitioners who didn’t know much about their own formulation, the details, and the required skill sets.

Fast facts

Here are a few pointers that you should always keep in mind to get body contouring right and get the desired results.


Remember, Precision body contouring procedures are non-invasive to minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures. It’s a common myth that body contouring demands a person to maintain a certain lifestyle for a very long time. The fact is that you can go back to your daily activities almost immediately after it is done.

Side effects and risks

In the year 2016, the total number of 169,695 body contouring procedures were performed and only short-term and mild side effects were reported by the patients. The side effects included pain, swelling, and redness. (Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) These are a few side effects that most patients complain about.


To answer the basic question: Does body contouring works? The answer is yes it does! However, as mentioned in the article, you have to be mindful of many factors and choosing the doctor is the first and foremost factor.

You can have the desired shape with body contouring only when it is done right. Therefore, you need to carefully plan it and make sure that you follow the instructions even after the procedure.

Contact US:

Sawan Surgical Aesthetics
Address:209 Lilac Dr #200, Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 285-7660